29 November, 2023

- Tempting programme of events prepared for Visit Laos Year
Tourists planning a trip during Visit​ Laos​ Year​ 2024​ will have a raft of events to choose from, with 79 activities and events forming the backbone of the programme. ...More>>>

- PM advises Phongsaly folk to grow more crops
Residents of Nhot-ou district in Phongsaly province are growing more rice and other crops in line with government advice as well as raising livestock for sale to ease their poverty and improve their quality of life.  ....More>>>

- Asean countries, China mull joint cooperation plans
Laos had benefited from the Belt and Road Initiative, especially through construction of the Laos-China railway and expressway and other economic corridor projects, a senior official said....More>>>

- 5th Laos-Thailand Friendship Bridge 80 percent complete, set to open next year
Construction work on the fifth Laos-Thailand Friendship Bridge across the Mekong River is now 80 percent complete and is expected to open ...More>>>

- International School of Laos 7th Streetball 2023
The International School of Laos (ISL) streetball tournament held on November 11-12 concluded with resounding success, attracting an impressive turnout of over 80 teams across diverse categories and showcasing a dynamic celebration of sportsmanship and community unity....More>>>

- LNCCI prepares for business survey
The Lao National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LNCCI) will survey business units across the country for business development and to strengthen provincial economic governance....More>>>

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- Industry ministry, USAID announce additional business support
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has announced an additional US$2 million in funding to extend the Laos Business Environment project’s period of performance and geographic area to Savannakhet province, to support more small and medium enterprises and businesses and boost private sector investment in Laos. ..More>>>

- Japan extends support for upgrade of water supply management
The Ministry of Public Works and Transport and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) have officially closed the Project for the Improvement of Management Capacity in the Water Supply Sector (MaWaSU2) and will soon embark on phase 3 of the project....More>>>

- Festival goers report thefts
Despite the general enjoyment of the That Luang festival, several people fell prey to thieves and had their bags slashed and the contents stolen. Four thefts were reported to the police on Sunday.....More>>>

- Australia pledges more support for human resource development
Australia is committed to supporting the human resource development needs of Laos and the wider Mekong Region, according to an Australian diplomat.
“We believe, that by building your capacity and equipping you with relevant knowledge and skills, you will be empowered to contribute to the sustainable development of Laos and to a prosperous and resilient Mekong and Asean region,” Deputy Ambassador Dan Heldon told a recent symposium in Vientiane. ..More>>>

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Huawei 5G technology bolsters marketing of Sinloy Coffee
Sinloy Coffee, a brand under the Baoshan Zhongka Food Company (BZFC), is taking a distinctive approach to marketing its coffee products in China using ...More>>>

Miss Laos 2023 announces Top 30 finalists
The Miss Laos 2023 project was officially opened on Friday. The Top 30 finalists were presented to the public at the Parkson Shopping Mall.. .. More >>>

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That Luang Festival a spectacular start to Visit Laos Year
Around a million people turned out to enjoy the colourful rituals of the annual five-day That Luang Festival in Vientiane, which came to an end on Monday night with ...More >>>

Israel, Hamas agree to extend truce, more int’l mediation in place
DOHA/GAZA (Xinhua) -- With the four-day truce expiring on Tuesday, Israel and Hamas have agreed to extend the pause by two days, said a Qatari foreign ministry....More >>>

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How can health services be improved?
People are now able to get better quality treatment thanks to expanding health services in hospitals and clinics countrywide, while affordable health care is available under the National Health Insurance scheme. ..More >>>

Laos fulfils dream of winning gold at China Sepak Takraw Open
The Lao sepak takraw team collected a glittering haul of two gold, one silver and a bronze medal at the China Sepak Takraw Open of Lancang-Mekong Cooperation,...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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