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Online learning faces difficulties amid Covid-19

Currently, the Vientiane Education and Sports Office  is collecting the data of schools offering online teaching and learning through communication apps (Zoom) and those providing onsite teaching and learning. “Online teaching cannot deliver as good schooling results as onsite teaching technique and this is partly attributed ...

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Lockdown measures extended through Sep 30

“Although imported cases are declining in these localities, community infections are expanding due to inter-locality travel and activities of organizations and individuals,” said the Deputy Head of the Taskforce Committee. As of Sep 15, 2021, COVID-19 outbreak situation in the Lao PDR has shown an increasing trend ...

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Fifth Lao-Thai Friendship Bridge over 14 percent complete

Construction of the fifth Lao-Thai Friendship Bridge linking Borikhamxay province to Bueng Kan province in Thailand across the Mekong River is 14.42 percent complete.When the bridge is complete in 2023, it will enable Borikhamxay to become another vital trade hub and transit route for Laos, ...

Phomphong Laoin

Harnessing Technology to Manage Flood, Drought Risks in Lower Mekong Basin

Earlier this year the MRC and Korea Development Institute (KDI) launched a joint research project under the 2020-2021 Knowledge Sharing Programme (KSP). The project aims to demonstrate how high-tech solutions can support Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand, and Viet Nam minimize the impact of flood and ...

Laotian Times

World Bank highlights opportunities and challenges for Lao economy

The Lao economy is projected to steadily recover in the medium-term, but growth will remain below pre-pandemic levels at 4.5 percent in 2022. The Lao economy is projected to grow at 3.6 percent, down from the 4 percent growth anticipated in March 2021. The main risks ...

Somsack Pongkhao

Housing Complete for Villagers Displaced by Nam Thuen 1 Hydropower Project

The Nam Theun 1 Hydropower Project has handed over new homes to residents who have been affected by the project. Some 88 new homes are now ready to house displaced people and families impacted by the hydropower project in Bolikhamxay Province.The new homes are located ...

Phayboune Thanabouasy

Thanaleng Dry Port, Vientiane Logistics Park to drive Lao economy

The projects is part of the Lao National Logistics Strategy and Laos Logistics Link, which will help transform Laos from being landlocked to a land-linked country setting to launch its soft opening next month. The developer said the project is expected to directly generate a ...

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Legal Aid Webpage launched

the Legal Aid Webpage will be used by the Ministry of Justice to provide Lao citizens with information about legal aid services. The public can go to the website, ask questions, and request advice and consultation from the MOJ free of charge. MOJ utilizes legal aid, ...

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Chinese Investors Propose Laos-China-Vietnam Triangle Development

Authorities in Phongsaly Province have approved a feasibility study for the development and construction of a new Special Economic Zone at the borders of Laos, China, and Vietnam. The Chinese firm will survey a total of 250 square kilometers of land, including 100 square kilometers of ...

Phayboune Thanabouasy

Lao PDR: Economy Recovers then Falters Again under COVID-19

The Lao economy is on course for moderately improved growth in 2021, despite the second wave of COVID-19 denting the promising economic recovery made early in the year. The World Bank’s latest Economic Monitor for Lao PDR — A Path to Recovery —predicts that GDP ...

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