1 December, 2023

- Asean secretariat chief pledges support for Laos’ Asean chair
The visiting Secretary General of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), Dr Kao Kim Hourn, has said the Asean Secretariat stads ready to assist Laos in achieving its goals and objectives as chair of the regional bloc in 2024. ...More>>>

- Laos sees economic recovery but challenges remain: World Bank
The Lao economy is witnessing a gradual recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic, with GDP growth forecast at 3.7 percent this year, up from 2.7 percent in 2022, according to the latest World Bank economic update issued on Thursday. ....More>>>

- Luang Prabang ferries to cross Mekong River too slow 
Tour operators and tourists are complaining about the speed of ferries  across the Mekong River, Luang Prabang province, the point between the  town of Luang Prabang City and Chomphet district that carry both  passengers and vehicles. ...More>>>

- Mr Chen Guangbiao provides assistance, attracts investors to Laos
Chairman of the Board at China Enterprise Development Fund Management (Beijing) Co., Ltd., Mr Chen Guangbiao, who received the title of moral model and excellent labour model of China, ...More>>>

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- Diabetes is one in four noncommunicable diseases all  high deaths in Laos
Diabetes is one of four noncommunicable diseases that are responsible for 45 percent of all deaths in Laos, an expert has said. ..More>>>

- Colourful activities to be part of ethnic festival in Bokeo next month
Authorities in Bokeo province are preparing colourful activities for the Ethnic Groups Festival next month to welcome visitors during the Visit Laos Year 2024, ..More>>>

- Lao, Chinese police partner for border management
Lao and Chinese police are working in partnership for managing the border between the two countries, especially the fight against various crimes. ...More>>>

- Geographic information systems improve efficiency of water management
Public water utilities in Laos have used geographic information systems to improve the management and administration of water systems ..More>>>

- Lao MSMEs embark on sustainable journey with Lasting Laos engagement events
The Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs) recently gathered for the second round of business engagement events in Vientiane for the “Lasting Laos” certification. ..More>>>

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Lao Champahom rice set for export to USA
Champahom Trading Import-Export Sole Co., Ltd. will ship 900 tonnes of Champahom sticky rice to the USA following the company’s entry into markets in Belgium and France. ...More>>>

Art exhibition to celebrate Festival France-Laos
The Institut Français du Laos on Tuesday organised an art exhibition to celebrate Festival France-Laos. .. More >>>

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Xaysomboun: an ideal place for a winter excursion
Vientiane Times is publishing a series of articles in relation to Laos’ Asean Chairmanship, the Asean Tourism Forum, ...More >>>

Wang Yi urges full cease-fire as truce between Israel-Hamas set to expire
(China Daily/ANN) -- Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Wednesday ..More >>>

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What’s your assessment of the country’s development as we celebrate 48 years of the Lao PDR?
Laos celebrates December 2 as the National Day every year. ..More >>>

LFF opens FIFA Football for Schools
The Lao Football Federation (LFF) held the opening ceremony of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) ...More >>>

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Lakeside Great Wall of China: stunning views, pleasant weather and abundant greenery Beijing, China:  Walking up the steps of China’s most iconic sight, ....More>>>

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