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Lockdown measures extended through Sep 30

“Although imported cases are declining in these localities, community infections are expanding due to inter-locality travel and activities of organizations and individuals,” said the Deputy Head of the Taskforce Committee. As of Sep 15, 2021, COVID-19 outbreak situation in the Lao PDR has shown an increasing trend ...

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Legal Aid Webpage launched

the Legal Aid Webpage will be used by the Ministry of Justice to provide Lao citizens with information about legal aid services. The public can go to the website, ask questions, and request advice and consultation from the MOJ free of charge. MOJ utilizes legal aid, ...

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Lao PDR: Economy Recovers then Falters Again under COVID-19

The Lao economy is on course for moderately improved growth in 2021, despite the second wave of COVID-19 denting the promising economic recovery made early in the year. The World Bank’s latest Economic Monitor for Lao PDR — A Path to Recovery —predicts that GDP ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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.   ...

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Banks, financial institutes ordered to defer principal and interest payments

The Bank of the Lao PDR has issued a decision ordering commercial banks and micro-financial institutes to postpone for three months – from May – deadlines for principal and interest payments for those who have borrowed loans for living expenses.  The decision, dated May 13, 2021, ...

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Gov’t expands target group for Covid-19 vaccination

The government has expanded the target group for Covid-19 vaccination to include people working in transport, tourism, and banking industries, wholesalers and resellers, shop assistants, teachers, and public utility workers, according to the Hygiene and Health Promotion Department, Ministry of Health.Keep reading  ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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