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Rescuers gather bodies after southwest China quake kills 13

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1. Chinese investor rings up majority stake in ETL
China's Comba Telecom has vowed to provide Lao users with improved service and mobile experiences after it successfully acquired a majority stake in Laos's ETL Public Company and stepped up its management improvement efforts. . . More >>>

2. Capital's water channel designed for tourism development
Upgrading the water channel along That Luang marsh to Huaymark Hiew water gate is aimed at preventing possible flooding in the city and developing a new tourist site in Vientiane in the near future. . . More >>>

3. Rescuers gather bodies after southwest China quake kills 13
BEIJING (AP) -- Rescuers picked away rubble from around a body in an area shaken by a powerful earthquake in mountainous southwestern China, then stood silently in a row, with helmets off and heads bowed to pay their respects. . . More >>>

4. Secondary education in nation's south gets boost via Japan grant
Students in southern Laos will be able to access better education facilities thanks to a grant from the Japanese government to construct 44 new school buildings. . . More >>>

5. Paving a pathway towards lifelong learning policy
Paving a Pathway Lao government officials learned and discussed together about “Towards a Lifelong Learning Policy at a high level workshop in Laos” in Vientiane yesterday. . . More >>>

6. Handicraft makers learn to develop products as gifts
Lao handicraft and One District One Product (ODOP) makers learned with Japanese experts on development of their products for gifts, especially in term of product design and packaging and understanding the demand of the gift market on Monday. . . More >>>

Home news

- Oudomxay authorities accelerating assistance to flooded households
Over 200 soldiers and rescuers are battling to remove rubble and help residents in northern Oudomxay province after heavy rains brought flash flooding last weekend which killed two people, provincial authorities reported yesterday. . More >>>

- Local investor keen to develop hot spring site in rural Huaphan
Laos has great tourism development potential in three different areas, namely natural, historical and cultural tourism sectors. . More >>>

- Water monitoring management welcomes expertise from Thailand
Climate and weather conditions in the country and the region are better understood by technical officials as representatives from Thailand and Laos, line departments of the Ministry of Sciences and Technology and provinces met yesterday in the capital. . More >>>


Planned Dokkhoun Hawaii flower scheme to provide tourist attraction in Laos
Agroup of Lao people and their friends plan to see a roadside by the capital's Mekong Riverside lined with Dokkhoun Hawaii trees (Rain Shower flower tree) to create cool shade in a tourism hot spot. More >>>

Poverty Eradication

Raising livestock helps remote area family to escape the poverty trap
People in remote areas nationwide have been working in animal husbandry and agricultural production for many centuries, and animals and crops remain crucial because selling them is a way many families can earn money. . .   . .. .. . More >>>

Arts & Culture

Holy Buddhist Lent marks a fine time to take a break from drinking alcohol
Many people around the country have made a plan to stop drinking alcohol during the Buddhist Lent period and they believe it will help them to be healthier, happier, and save money as well. ...More >>>


Community Engagement in Protected Area Management
Laos has 24 established National Protected Areas (NPA) but only in one NPA, the Hin Nam Nor NPA in Khammuan province. A comprehensive co-management system is currently piloted in the Hin Nam Nor NPA. . . More >>>




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Lao, Japanese women entrepreneurs exchange knowledge on business
Many Lao women entre preneurs are in need of skill development and lessons in managing and expanding their businesses in order to integrate with the region. . . More >>>


New show features country's rising stars
A new programme, ‘The Featuring', is looking to unearth the nation's newest rising star and recently completed its audition round so contestants can join coaches' singing teams in the battle rounds.
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Slow food, steady approach wins global fans for classic Lao cuisine at Doi Ka Noi
Take a time machine to the mountainous central Lao province of Khammuan around 1990, and you might meet an 11-year-old-girl by her grandmother's side learning to cook traditional dishes for her family members with all the freshest locally-available ingredients. . . .More >>>

World news

Deadly storms, slides plague provinces
BEIJING (China Daily) -- Two mudslides killed at least 31 people, with four still missing, on Tuesday after downpours in two provinces, authorities said. . . More >>>


Should we be more aware of thalassemia infection?
The University of Health Sciences recently told media that the rate of people suffering from hemato-oncology (blood) diseases had increased this year compared to previous years. The infection rate of thalassemia increased 10 times in 2015 compared to 2010. There were 260 people infected with thalassemia in 2012 and up to 870 patients this year. . . More >>>


Lao wushu hopeful of medals at SEA Games

The Lao team is confident it can at least win bronze medals in wushu dancing (taolu) events at the 29th SEA Games to be hosted by Malaysia from August 19-31.

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Preventing water-borne diseases in flooded areas nationwide
Many villagers have faced problems accessing clean water following recent heavy rains and fl ooding in Oudomxay province, with concerns that contaminated water.. . More >>>


Young businessman celebrates decade on air with Lao Star
Amid a strongly growing economy, the number of enterprises is on the rise in Laos, a land-locked country with a population of almost 7 million people. . .More >>>


Homsavan student off to world art contest in Japan
Mr Khamphou Syhalath,11, a year one Homsavan Secondary School student in Hadxayfong district has won the 8-11 years category of “Toyota Dream Car Art Contest 2017”. . . .... .More >>>

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