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Thailand Agrees to Vaccinate Migrant Workers Against Covid-19

According to a notice issued by the Lao Embassy to Thailand, Thai authorities have agreed to facilitate vaccinations for foreigners, including Lao migrant workers in Thailand.The notice states that vaccines will be first be administered to priority groups, including people over 60 years of age and people ...

Phayboune Thanabouasy

Villages inundated as heavy rain lashes two provinces

River levels have increased and flooded crops, rice fields, gardens, fishponds and villages after heavy rain in the two northern provinces over the past three days. Two districts and the Boten Special Economic Zone in Luang Namtha province are the worst affected areas, with Nam ...

Times Reporters

Laos to build large hybrid floating solar project

The Lao government and shareholders in Nam Theun 2 hydropower plant have agreed to develop Nam Theun 2-Solar, which is claimed to be the world’s largest hybrid floating solar project.With an installed capacity of 240 megawatt peak (MWp), the solar project will be built on ...

River border patrols beefed up in Champassak, Savannakhet

Border patrols on the Mekong River are being stepped up in Champassak and Savannakhet provinces to prevent people entering Laos illegally from Thailand, after these provinces recorded a spike in Covid-19 infections. Laos has seen a spike in imported cases of Covid-19 since the start of ...

Times Reporters

Follow the Data, Invest In Midwives: UNFPA, Ministry of Health Jointly Mark International Day of the Midwives

A virtual event conducted by the Ministry of Health (MoH) with support from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Laos under the theme: “Follow the Data, Invest in Midwives” highlights the importance of midwives’ role in saving lives of mothers and babies and the needs ...

KPL

Increase in Trafficking of Lao Women to China Amid Covid-19 Pandemic

Trafficking of women from Laos to China to serve as wives for Chinese men or to work in prostitution is increasing amid economic pressure following the Covid-19 pandemic.Trafficking is typically brokered by Lao middlemen who recruit young women or convince parents to marry off their ...

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Laos COVID Taskforce Unveils New Contact Tracing QR Code

The Lao National Taskforce for Covid-19 Prevention and Control has announced that people living in Laos will be required to install the LaoKYC app on their smartphone and check in with a QR Code as part of new contact tracing regulations. The use of the QR ...

Latsamy Phonevilay

Govt approves Bokeo-Boten expressway linking China, Thailand

Construction of the 176.3km expressway is expected to cost US$3.8 billion. It will enable vehicles to travel at 80km per hour and will cut the travel time between Boten and Huayxai to just one and a half hours. The expressway runs for a distance of 440km ...

Times Reporters

Laos records first cases of Delta variant

Out of the six new cases of Covid-19 reported in Champassak province, three people returning to Laos from Thailand tested positive for the Delta variant, the National Taskforce for Covid-19 Prevention and Control announced on Wednesday.The Delta variant is of increasing global concern because of ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth

Australia, Germany, Switzerland to provide nearly USD13 m to improve Mekong’s overall state

Australia, Germany, and Switzerland on Jun 24 committed nearly USD13 million in funding to the Mekong River Commission (MRC) to assist Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand, and Viet Nam to respond to pressing challenges while safeguarding the ecological function of the Mekong River and improving people’s ...

KPL

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