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September 3, 2014

Education authorities have no role in assisting honour graduates ## Public urged to witness lottery draw

 

 

1. This section of Luang Prabang Road in Vientiane was flooded after heavy rain yesterday morning.
2. Mr Bounheuang Duangphachanh (fourth right), Mr Kim Soo-Gwon (fifth right), Mr Hahng-joo Kim (fifth left) and four experts from the Republic of Korea gather at Monday’s meeting in Vientiane.
 

1. Traffic chaos in Vientiane after morning deluge
Torrential rain in Vientiane yesterday morning caused traffic chaos on the second day of the new school year as flooded streets and sidewalks caused further delays on the already congested streets. More >>>

2. Korean govt pledges support for UXO clearance
The government of the Republic of Korea has pledged a US$3 million grant to support a UXO clearance project in Laos through the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA). More >>>

3. Education authorities have no role in assisting honour graduates
The Ministry of Education and Sports has stated that it has no official policy on assisting honour graduates from universities despite public expectation of authorities offering assistance with their job seeking. More >>>

4. Tourism department suggests better service standards
The Tourism Department has advised local hospitality providers to keep upgrading their standards in relation to hygiene and sanitation in the lead-up to the Asean Summit in Laos in 2016. More >>>

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Rice yield may fall short of target
This year’s wet season rice crop is on track to reach 98 percent of the planned target if no more fields are flooded or affected in any other way. More >>>

6. Public urged to witness lottery draw
The Lao Development Lottery State Enterprise is encouraging members of the public to attend the draws it holds every Tuesday and Friday in a move aimed at allaying concerns over alleged irregularities in selecting the winning tickets. More >>>

News

September 03, 2014
- EDF-Lao sends textbooks to Xekong schoolchildren 
Primary school children in Xekong province will receive about 2,600 sets of textbooks this week, according to an official from the Education for Development Fund-Lao (EDF-Lao). More >>>
- UXO clearance to increase in quality and quantity
Several donors from the international community have complained about Laos’ clearance of unexploded ordnance (UXO) in areas where no items are located. More >>>
- Orange trees bear fruit in Vilabouly
Farmers in Vilabouly district, Savannakhet province, will soon be growing Mundubbera citrus trees from Australia. MMG LXML Sepon (LXML), which operates the Sepon mine in Vilabouly district, is helping Lao farmers to increase their incomes by growing citrus trees. More >>>
- Vientiane to address challenges facing education sector
Vientiane Education and Sports Department has outlined its plan for the 2014-15 academic year, aiming to further address the challenges facing the sector.  These challenges include the continued tackling of issues such as attendance levels, learning capabilities and failure rates of students. More >>>

September 02, 2014
- Laos furthers ties with UN agencies
Laos highly values the assistance provided by the United Nations (UN) towards the government’s goals of widescale industrialisation and modernisation, as well as in the area of drug control. More >>>
- Newest province gears up for ‘Visit Xaysomboun Year’
Provincial authorities have confirmed they will have the necessary facilities in place to launch the Visit Xaysomboun Year promotion campaign in December 2015. More >>>
- Bokeo lights up with solar power 
An international non-government organisation (NGO) and a Lao renewable energy company has provided more than 200 solar home systems to four remote villages in Bokeo province. More >>>
- Thoulakhom road project to be completed by 2017
The project to reconstruct the fork road from Nanokkhoum village, Thoulakhom district, Vientiane province to Naxay village, Pakngum district, Vientiane will be complete in 2017. More >>>

September 1 , 2014
- New cook stoves tested in Vientiane
An improved cook stove programme supported by SNV, the Netherlands development organisation, provides consumers with more durable and efficient stoves that are not only better for users' health, but also save households time and money. More >>>
- Resource Exchange International supports pediatric medicine
The Resource Exchange International (REI) has agreed to enhance the skills of Lao doctors through a medicine and English language training and development project. More >>>
- Police warn public to be aware of electrical dangers
Vientiane Police Office has warned members of the public to be more aware of electrocution after four people have been killed by faulty appliances and circuitry over the past two months. More >>>
- Burglary on the rise again
Vientiane police have warned business owners that another gang has been breaking into offices and factories to locate safe boxes and steal the money and valuables stored inside. More >>>

August 29, 2014
- NA members confer on 35th AIPA preparations
National Assembly (NA) members and the organising committee of the 35th Asean Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA) discussed content preparations for the event in readiness for the regional assembly set for September 14-20. More >>>
- Sangthong folk savour benefits of development
Shops selling food have sprung up like mushrooms in Vientiane's Sangthong district now that more roads have been built in the area in recent years. More >>>
- Vientiane province undecided on solar streetlights
Vientiane province administration may consider installing solar powered street lighting along roads in its new capital if the system works well and helps the authorities to save money. More >>>
- Borikhamxay police catch major drug trafficker
Borikhamxay Provincial Drug Control Police seized almost 600 kilograms of dry cannabis being transported by a Fortuner SUV in the province last week. More >>>

August 28, 2014
- Traffic conditions to be broadcast live on radio
Traffic conditions during the morning and evening rush hours will now be reported via public security radio on FM 101.5Mhz starting next Monday in an effort to reduce traffic jams in Vientiane. More >>>
- Damages to rice fields still unclear after flooding
The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry still doesn't know how many hectares of rice need to be rehabilitated after the recent flash flooding incidents. More >>>
- Criminal cases for January to June reported
Throughout the country police were able to solve more than 2,000 criminal cases and seize large quantities of drugs in the first six months of this year. More >>>

August 27, 2014
- Experts tackle child labour issues
Guaranteeing school enrolment, law enforcement and building of public awareness on child labour are keys to preventing it from occurring in society. More >>>
- Lack of street lighting sparking concerns about social ills 
The streetlights along many Vientiane roads and streets are broken, causing the city to be plunged into darkness and sparking concerns about rising social ills in the capital. More >>>
- Vientiane drug committees push forward free drug announcements
The Vientiane Committees for Drug Control together with local officials are working urgently to address drug problems in several villages of the capital, aiming towards announcing it as a drug free city next year. More >>>
- Lao Red Cross needs more blood donors
Lao Red Cross is requesting more blood donors to boost its supplies in the country to meet the growing demand of society.
According to an official from the Lao Red Cross Blood Transfusion Centre, Dr Khamchan Khammanivong, they were unable to supply enough blood to meet the growing demand of people in need in Laos. More >>>

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Laos, Argentina strengthen cooperation

- New propaganda head assumes post
- Laos needs to raise awareness on human rights
- Driving to Sangthong now quicker and easier

- Small firms, hydropower and mining receive World Bank financing
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Renovation of Hor Phra Keo Museum to start soon
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PM pushes for more rice seed studies plap plap
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Age-old Japanese cuisine comes to Laos
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Calls for help going unanswered, foundation laments
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Govt aims to deal with land disputes
Lao Stock Market Information is available here

- Global markets end lower in a wobbly week
- EDL-Gen Friday surge buoys market liquidity

Business

OSSS builds reputation in modular housing On Site Support Services Ltd (OSSS) is a Lao company providing a high standard of Modular Housing and Steel Warehouses. ....
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Entertainment

Bob to expand his trendy fashion business KPY Entertainment’s Bob Freeman is set to expand his fashion business after achieving success in the entertainment industry.
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Feature

Cooking demo highlights glories of Lao cuisineA  local chef gave an intriguing demonstration at a Vientiane restaurant this weekend of how fresh farm produce can be transformed into an array of delicious dishes, in a bid to draw ... More >>>

World news

Cambodian PM discusses bilateral ties with visiting Thai FM PHNOM PENH (Xinhua) -- Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday met with new Thai Foreign Minister Tanasak Patimapragorn to discuss ways to strengthen bilateral ... More >>>

Opinion

Should the govt pass a law to regulate the sale of alcohol?

Excessive consumption of alcohol is a widespread problem in Laos and a major cause of road accidents, ill health, and brawls.
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Sport

Army volleyball team outguns opponents again The Army men’s volleyball team successfully defended their championship to retain the Minister of Education and Sports’ Cup 2014 after beating the Police 3-2 in the final round at ...More >>>

Travel

Climbing mountain temples for peace of mind
An old Lao proverb says the road to hell is easy but the path to the heavens is hard, and this thought entered my head whilst hiking up to the ancient ruins at Vat Phou Champassak where I took time out to meditate. ...More >>>

Poverty Eradication

Bokeo family finds pig farming brings home the bacon
Amix of crop growing and animal husbandry has been key to helping Mr Kanechanh Vannavet's family to escape from poverty as they struggle to eke out a living in a far flung corner of northern Bokeo province. . . . . . . . More >>>

Arts & Culture

Horkhao Padapdin festival honours ancestors
A woman known to everyone as Aunt Chansy, sits on a comfortable sofa in the living room as she recounts a drama she once saw to her two sons and one daughter so that they can understand the importance of. . . . . More >>>

Education

Pharmacy owner helps fight against malaria Ms Khonesavanh Phouvongkonchanh runs a small pharmacy in Tatpo village, Pathoumphone district, Champassak province which has become the place to go for diagnosis and ... More >>>

Health

Safest age for pregnancy
Women stand the best chance of giving birth to a healthy baby and suffering fewer complications if they are aged between 18 and 35 when becoming pregnant. . . More >>>

Lifestyle

Disabled dog versus stealthy cobra snake
Villagers have found one of their cattle dead, with suspicions of a cobra attack being the cause as snakes had been frequently spotted in the village. ... .More >>>

Environment

Children breathe our garbage
Imagine if the trillions of plastic shopping bags produced around the world were to magically disappear after a single use. Could you imagine how much cleaner and more beautiful our world would be? . . More >>>

AIPA Special

Lao National Assembly on foreign affairs The Lao National Assembly (Lao NA) has been a member of the Asean Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA) for 17 years and in this article we will see the roles of the Lao NA on the regional and international stage through being a member. More >>>



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