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November 26, 2015

Respected elderly discuss socio-economic development of Laos


1. Thousands of devotees of Vientiane and the provinces gathered early at That Luang esplanade in Vientiane on Wednesday to give alms and present offerings to monks for the occasion of the That Laung Festival. -- Photo Khamphan
Prime Minister
Thongsing Thammavong.

1. Thousands pay homage to That Luang stupa
Crowds of well-dressed women wearing silk skirts and blouses, and men supporting belts waited patiently yesterday morning to present offerings to monks at the end of the That Luang Festival. More >>>

2. Govt approves laws for further debate at NA
Cabinet members have discussed and approved various laws at the government's monthly meeting before submitting these pieces of legislation to the upcoming session of the National Assembly for debate. . . . More >>>

3. Swiss improves mother and child health
The Swiss-Lao Hospital Project has presented medical equipment worth about US$1 million to the Mother and Newborn Hospital, aimed at improving the health of mothers and their children in the years to come. . . . More >>>

Patriotism, Sam Sang delivering development progress
The rate of poor families in the country is now about 6.5 percent, while other indicators have also reflected good progress in the development process.
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Govt limits spending on new buildings
Economists have supported the government's decision to restrict its budget for the construction of new buildings to house public offices in Vientiane and provinces for the 2015-16 fiscal year. More >>>

6. Respected elderly discuss socio-economic development of Laos
The Lao Front for National Construction declared yesterday they got ready for the nationwide meeting of respected elderly people in Vientiane from November 28-30. More >>>


November 26, 2015
- Laos conveys condolences to Republic of Korea
Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Alounkeo Kittikhoun, on behalf of the Lao government, yesterday signed a condolence book at the Embassy of the Republic of Korea to Laos to express profound sadness on the passing of former South Korean President, Mr Kim Young-sam. .
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- Laos' CSR reporting tool presented in Vientiane
The National Chamber of Industry and Commerce in cooperation with the Department of Investment Promotion, UNDP on Wednesday discussed and commented on the draft of the Lao PDR's Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Reporting tool. . More >>>
- Promotion of official Lao font to government offices
Engineers from the Lao National Internet Centre under the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications advised officials and various IT engineers from different ministries in Vientiane to use the Lao official font yesterday. . More >>>

November 25, 2015
- Sangthong stills planting cassava
Famers in Pakgnum district of Vientiane have destroyed the fields to plant other crops instead as the tapioca factory owned by the Lao-Indochina Group Company failed to pay, but farmers in Sangthong district don't cut their trees throwing away. More >>>
- Awareness campaign to promote equity for children with disabilities
The Aid Children with Disability Association (ACDA) is stepping towards equity and empowerment for children with disabilities, and aiming to reduce discrimination against them in Laos. More >>>
- Officials improve their knowledge on human rights
Officials from line ministries joined a workshop held in Vientiane province early this week to raise awareness on and deepen understanding of human rights. More >>>
- Traffic police promote festival road safety
The Vientiane Traffic Police Department is maintaining a booth to advertise the importance of road safety at Lao-ITECC during the That Luang festival celebration in a bid to reduce the rising number of accidents. More >>>

November 24, 2015
- New national forum charts action on under-nutrition
The new National Nutrition Forum met in Vientiane for the first time last Friday to lay the foundations for joint action against under-nutrition and forge key messages on nutrition for the upcoming 12th High Level Round Table Meeting. More >>>
- Khammuan communities enhance natural disaster response
Some 4,500 people in targeted villages of Xebangfai and Mahaxay districts, Khammuan province have enhanced their response capacities to natural disasters through the Community Based Disaster Risk Reduction (CBDRR) project. More >>>
- Ministry to examine Meun district teacher quota
The Ministry of Education and Sports intends to assign officials to meet with education authorities in Meun district and other districts of Vientiane province in the coming weeks to discuss the lack of staff quotas given to volunteer teachers. More >>>
- New agricultural market opens in Xieng Khuang
Phonsavanh agricultural market in Paek district, Xieng Khuang province has moved to a new location in the Gold Mountain Garden Group development area as part of efforts to provide more modern facilities. More >>>

November 23, 2015
- Road accidents summarised for ten months of 2015
There were 797 fatalities in the con tinuing spate of accidents nationwide over the 10 months from January to October 2015, according to the latest report from the Traffic Police Department. More >>>
- WHO and partners continue health sector support
The World Health Organisation (WHO), the European Union (EU) and Luxembourg have expressed their commitment to extend their support to the development of Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in Laos. More >>>
- Security plan in place for That Luang
The Vientiane Traffic Police Department of the Ministry of Public Security will station over 600 police officers around town from November 19-25 to ensure public safety during this year's That Luang Festival. More >>>
- Japan continues to support Lao health sector
The Japanese government continues to support the health sector in Laos, funding two community-based projects based in two northern provinces. More >>>

November 20, 2015
- Southeast Asian and Japanese youth arrive in Vientiane
A total of 16 representatives of the 42nd Ship for Southeast Asian and Japanese Youth Programme 2015 (SSEAYP) have arrived in Vientiane on Wednesday for a three-day visit aimed to exchange culture and educational experiences. More >>>
- Man kills family in Savannakhet
Savannakhet Police Headquarters reported yesterday that seven people were killed and another two people were injured after a man opened fire on his family in Maithadaeng village, Sepon district, Savannakhet province. More >>>
- Saravan to fight against malnutrition
Saravan Health Provincial Department is seeking to eliminate malnutrition and anaemia in young children, aiming to ensure it helps the government to meet the Millenium Development Goals, especially for the health sector. More >>>
- Firefighters issue warning as weather changes
Firefighting officials have reminded local residents to be more aw are of fires with the change in the weather, as it is now becoming drier and windier with the end of the rainy season, making fires more dangerous.More >>>

November 19, 2015
- Nationwide road accidents increase for October
Nationwide, the number of road accidents and fatalities increased in October according to a report from the Traffic Police Department of the Ministry of Public Security. More >>>
- Vientiane roads under repair
Vientiane road construction workers are currently repairing potholes on ten streets to reduce traffic chaos during rush hours. More >>>
- Paediatricians meet to update care techniques
Paediatrics experts from eight targeted provinces nationwide are meeting in Vientiane to discuss improvements to procedures and preventative care to help newborns get a safer start into life. More >>>
- Lao National Television wins Asiavision Award
Lao National Television (LNTV) has been awarded the prestigious “Asiavision Award for Best Contribution to Asean Television News 2015”.More >>>

Vientiane hosts Asean journalists' workshop

- Medics need to address malnutrition
- Laos ready to launch its first satellite
- FIFA bans Lao Football Federation president for two years
- Laos, China railway groundbreaking set for December 2

- Laos launches logo, theme for
Asean Chairmanship 2016
- Asean nations call for scientific, technological innovation
- Lao satellite to go into orbit this month

BOL technical assistance examined
The Bank of the Lao PDR (BOL) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) recently reviewed the progress of a technical assistance project, funded by Japan's Administered Account for Selected IMF Activities. . . More >>>


Children's dance contest to celebrate Laos' 40th anniversary
Kindergarten and primary school students in Vientiane are invited to take part in a dance contest, and take a shot at winning the prizes. . . . . More >>>


One Belt, One Road initiatives, a bridge to connect China to the world
The One Belt, One Road development strategy and framework have become a bridge connecting China and other countries around the world in several fields. . More >>>

World news

Search ends for victims of Myanmar jade mining landslide
HPAKANT, Myanmar (AP) -- Police in northern Myanmar said Wednesday they have ended efforts to find bodies in a jade mining landslide that killed more than 100 people.. . More >>>


What could we do to enhance the elimination of violence against women?
The International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women is marked on November 25. It's an important day for Lao women, because some of them still
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Savannakhet volleyballers set semi-final aims for Education and Sport's Cup 2015
Savannakhet province's women's volleyball team is hoping to make it at least as far as the semi-final rounds in the 3rd Minister of Education and Sports' Cup 2015 in Vientiane from November 24-30. . . More >>>


Enjoy traditional cuisine at Kesone Garden
About 32 km from the Vientiane centre, heading straight to Road 13 North, Kesone Garden Restaurant opens its doors in a Lao style setting with huts and. . ... More >>>

Poverty Eradication

Vientiane province moving closer to poverty eradication targets
Officials nationwide are working hard to develop their communities and improve living standards of local people which will play an important part in helping the government reach poverty eradication by 2020. . . . . More >>>

Arts & Culture

Annual tikhy match strikes a blow for community spirit
The traditional game of tikhy (similar to hockey) is an iconic feature of the annual That Luang Festival and remains an inherent part of this many-sided celebration. . . .More >>>


One woman's path to study in Australia
"You have to learn the rules of the game and then you have to play better than anyone else”; this is the famous. . ..
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40 years of progress in health sector

At the end of this year, the Lao People's Democratic Republic will mark its 40th anniversary with a series of achievements in various fields set to be highlighted. . . . . ... More >>>


Khaopoun , Laos' favourite food
Wherever there is a festival, there will be khaopoun. Visitors giving alms and presenting offerings to monks and novices at the last day of the That Luang. . . More >>>


Local man developing his neighbourhood into Vientiane model
A Vientiane man is changing an area in his beloved community Sithan Neua into a model tourism zone in the capital after discovering the ans. . . More >>>

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