October 12, 2017

Beware of illegal transactions by fake banks, public warned

Top stories

1. National Assembly to debate new and amended laws
The National Assembly (NA) will debate nine newly drafted laws and amend seven existing laws at its upcoming fourth ordinary session, which will open on Monday. . . More >>>

2. Oudomxay legalises foreign workers
Oudomxay provincial authorities are registering foreigners and issuing them with temporary work permits in a bid to regulate the increasing number of undocumented migrant workers in the province. . . More >>>

3. Beware of illegal transactions by fake banks, public warned
The Bank of the Lao PDR has warned members of the public to beware of unauthorised bank accounts after learning that some people have been tricked into making transactions with fake banks. . . More >>>

4. Laos, Brunei further strengthen bilateral relations
Bilateral relations and cooperation between Laos and Brunei Darussalam have received a boost with the visit of Vice President Phankham Viphavanh to Brunei last week. . . More >>>

5. Annual conference mulls science sector’s challenges
Line department officials from the Ministry of Science and Technology need to increase their efforts to realise the sector’s development, according to a leading official. . . More >>>

6. Chinese businessman killed by foreigners, police say
Police said this morning that the killers of a Chinese man outside the Sikhay Plaza shopping mall in Sikhottabong district last Saturday were foreign nationals. . . More >>>

More news stories

- Inspection officials get lessons in ways to fight corruption
Vientiane and central inspection officials are meeting in Vientiane to gain deeper insight into the prevention of corruption and ways to combat dishonesty within government departments. . . More >>>

- Luxembourg provides medical supplies for Borikhamxay
Luxembourg Development Cooperation to Laos has purchased medical equipment from Lao pharmaceutical companies to supply the new Borikhamxay provincial hospital. . . More >>>

- Spotlight turned on girls’ empowerment in development process
Lao government officials and representatives of international organisations in Laos yesterday discussed issues arising on International Day of the Girl Child under the theme “The power of the adolescent girl: vision for 2030”. . . More >>>

- Disabled women’s centre offers new job skills programme
People with disabilities who lack opportunities but want to develop their skills so they can find work can attend the Livelihood Capacity Building for Persons with Disability programme at the Lao Disabled Women’s Development Centre (LDWDC) in Hadxaifong district, Vientiane.
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Expectant mothers need rest and an ample, nutritious diet
Improving the health of mothers-to-be is an important aspect of the development of both present and future generations.
If a pregnant woman takes care of her health by eating nutritious food, the benefits will also be passed on to her child. . . . . . More >>>


Xekong family proudly making mark with handmade textiles
An ethnic family in Xekong province is proud that many people, including foreigners, have expressed an interest in their handmade textiles. . . More >>>


Businesswoman receives award for contribution to education
Contributing to national development is one of the most important activities for everyone in Laos, including contributions to education and human resource development. . . More >>>


Irrigation scheme sparks thoughts of intriguing new visitor attraction
We clambered into rescue boats at 10am on a partly cloudy Thursday in September. With  five members of an expert irrigation team in each of the two boats.. .. . . . More >>>

Poverty Eradication

Broom making sweeps poverty away

"If your home has some dust or garbage and needs cleaning, some of you may use a vacuum cleaner to do the job. But a vacuum cleaner may be an expensive purchase for people on low incomes.
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Arts & Culture

Xayaboury festival drumming up visitors to rural district
The recent drumming competition in rural Thongmixay district is one of Xayaboury province’s biggest festivities throughout the year and always lively, colourful and meaningful for participating residents and visitors.. 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 >>>


Exports, imports of rice hit same value in 2017 
The value of rice exported and imported by Laos this year is expected to be the same at US$42.8 million on each side of the balance sheet. . . More >>>


Lao model wins Prince of Naka contest in Thailand
Mr Lithideth Sorphabmixay, a sport variety TV presenter for the Lao Star Channel, has won the Prince of Naka Contest season 2 after he displayed his talents on stage in Thailand.. . More >>>


Popular Sihom buns making dough for Vientiane couple
There are many popular snacks for sale in Vientiane but delicious buns are not so easy to find being a non-traditional Lao food, but many locals are developing a taste for the sweet western staple.. . More >>>

World news

Digitalisation to secure rice farming
BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) -- With the rise in smartphone usage in Thailand, Bayer’s country group head Simon-Thorsten Wiebusch said the next step to improve local rice crops may come from “digitalisation”.
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How can we mitigate and prevent natural disasters?
Natural disasters are a huge problem around the world and affect thousands of people. International Day for Disaster Reduction tomorrow (October 13) highlights this .... More >>>


Boxer Minar switching to Muay Lao

Successful young professional boxer Ms Minar Kounlavong is now targeting Muay Lao events with her 60kg weight taking her out of competitive weight categories with the gloves on. . . More >>>

Dining Out

Popular Sihom buns making dough for Vientiane couple

There are many popular snacks for sale in Vientiane but delicious buns are not so easy to find being a non-traditional Lao food, but many locals are developing a taste for the sweet western staple. . . More >>>

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