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The Prime Minister of Laos has issued an order to begin full-scale preparations for the country's reopening.


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Laos' Prime Minister has ordered full-scale preparations for the country's reopening in the wake of the opening of the Laos-China Railway.


According to Chinese State Media in Laos, Lao Prime Minister Dr. Phankham Viphavanh made the statement while speaking to the National Assembly yesterday.


During his opening remarks, he stated that the government must prepare a comprehensive strategy for reopening the country, which includes the start of railway services and increased vaccinations.


According to Dr. Phankham, the Lao government should concentrate on fixing economic concerns and dealing with the Covid-19 dilemma by ensuring that locals can acclimatize to the new normal.


Authorities are racing against the clock to obtain more vaccines and vaccinate as many people as possible, with the goal of reaching 50% of the population by the end of 2021.


"Over the previous two years, no country in the world has been totally free of Covid-19, despite improved research and technology." People cannot remain cooped up at home for the rest of their lives without making a living, so we must learn to live with this disease," PM Phankham remarked.


In the meantime, Sonexay Siphandone, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Planning and Investment, announced during a National Assembly session that the hospitality business had shrunk by 28.6% as a result of the closing of international borders and the suspension of domestic travel.


At the same time, according to the Vientiane Times, the government promised to restructure state companies, establish a digital economy, boost output and exports, and encourage investment in large-scale projects like expressways, hotels, and tourist attractions.


Credit Source: The Laotian Times


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