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September 14, 2017

PS debacle: company president in police custody

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1. PM's order leading to sustainable forestry management
The government is optimistic that enforcing Prime Minister's Order No. 15 will lead to sustainable forestry management in Laos after thousands of cubic metres of illegally felled wood have been confiscated. . . More >>>

2. City revs up plans to relocate central bus station
Authorities are expediting work on the design of a new bus station at Lao-ITECC in central Vientiane, with construction expected to take about six months. . . More >>>

3. PS debacle: company president in police custody
Senior executives at PS Lao Enterprise have been in police custody since Tuesday evening following a heated confrontation with a mob of people who had deposited money with the company, a police source has said. . . More >>>

4. Health-related SDGs training
Improvements in the health sector are essential if the country is to achieve related UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly SDG 3 on good health and well-being. . . More >>>

5. Official aid to increase despite fear of cuts
Official Development Assistance (ODA) to be provided to Laos in 2018 is expected to increase from this year amid concerns about cuts in aid when Laos graduates from Least Developed Country (LDC) status. . . More >>>

Home news

- NUoL students beef up on food value chains
Fourth year students in the Faculty of Agriculture, National University of Laos, on Tuesday received certificates at the close of a week-long course on food value chains, taught by experts from Japan. . . More >>>

- Nation's north on alert for strong winds, heavy rainfall
The north ern regions of the country have been put on alert for heavy rains and strong winds after weather forecasters warned that the storm Doksuri will move across parts of Vietnam and Laos from September 15-17.
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- Drivers warned to register, maintain vehicles as traffic inspections accelerate
Checks of motor vehicle registrations that aim to contribute to stopping the flow of illegally imported vehicles into the country are being led by the Department of Transportation under the Ministry of Public Works and Transport. . . More >>>

France gives boost to health education
The French government is continuing to support the health sector in Laos and has provided plane tickets for five health officials to attend a short course in Vietnam on infectious diseases. . . More >>>


Make time to visit some of Thailand's fascinating places
If you are planning to visit or spend your holiday in Thailand, these places may be good choices for you to consider. . . . More >>>

Poverty Eradication

Rearing fish for sale a sound investment
Everyone has a different way of earning a living depending on their skills, and Mrs Somlan Bounmychit's family chose to breed fish for their personal consumption and sale so they could have better living standards. . .   . .. .. . More >>>

Arts & Culture

Hor Khaosalark festival: preserving tradition with basket offerings
Yesterday morning, people nationwide enjoyed visiting their village temples to present bamboo baskets of offerings to monks and novices on the day of Boun Hor Khaosalark or Hor Khaosalark festival. More >>>


Ministry delegation explores environmental education in Germany
Let's join in relates to a No Plastic! initiative in the city of Bonn, Germany. This tagline became the daily motto of a Lao Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (MoNRE) delegation exploring environmental education. . More >>>


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Laos, China boost trade and investment
Nanning, Guangxi, China: Lao and Chinese delegations including government officials and business operators yesterday discussed trade and investment cooperation and business experiences. . . More >>>


Huge interest in new series ‘Honeymoon X Hug' even before completion of shooting 
Only 50 percent of the shooting of the new series “Honeymoon X Hug” has been completed but it has generated a lot of interest among Lao youth after the release of its poster and official trailer. . .More >>>


Bamboo cultivation a thriving trade as demand shoots up

Bamboo shoots are a popular food and have been enjoyed by generations of Lao people over the centuries. . . More >>>

World news

Five terrorists killed during Marawi clash in Philippines
MARAWI CITY, Philippines (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) -- A clash, which erupted less than 12 hours after President Rodrigo Duterte visited troops in the main battle area, resulted in the death of five terrorists in this city. . . More >>>


How can phone number registration be improved?
The Ministry of Post and Telecommunication plans to re-check all Lao mobile telephone SIM cards next year to strengthen the management of phone numbers and ensure security of the telecoms network nationwide.. More >>>


Disabled athletes depart for Asean Para Games
Lao disabled sportsmen and women left for Malaysia on Wednesday ahead of final preparations for the 9th Para Games in Kuala Lumpur from September 17-23. . . More >>>


Hand washing keeps children healthy
A key food safety issue in Laos is that many people don't wash their hands before a meal and experts believe a change can be made by starting with children. . . . More >>>


Organic crops eating into veggie sales
Organic croppers serving the capital's markets are shifting produce in increasing volumes, generating significant incomes for households and local communities. ..More >>>


Skilful coaches lead athletes to sporting achievement
Lao coaches have been passing on their knowledge and experience at the national and international level for many years and will continue leading sports teams to medal and trophy winning success in the future. . .


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