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June 13, 2016
Feasibility study begins on Borikhamxay irrigation project
 
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1. Attapeu tourism development requires more all-season roads
Attapeu province in southern Laos has huge untapped tourism potential but still lacks the funding to develop these tourism sites and roads access, officials have confirmed.Without roads access, it would make it difficult for authorities to attract the business sector to develop those attractions and provide more facilities for international visitors. . . More >>>

2. Globalisation provides opportunities and challenges
Globalisation is offering both opportunities and challenges for nations since the world is becoming increasingly interconnected as a result of massively increased trade and cultural exchange.This was the theme of Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith’s statement which he delivered at the 23rd International Conference on the Future of Asia held in Tokyo last week.
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3. Feasibility study begins on Borikhamxay irrigation project
The Department of Irrigation under the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry has agreed with China’s Hunan Construction Engineering Group No. 2 Company on a feasibility study of the Nam Khu irrigation project in Pakkading district, Borikhamxay province. A Memorandum of Understanding was signed in Vientiane on Friday by the Director General of the Irrigation Department, Mr Maykhong Phonephommavong. . More >>>

4. Development of heart-related expertise expected to continue  
Laos plans to continue its development of capacity building for the country’s heart specialists specifically in the treatment and reduction of cardiovascular disease and other related diseases. . . More >>>

Home news

- Media officials get lessons on online news appraisal
More than 40 officials from the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism are learning about online media usage, especially the most beneficial ways to use the internet and the impacts of internet use.
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- Excellence sought as secondary school exams start
Secondary school exams in Grades 4 and 7 are expected to see more students reach their goals with more excellence certificates up for grabs this 2016-17 academic year, Vientiane Education and Sports Department has estimated. . . More >>>

- Vientiane authorities to cleanup around Khuadin Market
Vientiane authorities will start cracking down on illegal parking and vendors selling goods along sidewalks around Khuadin Market from June 20, aiming to tidy up the city centre and reduce traffic congestion.
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- Student teams to attend global natural history contest
Lao student teams will participate in the Global Natural History Day Contest taking place from July 19-25 in Chongqing, China. . . More >>>

Travel

Top spot to enjoy sunset at That Luang Lake
Taking in Beung That Luang (That Luang Marsh), the capital’s That Luang Lake Specific Economic Zone boasts a lake with beautiful views that attracts hundreds of people each day, particularly in the evenings for walking, cycling and watching the sunset over the water. . .. More >>>

Poverty Eradication

Farming a surefire way to banish poverty
It is quite difficult to save money and improve one’s lot by having only one source of income, as Mr Keo Bounkhampha and his family found out, so they decided to grow crops and also raise animals. .. . More >>>

Arts & Culture

Chinese paper art skills shared by visiting teacher
Well-known Chinese artist and teacher Ms Cao Xiaoqin is happy and proud to transfer techniques on Chinese paper cutting arts to Lao students.
She offered a four day workshop to teach lessons, knowledge and skills to students in the capital....More >>>

Environment

How a community in southern Laos takes disaster prevention into its own hands

First come the rains.
They make lakes and rivers rise, flooding villages and fields, recounts resident of Kamkok in Xekong province, Mr Bounchang Jingkalieng.. . . More >>>

Business

Borikhamxay eyes 1.3 billion kip in investment this year
Borikhamxay anticipates that the energy sector will be key to bolstering the value of investment in the province this year, which is estimated to be worth as much as 900 billion to 1.3 billion kip.. . .More >>>

Entertainment

Fashion show celebrates label’s new branch
Celebrities from the local entertainment scene enjoyed a fashion show provided by Mouvement in Vientiane on Sunday to celebrate the label opening a . . .More >>>

Feature

Car man’s conversion to organic farmer
A Vientiane couple have created an inspirational organic melon farm on the capital’s outskirts at Ban Pawaa in Hadxaifong district and opened it to the public to share their dream. ..More >>>

World news

Chinese freight train delivers European beverages
Hubei province, China: Wujiashan Station, part of the Wuhan-Xinjiang-Europe train route located in Wuhan, Hubei province, has successfully imported wine, milk and. . . More >>>

Opinion

What should be done to control lotteries?
At present, many people including youth and students are engaging in lotteries. Scratch lotteries in particular are very popular and can be seen daily in every corner of the city. Many people are concerned that having too many lottery services will cause youth and children to become gambling. . .More >>>

Sport
 

Lao athletes taking on Thailand Open

Five of the nation’s best male athletes and one of the leading women are currently competing at the Thailand Open Track and Field Championships in Bangkok from June 12-15. . . More >>>

Health

Monk uses Buddhist teachings to combat smoking
Respected members of society like monks can be important role models in drug control to address the problem of tobacco use in schools and educational institutes. . More >>>

Lifestyle

Tailoring doll’s clothes sews up a sustainable income 
Skills in tailoring doll’s clothes is a task that can raise enough income for a family to eat and helps pay the bills.
Ms Chansamone Xaypanya, 50, sews doll’s clothes in Xaysomboun village of Xaythany district in the capital.
She began this career receiving orders of 1,000 dresses from local factory per day... . More >>>

Education

Book festival opens young minds to revelations of reading
Reading is a profitable pastime of eternal  value. Outstanding success in any field and the achievement of life goals requires lifelong learning, and reading quality books is one of the surest ways to acquire such knowledge. . .... .More >>>

 

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