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October 26, 2016

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1. Dr Xaysomphone Phomvihane advises the government to focus on sustainable growth.
Mr Vilayvanh Boutdakham ( second left ) alongside local and international anti-corruption experts at the seminar.

1. Parliament calls for full revenue collection
National Assembly (NA) members have called for the government to do more to seek new revenue sources and fully collect revenue following last fiscal year's revenue shortfall despite there being numerous income generating sources. . . More >>>

Speak more loudly, whistleblowers urged
Although public complaints have provided an important channel to learn about and help address corruption, the government needs to boost informants' confidence so they are more forthcoming. . . More >>>

Commission consults on child rights convention
The National Commission for Mothers and Children and United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) yesterday organised a consultation workshop to review and provide input into a draft of the 3rd to 6th state Convention on the Rights of Child report. . More >>>

4. Laos, Sweden mull partnership in urban transport
Laos and Sweden are seeking ways to cooperate to improve sustainable urban transport in Vientiane, which has seen traffic volume increase each year. . More >>>

USAID funds project to monitor HIV prevalence
Laos has a concentrated HIV epidemic compared to other countries, with the prevalence of HIV still at a low level in key groups. . . More >>>


October 26, 2016
- UK-Asean conference highlights value of innovation
Higher education is the main driver in a knowledge-based economy and universities play a major role in creating a skilled labour force capable of using effective modern communication technologies and results from research. More >>>
- Doctors hail success in treatment of breast cancer
Laos has seen success in the treatment of women with breast cancer this year, using a new method called neutrino-medicine, raising hopes of reducing the high mortality rate from this disease. More >>>
- Experts voice support for health sector reform
The recent review of the National Health Sector Reform Phase II (2016-2020) has received overwhelming interest and response from development partners. More >>>
- One-stop service to speed up border crossings
Lao and Thai officials are holding discussions on starting a “one door, one stop” service at the Lao-Thai Friendship Bridge linking Savannakhet province and Mukdahan province in Thailand. More >>>
- Asean countries prepare for community statistics meeting
The Lao government and other Asean countries are preparing for the Sixth Session of the Asean Community Statistical System (ACSS) Committee, which will be held in Vientiane from November 1-3. More >>>

October 25 , 2016
- Three fires engulf properties in Vientiane
Three fires occurred in the capital from October 17-23, causing over 890 million kip in damage, according to the Vientiane Prevention and Protection Police Department. . More >>>
- Govt, civil society consult on environmental impact assessments
Representatives from government and civil society met yesterday to provide feedback on draft regional guidelines for effective public participation in environmental impact assessment processes, to ensure these processes involve communities. . More >>>
- Four die after bus falls over precipice in Luang Prabang
Two Lao and two Chinese passengers died when a Chinese bus ran off the road and fell down a precipice in Nameuang village, Nan district, Luang Prabang province on Sunday night. . More >>>
- Lao Front strengthens working methods
The Lao Front for National Construction (LFNC) needs continuous improvement despite good achievements in past months, including improvements to various regulations to bring them up to date with changing circumstances. . More >>>
Indochina Bank assists disabled students in Vientiane province
Indochina Bank has initiated a community assistance project for disabled and underprivileged students in Thoulakhom district, Vientiane province.
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October 24, 2016
- Footbridges replaced in Luang Prabang to allow river crossings
Local authorities and residents have built temporary wooden footbridges after the previous structures collapsed at the end of last month in Viengkham district, Luang Prabang province. More >>>
- Police arrest hit-and-run driver
The Vientiane Traffic Police Department recently arrested a man in connection with a hit-and-run accident involving a motorbike in Khounta village, Sikhottabong district, Vientiane. More >>>
- Traffic police record higher accident rate in October
According to the Traffic Police Department of the Ministry of Public Security, 331 road accidents occurred across the country from October 3-16 resulting in 38 fatalities. More >>>
- Project seeks to improve hygiene, nutrition in 40 villages
Children living in villages where community members defecate in the open or use unhygienic sanitation facilities are on average 1.1 cm shorter than those living in villages where everybody uses improved sanitation. More >>>

October 21, 2016
- Asean to strengthen partnerships for enhanced connectivity
Asean representatives gathered for the 7th Asean Connectivity Symposium in Vientiane yesterday to engage stakeholders in realising the Master Plan on Asean Connectivity 2025. More >>>
- Infectious diseases the main health issue among under-fives
Infectious diseases are the main cause of illness and death among children under the age of five treated at the Children's Hospital in Vientiane. More >>>
- Vientiane to inspect drinking water plants
Vientiane authorities have recently announced inspections on drinking water plants in and around the capital to check on hygiene and net volume to ensure safety and fairness for consumers. More >>>
- Ministry, Betagro join forces to promote livestock breeding
The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry in cooperation with Betagro (Lao) Sole Co., Ltd. is giving advice to farmers across Laos on livestock breeding. More >>>

October 20 , 2016
- Electric buses all set for city pilot scheme
Electrically powered buses will take to the streets of downtown Vientiane later this month to encourage more people to use public transport and reduce traffic congestion in the city centre. . . More >>>
- Deputy PM calls for stronger environmental protection
The Environment Protection Fund (EPF) has to be reformed as a stronger permanent government organisation so it can continuously and effectively implement its function. . . More >>>
- Ten crimes reported during boat racing festival
A total of 10 crimes were reported to the Vientiane Public Security Headquarters during this year's boat racing festival with pickpocketing being the most common misdemeanour. . . More >>>
- First GI Week to launch in Vientiane
The FAO to Laos and the Ministry of Science and Technology held a joint press conference on Tuesday to announce the launching of the first Geographical Indications (GI) Week in Laos. . . More >>>

October 19, 2016
- Asean, EU vow to strive for shared strategic goals
Asean and European Union (EU) nations have agreed to promote an Asean-EU global partnership for shared strategic goals and the wellbeing of the people of the two regions. More >>>
- Fire demolishes house in Xaysettha
A house in Somsanga village, Xaysettha district, Vientiane was engulfed in flames on Monday night sparked by the owner lighting candles to mark the end of Buddhist Lent. More >>>
- Adolescent girls still lack access to education and healthcare
The majority of adolescent girls still cannot access the level of education and health services needed to ensure their welfare, especially in rural areas. More >>>
- Road accidents on the rise
The number of road accidents increased while the number of deaths fell during this year's boat racing festival, according to the Vientiane Traffic Police Department. More >>>

October 18, 2016
- Laos sets sights on eradication of poverty, scarcity
The government is set to eradicate poverty and scarcity by raising awareness among local people of the need to actively fight against these issues. . More >>>
- Minister raises environmental health concerns in Manila
The Lao health sector needs to continue to address basic water, sanitation and waste management issues in healthcare facilities, schools and rural and remote communities.. More >>>
- Men arrested with 500kg of illegal drugs
Bokeo provincial police recently teamed up with border soldiers to arrest two men after confiscating more than 500kg of chemicals used to make drugs, three guns, bullets, some money and other items in Tang-aor village, Tonpheung district. . More >>>
- Luxembourg extends support for MRC's strategic work
The government of Luxembourg has granted 1 million euro to the Mekong River Commission to support its strategic work over the next five years.
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Revised govt plan to see bigger budget deficit
The government's proposal to revise the next four-year budget plan (2017-2020) will see the budget deficit increase to 4.39 percent of gross domestic product (GDP), up by 0.32 percent compared to the four-year plan approved earlier by the National Assembly (NA). . . .More >>>


Short film screening marks United Nations Day
Aspecial film screening session titled “Digital UN-Virtual tools for real development” was organised to mark United Nations Day on Monday evening. . . .More >>>


China's imitation sinh threaten Lao weavers
Hundreds of years of traditional weaving in Laos is being threatened by imported imitation silk skirts ( sinh ) produced in China. . More >>>

World news

Militants attack Pakistan police academy, killing 59
QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) -- Militants wearing suicide vests stormed a Pakistani police academy in the southwestern.... . .More >>>


What needs to be done to accelerate economic growth?
The government has asked the National Assembly to lower economic growth targets over the next four years after encountering. . . More >>>


School Games to limit junior national representatives
Organisers have set a limit on the number of junior national representatives that can compete at Laos' 6th National School Games in Borikhamxay province from February 1-9 next year. . . More >>>


Pakxong tourism venture opens up new insight into Laos
As part of Asean's 2025 Vision, the region is aiming to become a quality tourism destination offering a unique, diverse Asean experience and committed to responsible. . . More >>>

Poverty Eradication

Enterprising farming family sows seeds of prosperity
Growing rice was not enough to sustain Mrs Boupha Minaxay and her family so they decided to grow more crops and raise animals as well, which set them on the road out of poverty. . . . .. More >>>

Arts & Culture

That Luang renovation restores iconic national treasure
The fourth restoration of Vientiane's Pha That Luang, which began early last month, aims to preserve this national and cultural icon. More >>>


Teenage judo star dreams of 2020 Olympic Games
Laos' top female judo fighter in the 63kg open level, Ms Somsoudalath Venevankham, aged 18, has her eyes set on competing at the 32nd Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2020. . . More >>>


Ministry recommends preventive measures against Zika
Recent increases in the number of Zika cases in the region and at least two confirmed Zika-linked microcephaly cases in Thailand have raised concerns in Laos and the Ministry of Health is strongly recommending certain preventive measures. Fortunately, hundreds of people have been tested and no cases have been detected in Laos. . . . ... . . More >>>


Mung Kha La to promote Lao dishes to local eaters
Delicious, clean and polite is how you would describe the dining experience served by Mung Kha La, a popular catering service based out of Houay Hon g village. . . More >>>


Temples lead the way in creating green spaces
Planting trees in urban areas is very important because it creates green spaces and helps to preserve the natural environment amid large areas of concrete buildings. . . . More >>>

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