16 January 2023

- S. Korea donates rice for use by impoverished communities
The Republic of Korea on Friday donated 1,314 tons of rice for distribution to 100,000 people across the country. The donation will help people in times of hardship, as everyone feels the crunch of straitened financial circumstances and food shortages. Korea continues to donate rice for distribution to the most vulnerable populations. ...More>>>

- Vietnamese investment in Laos surges 52.5 percent
The value of investment by Vietnamese companies in Laos reached US$180 million in 2022, an increase of 52.5 percent, according to a VietnamPlus report. 
In the meantime, Lao companies are operating 10 investment projects worth over US$71 million in Vietnam. ...More>>>

- Vietnam hands over Economic and Finance Institute to govt
The government of Vietnam has completed the final phase of construction of the Economic and Finance Institute, which has been built in Dongkhamxang village, Hadxaifong district, Vientiane.
The Institute will be used to train government finance and accounting staff across the country.
The facility was handed over to the Lao government....More>>>

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- S. Korea revises regulations for Lao farm workers
The South Korean government has revised the regulations governing foreign workers who travel to the country for seasonal employment on farms. ...More>>>

- Lao Airlines adds extra flight from Vientiane to Pakxe
The national flag carrier, Lao Airlines, on Sunday added an additional flight on the Vientiane-Pakxe route for January 15. ...More>>>

- Oxfam, labour ministry launch project to strengthen climate resilience
Oxfam in Laos and the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare on Friday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on the implementation of the Strengthening Climate Resilience Project in Luang Prabang and Champassak provinces. ...More>>>

- Fisheries management project wraps up in Savannakhet
The Agriculture and Forestry Department in Savannakhet province hopes to continue to partner with World Wide Fund for Nature in Laos (WWF-Laos) in the promotion of fisheries co-management on the Mekong River. ...More>>>

- Visitor facilities planned at Khammuan cave
Khammuan provincial authorities have authorised the development of visitor facilities around Tham Nanglong cave, hoping to attract more visitors and generate more income for local residents. ...More>>>

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Central bank orders closure of 113 currency exchange outlets  
The Bank of the Lao PDR (BOL) on Friday instructed 113 money exchange ..More>>>

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

Intricate naga designs woven into tapestry of Lao life
Naga patterns in Laos have been around for thousands of years among the ....More >>>

China reports declining critical COVID-19 cases as peaks pass
BEIJING (Xinhua) -- China has reported declining numbers of fever patients..More >>>

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Lao athletes prepare for SEA Games in Cambodia
Lao athletes plan to compete in 31 sports at the 32nd South East Asian (SEA) ...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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