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April 12, 2017

Police to strictly enforce Lao New Year traffic regulations

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1. President extends Lao New Year best wishes to all
President Bounnhang Vorachit yesterday wished Lao people living in the country and abroad as well as foreign expatriates in Laos happiness, joyfulness and greater success on the occasion of the incoming Pi Mai Lao (Lao New Year). More >>>

2. Forecasters issue storm warning over New Year
People in northern and central parts of Laos are advised to be on the alert for the possibility of severe thunderstorms, hailstorms and strong winds from April 12-16 when it is expected that a tropical storm will pass over the country. More >>>

3. Laos encounters further revenue shortfalls
Revenue collected in the first quarter of this year accomplished only 19.3 percent of the annual plan, sparking greater concern regarding the country maintaining financial liquidity. More >>>

Fresh opportunities to fore as youth union reviews, forecasts cooperation
Lao People's Revolutionary Youth Union (LPRYU) has stated its plans to focus on enhancing vocational education and skills development for youth and young pioneers in Laos. More >>>

Van Association prepares for New Year's rush
The Vientiane Passenger Van Service Association has confirmed that it's preparing to up its customer service for the additional passengers expected over the next five days of holiday. More >>>

Emergency services ramped up ahead of holiday
Vientiane hospitals are currently preparing their healthcare services for emergency patients in the lead up to this year's Lao New Year celebrations.
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Home news
- Regional conference mulls Francophone higher education
Representatives from member universities of the Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF) in the Asia-Pacific met in Bangkok recently to discuss higher education, research, and the improvement of their French language curriculum. More >>>
- Management for safer, longer lived roadways results from Laos-Japan cooperation
Roadways in Laos are being upgraded at great expense but maintaining their quality means better management to prevent damage from overloaded vehicles is essential. More >>>
- Police to strictly enforce Lao New Year traffic regulations
Traffic police will strictly impose road regulations especially targeting drunk driving during Lao New Year from April 14-16 with offenders to be re-educated and fined according to the law. More >>>
- Programme benefits girls' education in Xayaboury
The Girls' Education Programme has benefitted 213 girls in 15 primary and secondary schools in Xayaboury province ensuring they've completed secondary school and have the skills to negotiate key life decisions. 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

Lao New Year is back with even more colourful fun
Lao New Year or as it's called in Lao, Pi Mai Lao , is back again this week with more wet fun, including world class DJs, but is still looking to preserve the charm of its traditions. 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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Savan Logistics to attract more foreign investors
Savan Logistics based in the Special Economic Zone or Savan Park (SEZ) is confident that more world-leading car manufacturers from France and other countries will consider Laos as an investment destination in the years to come. More >>>


Cultural shows celebrate 20th year of Asean-Russia diplomacy
The Asean Secretariat, the Russian Federation's Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism recently provided a cultural programme to mark the 20th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Asean and Russia. 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

China, ASEAN keen to deepen cooperation after 25 years of being dialogue partners
JAKARTA (Xinhua) -- Marking the excellence of 25 years of being dialogue partners, China and Asean countries will further enhance the strategic partnership by enhancing mutual respect, understanding, trust, support and pragmatic cooperation.
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What should be done to solve loud music from neighbourhood drinking venues?
Many people often suffer the ill effects from loud music so regularly emanating from drink and dance venues located nearby.
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LAAF planning 20 track and field events at National Games
Lao Amateur Athletics Federation (LAAF) is planning to hold 20 track and field events for men and women competitors at the 11th National Games to be hosted by Xieng Khuang province in 2018. 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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