30 September 2022

- Laos, Singapore pledge to enhance economic, tourism links
The leaders of Laos and Singapore have agreed that there is considerable scope to deepen their collaboration, including in the field of human resource development, as well as promoting business and tourism links. Closer collaboration in these areas was the highlight of talks when Lao Prime Minister Phankham Viphavanh paid an official visit to Singapore from September 27-28 at the invitation of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. Mr Phankham also called on President Halimah Yacob, with both sides affirming the warm relations between Laos and Singapore, ...More >>>

- Authorities battle to assist flood-hit victims in the south 
Thousands of people in the southern provinces have been affected by flooding as Tropical Storm Noru moves across mainland Southeast Asia. The storm caused devastation in the provinces of Attapeu, Xekong and Champassak, with local authorities being ordered to evacuate people stranded as a result of the floods. In Xekong province, 28 villages experienced flooding after the Xekong River burst its banks. Two roads became impassable and landslides were reported on nine other roads, while electricity and water connections were cut off in several villages.  ....More >>>

Smoke from streetside grills a health hazard, studies reveal
The Faculty of Public Health of the University of Health Sciences has disseminated the results of studies titled “Air pollution exposure among grill workers in Laos: Issues of inequalities and gender” and “Emissions of air pollution and GHGs from multiple sources in Vientiane”. The studies were carried out to assess the public health risks of the burning of charcoal by streetside vendors selling grilled meat, which causes toxic airborne pollutants that have adverse health effects. .....More >>>

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- New project aims to address cost-of-living crisis
The Lao Academy of Social and Economic Science (LASES) in cooperation with the United Nations in Laos recently initiated the ....More >>>

- China, Laos launch joint emergency exercise for responding to railway security incidents
VIENTIANE (Xinhua) -- A joint emergency exercise aimed at responding to security incidents on China-Laos Railway was held on Tuesday in Lao capital Vientiane. .....More >>>

- Laos, partners develop model for efficient use of public budget
Laos has planned to adopt a Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) model to increase the effectiveness of the use of the public budget in the fulfilment of the Sustainable Development Goals. .... .More >>>

- Women of Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia cooperate for green, sustainable development
Hanoi (Vietnam News) -- A forum themed “Women of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia promote international cooperation and integration for .... .More >>>

- Smallholder development project gets positive review
The Partnership for Irrigation and Commercialisation of Smallholders Agriculture Project (PICSA) is being carried out in 19 districts and 353 villages, .... .More >>>

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MSME operators eye greater contribution to community development
A number of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) ...More >>>

‘Kubbordai’ music video gets 7 mn views in two weeks 
The music video for Youd Salavan’s new track “Kubbordai” ...More >>>

Education ministry partners with Australia to build children’s literacy skills
Literacy is one of the most important skills when it comes to ...More >>>

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What challenges do girls in Laos face today?
The government has introduced several measures aimed at improving girls’ prospects, especially in terms of education ....More >>>

Preparations in full swing for Boat Racing Festival
Forty boat crews have registered to compete in the Boat Racing Festival in Vientiane next month, when races will take place on ....More >>>

Sikhottabong stupa is a cultural attraction for people seeking blessings
Laos has some of the world’s best tourist attractions and it’s time for ....More >>>



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