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United States Department of Defense to Renovate Medical Facility in Salavan Province

VIENTIANE, LAO PDR— U.S. Ambassador to Lao PDR Dr. Peter Haymond was joined by Salavan Vice Governor Somchay Ounchit and Director of Salavan Provincial Health Department Akhom Lamvichit to lead a groundbreaking ceremony for comprehensive renovations of the Khongsedon District Hospital, Salavan Province, on January 26, 2021.  At the ceremony, the officials signed an Administrative ...
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United States Supports Lao Bar Association to Open Legal Aid Clinic in Vientiane Province

VIENTIANE, LAO PDR— Continuing the United States’ ongoing support the Lao government’s objective of making the Lao PDR a rule of law state, the Lao Bar Association opened the first Legal Aid Clinic, supported by the United States, during a ceremony at the Vientiane Province Lao Bar Association Office.  Minister of Justice Xaysi Santivong and ...
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United States Provides more than USD$1 Million in Vehicles, Equipment to the Lao National Unexploded Ordnance Program

VIENTIANE, LAO PDR— The United States contributed 16 new 4×4 vehicles and 134 UXO detectors, worth more than USD$1 million at a handover ceremony held at the UXO Lao Training Center in Vientiane on January 19, 2021.  U.S. Ambassador to Lao PDR Dr. Peter M. Haymond was joined at the event by Deputy Minister of ...
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Information for Travelers Returning to the United States

Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide either a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel or provide a positive test result and documentation from a licensed health care provider or public health official of having recovered from COVID-19 in the 90 days preceding travel. Passengers must also attest, under penalty of law, to having received a negative qualifying ...
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United States Awards Additional Agricultural Development Assistance in Lao PDR

VIENTIANE, LAO PDR— A grant of more than USD73,000 was awarded to the Lao Cassava Association (LCA) on December 10, 2020, by the United States through the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Creating Linkages for Expanded Agricultural Networks (CLEAN) Project.  The grant supports technical training for more than 8,000 LCA members in Salavan Province ...
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