16 July 2019

Ministry orders registration of social media news platforms


- EU-funded project tackles wildlife trafficking
The European Union has provided 8 million euros to support a new project in seven countries including Laos, in a move to strengthen their governments’ actions to combat wildlife trafficking and forest crime. 
In Laos, the national launch event of EU action, titled Partners against Wildlife Crime, took place on Saturday at the Wildlife Rescue Centre in Ban Keun, Vientiane province.
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- Laos, Russia announce cooperation in numerous fields
Laos and Russia have agreed to work together in the areas of trade, economics, and scientific and technical cooperation to further their bilateral relationship. Lao Minister of Planning and Investment, Dr Souphanh Keomixay, and Minister of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation, Mr Konstantin Noskov, signed an agreement to
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- Ministry orders registration of social media news platforms
Authorities have told the administrators of social media news platforms to register their accounts or pages, or they could face legal action. The warning comes after many unregistered digital news platforms have circulated fake news and disinformation on social media, which seriously misinformed people and on several occasions caused public panic.
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- Luang Prabang marks Souphanouvong’s birthday
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith last weekend joined leading officials in Luang Prabang province to host a ceremony to mark the 110th anniversary of the birth of President Souphanouvong. At the ceremony, which took place on July 13, Mr Thongloun led provincial leaders in placing a basket of
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- AIS students win medals in English speaking contest
Students from the Australian International School (AIS) in Vientiane have brought pride to the school and the Lao education sector after winning gold, silver and bronze medals at an international English-speaking contest. The school’s management announced last week that a year five student, Ms Sapphire Sisavong, won a
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- Lao, Thai hospitals partner in surgical upgrades at Setthathirath Hospital
Setthathirath Hospital in Vientiane is working with specialists from Asean countries including Thailand to improve patient treatment relating to prostate gland and gallbladder surgery. A workshop on the subject held on Friday was attended by a representative of the
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- Australia supports 68 graduates at NUOL, Souphanouvong University
Australia has congratulated 68 fresh graduates under the Lao-Australian National Scholarship Programme (LANS) with 48 graduating from the National University of Laos and 20 from Souphanouvong University. A presentation ceremony was held at the National University of Laos (NUOL) in Vientiane last week,
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A waterfall with a difference
Anyone with a yen to spend time at a waterfall that’s not too far from Vientiane should consider a visit to Tad Phakxoyvoy..... More >>>




Crowne Plaza Vientiane wins international spa award The Senses Spa at the Crowne Plaza Vientiane has won international recognition just one year .More >>>

Lao contestant readies for Miss Friendship International in China Miss Phaithida Phothisan, 25, is all set to represent Laos at the ...More >>>

Forging community ties, one friendly gesture at a time SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) -- Singapore is well known for its Third to ... More >>>




17 dead or missing as rainstorms sweep central, east, south China BEIJING (Xinhua) -- At least 17 people were killed or missing and thousands ..... More >>>

Deputy minister highlights Laos’ tourism growth, global cooperation on international stage
Deputy Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism of the Lao PDR, Mr Savankhone Razmountry, was invited to attend the Asean ....... More >>>

How can young people put their skills to good use? World Youth Skills Day was observed on July 15, when people take stock of the abilities of .. More >>>





Lao Youth Union football competition kicks off The Lao Youth Union Championship 2019 kicked off at Lanexang United’s stadium in ... More >>>

Home owner turns house and garden into popular eatery  With so many restaurants opening up in Vientiane it’s becoming harder and harder to make a choice, . More >>>

Upcoming e-Library expected to provide faster, more accessible information A quick glance into the library and one might not see many  ... More >>>





Dengue fever outbreak reaches alarming level Major hospitals in Vientiane are grappling with an overwhelming number of patients suffering ...  More >>>

Fertiliser project to help Lao farmers Lao Art Media and the fertiliser brand ‘Two Horses’ are offering discounted fertiliser to farmers .. More >>>

Not many students interested in construction work or carpentry
In today’s world, it is essential to develop the skills of youngsters and create jobs for them. For these reasons, vocational schools are popular ... More >>>





Differing sizes of Plain of Jars artefacts remain a mystery The varying sizes of the numerous stone vessels scattered throughout the ... More >>>

Climate change results in early dengue outbreak in Laos say health officials
The Ministry of Health says climate change is partly to blame for the early outbreak of dengue across Laos this year, with abnormal rainfall ahead of rainy season creating breeding grounds for the mosquitos that carry the disease. ...  More >>>

The early life and times of President Souphanouvong
Even though President Souphanouvong passed on many years ago, his revolutionary spirit still burns bright among successive generations of Lao people today.
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Solar power helps farmers in Attapeu save on electricity payments Solar energy is one of the best alternatives for green power that is environmentully ... More >>>

Auspicious Buddhist Lent to be observed from July 17 Today (Tuesday) is the start of Buddhist Lent and is accompanied by the ceremony known in ... More >>>