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17 June 2019

JICA, UXO-Laos collaborate on operations

 

- NA approves new law to safeguard local products from unfair imports
The National Assembly (NA) on Friday approved a new law relating to anti-dumping and countervailing duties in order to protect domestic products from unfair imports. As Laos integrates into the region, it needs to enact laws to protect it from unfair trade competition. .. More >>>

- Govt details measures to control, repay public debt
The government will reduce the budget deficit to zero by next year to ensure that the country’s high level of public debt can be repaid as p romptly as possible, Deputy Prime Minister Somdy Duangdy told the National Assembly (NA) last week. Mr Somdy, who is also Minister of Finance, said “We will ensure our spending plan is set at a level commensurate to what we earn,” when addressing the Assembly’s seventh ordinary session.  . .. More >>>

- JICA, UXO-Laos collaborate on operations
Government officials and representatives of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) met in Vientiane last week for the first Joint Coordinating Committee meeting of a project that links the national unexploded ordnance programme with poverty alleviation. The meeting was attended by National Programme Director of the Lao National Unexploded Ordnance Programme (UXO-Laos), Mr Bounphamith Somvichith, and the Senior Representative of JICA in Laos, Ms Akiko Sanada... More >>>

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- Leading Lao, Thai  universities agree to closer relations
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Korea - a modern country with magnificent culture
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KP Company celebrates 22nd anniversary Bridgestone Laos with customer
KP Company, the sole distributor for Bridgestone tyres in Laos, cooperated with its partners including Bridgestone Asia Pacific. .... More >>>

Young designer to promote fashion designing project
A member of the Lao Young Designer Project 2019, Mr Mangkone Sayavong, is pursuing his dream of having his own fashion brand......More >>>

Queen Elizabeth II’s 93rd birthday celebrated in Vientiane
The largest-ever UK National Day celebration in Laos was organised on Wednesday at the Crowne Plaza to mark Queen Elizabeth the Second’s 93rd birthday; the last UK National Day with current UK .  ... More >>>

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Parents encourage outdoor activities for children to avoid short video addiction
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Deputy Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism of the Lao PDR, Mr Savankhone Razmountry, was invited to attend the Asean ....... More >>>

How can we prevent dengue fever?
Asean Dengue Fever Day, observed on June 14, aims to increase dengue awareness and advocate preventive strategies to the public. Dengue fever is a big concern for people of the Asean region. .. More >>>

 

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Cyclists celebrate Climate Diplomacy Week
More than 500 cyclists gathered outside the European Union (EU) in Vientiane early on Saturday morning to ride in honour of this year’s first Climate Diplomacy Week festivities. ... 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 >>>

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HEALTH

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A critical factor to reduce maternal death in remote areas? Deploy midwives!
"I feel very privileged that there is a midwife to help me through my pregnancy. I have every confidence in the skills of the midwife to support me....  More >>>

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

Pingu’s English, British Embassy announce international education partnership for English language training
Parents will soon be able to enrol their children into the globally popular Pingu’s English language training system from the UK, thanks to a .... More >>>

 

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British expertise advances Lao research
Prof Paul Newton has spent the last 20 years carrying out ground-breaking tropical medicine research at the Lao Oxford Mahosot Hospital Wellcome Research Unit (LOMWRU) in Vientiane, which he founded.... More >>>

Poisoned fish worries village as Sangthong district promotes good agricultural practices The people of Kua village in Sangthong district, ...  More >>>

Commemorating the courageous spirit of Battalion 2
Sixty years have passed since the night when the Lao People’s Army’s Battalion 2 broke through an enemy blockade, averting a clash that would have meant almost certain death.... More >>>

 

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New road paves way for development A 32-kilometre road running from the Lao-Thai Friendship Bridge to Dongphosy and Huaymarkhiew has been ... More >>>

Young designer has sweet concepts Lao designer Ms Manithip Vongphachan was recently named one of the top... More >>>