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Vangtao border checkpoint construction to resume soon

Champassak governor Vilayvong Boutdakham on Feb 24 agreed on proposed resumption of the construction of the Vangtao international border checkpoint after being delayed since 2018 due to budget constraints.Keep reading ...

KPL

Laos Issues New Decree on Dam Management

Authorities announced on Thursday that the government of Laos has released new instructions for handling hydropower dams aimed at mitigating water shortages and floods.The new decree, effective 4 March, requires hydropower operators to alert authorities once dam reservoirs achieve full capacity or when downstream river ...

Latsamy Phonevilay

Lao National Single Window to ease imports, exports at international borders

The Lao National Single Window (LNSW) – a  unique computerised platform – is now fully in force to simplify and streamline the import, export, and transit of all goods and cargo at all international borders and airports in Laos.The Ministry of Finance recently issued a ...

Souksakhone Vaenkeo

Lancang-Mekong pilot project provides clean drinking water, improves conditions in Ngoi district

A drinking water demonstration project financially supported by the Lancang-Mekong Cooperation Special Fund is set to provide clean drinking water to the residents of Ngoi district in Luang Prabang province.Nam Ou River Basin Hydropower Co., Ltd. (established by POWERCHNIA to develop the Nam Ou River cascade ...

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Mekong River Levels See Slight Increase, Monsoon Rains to Begin Earlier

Water levels in some sections of the Mekong River have increased slightly over the last seven days, the Mekong River Commission (MRC) Secretariat said today.According to MRC’s observed water level data, the outflow at Jinghong hydrological station rose from 786 cubic metres per second (m³/s) ...

Latsamy Phonevilay

Laos elects members for 9th National Assembly

The nationwide elections for the ninth National Assembly (NA) of Laos were held on Sunday. Some 4.28 million Lao people are eligible to vote to elect 164 NA members out of 224 candidates, and also to elect Provincial People’s Councils, the provincial parliaments. From 7:00 a.m. ...

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UNDP in Partnership with Go Teddy Tackle Single-use Plastic Pollutions Through Eco-friendly Packaging for Food Delivery

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) joins hands with Go Teddy, a local food delivery start-up, to launch a new campaign promoting eco-friendly packaging in food delivery services.This event introduces a new service of Go Teddy mobile application called “Eco Tab” which allows users to choose plastic-free ...

KPL

Garbage Burning Remains a Hot Issue for Vientiane Capital

Residents in Vientiane Capital have complained that garbage burning remains a problem, despite hopes a hotline for complaints would put a stop to the issue.The Vientiane Capital Department of Natural Resource and Environment established a hotline, 1523, in September last year, allowing residents to report the illegal ...

Phayboune Thanabouasy

Polling stations set up for Lao citizens to vote overseas

Polling stations will be arranged to allow Lao nationals living in foreign countries to cast their vote for new members of the National Assembly, with the election taking place on February 21.Lao citizens can vote at Lao embassies and consulates in foreign countries where polling ...

Somsack Pongkhao

School feeding project extends support for primary schools

Some 63,000 schoolchildren are set to benefit from a school feeding project to enhance learning, support access to education, and promote health and nutrition in schools.The project is taking place from 2020-2025 with the cost of 232 billion kip (US$25 million) being funded by the ...

Keoviengkhone Bounviseth

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