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Tobacco control law must be enforced to reduce smoking: authorities

All tobacco companies in Laos are obligated to implement the regulations and Law on Tobacco Control to minimise the dangers to people’s health caused by smoking. Director General of the Hygiene and … More >>>

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Laos, Singapore fight transnational crime

The Attorney-General’s Chambers of the Republic of Singapore (AGC) and the Office of the Supreme People’s Prosecutor of Laos have agreed to work closely together in the fight against transnational, organised crime syndicates. … More >>>

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Blood donations sought across the country

The Lao Red Cross National Blood Transfusion Centre is working hard to ensure that the country has an adequate supply and hopes to collect 55,000 bags by the end of the year. Director of the Lao Red Cross National Blood Transfusion Centre, … More >>>

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Flanders, Laos continue waterways management cooperation

The Department of Mobility and Public Works of Flanders (DMPWF), Kingdom of Belgium is continuing to help Lao officials with training on port management and navigation safety standards. … More >>>

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Govt asks NA to consider incentives for future BOT investments

Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has asked members of the National Assembly (NA) to consider the use of incentives to entice private business investment for public infrastructure projects. The government wants to encourage investments for are licensed under a Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) model in which … More >>>

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Laos, Japan discuss enhanced cooperation

Planned leadership capacity building for high-ranking Lao officials, macro-economic management, sustainability, and infrastructure development for Laos have been discussed between Laos and Japanese senior officials in Vientiane. The discussions took place during the meeting between … More >>>

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Calls made to NA hotline drop sharply

Calls made to the National Assembly (NA) telephone hotline during the seventh ordinary session of the NA’s 8th Legislature are down 40 percent from numbers recorded during the previous session. One of the main reasons for the decline relates to the fact that previous callers have … More >>>

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Laos, development partners discuss innovative parenting package

Lao Women’s Union, in cooperation with UNICEF and officials from ministries, met to share an update on the status of developing the parenting package – “Love and Care for Every Child.” The workshop on the implementation strategy and guidelines for the parenting package was … More >>>

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Two Savannakhet bridges opened

Two new bridges that have been officially opened on National Road No. 9 in Savannakhet province are expected to improve business and investment opportunities for local communities and facilitate faster, more reliable trade and transport routes in and out of the country. … More >>>

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Ongoing efforts seek to reduce fatal work accidents

Labour officials across the country need to continue working to reduce the number of fatal and severe occupational accidents under the Vision Zero Fund (VZF). This was the message delivered by Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Welfare, Mrs Baykham Khattiya recently at … More >>>

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