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First train test on Laos-China railway planned for August

The first trial run of a train on the under-construction Laos-China railway is scheduled to take place in August. The track has been laid along the whole length of the 422.4-km railway and the test will be conducted in August before the railway opens for ...

Times Reporters

New Houaphan Airport 92% Complete

The construction project of Nong Khang Airport is now 92.34% complete after being temporarily suspended in March 2020 due to financial and environmental problems.An unexpected increase in construction costs has meant the project had to wait for further approvals from the government, while the Covid-19 ...

Latsamy Phonevilay

Villages inundated as heavy rain lashes provinces

Thousands of people in many provinces are suffering from flash floods after heavy rain in recent days has inundated their communities in Xayaboury, Bokeo, Xieng Khuang and Vientiane provinces. Xayaboury district has been the hardest hit and more than 10 villages are affected. Roads, water ...

Siladda Souliyong

Laos Eases Toughest Lockdown Measures, Red Zones Remain

The Prime Minister’s Office has issued a notice regarding the gradual easing of certain lockdown measures in Laos. The notice, effective from 5-19 June, outlines a gradual loosening of lockdown measures, with certain strict measures to remain in place. Read more .  ...

Latsamy Phonevilay

Pfizer vaccine will be used to protect most vulnerable

A shipment of 100,620 doses of the vaccine arrived in Laos on Monday, provided by the COVAX Facility a partnership between the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, UNICEF, and the World Health Organisation (WHO). The government will use this batch to vaccinate ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth

Civil Society supports Lao government response to COVID-19 prevention across 10 provinces

Ten Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) on May 28 signed partnership agreements to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic in 10 provinces across Lao PDR. The 12-month partnership agreements were signed with Plan International in Lao PDR to implement activities as part of the ‘Civil Society Action ...

KPL

Telcos Discount Voice Calls and Data Rates During Lockdown Period

Telecommunications companies in Laos are to provide users with a 15 percent discount on voice calls and discounts on some data packages during the lockdown period.According to a notice issued by the Lao Telecommunication Regulatory Authority, the telecommunications companies will discount voice calls and some internet ...

Phayboune Thanabouasy

More than 84,000 people driven into poverty due to pandemic

Statistics indicate that 84,418 people are unemployed and suffering severe financial hardship across the country as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, including many who have been laid off from jobs in other countries.The figures were obtained by village authorities after they surveyed poor and ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth

Lockdown extended for another 15 days

The government has extended lockdown measures for another 15 days – from May 21-Jun 4, 2021 – with control and prevention measures tightened and eased in some areas.Keep reading.   ...

KPL

MRC to monitor Mekong flow with French support

The French Government granted EUR 1.5 million to the Mekong River Commission (MRC) to monitor rainfall and river flow in order to better understand flow changes and the corresponding impacts on development projects. New funding will continue to improve and expand its network for better ...

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