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1. Village Development Funds are supported by a LuxDev Rural Development Project in Borikhamxay.

1. Luxembourg continues supporting key development sectors
The Luxembourg government has forecast a budget of about 60 million euro in ongoing assistance to Laos from 2016 to 2020 to support key sectors of socio-economic development in the country. . More >>>

2. Plantations open loophole for timber export provincial governor says
Loopholes remain for traders in the export of timber thus additional measures will be needed to supplement the Prime Ministerial Order No 15 that bans the export of unprocessed wood, a provincial governor has said. . More >>>

Promotion of oil vine trees moving slower than expected
The promotion of planting a species of vine known locally as Ton Kheua Naman, or oil vine tree, was meant to assist people with an alternative income in Oudomxay province but has been moving slower than expected. . More >>>

Nation realises commitment to biodiversity conservation
The government has been persistent in realising its commitment to the global community in biodiversity conservation, with a new National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan being prepared. . . More >>>


June 24, 2016
- Government officials need to set blood donor example
Government officials should set a good example to society and donate blood with the National Blood Transfusion Centre and partners holding activities in offices, educational institutions and other places. More >>>
- Specialised personnel needed for Lao women's advancement
Head of the Secretariat to the National Commission for Advancement of Women, Ms Chansoda Phonthip believes Laos should have personnel specialised in the field of gender equality to drive the successful advancement of women in the country. More >>>
- Vientiane lacks funds to clean street drainage systems
Not all drainage ditches and drain pipes along roadsides in Vientiane are being cleaned to allow the free flow of water and protect the city against floods because of a shortage of funds. More >>>
- Sengsavanh College gets help from visiting Thai teachers
The teachers of Sengsavanh College have recently upgraded their skills after meeting to discuss educational development with visiting Thai teachers in Vientiane on Thursday. More >>>

June 23 , 2016
- Laos must continue creation of Fish Conservation Zones
The Lao government must continue to create ‘Fish Conservation Zones' which are areas that aim to build the capacity of local communities in overseeing the sustainable management of their aquatic resources, officials say. . . More >>>
- Drug dealers caught daily but don't disappear
Although it is common to see drug dealers and users being sentenced to prison time in the People's Courts nationwide, it seems that for every dealer arrested another one pops up to take their place. . . More >>>
- National Assembly considers law amendment
The enforcement of Article 13 in the Law on Government concerning the rights and obligations of the Ministers to the Prime Minister's Office may be suspended pending ammendment. . . More >>>
- Japanese volunteers pay courtesy visit to Lao Prime Minister
A group of 46 Japanese volunteers paid a courtesy visit to Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith in Vientiane yesterday before continuing on a mission to support Laos in both socio-economic and human resource development. . . More >>>

June 22, 2016
- Hydropower project plants trees for new resettlement area
Nam Ngiep 1 Hydropower Project (NNP1) staff, local government officials, and community members planted trees to symbolise the start of new lives for people in the Houay Soup Resettlement Area (HSRA) in Borikhan district, Borikhamxay province recently. More >>>
- Why do provinces need bigger hospitals?
With many existing hospitals in the provinces suffering from staff shortages some people are questioning why authorities need to build bigger facilities. More >>>
- Many rural communities oblivious of fisheries law
Rural people's difficulty in accessing information on the Law on Fisheries is one the reasons for continuing illegal fishing in Laos, according to an official. More >>>
- Young Lao filmmakers showcase talent at Korean sponsored festival
Six documentaries and three short films created by students of the Mass Communication Department at the National University of Laos were screened last Friday during its 2016 Students Film Festival at the National Culture Hall in Vientiane. More >>>

June 21 , 2016
- Khamphay Sana Group plants trees for forest protection
The Khamphay Sana Group plans to plant four million trees at the Asean Community's Deanhong Phousoung Botanical Garden within the Tadxone Waterfall Natural Tourist Site in Naxaithong district, Vientiane.
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- Swiss non-profit working with Laos to improve UXO clearance
The Government of Laos has recently supported a Swiss non-profit organisation to bring a technical innovation into Laos to test improvements in ongoing UXO clearance. . More >>>
- Korean-Lao friendship set to build new primary school
Korea-Laos Friendship Association is assisting education development in Laos and plans to build a new primary school in a remote area of Sangthong district, Vientiane. . More >>>

June 20 , 2016
- Inaugural book fest garners students' interest
Students and teachers from the National University of Laos (NUOL) interested in marketing, finance and other subjects enjoyed perusing the many textbooks and guides on show at the inaugural NUOL Book Fest on Friday. More >>>
- Hot winds from Laos ignite fire in Vietnam
Forest fires burning in Vietnam's Nghe An province destroyed about 20 hectares of forest last Sunday, caused by hot winds crossing the border from Borikhamxay province of Laos but there was no burning at the Lao site, provincial authorities said on Friday. More >>>
- Thirty-one killed over two weeks in nationwide accidents
In just two weeks over the last month 215 road accidents occurred across the country causing 31 fatalities, according to statistics from the Traffic Police Department of Ministry of Public Security. More >>>
- New primary teachers qualified in English
More than 500 newly graduated pedagogy students from the Dongkhamxang Teacher Training College are qualified to teach English at the primary school level, helping to upgrade education and foreign language skills. More >>>

June 17, 2016
- Agriculture program links developing districts in nation's south
A two-day biannual meeting of the Southern Laos Food and Nutrition Security and Market Linkages programme (FNML) funded by IFAD was held recently at Sekong province to promote agriculture development last month. More >>>
- Prosthetics, orthotics donated to XiengKhuang patients
More than 100 people with mobility disabilities from XiengKhuang rural areas have received free orthotic and prosthetic devices and physiotherapy from 29th May to 6th June. More >>>
- Govt supports river commission - Asean cooperation
Cooperation between the Mekong River Commission MRC's Secretariat and Asean Secretariat would contribute significantly to strengthening the Asean Community and serve the interest of all the region's peoples. More >>>
- Authorities: Illegal gold miners gone from Vientiane province
Illegal gold mining is no longer occurring in Vientiane province's Kasy district, according to local authorities. More >>>

June 16 , 2016
- Local organic agriculture needs to boost development
Organic agriculture in Laos needs to expand production, undertake more promotion and develop towards international standards, according to a leading official. . . More >>>
Vietnam's foreign policy prioritises cooperation according to visiting academic
Vietnam's foreign policy prioritises it's relationship with Laos and greater Asean while maintaining cooperation with most countries around the world according to the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam's Institute for South China Seas Studies Head, Dr Tran Truong Thuy in a lecture held in Vientiane on Tuesday. . . More >>>
Diabetes still increasing in Laos
Diabetes is still increasing in Laos, especially amongst people who lack knowledge on its prevention, a workshop on the topic was informed.
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Singapore assists with student eye examinations
Students in the capital are getting free eye examinations thanks to Vientiane Education and Sports Department with support from the Lions Club of Singapore, Singapore Polytechnic and supporters. . . More >>>

June 15, 2016
- Officials brush-up on oral health model
Medical teams from the Cha Ganjyu School and Community Based Oral Health Promotion Project and project target primary school teachers met in Vientiane to discuss how best to manage the oral health promotion model. More >>>
- ANZ Bank goes solar to save costs
ANZ Bank in Vientiane has launched a solar energy system and now looks to 90 kilowatt peak (kWp) rooftop solar photovoltaic to garner long term energy cost savings. More >>>
- Medics debate mother and child health promotion
Health workers and nutritionists met recently to evaluate the implementation of the Strategy and Planning Framework for the Integrated Package of Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health Service (SPFIPMNEHS), which was carried out from 2009-2015. More >>>

June 14, 2016
- Milk project to give legs to nutrition efforts
Vientiane Education and Sports Department, with support from New Chip Xeng Group and Dutch Mill Co., Ltd, will implement the ‘Milk to Schools' and ‘31 Legs' running competition project at schools in the capital Vientiane. . More >>>
- Prosecutors receive specialised English for Law training
The Office of the Supreme People's Prosecutor (OSPP) launched a specialised English for law training programme on Monday in Vientiane which will run over the next five years. . More >>>
- Vientiane-Hanoi highway via Borikhamxay still an option
A 145 km section through Viengthong district linking the Laos-Vietnam traditional border to Pakxan in Borikhamxay province is still a distinct possibility to form part of a future Vientiane-Hanoi highway. . More >>>
- Lao, Korean experts discuss land management technologies
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, in collaboration with Korea Land and Geospatial Information Corporation and Korea Trade Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA), organised the first land information system technical school seminar recently. . More >>>

June 13, 2016
- Production of improved cookstoves reaches 100,000 milestone
The 2.3-million-euro Improved Cookstoves Programme has celebrated the production and sale of its 100,000th improved cookstove in Laos since the project began in 2013. More >>>
- Drug trafficking dominates Champassak criminal cases: Judge
The largest number of criminal cases being prosecuted at the Champassak provincial court related to drug trafficking, a judge revealed on Friday. More >>>
- Major Meuangxay-Pakmong road link completed
Reconstruction of Road No. 13 North between Oudomxay provincial capital to Pakmong in Luang Prabang province's Nambak district has been completed and is already easing travel through the mountainous provinces. More >>>
- National Library visitor numbers decline
Visitor numbers to the National Library of Laos have declined because a majority of people were getting information from other sources such as social media, officials believed. More >>>

June 10 , 2016
- Only fools rush in, officials warn
Over 100 villagers flocked to a highway under construction in Phonthong district, Champassak province on Wednesday to collect stones which they believed could contain gold. More >>>
- LuangPrabang road crews on mudslide vigil
Road No. 13 North workers in LuangPrabang province have already been posted in roadside camps from the Vientiane province border to the world heritage town in anticipation of mudslides. More >>>
- Several traffic lights eed improvement, officials say
The Vientiane Traffic Police department will need to improve traffic lights according to a surveytaken by Vientiane Public Works and Transport Department recently. More >>>
- JICA surveys looking to help boost bus service
Vice Mayor of Vientiane, MrKeophilavanhAphaylath has called for the relevant sectors to further improve bus services in a move to encourage more people to travel by buses. More >>>


- Local organic agriculture needs to boost development
Asean professional women's forum
tackles tourism issues
Eco friendly accommodation with a view in world heritage town
Education must help people work: Vice President
Most workers' rights
still not protected
Laos, Vietnam highly value time-honoured ties, vow to deepen cooperation
President advises Lao Front to serve as national spiritual centre
Draft regulatory framework for healthcare professionals needed in Laos

First aviation maintenance technicians graduate
Construction Investment and Technology Lao Ltd, in continuation of its efforts to improve standards of technical knowledge in the country, held its first . . . More >>>


Pottery workshop to encourage arts exchange
The National Institute of Fine Arts , Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism provided a workshop on pottery arts to encourage students at the Institute to gain an awareness of their art from Korean potters yesterday. . . More >>>


Lao Freight Forwarder expecting continued growth
Lao Freight Forwarder Co., Ltd is expecting future stable growth on the back of its reputation built on servicing domestic and foreign customers for over 30 years, according to a company official. . . . More >>>

World news

Storms, tornado leave 98 dead
NANJING, China (China Daily, ANN) -- Death toll of the tornado and hailstorms in East China's Jiangsu province has climbed to 98, local rescue headquarters said on Friday. . . More >>>


What should be done to crack down on drugs?
The International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking is observed on June 26. This year is its' 29th anniversary and many sectors in Laos are preparing activities to mark the celebration.. . . .
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Judo federation president leads by example
President of Lao Judo Federation Mr Khemsath Philaphandeth is keen to continue developing the sport after achieving his third Dan (third black belt ranking) from Kodokan Judo Institute last month. . . . More >>>


Easing travel to region's natural wonders a focus of Southeast Asia's ecotourism forum in Laos
VIENTIANE (Xinhua) -- Wonders of history, nature and culture abound in Southeast Asia and are increasingly attracting visitors from within the region, neighbouring China and further abroad. . . . More >>>

Poverty Eradication

Remote villagers benefit from fish breeding
There are many ways for remote people to make a living and commercially breeding fish is how Mr Khamsone Inthavong's family has earned money so now they have better living standards. . . . . . . . . . . More >>>

Arts & Culture

Vat Simeuang: the heart of Lao culture in Vientiane
Vat Simeuang is a beautiful, sacred place, and perhaps the liveliest temple in Vientiane. More >>>


Young cabinetmaker wins national skills medal
Many people in Laos are now recognising vocational education as way to get ahead in life even if you're from a humble background. . More >>>


Family ownership key in fighting dengue
With Dengue recently claiming the lives of six victims in Champassak province, local authorities are concerned the start of the rainy season is providing perfect conditions for mosquito breeding. More >>>


Doi Ka Noi restaurant goes international
If you're looking for a local restaurant serving real authentic food, Doi Ka Noi, probably gives you the right answer for the unique taste of Lao cuisine. . . . More >>>


Are clean streets nothing but a dream?
Vientiane authorities announced back in 2010 that all roads in the capital would be clean by the year 2015 as part of the city's clean and green strategy, so more than five . . More >>>

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