October 13, 2017

JCV boosts healthcare for mothers and children in Laos

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1. Laos, Indonesia ink five agreements during PM’s Visit
Laos and Indonesia have committed to work together with five agreements signed on the occasion of Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith’s visit to Indonesia yesterday.. . More >>>

2. Culture, natural charms to showcase Visit Lao Year 2018: DPM
Colourful festivals and events depicting Laos’ diverse cultural, traditional and natural charms are set to be highlighted through Visit Lao Year 2018, the Deputy Prime Minister has announced.. . . More >>>

3. Govt, civil society organisations review results, sector administration
Government sector and civil society organisations from around the country met in Vientiane yesterday to review progress and assess achievements towards the implementation of administration of civil society organisations over last year and plan the year ahead. . . More >>>

4. Chinese monks walking through Laos on pilgrimage to India
Some 108 Chinese monks entered northern Laos last week and are expected to pass through other provinces as their make their way on a pilgrimage to India.
According to an official from the Consulate General of China in Luang Prabang province yesterday, the group of monks are from Xi’an, Shaanxi province, China and entered the north of Laos last week crossing the border travelling on regular visas. . . More >>>

5. JCV boosts healthcare for mothers and children in Laos
The health of numerous children under five years of age, including pregnant women in rural areas of Champassak province, has progressively improved with parents having better access to expanded immunisation supported by Accompany Japanese Committee for Vaccination (JCV). . . More >>>

More news stories

- Farmers in Huaphan face hardship after rains damage crops
Agricultural officials in the northern province of Laos Huaphan are scrambling to collect information about damage to the rice crop because of heavy rains over the past few days.... . More >>>

- Korea provides education scholarships to Lao students
Certified Public Tax of the Republic of Korea has provided scholarships to 60 students from the National University of Laos worth more than 144 million kip in total... . . More >>>

- National women’s commission promotes gender equality
The National Commission for the Advancement of Women and Mother-Child (NCAWMC) has advised officials on essential issues to further promote gender equality in the country.. More >>>

- Vientiane authority announces first That Luang boat racing festival
The first boat racing festival will be held in That Luang Lake Specific Economic Zone of Xaysettha district, Vientiane during October 18-22. More >>>


World Mental Health Day focuses on workplace this year
 World Mental Health Day was first observed in 1992, and is dedicated to raising awareness about mental health issues. Twenty-five years on, we are still fighting the prejudice, discrimination and continuing stigma associated with mental health.  . . . . . 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 >>>


Infrastructure, facilities improvements advance tourism in Luang Prabang
Luang Prabang province will welcome tourist infrastructure improvements with an agreement signed for a project on.. . More >>>


Nounee features on cover of Mahason Magazine
Lao freelance model Nounee Koumphonphakdy was in the headlines after she joined the Thai television programme Take Me Out Thailand and became. . . 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

37 dead, 40 missing in landslides, floods in Vietnam
HANOI (Xinhua) -- Landslides and floods triggered by heavy rain over the past four days in Vietnam’s northern and central regions have left 37 local people dead and 40. . . .More >>>


What should be done to support rural women?
The nation’s women, especially those in rural areas, still face barriers to developing themselves to their full potential. In some places persist old traditions that would have ..... More >>>


Army FC aiming for Division 1 final spot
Army FC is hopeful it can beat Chanthabouly district FC in the first leg of their Lao Division 1 semi-final at the Lao Football Federation (LFF) stadium at 3:30pm on Saturday. . . 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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