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Govt to preserve Bolaven Plateau as green development zone

The government plans to ensure that the Bolaven Plateau in the southern province of Champassak remains a clean agricultural area and maintains its green culture and tourist attractions in the face of development threats. .. More >>>

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ADB funds Nam Ngum reservoir development

The Asian Development Bank is providing US$47 million for infrastructure development in Vangvieng district and around the Nam Ngum reservoir to accommodate the growth of tourism in Vientiane province. … More >>>

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Town planning failure blamed for flooded roads

Poor urban development and a lack of town planning, amid funding shortages and rapid population growth, have been blamed for flooding in the wake of heavy rain this week. .. More >>>

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Lao man dies after crash in Thailand, two others in critical condition

A Lao man who was injured in a road accident in Thailand on Sunday died in hospital on Wednesday, bringing the total death toll to 12, of whom 11 were Lao workers, the Lao Embassy in Bangkok said in a statement yesterday. .. More >>>

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Govt, int’l partners mull family registration law 

Government officials and international organisations are meeting in Vientiane to learn more about the civil registration and vital statistics strategy 2016-2025 and Law on Family Registration (amended 2018) to bolster understanding of the regulations. … More >>>

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Korea backs efforts to improve newborn and child health

The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) of the Republic of Korea will provide about US$7.5 million to Laos from 2019 to 2023 to improve maternal, newborn and child health in three provinces. … More >>>

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Lao workers killed in Thai road accident named 

The names and provinces of origin of 10 Lao workers who were killed in a road accident in Thailand on Sunday have been disclosed. … More >>>

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Khammuan leisure facility soon to open to the public

A new range of exciting outdoor activities will soon be on offer at Phou Phamarn hill in Khounkham district, Khammuan province, with progress on the newly installed facilities moving swiftly. … More >>>

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Industry ministry orders suspension of plastic waste recycling plants

The Ministry of Industry and Commerce will no longer issue operating licences to manufacturing plants that use plastic waste as a raw material, as part of efforts to improve standards in the processing industry. … More >>>

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National debt expected to ease over short term 

Laos’ public debt to Gross Domestic Product (GDP) ratio is expected to decline slightly if the government continues its fiscal consolidation, the World Bank reported recently. .. More >>>

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