17 November 2018 Vice President attends 100th anniversary of WWI armistice in France  

- Drone owners advised of permit regulations

The Civil Aviation Department of the Public Works and Transport Ministry will soon issue a regulation on the operation of drones, with 33 devices already registered with the department. Speaking at the opening ceremony, representative of the Department of Rural Development and Cooperatives under the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, ... More >>>

Cooperative members still struggling to access low-interest loans

Members of rural cooperatives are finding it difficult to access low-interest finance, which hinders their ability to access markets, agriculture authorities reported at a workshop yesterday. ... More >>>

- Parliament to vote on new central bank chief, debate economic plan

The National Assembly (NA) will vote on a new central bank chief whose appointment was proposed by Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith to oversee the country’s financial and currency policy. The government will present the premier’s. ..More >>>


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- Tourism industry reps join forces against plastic pollution
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- Surgeons add new skill to endoscopic expertise
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Update 16 November 2018
Vice President attends 100th anniversary of WWI armistice in France
Vice President Phankham Viphavanh recently joined heads of state from more than 80 countries ...More >>>

Laos vows regional cooperation in malaria prevention effort
Laos has confirmed that it will cooperate with other nations in the Greater Mekong ... More >>>

Bus routes to be changed during That Luang festival
The Vientiane State Bus Enterprise, local authorities and the Japan International Cooperation .... More >>>

Teacher allocation must adapt to needs of education sector
Current approaches to teacher allocation will need to be adapted in the education sector through the distribution of new civil service positions that meet the sector’s needs. ... More >>>

Farmers’ network aiming for sustainable food security
Members of the Lao Farmers’ Network (LFN) are benefiting from more opportunities in the fields ..... More >>>


Clifftop hike opens up new aspects of ViengxayThe scene that greets those with enough energy to climb the newly installed staircase to the top of Pha Nang Mon hill in Viengxay district, Huaphan province, is spectacular, and well worth the effort.More >>>




Gold buyers making the most of price drop The number of customers buying gold jewellery is on the rise with the precious metal often bought as a dowry to be gifted at weddings after the end of Buddhist Lent. ... More >>>

Stellar line-up for That Luang Festival concert Well-known local artists from leading music labels have joined the bill for the concert series to celebrate Laos’ annual That Luang Festival running from November 15-26. .. More >>>

Viengxay’s fascinating history, natural beauty prove strong visitor drawcards Viengxay district in Huaphan province, in the northeast of the country, .... More >>>




US court filing hints at charges for WikiLeaks founder
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Justice Department inadvertently named Julian Assange in a court filing in an unrelated case, suggesting prosecutors have prepared charges against the WikiLeaks founder under seal. ... More >>>

France offers diversity of cooperation with Laos The historical ties between France and Laos make the two countries special partners in .... More >>>

What can be done to ease traffic congestion during the That Luang festival? Over recent years, the That Luang festival has seen traffic sometimes grind to a halt around popular eating and entertainment areas. ... More >>>





Ministry, sports federations vow to improve athlete quality The Ministry of Education and Sports, sports federations and provincial sport departments have vowed to improve the number and quality of athletes following two days of discussions in Vientiane. ... More >>>

How to cook kimchi, a healthy dish from Korea Kimchi is known to most people as the signature dish of Korea and is something every Korean household prepares almost every day. ... More >>>

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Clean hands always a recipe for health As part of her daily routine, Ms Vannapha Keokham helps her two-year-old son to wash her hands with ....  More >>>

Lifestyle: Napajard, where nature’s bounty keeps poverty at bay Maed district in Vientiane province is remote and undeveloped, with road access limited to one dirt track which is very dusty in the dry season and muddy when it’s wet. . More >>>

Always believe in yourself, says Lao student awarded Asean scholarship Ms Kounlasatty Manivong was recently awarded a 2018 Asean ... More >>>





Lao woman receives model farmer award Mrs Phonexay Thammavong was recently presented with the  2018 FAO Model Farmer Award ... More >>>

Gardener her love for traditional trees species Ms Manivanh Chanthalangsy is a diligent gardener whose love and quest to preserve   ...  More >>>

Lao Independence Day tale a treasure younger generation must know October 12, 1945 was a critical day in Lao history as it marked a turning point in the country’s struggle for liberation from foreign domination.
Celebrated on that date every year since, this year marks the 73rd Lao Independence Day.
Retired Major Sisouk Inthavong, a veteran of Xieng Khuang province Military Command, shared his thoughts on the importance of the day. .... More >>>




Tapioca factory creates jobs in Vientiane province The Hinheup Cassava Flour Factory in Vientiane province is installing a second machine ... More >>>

Kathin festival strengthens Buddhism, supports temple restoration Merit makers from the capital and Savannakhet, Champassak, Saravan ... More >>>