Vientiane Times

Climate mitigation initiative yields fruit

A completed initiative to protect the climate has contributed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, improving livelihoods, and conserving precious and fragile biodiversity, a report has revealed. Initiated in 2011, the Climate Protection through Avoided Deforestation Programme (CliPAD), which ends this year, aimed to address the loss ...

Times Reporters

Free Covid-19 vaccinations may be available in 2021

Free Covid-19 vaccinations will be available for Lao people next year to provide protection against the potent virus while the threat of infection persists.According to the National Centre for Laboratory and Epidemiology, the Ministry of Health last week, the vaccine is being made available by ...

Phetphoxay sengpaseuth

Pheuksa Garden hosts Hmong New Year event

Pheuksa Garden hosted an event last week to celebrate the Hmong’s New Year and provide an attraction as part of the Lao Visit Laos (Lao Thiao Lao) tourism promotion campaign. The event took place over three days from December 11-13 at Pheuksa Garden in Danxy ...

Souksamai Boulom

Vietnam to buy more electricity from Laos amid projected energy shortage

Vietnam is keen to import more electricity from Laos to address its projected energy shortages, according to a senior official.Deputy Minister of Energy and Mines Dr Daovong Phonekeo told Vientiane Times on Wednesday that Vietnam is purchasing electricity from energy plants built by Lao and Vietnamese investors.“From ...

Times Reporters

Covid-19 measures update: Entry from outbreak countries banned

Vientiane Times – The government will no longer issue entry visas for people travelling to Laos from countries with a community outbreak of Covid-19, the national taskforce has announced.The move is part of new measures being imposed until December 31 to prevent and control the ...

General election scheduled for February

(Vientiane Times)- The election of members of the National Assembly’s 9th legislature and the 2nd Provincial/Capital People’s Councils (PC) will take place on February 21, 2021, according to the National Election Committee (NEC).Speaking at a press conference on Friday, Spokesperson for the NEC Dr Somphou ...

Somsack Pongkhao

Lao farmers need more markets for sell crops

(Vientiane Times)-Farmers have urged the government to assist them in finding new markets – both local and overseas – to sell their produce.The requests were raised during the Lao Farmers Networking Knowledge Fair and General Assembly-2020 which was held over two days in Vientiane.Keep reading  ...

Times reporter

GoL and " the 3 Opens" Policy

(Vientiane Times)- The government has pledged to remove barriers and further improve the business climate in a bid to attract more investment from Laos and foreign countries.Addressing the National Assembly on Monday, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Planning and Investment, Dr Sonexay Siphandone said ...

Somsack Pongkhao

EU reaffirms support for govt’s education, nutrition initiatives

The Delegation of the European Union to Laos (EU) has reiterated its support for the government’s ongoing efforts to develop and improve the education system and nutrition in all areas of the country.This includes financial and technical assistance for initiatives such as the Basic Education ...

Sangkhomsay Bubphanouvong

Japan grants support for school, water supply projects in Laos’ poor communities

(KPL) The government of Japan is providing grant assistance worth over US$159,000 for two education related projects in Bokeo and Xekong Provinces and one water supply system project in Xayabouly Province through its Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP).Grant contracts were signed at ...

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