Pollution and waste

Air pollution

Garbage Burning Remains a Hot Issue for Vientiane Capital

Residents in Vientiane Capital have complained that garbage burning remains a problem, despite hopes a hotline for complaints would put a stop to the issue.The Vientiane Capital Department of Natural Resource and Environment established a hotline, 1523, in September last year, allowing residents to report the illegal ...

Phayboune Thanabouasy

Air pollution from cooking fires, tobacco a serious health hazard

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Household air pollution from both cooking fires and tobacco is highly prevalent; nearly three-quarters of all households surveyed reported exposure to smoking in the home and exposure to indoor cooking fire smoke.When multiple sources of exposure are evaluated together, a third ...

Xayxana Leukai

Laos introduces measures to prevent worsening pollution

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The government has forbidden the burning of garbage and scrub in a bid to reduce the current high levels of air pollution.The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment issued a warning on Friday aiming to curb the emission of dangerous particulate ...

Phomphong Laoin

Triple Increase Air Alert: Vientiane, Provinces Among Latest To Bear Brunt of Regional Smog Crisis

What’s been up with (and in) the air we breathe? Smoggy haze and deteriorating air quality has seen folks in Laos’ capital and beyond reaching for face masks, air filters and measuring equipment.What they have found has been enlightening and disturbing. Air quality over much ...

The Laotian Times

Pollution at hazardous levels in Vientiane

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Wildfires in Laos and neighbouring countries are causing dangerous levels of air pollution in many regions of Laos, especially in the capital.Director General of the Pollution Control Department under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Mrs Sisouphanh Luanglath, told Vientiane ...

Phomphong Laoin

Haze of Smog Hovers over Laos’ Capital, Citizens Concerned about Health Risks

An unhealthy haze of smog has descended upon the capital city of Vientiane and air pollution has been noted in several other provinces around Laos.Concerned local and international residents have been monitoring the situation, posting online their own amateur updates on the local levels of atmospheric ...

The Laotian Times

Ministry keeping close check on air quality in Vientiane

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has been keeping a close eye on air quality in Vientiane as Bangkok suffers high pollution levels.Director General of the ministry’s Natural Resource and Environment Research Institute, Mr Vilasak Choundala, said yesterday the institute had stationed equipment to ...

Ekaphone Phouthonesy

Chinese-Owned Cement Factories Pollute Lao Villages

Two Chinese-owned cement factories in the Vang Vieng district of Laos’ Vientiane Province are covering approximately 900 local families in at least four villages with dust and smog, threatening their health, local sources say.The affected villages of the northwestern province include Khanmark, Houa Ngam, Phonesoung and ...

Ounkeo Souksavanh

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