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VIENTIANE, Aug 10 (Xinhua): A total of 31,103 people in Laos have received Covid-19 (coronavirus) tests since January, according to Laos Ministry of Health report on Monday.
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Aug 10 (Borneo Bulletin/ANN): Brunei’s gross domestic product (GDP) is expected to grow at 1.6 per cent in 2020, according to a forecast by a macroeconomic surveillance organisation, Asean+3 Macroeconomic Research Office (AMRO).
BANGKOK, Aug 9 (Reuters): The inter-governmental Mekong River Commission has urged China and South-East Asian countries to share more data on hydropower dam operations, as water flow in the Mekong hit record low levels for a second consecutive year.
KUNMING, Aug 9 (Xinhua): A batch of anti-pandemic medical supplies departed from the city of Kunming, capital of southwest China's Yunnan Province, on Friday morning, heading for Laos.
MANILA, Aug 8 (Xinhua): Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday expressed optimism that the 10-member Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) will overcome the Covid-19 pandemic through joint efforts.
PUTRAJAYA, Aug 8 (Bernama): Asean must adhere to three key elements namely, unwavering solidarity, strong political will and good governance to address the challenges posed by Covid-19, said Foreign Ministry secretary-general Datuk Seri Muhammad Shahrul Ikram Yaakob.
VIENTIANE, Aug 8 (Xinhua): The public debt of Laos may increase to as much as 65 to 68 per cent of GDP in 2020 following a sharp fall in national revenue collection alongside an increase in loans due to the Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, according to a government official.
A clear long-term direction is needed to solve the issue of the country over-relying on foreigners to do certain jobs
VIENTIANE, Aug 7 (Xinhua): The Laos government on Friday urged people countrywide to remain vigilant and step up efforts to stop the spread of dengue fever as the rainy season approaches.
PUTRAJAYA, Aug 7 (Bernama): Asean must prioritise procurement of the Covid-19 vaccine as a bloc to increase its availability for the region, said Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein.