- Global Fund gives boost to battle against malaria
The Global Fund has forecast a budget of over US$2 million in assistance to Laos from 2018 to 2020 to assist with the elimination of malaria and reduce the impact of multi-drug resistance in five southern provinces.
A funding agreement was signed on Friday in Vientiane between the Deputy Director General of the Department of Communicable Disease Control under the Ministry of Health, Dr Sisavath Southanilaxay, and the Country Director of Health Poverty Action, Mr Ronaldo Estera. . ... More >>>
- Renovated Bokeo vocational school reopens with German support
The official handover ceremony of the renovated Technical and Vocational Training (TVET) School in Bokeo province took place recently.
The school’s modernisation and extension was financed by grants from the Lao government and the German government through KfW, amounting to nearly EUR 1 million. .. More >>>
- Attracting one million Chinese tourists ‘achievable’: report
Meeting the target to draw one million Chinese tourists to Laos in 2019 is achievable, according to a report. Efforts to achieve this ambitious target are being boosted by various promotion campaigns undertaken by Lao and Chinese authorities during the course of Visit Laos-China Year 2019.....More >>>
-Advertising of dubious medical products persists
The sale and advertising of bogus medical and related products through newspapers, television, and radio is continuing, even though the authorities are carrying out regular checks in an attempt to rein in the practice.
Health authorities have admitted their concerns about the sale and advertising of ineffective medical products and other items that falsely claim to improve people’s wellbeing. These advertisements are still common, including on billboards and social media.. More >>>
- Most people coming to Laos are here for a holiday: survey
By far the majority of foreign visitors to Laos said they were coming to the country for a holiday, a new survey has revealed.
The survey was carried out by the Tourism Development Department of the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism. The results obtained relate to information gathered from 2,918 overseas visitors entering Laos from April-December 2018. ... More >>>
- Asian support group extends assistance for disabled people in Huaphan
Asian Development with Disabled Persons (ADDP) has pledged to continue supporting people living with disabilities by creating more job opportunities for them in Huaphan province. ADDP signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare in support of the second phase of a project on Friday... More>>>
- Champassak preparing to go green on Arbor Day
Champassak provincial authorities are planning to grow trees on 950 hectares this year, in a bid to rehabilitate the environment and contribute to the government’s goal to increase forest cover to 70 percent of land by 2020.
The well diggers
All living things, plants, animals and humans, need water to survive. But despite an apparent abundance of water and river systems in Laos, during the dry season many people and villages struggle to access . More >>>