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1. PM urges Vientiane to tackle city's challenges
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has urged Vientiane authorities to strengthen their efforts to address various issues that are challenging development in the capital. . More >>>

2. UNICEF extends support for improved nutrition
The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) to Laos has forecast a budget of over US$7 million in assistance to Laos from 2017 to 2018 to improve nutritional health. . . More >>>

3. Lao Front adopts new administrative structure
The Lao Front for National Construction has adopted a new structure, which includes a ceremonial committee vice president, an inspection committee, and four advisory committees. . More >>>

Laos, Malaysia keen to expand cooperative relations
Laos and Malaysia are keen to expand bilateral cooperation particularly in areas relating to investment, banking, finance, transportation, tourism, education and human resource development for mutual benefit. . . More >>>

Lao language used inconsistently, incorrectly by media
The media is struggling to find the right terms for a number of words used in daily broadcasting and publication and is calling for the establishment of an official body to study and approve correct usage. More >>>

Home news
- Stakeholders discuss converted forest legislation, governance
The Department of Forestry is further strengthening forest governance with an emphasis on timber from forest land converted by infrastructure projects, mining, plantations and road construction. . More >>>
- More work needed to prevent malnutrition
Laos needs to develop the capacity and knowledge of doctors and medical staff in the field of nutrition to help prevent malnutrition in children under five years of age. More >>>
- Amended Media Law promulgated
The Amended Law on Media has come into force following an Announcement of Promulgation by President Bounnhang Vorachit on March 8. . More >>>
- ODOP to expect slow growth, official warns
The One District, One Product (ODOP) project should be expecting slightly less growth this year as quality still remains in need of improvement.
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A longboat trip to Khongphapheng caps amazing visit in Siphandon
Siphandon is well known as an impressive visitor destination because of the stunning scenery around the Mekong River, the intriguing local lifestyle and the massive waterfall that never ceases to amaze. . . . .More >>>

Poverty Eradication

Mulberry trees prove good for health and wealth
Mr Somphone Chanthadala and his family have turned the traditional use of the mulberry tree into the basis of several products which are earning them more than six million a month. . . . . . ..

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 >>>


Vientiane school honoured for being drug free
Receiving recognition for being drug free for three successive years clearly shows that Vientiane's Saengsamai School is one of the main allies in Laos' fight against drug abuse. . . .
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ST-Muang Thai Insurance opens full business operations in Laos
ST-Muang Thai Insurance Co Ltd plans to become a leader in the life and non-life insurance industry and a regional company after setting up operations in Laos. . . More >>>


Canadian aboriginal artist entertains Vientiane
Canadian aboriginal singer Jeremy Dutcher entertained a Vientiane audience at an intimate concert held at the French Institute on Thursday night. . . More >>>


Pavilion and Romeo serves up popular food and entertainment
Members of the public who enjoy a seafood buffet and other entertainment should not miss the chance to visit the all new Pavilion Seafood buffet at Pavilion and Romeo , which opened in Vientiane recently. . More >>>

World news

China hails successes in social, economic development at People's Congress
China 's leaders have hailed success in the implementation of the country's national economic and social development plans in 2016 at the opening meeting of the fifth session of the 12th National People's Congress (NPC) in Beijing on Sunday. .
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What can be done to stop large trucks driving through downtown Vientiane?
Vientiane authorities have banned trucks larger than 10 cubic metres from driving through the city centre in a bid to keep the town clean and protect the roads but it's still common to see large trucks in downtown areas. . . More >>>


Lao athletes promote SEA Games with baton run
Young athletes from 16 local sporting federations, secondary schools and other groups enthusiastically took part in the Rising Together Baton Run in Vientiane on Saturday morning.
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Medicinal plant, phak ka dao , a new choice for breast cancer treatment
Lao women suffering from breast cancer are more hopeful of survival after the Association of Breast Cancer Disease in Laos found a reduction in the mortality rate through early screening, intervention and diagnosis and consumption... . More >>>


Home-made crab sauce adds bite to Lao meals
My mouth began to water as soon as I smelled the crab sauce when its maker slowly opened a jar for potential customers to sample..... 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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