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September 24, 2016

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1. Man survives lucky escape from tree hollow
A man is recovering after falling inside a hollowed out tree trapping him there for about one day in Sidonxay village, Tonpheung district, Bokeo province. More >>>

2. Party reaffirms determination to fight corruption
Taking a tougher stance in the battle against corruption and inappropriate bureaucracy was one of the most important .. More >>>

3. Ministry takes steps to facilitate trade
The Ministry of Industry and Commerce has vowed to further facilitate trade, pledging to bring together all stakeholders to explore ways to remove trade barriers. More >>>



1. - Local people heard his cries from inside the tree. -- Photos Inpone
- A man became stuck when he fell inside this tree hollow in Sidonxay village, Tonpheung district, Bokeo province.

4. Nutrition surveys reveal lower level of child stunting
The results of two nutrition surveys released in Vientiane this week revealed steady progress in some areas, and remaining challenges to be addressed, according to a UNICEF report delivered on Tuesday. . More >>>

Project improves management of public investment projects
The Project for Establishing Public Investment Plan under the National Socio-economic Development Plan (PCAP3) has helped to improve the management of public investment projects in Laos. . . More >>>


September 23 , 2016
- Network ramps up action against wildlife crime
The Lao Wildlife Enforcement Network (Lao-Wen) is meeting in Vientiane province from September 21-23 to discuss a new strategy and rules to facilitate stakeholders' participation in combating wildlife crime.
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- Wind turbine projects yet to spin
While feasibility studies have indentified sufficient wind speeds in several parts of the country wind turbines have yet to be erected. . More >>>
- Vientiane authorities launch stricter inspections of vehicle number plates
Vientiane authorities will start stricter inspections of vehicle number plates, as there continues to be an issue with fake or duplicated numbers. . More >>>
- Journalists deepen knowledge of women's rights
The National Commission for the Advancement of Women (NCAW) and the Lao Journalists' Association on Wednesday held a training course on women's rights issues in Laos. .More >>>

September 22, 2016
- Vientiane Rescue prepares for boat racing festival
Over 20 volunteers from Vientiane Rescue 1623 are performing drills to assist anyone in the water in preparation for this year's boat racing festival in the capital next month. More >>>
- Better budgeting needed in health sector
Laos will need stronger financial management planning and budgeting in the health sector if it is to provide free healthcare for people in target provinces. More >>>
- Xayaboury refuses entry to motorcycle groups
Caravans for bicycles and motorbikes are now prohibited from entry at all border checkpoints between Laos and Thailand in Xayaboury province. More >>>
- Ethnic Culture Park boat racing underway
The Inpeng Ethnic Culture Park traditional boat racing festival is underway near the Lao-Thai Friendship Bridge from September 19-25 with the finals set for this weekend. More >>>

September 21, 2016
- Agricultural development dialogue for round table process
Government officials, development partners and other stakeholders met yesterday to discuss agriculture and rural development as they prepare to report to the round table meeting in November. More >>>
- Japanese foundation gives school supplies to Savannakhet children
Over 900 schoolchildren in two rural districts of Savannakhet province now have plenty of educational supplies for use this academic year, provided by the Marubeni Educational Fund in Laos. More >>>
- LuangPrabang's electric shuttles spark popular support
Local people and foreign tourists have supported the use of electric vehicles following a recent public transport trial in the World Heritage town of LuangPrabang. More >>>
- University offers new dental technician programme
The University of Health Sciences (UHS) in Vientiane is providing students with a new option this academic year in the form of a Dental Technician Associate Degree. More >>>

September 20 , 2016
- Laos, Vietnam partner in IT system, data management
Laos' Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism and Vietnam's Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism are continuing their cooperation in IT system and data electronic management between their two offices.
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- Gasifiers - the future of clean cooking
Household gasifiers will play a crucial role in advancing the next stage of clean cooking because they convert biomass into clean gas, and produce charcoal for private use. . . More >>>
- Taking care of textbooks helps families save money
Keeping textbooks in usable condition helps to cut the costs incurred by the government and children's families, according to the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). . . More >>>
- Project provides free dental check-ups for children
Dental students and lecturers from the College of Asian Scholars, Thailand, with Japanese support have been supplying free dental and oral health check-ups for children in the capital and Vientiane province.
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September 19, 2016
- India pledges to provide more scholarships
The Indian government will continue to provide an additional 25 scholarships a year for Lao officials and students to study in India, it was announced last week. More >>>
- Nationwide crackdown on drugs
Many provinces around the country have launched a crackdown on illegal drugs this month, with a number of drug traffickers having been arreste d. More >>>
- Students learn about the role of ASEM
The European Union has highlighted the significance of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Process and how it positively impacts Laos, at a seminar given to students in central Laos. More >>>
- Walkers stride out to mark International Day of Peace
More than 400 people gathered in Vientiane on Saturday morning for a short walk in central Vientiane to mark International Day of Peace (September 21). More >>>

September 16, 2016
- Oudomxay plans to attract more tourism investment
Oudomxay province intends to attract more investors to develop the tourism sector by putting in place open policies for both domestic and foreign companies. More >>>
- Feuang-Xanakham road works on track
Construction of a paved road linking Hinheup district to Feuang and Xanakham districts in Vientiane province is on track and expected to see asphalt surfacing commence in January next year. More >>>
- Handicraft group issues urgent plea for mulberry trees
The Lao Handicraft Association has called on the government to promote the cultivation of mulberry trees, as the leaves of these trees, which are an essential part of silk production, are in short supply. More >>>
- Thirty-two killed nationwide in two week period
In just two weeks from August 29 to September 11, there were 201 road accidents across the country including 32 fatalities, according to statistics from the Traffic Police Department of the Ministry of Public Security.
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September 15 , 2016
- Walking event to celebrate International Day for Peace
Hundreds of people are expected to take part in a fun walk in Vientiane on Saturday morning starting at 5:30am to celebrate International Day of Peace (officially observed on September 21). . More >>>
- Weathermen lift flood warnings
The weather has returned to normal for the time of year and the wind and heavy rain that was forecast from September 13-15 has abated.
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- Alabaster mining venture gears up operations
Laos-China Precious Stone Development Co., Ltd plans to increase alabaster stone excavation during the first five years of its concession period in Attapeu province after commencing mining operations this year.
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- Laos takes out tourism gongs
Laos received several honours at the recent 8th Mekong Tourism Alliance Awards with a presentation ceremony taking place during the International Travel Expo 2016 (ITE) in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
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September 14, 2016
- Vientiane road accident injuries spike this month
The number of road accident victims being treated at Mittaphab Hospital has increased this month coinciding with the 28th and 29th Asean Summits, a doctor has said. More >>>
- CCTV upgrade 20 percent complete
Work to improve and install Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) systems along roads in the capital is now more than 20 percent complete, according to the Ministry of Public Security. More >>>
- Ethnic Culture Park boat races set to make a splash
One of the biggest boat racing festivals in Vientiane will take place on the Mekong at the Inpeng Ethnic Culture Park near the Lao-Thai Friendship Bridge at the end of this month. More >>>

September 13 , 2016
- Trainees bound for Asean Skills Competition
Two trainees at the Vetsaphong Skills Development and Testing Centre are ready to represent Laos at the 11th Asean Skills Competition, which will be held from September 19-29 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. . More >>>
- Thai company supports formula for flood relief
Dumex Ltd. of Thailand and other sponsor companies in Laos have presented about 1,000 boxes of Dumex's infant formula valued at 134 million kip and other assistance to flood victims in Laos. . More >>>
- Japan supplies safe water to homes in Laos
Japan, which has one of the world's highest rates of public water supply coverage, along with good reliability, has been supporting the development of waterworks in Laos. . More >>>
- South Korean company confers on Lao mega project
Representatives from a South Korean company visited Laos recently to discuss their investment in the US$2-billion Lao Resort Complex located in the Km 62 area of Vientiane province. . More >>>

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- Laos tracks increased family planning services
Disabled people struggle to get education, jobs: workshop
Asean Quiz 2016
- Bokeo families relocate to make way for dam

- Main sponsor of Miss Laos 2016 contest revealed
Ministers highlight Laos-led frameworks for Asean community building
Laos, ROK push for greater cooperation
Leaders adopt statements to strengthen future cooperation
Laos launches SDG 18 to make lives safe from UXO
- Fashion scene prepares for its biggest week
Laos, US unveil comprehensive partnership


Proposed law to overhaul Lao livestock operations
Livestock farming and beef consumption in Laos will improve through the adoption of international standards if the Livestock and Veterinary. . . More >>>


From cyclist to entertainer
He is actually a popular cyclist with many trophies from Laos and neighbouring countries but he also likes to grab a microphone and inspire young people to be productive citizens through his music. . More >>>


Korean kimbab, one of Asia's great dishes
Kimbab or rolled rice with seaweed is a traditional dish in the Republic of Korea that some Lao diners are now enjoying and even trying to make at home. t. More >>>

World news

UN chief slams deadly airstrikes in Yemeni port city
UNITED NATIONS (Xinhua) -- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday condemned the multiple airstrikes by the Saudi Arabia-led coalition. . More >>>


What are your thoughts about the ban on ramping up competition amongst telecom operators?
The Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications recently issued a ban prohibiting telecom operators and service providers from engaging.... .More >>>


LuangPrabang basketball teams to compete at Asian Beach Games
The Lao women's basketball coach believes his teams will try their best and play well during the 5th Asian Beach Games in Vietnam, from September 23-29. . . More >>>


More golfers attracted to challenge Vientiane courses
Golf is quickly gaining popularity across Laos amongst young and old alike with a good variety of courses and driving ranges in the capital available to test players' abilities. . More >>>

Poverty Eradication

Raising quails helps family beat poverty
Every day, MsBounkongPhothideth walks around the 30 cages of quails she keeps to collect their eggs which will be sold, which earns her part of the 8 million kip she makes from the business each day. . . .. More >>>

Arts & Culture

Weaving creates jobs, preserves age old traditions
By preserving the traditional skills of their forebears through the weaving of women's skirts (sinh) and silk fabrics, women in southern Laos are earning millions of kip. . .More >>>


Diligent student shares US university experience
Passing an exam to win an overseas scholarship is no easy task but it can be even harder to complete coursework if you're not prepared to put in a lot of effort. . . . More >>>


Easy steps to keep dengue away
Dengue is a leading cause of sickness in the tropics and sub-tropics. It is caused by one of the four serotypes (dengue virus one, two, three or four). . . ... . . More >>>


Parents a driving force in Lao sports development
Parents' encouragement in involving their children in sports is a vital part of the development of sports in Laos. More >>>


Temples lead the way in creating green spaces
Planting trees in urban areas is very important because it creates green spaces and helps to preserve the natural environment amid large areas of concrete buildings. . . . More >>>

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