- 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, 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,
- 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
- 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
- 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.
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 >>>