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Lao PM Vows To Address Chronic Land Issues

Lao PM Vows To Address Chronic Land Issues

Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has pledged to find solutions to the many land issues that have emerged and the government has formed a taskforce committee to investigate the problems and resolve them.
The committee will investigate land concessions, the transfer of land use rights in various cases, implementation of …. Continue reading

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Lao Prime Minister Vows Teachers Will Be Paid

Lao Prime Minister Vows Teachers Will be Paid

Responding this week to appeals by Lao schoolteachers who have gone unpaid for months, Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith ordered that teachers receive their salaries on time, threatening to punish officials found blocking or diverting their pay.
“From now on, no one is allowed to use funds budgeted for teachers’ salaries for other purposes,” Thongloun told a …. Continue reading

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That Luang Renovation Restores Iconic National Treasure

That Luang renovation restores iconic national treasure

The fourth restoration of Vientiane’s Pha That Luang, which began early last month, aims to preserve this national and cultural icon.
The restoration aims to return the revered stupa to its traditional glory in readiness for the 450th anniversary celebrations that will take place alongside the annual That Luang festival next month.
The stupa is of great national, religious and ……. Continue reading

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Thailand Wary As Zika Cases Soar Close To 100

Thailand Wary As Zika Cases Soar Close To 100

Since the Zika virus first caught the world’s attention following one of the most serious outbreaks, in Brazil last year, Thai health authorities have been at pains to allay local fears that a similar outbreak could occur in the Southeast Asian country, which reported its first confirmed case of Zika in 2012.
But there has been a dramatic increase in the number of Zika cases since the beginning of 2016, with 97 reported across 10 provinces, after only ….. Continue reading

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British Woman Creates New Stamp For Lao Post

British Woman Creates New Stamp For Lao Post

The art of a British woman based in Vientiane has been used as the basis for a new Lao stamp which is the first to be presented to the Queen of England.
British Artist Jan Wollen moved to the capital in December 2014 and soon became involved in the local art community. WIG LAOS, a well known organisation in Vientiane held a photo competition for their ….. Continue reading

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Medics On High Alert For Zika Virus

Finally, A Licensed Dengue Vaccine

The Ministry of Health and Institut Pasteur du Laos last week reported that they have identified the Zika virus in 19 residents of Vientiane who were infected between 2012 and 2015.
More than 1,300 stored blood samples were tested from patients with symptoms similar to ….. Continue reading

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