6 March, 2024

- US bolsters UXO clearance in Savannakhet with US$24 million
Building on its longstanding commitment to supporting the unexploded ordnance (UXO) sector in Laos, the United States of America is following through with its pledge to clear unexploded ordnance in Savannakhet province through additional funding of US$24.2 million for The HALO Trust clearance organisation. ...More>>>

- Northern Lao, Vietnamese provinces partner in tourism promotion
Huaphan​ province is teaming up with neighbouring Son La province in Vietnam to host a joint tourism fair in Huaphan province on March 21-22. ...More>>>

- Coalition partner meets Lao Prime Minister to discuss trade and cooperation
(The Nation/ANN) -- Gen Prawit Wongsuwan, the leader of the Palang Pracharath Party, travelled with party members across the Friendship Bridge to the Prime Minister’s Office in Laos recently for a meeting with Prime Minister Sonexay Siphandone. ...More>>>

- Phu Bia Mining celebrates success of its Lao national leaders at graduation ceremony
Phu Bia Mining (PBM) recognised 161 graduates, including 134 Lao employees of the company and 27 contractors, who completed the firm’s Supervisory Skills Development Programme. ...More>>>

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- Laos strives to boost blood stocks through public donations

Health officials are hoping that the goal of collecting 78,000 bags of blood from donors this year, as endorsed by the National Assembly, will be met, as demand spirals across the country. ..More>>>

- India hands over completed healthcare centre in Attapeu
India has handed over a Quick Impact Project consisting of a 5-bed healthcare centre to local authorities following its construction in Viengxay village, Phouvong district, Attapeu province. ...More>>>

- New civil registration scheme kicks off in Vientiane
The government is pursuing its plan to roll out a countrywide electronic birth registration system, under a broader plan titled “electronic system for Civil Registration and Vital Statistics” (eCRVS), which will record other statistics relating to changes in citizens’ life status....More>>>

- EU urges Lao society to focus on preserving the environment
The European Union (EU) Delegation in Laos has urged the local society to pay attention to protecting and preserving the environment through various activities. ...More>>>

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Laos records two-way trade of US$15,558 mn for 2023 
Laos’ two-way trade during 2023 was worth US$15.6 billion, an increase of 3.5 percent compared.. More >>>

Lao students win at Japanese speaking contest
The 21st Japanese Speech Contest was held on March 2, 2024, at the Lao-Japan Budo Center in the city of Vientiane, with student More >>>

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China’s national legislature opens annual session
BEIJING (Xinhua) -- The 14th National People’s Congress (NPC), China’s national.....More >>>

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What should be done to conserve our animal populations?
Wildlife populations across Laos are being decimated by hunting and the proliferating illegal trade in certain species. ...More >>>

Vientiane half marathon attracts more than 4,000 runners to date
More than 4,000 runners from Laos and other countries will compete in ...More >>>

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Better future in store for Laos’ elephants
Laos is still referred to as the country of a million elephants, but today there are only about 800 left in the country,....More >>>

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