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Migrant Workers Stranded by COVID-19 Lockdown Desperate to Leave Laos SEZ

Workers at a special economic zone (SEZ) in northern Laos that caters to Chinese gamblers are desperate to return to their homes amid an outbreak of the coronavirus that triggered a lockdown earlier this week, saying they haven’t been paid in months and can no ...

RFA

UXO clearance authority seeks more funding

The government has called for more support for UXO clearance operations, with 132,000 hectares of land having been surveyed and confirmed to be contaminated with unexploded ordnance.Director General of the National Regulatory Authority for UXO/Mine Action Sector under the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare, ...

Phomphong Laoin

First Phase of Sithandone SEZ Development Project Underway

According to a report by Socio-Economic News, the first phase of the construction of the Sithandone Special Economic Zone project began in 2018 and is scheduled to be completed in 2025.Vice President of Sithandone Joint Development Co., Ltd, Mr. Laty Sisouphannavong, says the Sithandone SEZ has already ...

Phayboune Thanabouasy

Improving Tenure Security for Smallholder Farmers in Select Areas of Lao PDR [Video]

Global Land Tool Network Initiative introduced the `SALaR project` the Secure Access to Land and Resources funded by the Germany’s Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development with a purpose to uplift rural smallholder farmers by improving land and natural resource conservation through collective land ...

Global Land Tool Network

Saysomboun, LuangPranbang, and Vientiane provinces agreed to boundary

The signing ceremony of the MOU on the boundary agreement between Saysomboun, Louangprabang, and Vientiane provinces was held on 2nd February in Saysomboun province in order to make the boundaries easier to govern. Read more on  ...

Laopattana

US Provides over US$ 1 Million in Vehicles, Equipment to the Lao National Unexploded Ordnance Programme

The United States contributed 16 new 4×4 vehicles and 134 UXO detectors, worth more than USD$1 million at a handover ceremony held at the UXO Lao Training Centre in Vientiane on Jan 19, 2021. The equipment will go to UXO-removal teams working in Khammuan, Savannakhet, Saravan, Attapeu, ...

KPL

Laos, UNDP tackle removing UXO obstacle to development

Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare in cooperation with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is continuing to strengthen national capacities to achieve Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 18 – Lives Safe from Unexploded Ordnance (UXO).Representatives of the government’s concerned authorities and development partners on Tuesday discussed ...

Ounkham Pimmata

Japan Provides UXO Clearance Machine For Cluster Munitions Removal in Xieng Khuang

(KPL) The Government of Japan has provided grant assistance worth USD 746,128 to support the removal of unexploded ordnance – UXO – utilizing cluster munitions machine in Xieng Khuang Province on Dec 11, 2019.A contract on the grant project was signed at the Embassy of ...

KPL News Desk

Laos, Asean Plus countries discussing cooperation in clearing mines

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – UXO experts from Laos and other Asean Plus countries and their dialogue partners are meeting in Vientiane from December 3-6 to discuss plans on clearing mines in the region over the next three years.The meeting heard on Tuesday that unexploded ordnance ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth

Lao National Assembly endorses report on land concessions

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The National Assembly on Tuesday approved the results of a report on inspections into land rental and concessions granted to developers.After hearing the report, Assembly members exchanged views on the subject with some saying there must be clearly-defined measures to penalise ...

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