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March 16, 2017

UNDP extends support for Lao government

 
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1. Prime Minister urges Xanakham to take up organic farming
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith on Monday visited Xanakham district, Vientiane province, where he encouraged local authorities to switch to organic agriculture and abandon the use of chemicals. . More >>>

2. Vientiane eyes improved transport solutions
Vientiane plans to improve non-motorised transport and public transport in the face of the rapidly increasing number of vehicles, which are clogging up the capital's streets. . More >>>

3. Revenue collection, timber auction dominate Govt meeting
Implementation of the revenue collection and expenditure plan, the auction of wood impounded by the government, and the upgrade of wood processing plants dominated the monthly government meeting yesterday.
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UNDP extends support for Lao government
The United Nations Development Programme in Laos (UNDP Laos) is continuing its support programme to the Lao government for National Socio-Economic Development Plan (NSEDP) implementation towards Least Developed Country graduation, Middle Income Country Transition, and Sustainable Development (SDG) achievement. . More >>>

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Laos, Morocco mark 20 year relationship
Cooperative relations between Laos and Morocco have progressed dynamically in the past 20 years since the two countries established diplomatic ties. . More >>>

Home news
- Asean agriculture experts discuss strategy action plans
The Expert Working Group on Asean Good Agriculture Practices and Asean Standard for Organic Agriculture met in Luang Prabang province on Tuesday to discuss plans of action for agricultural standards. . More >>>
- Laos-Cambodia border crossing procedures in need of investigation
Foreign and Lao nationals crossing the Nong Nokkheane International Checkpoint between Laos and Cambodia are asking for the prices of Lao entry visas and stamps to be publicly posted. . More >>>
- Canada to share its 150th anniversary with activities, performances
Canada will share with Laos, along with other countries around the world, its diversity through cuisine and musical performances among other events in celebration of 150 years of confederation. . More >>>
- Laos seeks fuel savings, environmental protection
The government is seeking alternative ways to decrease the consumption of fuel and bolster environmental protection. . More >>>
Travel

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. . . . . . ..
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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 >>>

Education

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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Business

SMEs to be helped by policy revision
Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Laos will soon be helped by improved policies aimed at driving expanding growth opportunities and access to wider markets. . More >>>

Entertainment

Axelle Red entertains in Vientiane
A famous Belgian singer-songwriter Axelle Red entertained a Vientiane audience at a mini concert held at the Lao-Japan Budo Centre on Monday night. . . More >>>

Feature

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

CLMV parliaments share public investment supervising
PHNOM PENH (Vietnam News) -- The parliaments of Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam, discussed monitoring and managing State budgets and public investment during a conference in Phnom Penh on Monday. . More >>>

Opinion

What are the problems of living near catfish farms?
More than 50 households in Oudomphon village, Xaythany district, Vientiane, have asked for help from officials after suffering from unpleasant odours given off by two . . More >>>

Sport

Lodkeo set sights on more international events
Laos' top female runner Lodkeo Inthakoumman is confident of success at upcoming major events after taking out the women's Vientiane International Half Marathon last Sunday..More >>>

Health

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 >>>

Lifestyle

A high level job that doesn't require a suit
Having a high level job doesn't necessarily mean working in a comfortable private room or office with an air conditioner, surrounded by staff wearing uniforms. . More >>>

Environment

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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