30 November 2018

Laos, Int’l Red Cross raise profile of International Humanitarian Law  

- Agribusinesses to have cheaper electricity
Agribusinesses will soon pay less for electricity because the government wants to do all it can to boost the industry, according to a senior government official. Speaking at the National Assembly earlier this week, Minister of Energy and Mines Dr Khammany Inthirath said the ministry... More >>>

- Govt to begin dam safety checks next year
The government will begin inspecting the safety standards applied to the construction of all hydropower dams in Laos next year in a bid to prevent further accidents. This information was revealed during a recent meeting in Vientiane on the safety standards of the nation’s many hydropower plants.... More >>>

MRC gets funding injection, new CEO
Germany and the European Union have renewed their financial support for the Mekong River Commission (MRC), recognising the importance of the intergovernmental organisation in maintaining the balance between the need for economic growth and environmental protection in the Mekong River basin. ....More >>>

- Laos, Int’l Red Cross raise profile of International Humanitarian Law
Government officials and representatives of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) met in Vientiane yesterday to discuss International Humanitarian Law. Participants were familiarised with the main humanitarian-related treaties, ....More >>>


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- Laos, partners confer on Nagoya Protocol implementation
Laos continues to create links with local and regional partners in contributing cross-border consideration within the framework of the Nagoya Protocol, aiming for the fair sharing of genetic resource benefits. That was the message at a workshop on the implementation of the Nagoya Protocol on Wednesday, which was attended by experts from Laos,
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- Japan supports girls’ education in Bokeo
The Japanese government has provided grant assistance worth more than 4.2 billion kip (US$505,210) for construction of secondary school facilities and to support gender education in Bokeo province. The grant contract for the project was signed yesterday in Vientiane, between Japanese Ambassador to Laos, Mr Takeshi Hikihara and
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- AirAsia flying high at new headquarters
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: AirAsia is hosting a visit by reporters from Laos, Myanmar and Cambodia at its new headquarters here, giving them the opportunity to learn about office management and operation services for its destinations through the use of modern technology. The AirAsia Media Familiarisation Trip to Malaysia to
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- Health ministry takes another step towards eliminating asbestos-related diseases
The Ministry of Health is working with international organisations to roll out a national action plan to eliminate asbestos-related diseases, with talks taking place at a workshop held in Vientiane on Wednesday. The international organisations included the World Health Organisation (WHO), International Labour Organisation (ILO) and Australian Aid. .... More >>>


Viengxay extends warm invitation for liberation command centre 50th anniversary celebrations
Scenic Viengxay district is rolling out the welcome mat for the thousands of visitors expected for celebrations from November 28-30 marking the 50th anniversary of the liberation forces command centre..More >>>




Lao Airlines opens Vientiane-Luang Prabang-Changsha route Lao Airlines, the national flag carrier, has opened a new sector from ... More >>>

Singer Teler Sisombath poses with mom for fashion magazine Singer and model Teler Sisombath has done a beautiful photoshoot with his mother for .. More >>>

Lao participants share their experiences of the Tokyo Int’l Film Festival Four representatives from Laos who attended the 31st .. More >>>




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France offers diversity of cooperation with Laos The historical ties between France and Laos make the two countries special partners in .... More >>>

What can be done to help new graduates find jobs? The Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare and the Ministry of Education and Sports are ... More >>>





Young motorcycle racers rev up for Winter Race U-15 motorcycle racers nationwide will be among scores of competitors contesting the 1st .. More >>>

Take to the water for a great meal in Pakxe
The Mekong Lanexang is a well-known restaurant in Pakxe, the capital of Champassak province, and is located on a boat on the Mekong River offering Lao, Thai, Vietnamese and Chinese dishes.. ... More >>>

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Attapeu still in need of medicine for flood victimsAlmost four months have passed since that fateful night in July when at least 40 people died and ....  More >>>

Orphaned schoolgirl gets scholarship to pursue her dreams
Ms Tadam Vongphakdy, 18, a promising student from a modest background, has won a scholarship from SCG’s Sharing the Dream Project sponsored by SCG Lao.
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Always believe in yourself, says Lao student awarded Asean scholarship Ms Kounlasatty Manivong was recently awarded a 2018 Asean ... More >>>





Former warrior reflects on his wartime experiences Mr Ornchan Sommany, an 83-year-old resident of Viengxay village, Viengxay district in ... More >>>

Gardener her love for traditional trees species Ms Manivanh Chanthalangsy is a diligent gardener whose love and quest to preserve   ...  More >>>

Lao Independence Day tale a treasure younger generation must know October 12, 1945 was a critical day in Lao history as it marked a turning point in the country’s struggle for liberation from foreign domination.
Celebrated on that date every year since, this year marks the 73rd Lao Independence Day.
Retired Major Sisouk Inthavong, a veteran of Xieng Khuang province Military Command, shared his thoughts on the importance of the day. .... More >>>




Tapioca factory creates jobs in Vientiane province The Hinheup Cassava Flour Factory in Vientiane province is installing a second machine ... More >>>

Kathin festival strengthens Buddhism, supports temple restoration Merit makers from the capital and Savannakhet, Champassak, Saravan ... More >>>