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Vientiane Orders Closure Of Non-Essential Goods Shops, Supermarkets

Vientiane authorities have ordered shops and markets that sell items that are not absolutely essential to close until September 30, as an additional measure to contain the Covid-19 outbreak.

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Laos: Illegal Trade With Terrestrial Vertebrates In Markets And Households

It’s not a surprise to anyone that numerous vertebrate species are being sold at different wildlife markets, but at the moment there is still no comprehensive understanding of how much people are involved in those actions in Laos (Lao PDR), nor what the impact on local wildlife populations really is.

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Supermarket, Minimart Choices To Satisfy Expat Foodies’ Hungry Hankerings

Whether you’ve grown tired of shopping at traditional local markets or have a yearning for groceries from your home country, or are in urgent need of some dairy products, there is now a growing list of supermarkets and minimarts in Vientiane.

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Anthony Bourdain And James Syhabout On The Cuisine You Don’t Know – But Should

You’ve probably tasted Laotian flavors and not even realized it. Anthony Bourdain and chef James Syhabout want to change that. Syhabout is the force behind two Michelin-starred restaurants, Commis and sister eatery Hawker Fare, which focuses on the Laotian cuisine of his childhood. Bourdain is the host of the popular travel and food show “Parts Unknown.” He calls Hawker Fare one of the most important restaurants he’s ever visited.

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Minister Vows Action Against Out-of-date, Contaminated Foods

Action has been and will continue to be taken to prevent the sale of out-of-date and contaminated foods as well as the provision of unfair services that continue to surface, a minister told the National Assembly (NA) recently.
Minister of Industry and Commerce, Ms Khemmani Pholsena, warned those involved that they would face penalties in line with the relevant laws as she detailed measures to address the issues that continue to be….

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EU Bans Imports Of Vegetables Grown In Laos

The European Union (EU) has banned the import of four types of vegetables grown in Laos following its warning that the vegetables failed to meet safety standards, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry.
The EU has told Laos that the vegetables originating from the country were found to harbour diseases and chemical substances that exceeded the …..

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PM Urges City Market To Maintain Prices, Brace For Fire

Prime Minister Thongsing Thammavong has advised traders at Khuadin Market in central Vientiane not to take an advantage of Lao New Year demand and increase prices as it will directly affect the livelihoods of local residents.
The advice came after the prime minister led high-ranking officials on a visit of Khuadin Market yesterday to discuss ways to regulate product prices during over Lao New Year.
“I have observed that product prices in Laos always go up during New Year but they never go down afterwards,” Mr Thongsing said. He said the seasonal hike in product prices always impacts the livelihoods of …..

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