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Huaphan schools to close amid plummeting temperatures

Classes at schools throughout Huaphan province will be suspended as temperatures sink to as low as 0-1C in the morning and teachers and children shiver.The province’s Education and Sports Department on Monday announced that all classes at kindergarten, primary and secondary schools would be suspended ...

Keoviengkhone Bounviseth

EDL, Sysmatik IT partner in call centre, mobile app upgrade

Electricite du Laos (EDL) and Sysmatik IT Solution Company Limited have upgraded EDL’s call centre with the phone number 1199 and an EDL mobile application, which enable the public to provide emergency notification about electrical faults, EDL service operations, and other issues.Keep reading .  ...

Times Reporters

Authorities ramp up Lao-Thai border checks to prevent virus spread

Local authorities have been urged to monitor border crossings to prevent people from entering Laos illegally from Thailand, to stem the spread of Covid-19 after a widespread outbreak in Thailand.As Thailand faces a second wave of Covid-19, many Lao workers are returning home, both legally ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth

MAF and WWF-Laos Commit to Long-Term Collaboration on Counter Wildlife Trafficking

The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF), represented by the Department of Forest Inspection (DoFI) signed a five-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the World Wide Fund for Nature Laos Office (WWF-Laos) today at an event at the Vientiane Plaza Hotel.The MoU was signed by ...

Latsamy Phonevilay

Govt mulls plans to minimise impacts of pandemic

Economic issues, particularly ways to strengthen the economy while minimising the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic, are among the most important issues being discussed at a government meeting which began in Vientiane on Thursday.The meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith, is being attended by ...

Somsack Pongkhao

NUOL begins PhD programme in education management

The National University of Laos (NUOL) is offering a new PhD programme on education management to train educators to assume leadership positions in the sector.The programme will be taught at the Faculty of Education and aims to meet international and Asean standards. The university will ...

Times Reporters

United States, UNICEF Continue to Strengthen Lao PDR’s COVID-19 Response

UNICEF Lao PDR has provided loudspeakers, amplifiers and microphones to the Lao Women’s Union to raise awareness at the community level about COVID-19 and safety measures to prevent it.The supplies were supported with funding from the United States Government through the U.S. Agency for International ...

KLP

16 Killed in Accidents on Vang Vieng Expressway Prior to Opening

Sixteen people have been killed in accidents along the Vientiane to Vang Vieng Expressway since the construction of the road began.According to a report by Lao Security News, sixteen people were killed in some 30 road accidents that occurred along the Vientiane – Vang Vieng Expressway since ...

Phayboune Thanabouasy

Tests, treatment for coronavirus free for general public: authorities

Tests for Covid-19 and treatment for people who have contracted the virus are free for the general public but charges will be made for people engaged in certain areas of business.“Charges will be imposed on businesspeople and foreign nationals in Laos who are here for ...

Souksakhone Vaenkeo

Star Fintech partners Prudential Laos launching mobile payment services

Star Fintech and Prudential Life Assurance (Lao) (“Prudential Laos”) has agreed to launch payment services via the U-money platform to enhance the service quality and convenience for customers of both companies.Keep reading   ...

KPL

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