9 June, 2023

- Construction of city’s tallest building 68 percent complete
Construction of Latsavong Plaza, which will house a five-star shopping mall and a hotel and is said to be the tallest building in Laos, is now 68 percent complete and set to open in time for the Asean Summit next year. A progress report on the project was delivered when the Mayor of Vientiane, ...More>>>

- Laos, Australia, GGGI partner to foster sustainable carbon markets
The governments of Laos and Australia, together with the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), have formed a partnership to support carbon market development in Laos. An agreement on the initiative was signed in Vientiane on Tuesday to mark the official start of the ...More>>>

- UXO-related accidents kill two people this year
Fifteen people have been involved in UXO-related accidents so far this year, of whom two died, participants at this week’s UXO Sector Working Group meeting heard. The meeting, held in Vientiane, was chaired by Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Welfare Mr Padeumphone Sonthany, ..More>>>

Asean transport officials eye logistics links through Laos’ Thanaleng Dry Port
As Laos is becoming an increasingly important trade gateway between southeast Asian countries and China, transport officials from Southeast Asia are learning about the opportunities provided by the country’s logistics link. On Wednesday, ..More>>>

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- New equipment from USAID boosts Laos’ vaccine storage capacity
USAID, with technical support from UNICEF, has provided cold chain and IT equipment to the Ministry of Health in its latest contribution to Laos’ Covid-19 response and vaccination campaign. ..More>>>

- Tourism officials gear up for Visit Laos Year 2024

Government​ officials, businesses and tour operators are looking at ways to ensure that Visit Laos Year 2024 is a success. Promotional campaigns are underway in Laos and ...More>>>

- ADB supports distance learning for medical professionals
E-learning, or distance learning, will be a useful tool for healthcare professionals seeking to broaden their knowledge, as well building the capacity of lecturers in the field. ....More>>>

- APA offers free personal accident insurance for blood donors  
The first 1,500 people to donate blood on World Blood Donor Day on June 14 will receive free personal accident insurance, provided by Phongsavanh Insurance (APA) Co., Ltd. ..More>>>

- Food standards save lives: WHO
The Ministry of Health has urged members of the public to eat only clean and fresh food to avoid foodborne illnesses, with about 46,500 people falling ill and eight dying each year after eating unclean food. ...More>>>

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Xekong province records surge in exports in first six months of 2023
Xekong province registered exports worth more than US$146.8 million and ....More>>>

Applicants invited for debate contest
Speak for Laos’ Facebook page is inviting applicants to take part in a debate competition. This is a good chance for young people to ...More >>>

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Plan International Laos empowers SDG progress in Laos through ongoing contributions
Plan International Laos is excited to announce the launch of the fourth phase of the Integrated. ...More >>>

UN agencies in Ukraine to assess impact of dam’s destruction
UNITED NATIONS (Xinhua) -- Representatives from various UN agencies in ..More >>>


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What can we do to mitigate the effects of storms and stay safe?
The rainy season brings thunder and lightning, strong winds and torrential rain. ....More >>>

Lao teams aiming high at Para Games
Lao athletes competing in the 12th Asean Para Games, hosted by Cambodia from June 3-9, are trying their best to fulfil their dream of winning a gold medal, with hopes running high. ....More >>>

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Hoi An – a tourist hotspot and a jewel in Vietnam’s crown
If you’re thinking about a visit to somewhere special, Hoi An is a great ....More>>>



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