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February 6, 2016

New embassy opens to strengthen partnership


1. Senior government officials and Lao World Public Company's staffers attend a groundbreaking ceremony at the construction site of the bridge in Pakngum district, Vientiane on Friday.
2. Mr Blair Cowles presents the IOSA certificate to Dr Somephone Douangdara.

1. Work on Nam Ngum bridge begins
A ground-breaking ceremony for the construction of a bridge across the Nam Ngum river between Nabong village and Thakokhay village in Pakngum district, Vientiane took place at the construction site on Friday. . . More >>>

2. Lao Airlines receives IOSA certification
Laos' flag carrier, Lao Airlines, has achieved globally recognised International Air Transport Association (IATA) Operational Safety. More >>>

3. Lao-Thai experts confer on internal medicine
Lao-Thai experts are continuing cooperation in the field of internal medicine with simultaneous conferences this week exchanging knowledge and upgrading scientific and technical experience between the two coun tries.
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New embassy opens to strengthen partnership
The new British embassy in Vientiane has formally opened for diplomatic services on Thursday following the completion of the facility's construction in December last year. . More >>>


February 5 , 2016
- Lao teachers learn new skills at TESOL conference
After finishing the 13th annual Lao Teaching English to Speakers of Other Language (Lao TESOL) Conference from February 4-5, Lao English teachers are now seeking to teach new methods and skills to upgrade their students' knowledge. More >>>
- Some public parks being neglected by visitors
Some public parks in Vientiane are failing to attract visitors because there is a lack of convenient car parking and also a dearth of interesting activities for visitors. More >>>
- Officials review community radio programme
Information senior officials, and provincial Information, Culture and Tourism department and development partner representatives gathered yesterday to go over the key results, challenges and lessons learned from last year's Implementation of Community Participation and Communication Support Programme (CPCSP). More >>>
- Intellectual property officials prepare forAsean IPA conference
Department of Intellectual Property officials are preparing to attend the Asean Intellectual Property Association (Asean IPA) conference from March 4-6 in Malaysia to exchange knowledge in the field with regional contemporaries. More >>>

February 4 , 2016
- Luxembourg continues supporting infectious disease research
The Government of Luxembourg had decided to continue supporting the project ‘Research and Infectious Disease Surveillance in Laos,' aiming to provide better health outcomes in the country. More >>>
- Vientiane receives water quality improvement support
Vientiane Natural Resources and Environment Department has recently received equipment and technical support worth more than 60 million yen (over 4 billion kip) from the Japanese government for urban water quality improvement. More >>>
- Hom Road project facing ongoing financial problems
The Ban Hom Road construction project in Vientiane has ground to a halt again with the construction company now in serious financial difficulty. More >>>
- Drug users increase at Somsanga Rehab Centre
The number of drug users in treatment at the Somsanga Drug Treatment and Vocational Training Centre in Vientiane is continuing to increase with young people the worst affected. More >>>

February 3 , 2016
- New Zealand Asean Scholar Awards open
The New Zealand Ambassador-designate to Lao PDR, Mr Ben King officially announced the opening of the New Zealand-Asean Scholar Awards (NZAS) 2016 Selection Round on Monday. . More >>>
- Hadxaifong police searching for stolen Buddha image
Vientiane police and authorities in Hadxaifong district are searching for an old sacred Buddha image stolen from Vat Par temple of Nalong village, Hadxaifong district. . More >>>
- Woman injured as old building collapses
An old building, which partially collapsed on Monday in Vientiane, injured an American lady who was now recovering, an official has said.
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- Nation must improve coordination for disaster response
Laos must improve its cooperation and strengthen coordination for preparedness and disaster response between the government and local authorities. . More >>>

February 2, 2016
- Xieng Khuang authorities seeking funds for temple construction
Xieng Khuang provincial authority is continuing efforts to mobilise additional funds for the construction of a temple on a high mountain in Thongmixay village, Paek district, with the project now some 30 percent complete. . More >>>
- Investors eyeing golf resort for Borikhamxay
A Chinese company and Lao State Enterprise are seeking to development a recreational complex in Borikhamxay province, featuring a resort, golf course, and other tourism facilities. . More >>>
- Miss Xieng Khuang contest prepares to launch
Xieng Khuang provincial authorities will organise the Miss Xieng Khuang contest to promote the culture and tourism attractions of the northern province. . More >>>

February 1, 2016
- EU supports food security for Bokeo farmers
The European Union (EU) has supported the “Strengthening Farmers' Organisation on Food Security Project” in Paktha and Huayxai districts, Bokeo province. More >>>
- KOICA conducts hydropower pre-feasibility study
The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) has sent a group of Korean experts to Vientiane province for a pre-feasibility study of a small hydropower pilot project from January 21-31. More >>>
- Former ambassador gives Russian viewpoint on int'l relations
A former Russian Ambassador to Laos, Prof. Dr Yuri Raikov, gave a lecture at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs' Institute of Foreign Affairs (IFA) in Vientiane last week on the Russian viewpoint of the situation in East Asia. More >>>
- Waste transfer station opens in Vientiane
A new waste transfer station to improve efficiency in solid waste management has opened in Xaysettha district, Vientiane. . More >>>

January 29, 2016
- Cold weather to return next week
A cold weather system originating in China will again affect Laos next week after the system weakens over the weekend, according to the Meteorology and Hydrology Department. More >>>
- Street hoons getting away with the risks
Many Vientiane road users who drive carefully on the roads on their way to work or their businesses are being killed and injured due to the actions of other less mindful motorists. More >>>
- Local environmental TV programmes to be developed
L ao National Television (LNVT) and the Environment Protection Fund have agreed to locally produce environmental television programmes signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in Vientiane yesterday. More >>>
- Secondary schools still lack English teachers and materials
The Ministry of Education and Sports' nationwide English secondary school curriculum wasn't progressing according to plan due to a lack of teachers and teaching materials, a senior official conceded. More >>>

January 28, 2016
- Children's culture centres in need of dedicated experts
Child development specialists are encouraging all sectors involved in children's development to play a more active role, in hopes of building a knowledgeable generation of young adults to lead the nation in the future. More >>>
- Luang Prabang suburbs free of water-borne diseases
No outbreaks of disease have occurred recently in villages in Luang Prabang province, although some people in rural areas are still using unsafe water from natural streams. More >>>
- Adventure tourism driving revenue growth in Oudomxay
The growing popularity of adventure activities along the Nam Kat River in Oudomxay province attracted more visitors last year driving tourism revenue growth. More >>>
- Japan to fund Lao energy efficiency data centre
The government of Japan is providing assistance to set up the Lao Energy Efficiency Data (LEED) Centre, to be equipped with Japanese technology. More >>>

January 27, 2016
- Govt vows to contain polio outbreak
Prime Minister Thongsing Thammavong has advised foreign nationals of all ages wanting to visit Laos for at least one month to ensure they receive at least one polio vaccination. . More >>>
Chinese New Year celebrations planned for Vientiane
Chinese New Year celebrations are being planned at the Vientiane Centre from January 30-31, in a bid to build relations and promote cultural exchanges between Laos and China. . More >>>
SMEs to benefit from export programme
The private sector and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) will benefit from the ongoing SME E-Commerce and Export Enhancement Development Programme (SEED), according to officials. . More >>>
Lao Women's Union sets future plans
The Lao Women's Union (LWU) members' committee met yesterday to discuss women's development plans for 2016-2020, with a focus on eight main development programmes to promote gender rights.
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Party congress VDO series

EU supports LEARN project in Laos

- Phabath Phonsan: Temple with sacred stupa marks Buddha's history
Lao food promoted in all its colour
John Kerry's visit deepens Laos-US ties
Vientiane vows to realise resolution
of 10th Party Congress
Borikhamxay declares Vat Phabath-Phonsan a cultural heritage site
New Party Central Committee elected
Rice farmers seeking more export markets
10 th Party Congress kicks off in Vientian
- Ford awards grant to tourism training institute
First Party Congress held amid Indochina War
- Furniture fair raises profile of Lao wood products

- KOLAO releases All-New Optima
- The changing lifestyle of coffee farmers
- Korean cuisine, a different dining option in Vientiane
- PM advises on development in Xaysomboun
- New Year celebrations dazzle as revellers turn out in force

Gold price rises in Laos
The gold price in Laos rose further in line with the rising price of gold on the world market, according to the Lao Gem and Jewellery Traders Association. . . . More >>>


Lao All-stars share warmth with the north
Members of the Lao All-stars team shared some warmth with people in the northern provinces who were affected by the cold weather recently. . More >>>


Khaiphaen production promotes community business
Khaiphaen or dried river weed is well known to people in Luang Prabang province as a popular snack that all visitors buy as a souvenir gift for friends and relatives. . . More >>>

World news

China to donate 10,000 tonnes of food to Syria refugees
LONDON (Xinhua) -- China will donate 10,000 tonnes of food to help ease the food shortages among Syria refugees, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi announced here Thursday. . . More >>>


Do you think Vientiane needs more interesting public parks?
There are some public parks in Vientiane but most people go only to parks such as Chao Anouvong, Patuxay Monument, and the parks and gardens in and around
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Students prepare for University Games opening ceremony
More than 1,000 students from National University of Laos (NUOL) will take part in the opening ceremony of the 1st Lao National University Games on March 5. . . More >>>


A human's experience of treetop life
What do you imagine if you read the term Gibbon Experience? Does it mean that you get in contact a rare type of monkey or to feel yourself like one of those long-armed fellows that seem to fly almost sile ntly through the jungle? . More >>>

Poverty Eradication

Organic coffee brewing up development in Champassak
Growing organic coffee is proving a good way for local people to earn money in Champassak province and change their lives for the better as the province moves closer to reaching its poverty eradication target. . More >>>

Arts & Culture

Red marks Chinese, Vietnamese New Year
The end of January or the beginning of February will see many Chinese and Vietnamese houses, shops and restaurants decorated in red as the owners prepare to celebrate the New Year. . . . . .More >>>


What does it take to be a good teacher?
To be a good teacher, you not only need to teach children well, but you also need to learn from the children and be prepared to be foolish and playful if that will help them gain wisdom. . . . . . More >>>


Cutting mosquito population, the way to control Zika
Zika virus is threatening the lives of people around the wor ld with about 23 countries worldwide so far having reported outbreaks. . . More >>>


Struggling to protect workers' rights
Protecting the legitimate rights and benefits of workers is the ultimate goal of the Lao Federation of Trade Unions.. . . More >>>


Locals more aware of natural disasters through CBDRR project
Many years ago grandfather Khamphai considered floods as a natural and inevitable par t of life next to the river so he accepted them, but now he is more aware of the potential loss from flooding. . . . More >>>

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