- Germany, Australia help open doors to finance for low-income groups
Germany and Australia have provided US$4.5 million (35 billion kip) to develop locally-run systems that enable impoverished people to more easily access finance.
Representatives from the Lao government, Germany and Australia met on May 9 to launch Phase V of the US$4.5 million Access to Finance for the Poor (AFP) project.
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- Bokeo adds new visitor facilities at waterfall
Visitors who like spectacular natural attractions shouldn’t miss an excursion to the waterfall in Huaylom village, Tonpheung district, Bokeo province, where new facilities have been built to make the experience more interesting. Head of the Tonpheung district Information, Culture and Tourism Office, Mr Sisa-art Koumphon, told Vientiane Times yesterday that these services at the waterfall opened very recently.
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-New website offers hope for job seekers, employers
People who are out of work or employers seeking new recruits can now register on the www.Lmi.mols.gov.la website, which has been set up by the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare. The site will assist people to find work with private companies in Laos or in other countries.
Director of the Statistics Division at the ministry’s Department of Planning and Cooperation, Mr Suthanu Butphomvihane,
- Laos, Korea strengthen ties
in community development
Laos is continuing its cooperation with the Republic of Korea in the expansion of the Saemaul Undong development project in five provinces. Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, Dr Lien Thikeo, recently told Korean media that the Saemaul Undong project will expand ..... More >>>
- NUOL offers new Master’s in
social management for resettlement
The Faculty of Social Sciences at the National University of Laos will teach a part-time Master’s degree in Social Management for Resettlement next academic year, to bolster the number of qualified workers in this field. A ceremony took place on Saturday to announce the ... More >>>
- University, hydro companies join forces to create jobs
The National University of Laos will continue to work with its development partners, including the Nam Theun 2 Power Company (NTPC), to expand student work experience programmes and ensure more employment opportunities for new graduates in the energy and environment sectors. ... More>>>
- Reporters get savvy in online news delivery
More than 50 media personnel from Vientiane and the provinces last week attended a training workshop on Online Journalism Skills, taught in the capital by a team of Vietnamese professionals. The workshop was jointly organised by Laos’ Institute of Mass Media, Culture and Tourism .... More>>>
Speak up for road safety and call for urgent action
The fifth UN Global Road Safety Week acknowledges that strong leadership is needed to advance road safety in countries and communities and achieve related Sustainable Development Goals and other global targets. ... More >>>