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4 December 2018

Health ministry vows to raise standards of medical staff  

- President recalls Viengxay’s role on road to liberation
For many years, Laos battled oppressive foreign powers who sought to subjugate the country, but in collaboration with its Indochinese neighbours, Laos repelled all enemies and achieved liberation in 1975. This was the central theme of a stirring speech delivered on Friday by President Bounnhang Vorachit ... More >>>

- Laos to partner with Asean in creating ‘green’ jobs
Laos will work with other Asean countries to develop regional policies on ‘green’ industries during a three-year period from 2018 to 2020. However, training people in the relevant skills for work in this area is a challenge in Laos. This was the message delivered by Minister of Labour and Social Welfare, Dr Khampheng Saysompheng, ... More >>>

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Govt saves 3.5 trillion kip from overvalued projects
The government has saved more than 3.5 trillion kip (almost US$419 million) by preventing the money being spent on overvalued projects, a minister has told the National Assembly. The artificially inflated costs were revealed during an inspection into state-funded projects, Minister of Public Works and ...More >>>

- Health ministry vows to raise standards of medical staff
Health authorities say they will continue to develop the capacity and knowledge of doctors and nurses, aiming to improve the quality of health services. But they conceded that doctors’ knowledge in specialist fields was limited, including the ability to detect and identify diseases as well as ...More >>>

 


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- Ministry staff get lessons in biogas technology
The Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China has been adding to Lao government officials’ store of knowledge about biogas technology. Officials attended a course in Vientiane given by Chinese specialists in the field from October 9 to November 30.
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- Governance project provides 850m kip to improve local administration
The Government and Public Administration Reform (GPAR) project recently provided about 850 million kip to 16 projects to improve government mechanisms, administration and service quality across Laos. The signing ceremony for the agreement on implementation of Government and
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- Prosecutors learn about measures to tackle corruption
Prosecutors from 10 provinces attended a multi-agency workshop on strengthening capacities in monitoring, anti-corruption, anti-money laundering and asset recovery, which took place in Luang Prabang from November 26 to 30. The workshop brought together representatives from the State Inspection Authority, the People’s Supreme Court and the Law Bar Association. ...  More >>>







Travel

A hidden heaven in Pakxong
If you want a true taste of heaven in this world, it can be found in the south of Laos in Nongluang village among the hills of Pakxong district in Champassak province. A day-and-night camp out organised by the local community will take you to earthly perfection at Lan Yai, atop the Bolaven plateau..More >>>

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Hydropower dam inspections a top priority: energy ministerThe Ministry of Energy and Mines is working with foreign experts and ... More >>>

Thida’s star rises higher in entertainment world Lao model and actress Ms Thida Sitthixay’s career continues to go from strength to strength and she’s .. More >>>

Provincial governments need improvement to be business friendly The attitude of provincial governments is by and large neutral .. More >>>

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Americans to begin saying their goodbyes to George H.W. Bush WASHINGTON (AP) -- Americans will begin saying goodbye to former .. More >>>

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

What issues interest you during the ongoing National Assembly debates? National Assembly members are engaged in a month of .... More >>>

 

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President’s Cup shining spotlight on volleyball talent
The Volleyball Federation President’s Cup at the Km 16 Indoor Stadium in Xaythany district, Vientiane, from December 3-9 will see .. 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 >>>

Upcoming e-Library expected to provide faster, more accessible information A quick glance into the library and one might not see many  ... 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 >>>

 

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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 >>>

Viengxay - the district of victory
After attending the first open government meeting on March 22-23 this year in Viengxay district, Huaphan province, I decided to research the ... More >>>

 

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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 >>>