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EU launches call for proposals to support UXO clearance

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1. Land issues, SME promotion dominate Party meeting
The leadership of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party has told the government to continue to prioritise the addressing of land issues along with greater promotion of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to boost the economy. . . More >>>

2. Nam Ngum I dam expansion to increase capacity by 80MW
The Nam Ngum 1 Hydropower Plant in Vientiane province will increase its generation capacity by more than 80MW after the seventh and eighth generators of an expansion project are completed later this year.
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3. EU launches call for proposals to support UXO clearance
The European Union has made available 2.4 million euros to be spent on projects that implement activities to support the removal of unexploded ordnance (UXO) in Laos. . . More >>>

Asean delegates prepare for sustainable tourism awards
Delegates from Asean member states are in Vientiane to attend a training session titled Asean Master Assessors on Asean Sustainable Tourism Award, to prepare for awards in January 2018. . . More >>>

200 million litres of fuel to be used in railway construction
Over 200 million litres of fuel is expected to be consumed in the construction of the historic railway linking Vientiane with the Chinese border over the next five years.. . More >>>

Home news
- Lao, Japanese medics bolster use of endoscopy at Mahosot
Lao doctors need to develop their skills in the use of endoscopy, to respond to the increasing number of gastrointestinal problems being identified. . More >>>
- Laos sets goals for full electrification, further industrialisation
Laos has considerable potential for developing power projects to generate electricity for both domestic consumption and export to neighbouring countries. . More >>>
- Agriculture officials mull enhanced use of weather forecasts
The National Agriculture and Forestry Research Institute has begun a project to integrate expert knowledge and real-time weather forecasting into a decision-making tool for climate-smart agriculture in rain-fed rice production. . More >>>
- Plans announced for Autism Day
The Association for Autism (AfA) held a joint press conference yesterday with the Lao Journalists' Association to announce the celebration of World Autism Awareness Day in Vientiane on April 2.. More >>>

Hindu stupa in Champassak considered for heritage listing
With a rich heritage and recently rediscovered stupa closely linked to an ancient empire inspired by the faith of Hinduism, Phou Malong (Miss Malong Tale Mountain) is set to become another tourist attraction in Champassak province. . . . . .More >>>

Poverty Eradication

Fish farming proves a good catch for Bokeo housewife
With only her husband earning an income to sustain the family, one Bokeo household found they were unable to improve their circumstances so Mrs Onkeo Yotvongsa decided to try fish farming to augment their savings. . . . . . . . More >>>

Arts & Culture

Treasures of past kings survive in Laos
Years have passed since the era of kingdoms in Laos but the kings' artistry of handmade lacquerware bowls is being kept alive in one family's hands. . .More >>>


Sports keen vovinam coach succeeds in developing martial arts
Experienced vovinam coach Mr Viengsouk Hangngeun is gaining a reputation for his knowledge and skill in training vovinam and taekwondo fighters. . . . More >>>


Celebrating RAMSAR Convention Day
Anniversary of the signing of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, internationally known as the “Ramsar Convention”, named after the city of Ramsar in Iran where the convention was signed on February 2, 1971
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Isuzu targets 30 percent market share in Laos
Isuzu is eyeing a 30 percent market share of pick-up automobile sales in Laos in the next five years despite serious competition in this segment of vehicles. . . More >>>


Director working hard to get actors' tears flowing in “Until You” follow up
Shooting tearful and heartbreaking scenes is not easy work for Mr Chantheva Dithhavong nor his performers. . . More >>>


Saynamhoung restaurant, the top choice in Xayaboury
The Saynamhoung restaurant should be your first choice if you find yourself looking for dining options in Xayaboury provincial capital.
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World news

8 boys show no vital signs, over 30 hurt in avalanche
UTSUNOMIYA, Japan (Kyodo News) - Eight senior high school boys caught in an avalanche Monday morning during a springtime climbing lesson on a ski slope in eastern Japan are showing no vital signs, local authorities in Tochigi Prefecture said. . .More >>>


How can more people be encouraged to work in garment factories?
The Association of Laos Garment Industry reported that Laos' garment exports fell by 5 percent in 2016 compared to 2015, largely because of a shortage of workers. . . More >>>


Junior cup champs to vie at Asean School Games
The top placed juniors in the weekend's Lao Badminton Federation Secretary's Cup in Vientiane are now set to join the national squad for the Asean School Games in Singapore from July 13-21. . More >>>


Waste not, want not and WASH - key words for World Water Day
World Water Day is recognised worldwide on March 22 every year and is a timely opportunity to revisit the importance of access to clean water that many of us take for granted. .. . More >>>


Fisherman lives off river's bounty, but for how much longer
When children are born and live in a rural area they're likely to leave school early because there is a limited choice of schools and their parents don't have enough money to pay for their education. So when they grow up, so their first choice of work is to become a rice farmer while those who live by the river can supplement their income through fishing.. . More >>>










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