24 April 2019

Nation’s love of social media projected to grow this year


- Oudomxay ramps up efforts to become a tourist hotspot
Oudomxay authorities are accelerating their attempts to put the province on the tourism map and improve the attractiveness of various locations so that the area features more highly on visitors’ itineraries. Deputy Director of the province’s Information, Culture and Tourism Department, Mr Bounkuan Mitmeuangxay, told Vientiane Times on Monday that the authorities are planning improvements at the Nam Kat Yorla Pa resort, .... More >>>

- Buddhist Fellowship to enforce rules on monks’ use of social media
The Lao Buddhist Fellowship Organisation will start circulating its regulations on the use of social media by monks at the end of this month.
The committee responsible will visit selected parts of the country to explain the regulations which were issued in 2017 by the Sangha (monk) administrative committee under the Lao Buddhist Fellowship Organisation. .. More >>>

- Nation’s love of social media projected to grow this year
The number of people using social media is predicted to keep surging as telecom operators compete with each other to offer better services, a new forecast has revealed. The report from the Lao National Internet Centre, released at the beginning of this month, shows the number of social media users is projected to reach 2.7 million or 39 percent of the population in 2019. In 2016, the proportion of the population using social media such as Facebook, Line, WhatsApp ...More >>>

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- New Chinese consul general appointed to Laos 
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- Prime Minister extends condolences to Sri Lanka
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- Fire guts Bokeo primary school
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Trade union body reviews progress in upholding workers’ rights
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- New guidelines to strengthen human trafficking response
Members of the Lao Women’s Union yesterday met with ministerial officials in Vientiane to discuss the drafting of new policy guidelines on family violence, child protection and human trafficking. The meeting was chaired by the Director of the Lao Women’s Union Counselling and ..  More >>>


Sa-oy Falls the place to beat the heat
April is typically the hottest month in Laos, when the temperature is particularly high in large towns and this year is ranging from 38C to 42C every day. So what better way to seek relief than to head for a river or waterfall.    ... More >>>




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