February 8, 2018

Tiger traffickers evade police capture

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- President calls for upgrade of health services
President Bounnhang Vorachit has called on health administrators to identity reasons for dissatisfaction with healthcare in Laos, as more people seek treatment across the border. Mr Bounnhang made the call in his address at the annual national meeting of the health sector, which ended in Vientiane yesterday... More >>>

Make the most of Pakxong’s golden land: PM
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has urged Champassak provincial authorities to develop Bolaven Plateau in Pakxong district as another tourist attraction and to encourage the production of good quality agricultural produce for export... More >>>

Attapeu authorities crack down on illegal logging
Authorities have seized illegally cut timber amounting to 33 cubic metres in Phouvong district, Attapeu province, and apprehended loggers who will face prosecution. The timber was loaded on a tractor which was believed to obtain wood from areas along the border with Vietnam and Cambodia. Fortunately, local authorities were able to halt the illicit activity last week.
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- Tiger traffickers evade police capture
Khammuan provincial authorities are hunting for suspects who fled the scene when their shipment of three huge tiger carcasses was intercepted at a checkpoint last month, a senior provincial official said yesterday. The dead animals were found on vehicles that were reportedly heading to a neighbouring country... More >>>

- ICT in Laos to facilitate China’s Belt and Road plan: official
Development of the information and communication technology (ICT) sector in Laos falls in line with China’s Belt and Road initiative as this technology will be key for connectivity between China and countries in Southeast Asia. Deputy Minister of Post and Telecommunications, Mr Thongsay Xanxaya, made the comment when talking about Laos’ ICT sector at the Laos-China Belt and Road Cooperation Forum held in Vientiane last week... More >>>

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- Laos, Vietnam bolster scientific cooperation
Laos and Vietnam have agreed to boost cooperation in science and technology, especially to assist research and innovation in the construction sector.
A science cooperation agreement was signed in Vientiane on Sunday between Director General of the Department of Intellectual Property, Ministry of Science and Technology, .. More >>>

- Schools close in Huaphan due to cold weather
Schools throughout Huaphan province have closed for the whole of this week from February 5-9 amid plummeting temperatures and fog. The province’s Education and Sports Department announced that all classes at kindergartens and primary and secondary schools would be suspended and schools would reopen on Monday. Colleges will remain open...More >>>

- Animal lab working to prevent wildlife disease transmission to humans
The Lao National Animal Health Laboratory is continuing to cooperate with its partner, the Lao Oxford Mahosot Wellcome Trust Research Unit (LOMWRU), to prevent diseases from wild animals passing on to humans. Under the Lao PDR-Cambodia One Health Surveillance and Laboratory Network (LACANET) project it is creating the capacity to survey, diagnose, and understand the drivers of disease at the human-animal-environment interfaces...More >>>

- Japan extends support for healthcare reform
Concerted efforts to extend the quality, affordability and accessibility of health coverage to expanding urban and rural populations in Laos is set to continue benefitting from Japanese experience. Japan International Cooperation Agency’s (JICA) Vice President for Human Security and Global Health, Dr Takao Toda, met with Minister of Health, .. More >>>


“We can; I can” on World Cancer Day
"We can; I can” together or individually take action to reduce the burden of cancer and the impact it has on our society. We can advocate for greater equity in cancer care, to make fighting cancer a priority at the highest political level... More >>>


Storybooks bring smiles to rural schoolchildren
Our world would be more beautiful if everyone shared what they had with other people. That was what I heard a young man at Reading Elephant Laos say, adding that a donation of just US$1 could bring a smile to a child’s face by paying for school writing books and pencils... More >>>


Top student reveals his tips for success

There are many factors involved in success. Some people may think that it’s money, but a lot more is needed to achieve satisfaction... . . . . More >>>


Lao song praising One Belt, One Road strikes a chord with President Xi
The Lao composer of a song hailing China’s One Belt, One Road initiative, titled Pheng Yidaiyilu, never imagined his lyrical composition would become famous in China. But so great was its popularity that it reached the ears of President Xi Jinping...... More >>>


Wetlands and the paradox of urban development
World Wetlands Day is celebrated on February 2. This year, the theme is “Wetlands for a sustainable urban future”... . More >>>


69 years of progress for Lao People’s Army
Lao people of all ethnicities are happy to celebrate the 69th anniversary of the Lao People’s Army today, as soldiers around the country ably continue to carry out their duty of national protection and development. .. . .


Entrepreneur’s preserved vegetables are recipe for success

Every day before dawn Ms Chantho Sinnalath goes to the nearby market to buy vegetables that she will preserve and sell. ... . More >>>


Fish conservation scheme aids fight to save Mekong species from extinction
Fish has been a key ingredient of many local dishes since ancient times which is probably the main reason Lao people originally settled along the Mekong River and other smaller rivers across the country.... More >>>


Study for UK university degrees in Asean, China and soon in Laos
More than 435,000 international students choose to study in the United Kingdom every year – including more than 30,000 from Asean countries...More >>>


Song and dance teams win big at Japan Festival
Dance team Gluttony won the J-Pop Cover Dance 2018 contest that was organised as part of the 4th Japan Festival in Vientiane last weekend to promote the talents of young Lao people in singing and dancing.
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Mobile Internet usage soars in Laos
The percentage of mobile Internet users in Laos has been increasing and is slowly catching up with the number of users in nearby Asean countries. . ..More >>>

World news

SpaceX launches world’s most powerful rocket, taking Tesla Roadster to Mars
WASHINGTON (Xinhua) -- The private US space flight company SpaceX on Tuesday launched the world’s most powerful operational rocket...More >>>


Laos-Vietnam special solidarity becomes priceless legacy
Laos-Vietnams relations have been marked by an unalloyed solidarity that is rare around the globe. The rare relationship has become a priceless legacy of the two nations.
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What do you think of the cost of services at the Vat Phou Festival?
There has been a barrage of complaints on social media about the fees charged at the Vat Phou Festival in Champassak province, especially the cost of parking, which was 20,000 kip for a motorbike, 60,000 for a car and 80,000 kip for a minibus.
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Lao golfers to tee off for next month’s challenge
Leading golfers from Laos and neighbouring countries are expected to compete at the 6th Lao Golf Challenge 2018 in Vientiane from March 9-10...More >>>

Dining Out

Feeling cold? Try a hotpot! 
Cold weather is the perfect time to indulge in a hotpot and families and groups of friends are flocking to Thongpong Hotpot Zafany in Vientiane to try out their wide and delicious selection.. ... . More >>>

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