15 May 2019

Chinese language website aims to lure more visitors


- Plain of Jars to become Laos’ third World Heritage Site
The Plain of Jars in Xieng Khuang province is set to become an even bigger tourist attraction if the site is named a UNESCO World Heritage Site as expected when the UN body meets in Azerbaijan from June 30 to July 7. Laos has been working for 20 years to have the Plain of Jars, known locally as Thong Hai Hin, listed as a World Heritage Site. When UNESCO announces the site’s inscription,
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- World Vision, partners give boost to nutrition improvement
World Vision International to Laos (WVI) and their partnership will provide over EUR 11 million in assistance to Laos from 2019 to 2021 to improve nutrition in three southern provinces. A funding agreement was signed in Vientiane yesterday between WVI Country Programme Director, Mr Vibol Chap, and the provincial health departments involved.
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- Chinese language website aims to lure more visitors
Chinese nationals thinking of visiting Laos will soon have a new and up-to-date source of information about the country, with the addition of a section in Chinese to the website managed by the Department of Tourism Marketing. The department, part of the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism, hopes to have the new Chinese section ready by July.
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- KOICA, Laos to jointly pursue development activities
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- Police arrest two govt officials over fraud, arson
Police have arrested two female government officials who are believed to have embezzled over one billion kip from the Ministry of Health’s Nutrition Centre in Sisattanak district, where they both worked. The two women also face charges of arson after it is alleged they set fire to their office to cover up their misdeeds. ... More >>>

- City hires just 30 new teachers for govt schools
The Vientiane Education and Sports Department has selected just 30 candidates to take up permanent teaching positions as government officials, out of 1,095 people who sat for a teacher selection test prior to the 2018-19 school year. Director General of the department, Mr Somphou Keopanya, said that of the 1,095 people   ... More >>>

International School of Laos to raise the education benchmark
An Australian entrepreneur has changed the name of Eastern Star Schools to the International School of Laos after assuming ownership of the school in Vientiane.“I am delighted to announce that, after the change of ownership, Eastern Star Schools in the Lao PDR .. More >>>

- Food from the US helps WFP feed Lao schoolchildren
A large shipment of rice, lentils and oil donated by the United States arrived on Friday at the World Food Programme’s (WFP) warehouse in Vientiane, where US Ambassador Rena Bitter received the consignment. Since 2008, the US government’s McGovern-Dole Food for Education and .... More >>>


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