7 February 2023
- January inflation rate soars to new high of 40.3 percent
Year-on-year inflation in Laos jumped to 40.3 percent in January, the highest rate in 23 years, according to the latest report from the Lao Statistics Bureau. The government is attempting to curb the rising cost of goods and services but prices are showing no signs of falling. . ...More>>>

- Sikhottabong stupa festival draws devotees from far and wide
Crowds of people from Laos and neighbouring countries are flocking to the Sikhottabong stupa festival taking place from February 3-6 in Thakhaek district, the capital of Khammuan province, to pay homage to one of the most sacred Buddhist stupas in the region. . ...More>>>

- UNIQTEK COMPANY LIMITED wins International Finance Awards for survey equipment supply, consulting services
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- International Wetlands Day observed at Nong Khamsen
The World Wild Fund for Nature in Laos (WWF Laos) and Agroforestry Development Consultant Co., Ltd. (AFDC) last week celebrated International Wetlands Day at the Nong Khamsen wetland......More>>>

- Children’s Hospital reviews strengths, weaknesses in 2022
Gathering for their annual meeting last week, administrators at the Children’s Hospital in Vientiane agreed on the need to strengthen the hospital’s capacity in the field of technical medicine and other areas,..... .More>>>

- Two dead after bus overturns in Saravan
Two people were killed instantly and several others were injured when a bus travelling from Vientiane to Attapeu left the road and overturned while passing through Khongxedon district in Saravan province on Friday.......More>>>

- Ministry approves new Grade 5 textbooks for primary schools
The Ministry of Education and Sports has approved new Grade 5 textbooks and teacher guides for use in primary schools, which will be ready for printing next month. .... ..More>>>

- Saravan plans to highlight waterfalls as tempting tourist attractions
Saravan province authorities in cooperation with a local company will carry out a feasibility study on the construction of visitor facilities at Tad Lo and Tad Hang waterfalls, with the aim ......More>>>

- Thai and Lao power agencies deepen telecom, energy cooperation
VIENTIANE (The Nation/Asia News Network): The Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (Egat) has signed a memorandum of understanding with its Lao counterpart to enhance cooperation in the.. ...More>>>

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Bolaven coffee, tea festival showcases premium local produce
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Japanese films to be screened at 6th Japanese film fest
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What can we do to prevent robbery and other crimes?
The current economic crisis is causing a lot of problems and everyone is struggling ....More >>>

Thai coach raises hopes for Master 7’s Lao League success
Mr Voottivat Daengsamerkiat from Thailand has taken over the reins at the Master 7 Football ..More >>>

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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