21 March, 2023

- Lao, Cambodian govts agree to step up border security
The Lao and Cambodian governments have agreed to continue cooperation in the field of security, and in particular to strengthen joint security operations around the borders of their neighbouring provinces......More>>>

- Over 1 million people suffering food insecurity in Laos
More than 1 million people are estimated to suffer from acute food insecurity, sparking concerns for a food security crisis in Laos, according to a special report jointly written by the Food and Agriculture Organisation and the World Food Programme.“About 1.04 million people (13.9 percent of the population) were estimated to be moderately acute food insecure and 71,000 people (0.9 percent of the population) to be severely acute food insecure,” stated the report on the 2022 .... More>>>

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- Govt eyes expansion of rubber plantations
Laos currently has rubber plantations on more than 300,000 hectares of land, of which 70 percent have been planted under concession agreements involving contracts between a company and local farmers, while 30 percent have been planted by people living in the area.  . ...More>>>

- Poverty is main reason for school dropouts, district governor says
Poverty is the main reason why children drop out of school in Xayphouthong district, Savannakhet province, according to the district governor. . . ...More>>>

- Pharma factory steps up production of Covid drug for export
The State Enterprise Pharmaceutical Factory No. 3 in Vientiane plans to increase the production of an oral medication used to treat children with Covid-19, with the aim of exporting the drug to neighbouring countries at the end of this year. . . ..More>>>

Luang Prabang named one of 50 greatest places to visit
Luang Prabang has been recommended by the American magazine TIME as one of the 50 greatest places to visit in 2023, further raising the town’s profile on the international tourism circuit. ..More>>>

President calls for Xaysomboun to strengthen security, alleviate poverty
President Thongloun Sisoulith has called on the leaders of Xaysomboun province to do more to enhance defence and security in the province along with alleviateing poverty for the local people. . ..Mor>>>

- Govt advised to invest more in research to spur development
The government should place a greater emphasis on research and its application to policy-making, to help resolve the economic issues that have mounted since the Covid-19 pandemic hit Laos. . . ..Mor>>>
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Critical improvements for road, train ticket booking service required, say tour operators
Leading operators of transport, ticket and tour services in Laos are hopeful of making sizable benefits and substantial earnings from the return of foreign tourists, though they say several improvements are required.....More>>>

Applications invited for Miss Universe Laos-2023 pageant
The organisers of Miss Universe Laos-2023 are inviting young women to take part in the coveted contest. At a press conference held at Crowne Plaza Vientiane on Saturday, the organisers urged women, ...More >>>

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China tops Thailand’s FDI chart but ‘more investment going to Vietnam’
(The Nation/ANN) -- China topped the chart of foreign direct investment (FDI) in Thai....More >>>


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What are your thoughts on the evolution of the Party?
Today is Lao People’s Revolutionary Party Foundation Day and this year marks the Party’s 68th ....More >>>

Thousands of runners sign up for Vientiane International Half Marathon
More than 2,000 runners are ready to take on the challenge of the Vientiane . ...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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