- President receives new foreign ambassadors, appoints Lao head of mission
President Bounnhang Vorachit on Friday received the credentials of three new ambassadors to Laos, and presented credentials to the new Lao ambassador to Belgium.
The newly appointed foreign diplomats to Laos are Mr Dinkar Asthana from India, Mr Antonis Toumazis from Cyprus, and Mr Abaid Saeed Abaid Bintaresh Al Dhaheri from the United Arab Emirates. ..... More >>>
- Company staff beef up on revised social insurance law
Government officials and company representatives gathered on Friday to learn about the amended Law on Social Insurance at the National Social Security Fund, to ensure they understand and comply with the law in a uniform manner.
Authorities recently revised the law taking into account changes in economic and social circumstances, and to clarify certain elements of the law, according to the National Social Security Fund.. . ... More >>>
-Govt makes strides on path to poverty eradication
The government is working to improve people’s standard of living with the aim of realising Laos’ goal of graduating from Least Developed Country (LDC) status and reducing the poverty rate to less than 10 percent of the population in 2020.
-Ministry to provide weather forecast bulletins for farmers
Farmers around the country will soon be receiving seasonal weather forecasts, which will be distributed by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment to district and provincial ofﬁces. The weather bulletins, which will be produced by the Division of Climatology and Agro-meteorology under the ministry’s Department of Meteorology and Hydrology, will primarily give farmers information about rainfall.
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Speak up for road safety and call for urgent action
The fifth UN Global Road Safety Week acknowledges that strong leadership is needed to advance road safety in countries and communities and achieve related Sustainable Development Goals and other global targets. ... More >>>
The well diggers
All living things, plants, animals and humans, need water to survive. But despite an apparent abundance of water and river systems in Laos, during the dry season many people and villages struggle to access . More >>>