18 January 2023

- Bokeo police seize 6 million amphetamine pills in latest drug bust
Police in Huayxai district, Bokeo province, on Monday intercepted a consignment of 6 million amphetamine pills found hidden in a pick-up truck passing through ...More>>>

- Party Central Committee relieves Nguyen Xuan Phuc of Presidency, Party positions
Hanoi (Vietnam News/ANN) -- Nguyen Xuan Phuc has stepped down as President of Vietnam after a number of senior officials were found to have committed violations in connection with COVID-19 test kits and repatriation flights.....More>>>

- Ministry backs scheme to improve review of environmental impact assessmentsTechnical staff at both the central and local levels will be better able to review environmental impact assessment reports thanks to a capacity building project. .......More>>>

- LXML Sepon Mine rated A+ by Ministry of Energy and Mines
The Ministry of Energy and Mines awarded Lane Xang Minerals Limited (LXML) an A+ rating last week for setting a leading example to other mining operations in compliance with international environmental standards, contributing to sustainable community... ....More>>>

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- Health ministry sets direction for Malaria Control Programme
The Ministry of Health has set a target to increase the annual malaria blood test rate by 7 percent in areas of known transmission and by 3 percent in areas that are largely free of malaria. . ...More>>>

- China helps upgrade hospital in northern Laos
VIENTIANE (Xinhua) -- A groundbreaking ceremony was held on Saturday for the upgrading and renovation project of Luang Prabang hospital aided by China in the north of Laos. ...More>>>

- Phieng exceeds target of crop produce
Phieng district of Xayaboury province exceeded the target of crop production in 2022....More>>>

- Vientiane bans use of firecrackers, explosive objects
Vientiane authorities have banned the use of firecrackers and all other explosive devices, as well as the making of  excessive noise during any event....More>>>

- Conservationists mull sustainable use of natural resources
A committee comprising Lao government officials and development partners, whose goal is to promote the sustainable use of natural resources, met week last week in Vientiane to map out future actions for protecting Laos’ rich biodiversity. l....More>>>

- Xaysomboun plans visitor facilities at Phou Hua Lon mountain
Xaysomboun authorities plan to build visitors facilities at Phou Hua Lon mountain in Anouvong district, which has been referred to as little New Zealand because of its green rolling hills.....More>>>

- Compile written text on traditional medicine, health minister advises
Although the use of herbal remedies in Laos is commonplace, there is no official body of information about traditional medicine practices because these have not been written down, the health minister has said. ...More>>>

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EDL spells out measures to resolve debt problems
The Reform Committee of Electricite du Laos (EDL) will roll out four measures. ..More>>>

Behind Stage: The Series screened
Behind Stage: The Series was screened last week at Major Platinum Cineplex for a select group of audience,...More >>>

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

Nepal to send data recorder from crash to France
POKHARA, Nepal (AP) -- Nepalese authorities on Tuesday began returning...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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