13 January 2023

- Laos, Vietnam govts agree to expedite economic cooperation
The governments of Laos and Vietnam have agreed to speed up economic cooperation with the intention of placing economic engagement at a level that matches their special political ties. At the 45th meeting of the Laos-Vietnam Intergovernmental Committee held in Vientiane on Thursday, the two sides resolved to push for greater trade cooperation, particularly border trade. ...More>>>

- Passenger volume almost doubles on Laos-China Railway
The average number of passengers travelling on Laos-China Railway each day has reached 29,000, almost double that of the same period in 2022, according to a Chinese media report. Since the start of 2023, the 1,035-km railway, which connects the Lao capital Vientiane to Kunming - the capital of Yunnan province in China - has seen a growing momentum in passenger volume, Xinhua reported. ...More>>>

- Oxfam gives boost to safeguarding of workers’ rights
The Lao Federation of Trade Unions (LFTU) and Oxfam in Laos on Thursday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on a project to promote social protection and labour rights for workers in the agri-food sector in Laos, with a focus on female workers in particular. The project is funded by the Department of International Trade and Development Cooperation of ....More>>>

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- New Vietnam-funded school opens in Khammuan
Youngsters in Nongbok district, Khammuan province, now have a better learning environment and educational opportunities thanks to ...More>>>

- Over 400,000 people viewing TV using LaoSat
More than 400,000 people in Laos are now using television signals transmitted by LaoSat. Managing Director of the Lao-Asia Pacific Satellite Company Limited, ...More>>>

- Stock exchange, planning ministry partner to strengthen business growth
The Lao Securities Exchange and the Special Economic Zones Promotion and Management Office of the Ministry of Planning and Investment on ...More>>>

- Lao-Vietnamese trade surges by 23 percent in 2022
The value of trade between Laos and Vietnam rose to more than US$1.49 billion in 2022, an increase of 23 percent compared to the trade figure for 2021. ...More>>>

- AirAsia to resume Vientiane-Kuala Lumpur flights
AirAsia plans to resume direct flights between Vientiane and Kuala Lumpur in March, with flights planned on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, it said on its website. ...More>>>

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Laos registers trade deficit of US$23 mn in December
The total two-way trade of Laos during December 2022 touched ..More>>>

Miss Universe Laos-2022 makes mark in prelim contest
Let’s cheer for Miss Universe Laos-2022. Payengxa Lor as she ...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 >>>

Myanmar needs US$ 169.6 m to meet the humanitarian needs of children: UNICEF
(Eleven/ANN) -- world 5The United Nations International Children’s ..More >>>

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How concerned should we be about the spread of new Covid variants? 
Even though the number of Covid-19 infections is declining globally, ....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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