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22 October 2018 Laos-China cooperation to improve workplace safety  

- Asia, Europe should cement cooperation to narrow development gap: Laos
Asia and Europe should strengthen cooperation to narrow the development gap that remains wide, Laos has told the 12th Asia-Europe Meeting (Asem12) in Brussels, Belgium. Minister of Foreign Affairs Saleumxay Kommasith led a Lao delegation attending the meeting under the theme “Global Partners for Global Challenges” that took place on October 18-19.. .. More >>>

- Govt: Collect full revenue, prioritise investment

The government has told the relevant ministries and sectors to strive to hit revenue targets despite projections indicating that collections may fall short. The cabinet made the suggestion at its monthly meeting for October that ended on Friday in Vientiane. Chaired by Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith, the two-day meeting told the Ministry of Finance to work... More >>>

- Laos-China cooperation to improve workplace safety
Laos and China have agreed to ongoing cooperation in the labour sector with an emphasis on improving occupational safety in Laos. A cooperation agreement on occupational safety was recently signed in China between Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Welfare, Mr Bounkhong Lasoukanh and a representative from the Ministry of Emergency Management of China. ...More >>>


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- UN Day marked amid nation’s progress
The Lao Youth Union and United Nations (UN) to Laos on Friday held a joint workshop in Vientiane to celebrate United Nations Day (October 24). This year, under the theme “My Choice – Our Future” the event aimed to mobilise young people to think about their everyday choices, such as the use of plastic, healthy nutrition, and use of energy and natural resources. More >>>

- Laos to experience another El Niño: WB reports
Over 70 percent of drought or flood disasters in Laos have occurred during El Niño and La Niña years, with major impacts on the Lao agricultural sector and the overall economy since 1966. These findings and as well as recommendations for strengthening resilience to ENSO were discussed on October 19 in Vientiane during the presentation of ...
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- Asean members urged to step up cooperation to enhance region’s workforce
All Asean member countries need to strengthen cooperation networks in order to improve the development of the region’s human resources, according to a Lao senior official. Deputy Director General of Skill Development and Employment Department, Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare of Laos,  ... More >>>

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Govt targets US$16.8 million for nutrition improvement
Department of Planning and Financial (DOPF) under the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry expects to spend US$16.8 million or US$376,000 per district for nutrition improvement initiatives in the agriculture sector. Deputy Director of DOPF, Mr Savanh Hanphom reported the plans on Thursday ... More >>>

Travel

Inthira proves a fine perch for views over verdant Vangvieng
Standing on a private balcony of a unique cosy hotel room facing the Nam Xong River in the early morning I admire fog over the adjacent mountains and inhale the refreshing aroma of nature.
Feeling the fresh air touch my face and the sound of early morning birds and a small motorboat approaching, the moment grabs my mind to be in the here and now.    ..... More >>>

Business

Businesses eye upcoming festive season to boost sales

Several marketing managers heading companies in Vientiane are trying to make the most of the upcoming festivals in Laos to promote the sales of their goods.
Many companies, especially those selling cars, mobile phones and electronic equipment in Vientiane, are now posting advertisements, ... More >>>

entertainment

Lao puppetry troupe receives award in Vietnam 

A puppetry troupe received the Golden Award at the 5th International Marionette Festival in Vietnam for promoting the country’s puppet arts. The festival, held in Hanoi during October 8-15, was organised by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Vietnam to promote puppet performances and art exchanges. .. More >>>

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Laos’ diplomatic relations continue to grow after 73 years

The nation continues to reach out to other countries and its international relations are growing steadily as the Lao Ministry of Foreign Affairs marks the 73th Anniversary of Diplomatic Ties. Laos has many friends in the neighbourhood and across the world - friendships built from October 12, 1945.. More >>>

world news

India’s Punjab state chief minister says train accident killed 59

AMRITSAR, India (China Daily) - India’s northern state of Punjab’s chief minister said 59 people were killed and 57 injured in a railway accident on Friday in which a train ran over scores of people gathered on the railway tracks for a ... More >>>

cooperation

France offers diversity of cooperation with Laos

The historical ties between France and Laos make the two countries special partners in a variety of important fields. France assists Laos in its development through support for urban and rural development, the health sector, and the preservation of heritage. .... More >>>

opinion

What more can be done to enhance the nation as a tourist destination?

In just over two months the Visit Laos Year 2018 campaign will come to a close. The government has used the year to promote the nation as a travel destination and held many celebratory activities as ... More >>>

sport

Police FC wins Division 1 title in dramatic penalty shootout

Police FC has taken out the Division 1 title after beating EVO FC 5-4 on penalties in the final at the Lao Football Federation (LFF) sport field in Vientiane on Saturday. The dramatic .... More >>>

dining out

Good value plates for delicious dining beckon kip-wise in capital

Lao people love to eat out with friends and family and are often seen at the best restaurants whenever they have a chance. While most restaurants offer fresh meat, seafood and vegetables at reasonable prices,... More >>>

technology

Upcoming e-Library expected to provide faster, more accessible information

A quick glance into the library and one might not see many people there. But nowadays that’s not such a strange sight because fewer people enjoy reading books at the library. ... More >>>

health

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 soap before they eat lunch together. A resident of Somsanouk village, ... More >>>

lifestyle

Wild food is abundant, but for how long?

Laos’ thick green grass and rice fields harbour all kinds of vegetables, insects and animals that local people collect for their meals, providing tasty and ... More >>>

education

Lao computer whizz proves Microsoft Office skills in US contest

Somsith Phonphakdy, 18, has become one of the top 10 contestants in the Microsoft Office Specialist World Champions 2018 held in the United States..... More >>>

profile

Dr Somphou Douangsavanh receives Japan’s Order of The Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star

It is not often that a person receives an award from a foreign country for making significant contributions to relations between two nations. The Chairman of the Cultural and Social Committee of the National Assembly, ... More >>>

environment

Gardener her love for traditional trees species

Ms Manivanh Chanthalangsy is a diligent gardener whose love and quest to preserve traditional plant and tree species encouraged her to start a conservation campaign from her Chantha garden.  By growing these endemic varieties ... More >>>

history

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.


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development

Tapioca factory creates jobs in Vientiane province

The Hinheup Cassava Flour Factory in Vientiane province is installing a second machine to ensure sufficient production to meet customer demand in the years to come. ... More >>>

culture

Festival fever takes hold as annual celebrations loom

Boun Ok Phansa (End of Buddhist Lent Festival) falls on October 24, and everyone around the country is eagerly preparing the traditional colourful ... More >>>