Following the increasing number of COVID-19 cases, on 29 March the Government of Lao PDR formally announced nation-wide lockdown. Despite the still limited number of COVID-19 cases, the outbreak in the region has impacted trade, construction and tourism and has therefore a significant effect on the economy.
A workshop to take stock of the various efforts towards digitalization transformation in the Government of Lao PDR. The event was jointly organized by the Ministry of Post and Telecommunications (MPT) and the United Nations Development Programme in Lao PDR (UNDP).
Chanthone Xayyavong, a 48-year-old mother of 3 was assigned to be one of the people in charge of the Bokeo quarantine center, since its establishment approximately six months ago. As a health professional, she had never experienced working with so many counterparts before.
The world is observing in partnership with the Government of Lao PDR on the ASEAN Day for Disaster Management with the theme “Strengthening disaster risk governance to manage disaster risk” and International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR) 2020 with the theme “It’s All About Governance”.
The station will be handed over under the Enhancing People’s Participation Through Community Radio Project, led by Department of Mass Media, Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism and with the support from the United National Development Program in the Lao PDR (UNDP) and the Nam Theun 2 Power Company Limited (NTPC), with the total supported fund of 200,000 USD.
It was a lesson nine-year-old Kik would not yet have received at her primary school, in the little town of Yord Ngeum. The town lies in the province of Xieng Khouang, which carries the distinction of being the most heavily bombed place on earth.

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6.5 million

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