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Star Fintech to make u-money cash transfers under poverty reduction project

The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry signed a contract in February on the use of u-money to make grant payments to the beneficiaries of the Reducing Rural Poverty and Malnutrition Project. This project is one of several projects funded by loans from the World Bank.The ...

Times Reporters

COVID-19 Vaccines Shipped by COVAX Facility Arrive in Laos

Laos today received its first shipment of COVID-19 vaccine doses through the COVAX facility, a partnership between the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, UNICEF and the World Health Organisation (WHO). Keep reading  ...

Latsamy Phonevilay

Green Investments, Revenue Mobilization, Big Data Key to Southeast Asia’s COVID-19 Economic Recovery

“As countries slowly begin to emerge from the devastating health and economic impacts of the pandemic, we now stand at a critical juncture. The pandemic offers us a unique opportunity to rebuild for a more resilient, inclusive, and sustainable recovery,” said Mr. Asakawa at the ...

KPL

63,000 Unemployed in Laos During Covid-19 Pandemic

Laos has an estimated 63,000 unemployed, including those already in the country and migrant workers who have returned to Laos due to the Covid-19 pandemic.According to a report by the KPL, the unemployment rate in Laos is expected to increase by 20 percent.Head of the Employment Promotion ...

Phayboune Thanabouasy

Japan helps advance MRC capacity in addressing Mekong flood issues

The government of Japan last Friday granted USD2.9 million to the Mekong River Commission (MRC) to implement its new strategic plan, seeking to promote responsible development in the region.The Mekong River and its tributaries support nearly 70 million people in the Lower Mekong Basin, providing ...

KPL

Over 2,000 people being isolated over Covid-19 concerns in Laos

The National Taskforce Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control of Laos has announced that it has been monitoring 2,212 people across Laos.Some 2,212 people have been quarantined at 31 accommodation centers across the country, Deputy Director General of the Department of Communicable Diseases Control under ...

Government of Laos Dissolves Ministry of Science and Technology

The government of Laos has dissolved the Ministry of Science and Technology, transferring its departments to various different ministries.According to a notice issued by the Politburo of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party, the Ministry of Science and Technology has been dissolved, leaving Laos with just ...

Phayboune Thanabouasy

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

Second round of Covid-19 vaccinations to begin this month

Medical workers and staff continue to face challenges in monitoring people at border crossings and providing assistance to returning workers affected by the pandemic.The second round of vaccinations will take place from mid March to early April. The first vaccinations were given to volunteer medical ...

Times Reporters

Laos eyes graduation from Least Developed Country status in 2026

The government will step up human resource development and cooperation with development partners to ensure Laos is able to graduate from the Least Developed Country Category.There will be an extended preparatory period towards Laos’ assumed graduation from this category in 2026. Keep reading   ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth

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