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Asean moves forward with cultural cooperation

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1. Cops to read riot act to New Year revellers
Traffic police will carry around copies of the Lao New Year regulations issued by the government to show to revellers who need a reminder about appropriate behaviour. . More >>>

2. New law offers incentives to attract investment
A newly-amended Investment Promotion Law has recently been promulgated, offering a variety of incentives to attract investment in both promoted sectors and hardship areas. . More >>>

3. Egypt declares 3-month emergency state after deadly church blasts
CAIRO (Xinhua) -- Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi declared in a televised statement on Sunday evening a three-month state of emergency in the Arab country. . More >>>

Asean moves forward with cultural cooperation
Asean is working to enhance cooperation between Asean member states in the area of cultural heritage protection, following new guidance from the bloc's leaders. . More >>>

Two killed, nine injured in Xekong bus crash
Two people were killed instantly and nine others sustained injuries after two buses collided head-on in Laksao village, Thataeng district, Xekong province on Sunday. . More >>>

Home news
- IP fair to inspire greater public awareness of intellectual property
Laos needs to increase understanding and awareness about intellectual property amongst the public to protect copyright holders, according to Minister of Science and Technology, Prof. Dr Boviengkham Vongdara. .
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- Biggest bronze Buddha image to be built in Bokeo
Authorities in Bokeo province are planning the construction of the largest bronze Buddha image in Laos hoping to create a major tourist attraction and draw more visitors northwards. . More >>>
- Vientiane rescue teams beef up on first aid skills
The Voluntary Rescue Association of Vientiane is providing training for its volunteers, who provide emergency services, first aid and social assistance, but says the number of volunteers and medical supplies is inadequate. . More >>>

Camping the best way to experience reservoir's pleasures
The reservoir of the Nam Ngum hydropower dam in Vientiane province is a wonderful place to spend a day or two in the fresh air enjoying nature's pleasures. . .More >>>

Poverty Eradication

Concerted efforts bringing change to Khammuan
Social and economic development is the foundation for progress in Yommalath district, Khammuan province, and at the forefront of the battle to improve living standards and bring prosperity. . . . . . . . . More >>>

Arts & Culture

Treasures of past kings survive in Laos
Years have passed since the era of kingdoms in Laos but the kings' artistry of handmade lacquerware bowls is being kept alive in one family's hands. . .More >>>


Cleaner, safer motoring envisioned by schoolgirl art contest winner
An artistic vision for better, cleaner and safer motoring has won a Vientiane secondary school student cash, a trophy and the chance to have her entry compete abroad. . . . 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  

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Ardeco eyes building materials supply
As Laos is gearing up for the development of infrastructure, with more and more buildings mushrooming in several major cities, the use of modernised. . More >>>


Miss Vientiane 2017 crowned
Ms Vaniphone Phoumixay, 22, was crowned as Miss Vientiane 2017 in a closely fought contest held on Saturday night at the Landmark Mekong Riverside Hotel. . More >>>


Lunar calendar calculator pleased with his accomplishments
Mr Keo Souvannaphong is one of only a few people who have been dealing with lunar calendar calculations in Laos and is very proud of his work. . .More >>>

World news

Belt and Road Forum to discuss future directions
Beijing -- China will host the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing next month to discuss future cooperative efforts, connectivity. More >>>


What do you think about the way most people celebrate Lao New Year?
The Lao New Year holiday will extend for five days this year but some people are wondering if that's a good thing as many revellers use the . . More >>>


Laos eyes new SEA Games' sepak takraw events
Lao men's and women's teams are hopeful of winning medals in new chinlone sepak takraw events at the 29th SEA Games in Malaysia from August 19-31. . More >>>


Depression and its prevention
Even though depression is not a preventable condition, there are still measures that you can take to keep yourself and your loved ones happy, balanced, and stable. With effective preventative measures, you can take steps to address your depression before it becomes a problem. .. . More >>>


Local livelihoods benefit from common river fish
Many people around the world enjoy eating fish and usuallyhave their favourites just like the people living by the reservoir of the Nam Ngum hydropower plant, who have their own way of catching and cooking a particularly delicious variety. More >>>








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