19 January 2023

- President urges Lao Red Cross to focus on important issues
President Thongloun Sisoulith has instructed the Lao Red Cross to improve the quality of its humanitarian work and ensure more is done to assist people in need. The President issued the instruction when chairing the annual meeting of the Lao Red Cross on Tuesday to review the work undertaken in 2022 and formulate plans for 2023. ...More>>>

- Lao, Russian personnel speed up UXO clearance in Khammuan
Lao and Russian military personnel are speeding up the clearance of unexploded ordnance (UXO) in Khammuan province, with joint operations taking place in 2022 and 2023. The work will be supervised by the responsible committee and UXO inspection and recovery teams, with the aim of clearing land for farming. ....More>>>

- Modern machinery improves rice seed planting
A bridge and road construction and electricity installation enterprise is supplying modern machinery for use in the planting of rice seed in both the wet and dry seasons. The equipment is being used to plant rice seed on 350 hectares of land in Mounlapamok district, Champassak province. ...More>>>

- Employment Permit System allows foreign nationals to work legally in South Korea
A job in the Republic of Korea (S. Korea) is the dream of many Lao and people in some neighbouring countries due to the attractive salaries on offer, especially during the current economic crisis when the unemployment rate in Laos is high and spiralling inflation is affecting the cost of living. Thus there are channels set up by the government and agencies that enable Lao nationals to ....More>>>

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- Step up action to address human trafficking, authorities told
The government’s Anti-trafficking Committee has been told to enhance cooperation with international and local authorities in a bid to ...More>>>

- Health officials roll out Covid jabs alongside routine immunisation
The Ministry of Health is continuing to provide Covid-19 vaccinations alongside its routine immunisation programme. ...More>>>

- S. Korea extends support for Children’s Hospital
Seoul National University College of Medicine in South Korea will continue to support the Children’s Hospital in Vientiane, ....More>>>

- Man arrested on charges of manslaughter, robbery
Police in Savannakhet recently arrested a suspect on charges of robbery and manslaughter in Xepon district, which left a 17-year-old boy dead and another youth injured. ..More>>>

- Asean health officials review management of biosafety regulations
Laos is set to benefit from initiatives outlined in an Asean document titled Knowledge Management of Biosafety Regulations, which aims to better safeguard public health.  ...More>>>

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Govt eyes 129 percent increase in freight forwarding services
The government has framed a plan to increase freight forwarding services ..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 >>>

Positive outlook for Chinese economy in 2023: New Development Bank VP
DAVOS, Switzerland (Xinhua) -- The Chinese economy is heading for ...More >>>

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How can we reduce the risk of accidental fires?
Fires are something that everyone hopes will never happen, but unfortunately they are becoming more frequent. .....More >>>

Laos aiming for vovinam glory at international meets
Lao male and female vovinam practitioners are eyeing medals at ...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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