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World TB Day stresses unity in fight to end tuberculosis

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1. Mekong nations, S. Korea keen to boost cooperation
The Republic of Korea is committed to providing more financial support for the Mekong-Korea Cooperation Fund which will be used to carry out their action plan until 2020. More >>>

2. Asean officials mull ways to improve mass media networks
Representatives from Asean member countries on March 22 gathered at the 15th Meeting of Asean Senior Officials Responsible for Information (SOMRI) in Bacolod City, the Philippines, to discuss past cooperation and ways to achieve the Asean vision 2025. More >>>

3. Champassak dispenses with local transport checkpoints
Champassak provincial authorities have announced they will remove all unauthorised domestic checkpoints along roads to facilitate goods transport as well as appropriate inspections and charges. . More >>>

World TB Day stresses unity in fight to end tuberculosis
Health authorities and the World Health Organisation in Laos marked World Tuberculosis (TB) Day yesterday, calling for concerted action to address stigma, discrimination, and marginalisation and overcome barriers to care access. More >>>

Vientiane targeting 1 trillion kip in revenue for 2017
Vientiane is targeting revenue collection of more than 1 trillion kip for 2017 and expenditure of 639 billion kip. . More >>>

Home news
- Localised thunderstorm alert issued ahead of weekend
People across all parts of the country should be on alert for summer thunderstorms and pay clo se attention to weather forecasts as hot weather and storm risk intensifies. More >>>
- Improved broadband on the table as Asean officials discuss strategic cooperation
Representatives of the ten Asean Member States met yesterday in Vientiane to share information and experiences on broadband internet in the region in support of strategic regional cooperation. More >>>
- Australia expands support to end violence against women and girls
The Australian Embassy has forecasted a budget of over US$800,000 in assistance to Laos aiming to reduce violence against women and girls in three target provinces across the country. More >>>
- Laos, Thailand seek further village product collaboration
Laos and Thailand have agreed to continue cooperating on exchanging concepts and lessons learnt through developing their villages' products to increase the two sides' trade. 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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Lao, US officials discuss trade, investment agreement
Senior officials from the governments of Laos and the United States of America met recently in Vientiane to discuss implementation of the Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA). . More >>>


Winner of Lao Super Model 2016 promotes upcoming contest
Lao Super Model organisers would like to persuade young people across the country to showcase their talents on stage at this year's Lao Super Model contest. . 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

Media leaders gather in Hainan to deepen cooperation
Beijing, China: Chinese and foreign media leaders from 15 countries gathered at the roundtable meeting of the Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference in Hainan province, China, on Thursday to enhance media cooperation. .More >>>


What are the impressions of a group of Singaporean college students visiting Laos for the first time?
Two groups of Singaporean students, numbering about 60 in total, are visiting Laos in their school break for a period of two weeks..... More >>>


Lao judo fighters throw themselves into SEA Games preparations
Men and women judo exponents across various categories are training hard in Vientiane in the hope of making the national team for the 29th SEA Games in Malaysia from August 19-31. 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 >>>


Decorative and secure, iron opens gateway to success for local entrepreneur
Be it balustrades, railings, fencing, gates or burglary-prevention bars, home owners in the capital and beyond are looking increasingly to the imposing strength and sol idity of iron. More >>>










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