-Authorities appeal for help after floods in Huaphan
Authorities in Viengxay district, Huaphan province, are calling for contributions of cash and materials to help with the recovery effort after 18 villages suffered from flooding and landslides. Heavy rain has affected the area since August 3 and seven people are still missing after a landslide. ... More >>>
- Fred Hollows Foundation extends support for vision impaired The Fred Hollows Foundation will continue to support work to improve the vision of people in 10 provinces of Laos, aiming to give them a better quality of life. The Fred Hollows Foundation, government officials and authorities met in Vientiane last week to report on the results of the Sustainable Comprehensive Eye Care project from 2014- 2018 and make plans for the future.
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- 430 tonnes of rice bound for flood victims
The government has handed over about 430 tonnes of rice worth over 3.3 billion kip provided by the Japanese government as part of ongoing disaster assistance to the southern provinces.
The support includes about 149 tonnes of rice for communities in Borikhamxay province, 100 tonnes for Khammuan, 81 tonnes for Savannakhet, and 100 tonnes for Champassak province.
Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Welfare, Mrs Baykham Khattiya, and representatives from the provinces attended a ceremony in Vientiane recently to receive the rice.
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- Make Vangvieng more upmarket, PM advises
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has told authorities in charge to maintain the natural charm of Vangvieng while developing the town in a way that attracts high-end tourists. . .. More >>>
- NA pushes for greater government accountability
The National Assembly has been playing a greater role in holding the Lao government accountable, which reflects positively on good governance, according to a report from the United Nations in Laos. .. More>>>
- Media urged to report news in more depth
The nation’s media outlets have been called on to offer more in-depth news stories that can help enhance Laos’ development and enrich people’s lives.
A senior media official gave the instruction when observing the 69th Mass Media and Publishing Day, which falls on August 13. .. More>>>
Celebrating the 52nd anniversary of Asean
On the occasion of the 52nd anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) (August 8 1967–August 8, 2019), and the 22nd anniversary of Laos’ membership of Asean (July 23,. More >>>
HK residents cherish peace and order
Hongkok (China Daily/ANN)--An opinion poll held during a major rally held in Hong Kong last weekend showed most participants hoped that the city’s... More >>>
Vientiane preparing large team for National Games
Vientiane will prepare 302 male and 269 female athletes and 89 coaching staff for the 11th National Games to be hosted by Xieng Khuang province from March 22 to April 1 next year. The capital’s competitors will vie in 28 sports at the games with the team to be made up of experienced national athletes along with top young talent.
The best athletes will also have an opportunity to represent Laos at the 30th SEA Games in the Philippines this November.... More >>>
Lao artists showcase beauty of China’s Guangxi
Two artists from the National Institute of Fine Arts (NIFA), Mr Phonesith Yernsensouly and Mr Sisavath Bounmany, recently showcased the beauty of Guangxi province in China through their colourful paintings. ... More >>>