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1. Foreign workers' legalisation must meet international standards: DPM
Officials in charge of registration and issuing temporary work permits for foreign workers have made impressive achievements over the past year but the priority is still on international standards, the Deputy Prime Minister advised recently. More >>>

2. Lao outbound travellers hit 3 million for 2016
Lao outbound travellers made more than 3.05 million trips in 2016 and more people are suggested to have made longer-distance trips in foreign countries, the latest statistics showed. More >>>

3. Vietnam channels investment capital to Laos
The Vietnamese government has approved total investment of almost US$21.4 billion, US$5.12 billion of which has been allocated to Laos. More >>>

Asia-Pacific transport forum eyes sustainable development
Government officials are confident that the Intergovernmental Tenth Regional Environmentally Sustainable Transport (EST) Forum in Asia currently place in Vientiane will help to spur the development of Laos' transport network. More >>>

Water supply officials assess benefits of management project
Waterworks officials evaluated the management of water supply operation on Friday at the terminal evaluation of a project to improve management in the sector. More >>>

6. Focal points meeting aims to improve SDGs coordination
Some 50 officials from 22 relevant sectors met in Vientiane to discuss coordinating mechanisms for improvement and to review the previous implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in each sector. More >>>

Home news
- Japan, Plan International support gender equality in education
Plan International on Monday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the new Gender Equality in Secondary Schools project with the Ministry of Education and Sports. More >>>
- Ministry to award ICT innovators
The Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications is holding the first Lao ICT Awards this year to acknowledge students and researchers excelling in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) development through modern innovation. More >>>
- Disability protections discussed at workshop
Laos needs to further its efforts to promote and protect the rights of persons with disabilities in the country, in order to improve their living conditions. More >>>
- US, World Food Programme partner to enhance education, nutrition
The US Embassy to Laos and the UN's World Food Programme (WFP) have been working together to bolster children's education and improve nutrition through a school meals programme. More >>>

Monta Champassak Garden draws visitors to Pakxong
Monta Champassak Garden in Pakxong district, Champassak province, is set to become a highlight for visitors with an interest in agriculture after temporarily opening in December 2016. . .More >>>

Poverty Eradication

Saravan family turns to pig farming to bring home the bacon
Waking up early and starting the hard work of tending to animals and crops each day is normal for Mr Phouy Chanthavong and his family and they depend on their labour to keep themselves above poverty. . . . . . ..

Arts & Culture

Holy water sprinkling a respected Buddhist tradition
The holy water sprinkling ceremony that took place at That Luang on Sunday to honour the country's most senior and revered monk carries great meaning for all monks and Lao people. . .More >>>


Mobile library opens new chapter in children's education
Reading is essential for children if they are to rise up the education ladder but many of them are held back because so many schools don't have enough books, both in rural areas of Laos and towns. . . .
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Young people line up for startup presentations
The government is encouraging an increasing number of young people to enter the business world, especially those looking to establish startups, because it will also strengthen the capacity of small and medium sized enterprises in Laos. More >>>


Buangsuang ceremony to launch the shooting of “Bad Friend”
A Buangsuang ceremony to launch the shooting of “Bad Friend” was held last week at the house of the director, Mr Chantheva Dithhavong in Saphanthong village, Sisattanak district. . More >>>


Popular Lao restaurant reopens in Vientiane
I don't know if others will agree with me or not but when I travel one of the most important things is a taste of the local cuisine which, for me, touches on the real culture and tradition of an area. . More >>>

World news

Air pollution in Hanoi reaches hazardous levels
HANOI (Vietnam News) -- Air pollution in the capital city, which has been bad since last Tuesday, is so severe now that health experts have warned people to stay indoors. More >>>


What's the best way to regulate foreign workers in Laos?
The number of foreign workers from neighbouring countries of China, Thai and Vietnam in Laos has increased in recent years and there are many that are undocumented. This indicates that the authorities need to beef up their oversight of the situation. More >>>


Japanese volunteer promotes volleyball in Savannakhet
Volleyball trainer Mr Kohei Iijima from Japan will return to his country on Sunday after he succeeded in his role to train and develop Savannakhet's women's volleyball team, serving in the province for two and a half years.More >>>


Medics mull strategies to cope with health impacts of climate change
Senior Lao doctors and ministry and institution officials have discussed public health strategies in response to climate change . . . More >>>


Clay animation series producer proud of his work
Mr Souliya Phoumivong is very happy and proud of his work on the production of a televised educational clay animation show for children and his success in the field over the years. More >>>


Celebrating RAMSAR Convention Day
Anniversary of the signing of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, internationally known as the “Ramsar Convention”, named after the city of Ramsar in Iran where the convention was signed on February 2, 1971 . . . More >>>

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