12 January 2023

- Lao, Vietnamese govts sign 10 agreements to boost bilateral ties
Laos and Vietnam are stepping up cooperation in various fields ranging from politics to economics and socio-cultural ties after successfully celebrating Laos-Vietnam Friendship and Solidarity Year 2022. Ten agreements on future cooperation (mostly in the form of memorandums of understanding) ...More>>>

- Lao Airlines plans more flights to China in coming months
As China eases Covid-19 restrictions, Lao Airlines plans to operate more flights to cities in the northern neighbour, whose citizens are now taking the opportunity to travel and explore the world. Additional flights are expected to come into operation next month or in March, ...More>>>

- USAID project to reduce vulnerability to human trafficking 
The Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) on Wednesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on the launch of the Laos Counter Trafficking in Persons (Laos CTIP) Project. ....More>>>

- Phu Bia Mining steps up road safety awareness for schoolchildren
Phu Bia Mining (PBM), a leading mining company in Laos, recently conducted a road safety campaign for 50 students at Phabath Secondary School in Thaphabath district, Borikhamxay province. Centred on the theme: “Be observant and have a safety plan”, ...More>>>

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- Lao, Vietnamese senior officials agree to enhance ties ahead of PMs’ meeting
Lao and Vietnamese senior officials agreed at their meeting in Vientiane on Tuesday to foster and strengthen economic, ...More>>>

- Luang Prabrang woman returns bag and documents lost by Swiss tourist
The good deed done by a resident of Luang Prabang, named as Mrs Sakuna, in returning a lost bag to a Swiss tourist, has served to ...More>>>

- More than 70,000 hectares of land cleared of UXO in 27 years 
The National Regulatory Authority for UXO/Mine Action Sector (NRA) under the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare has reported that ...More>>>

- Health ministry pushes for higher Covid inoculation rate
Health officials hope to ensure that 50 percent of the population has had a third dose of a Covid-19 vaccination by the end of this year, raising the figure from the current 31.8 percent. ...More>>>

- Man steals jewellery worth 3.2 billion kip from Vientiane shop
Police are searching for a man who stole diamond jewellery from a store at the Vientiane Center shopping mall on Monday. ...More>>>

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Laos to earn US$100 million from livestock exports
Laos hopes to earn US$100 million during 2023 from livestock exports, ..More>>>

Toyota invites applications for its dream art contest
Toyota Dream Car Art Contest-2023 is inviting applications from children to ...More >>>

Boun Kongkhao – a festival that celebrates the rice harvest
Rice is the staple food of Laos and at the end of the year some people refer to ....More >>>

Regions across China report passing infection peaks, enter fast track of work resumption
(Global Times) -- From metropolises like Beijing and Shanghai, .. More >>>

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Responsible leader knows when to quit
Prime Minister Phankham Viphavanh, 72, recently announced his retirement to the National Assembly (NA). ....More >>>

Lao martial artists eye success at SEA Games
Recent medal winners in martial arts disciplines plan to compete in the 32nd South East Asian (SEA) Games taking place in ...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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