27 July 2022

- Laos mulls purchase of fuel from Saudi Arabia
The government is considering importing fuel from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and exporting agricultural produce to the oil-rich nation. These issues were raised for discussion when Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Saleumxay Kommasith, held talks with his Saudi Arabian counterpart, His Highness Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud, via video link recently. .....More >>>

- Vietnam to import more power from Laos to prevent shortage 
Vietnam is set to import more electricity from Laos as its fast-growing economy is close to facing power shortages in the coming years, according to a media report. The Vietnamese government has requested the Ministry of Industry and Trade to review and promote cooperation in electricity purchases with Laos beyond 2025, the Vietnam Investment Review reported recently......More >>>

- Two Lao towns win Asean Environmentally Sustainable Cities awards
A town in northern Laos has received the Asean Environmentally Sustainable Cities (ESC) Award while another in the south has been awarded an ESC Certificate of Recognition.Xamneua district, the capital of Huaphan province, won an Asean ESC Award for 2021 for its good air quality and environmentally-friendly development. ...More >>>

- Philippines Ambassador​ ​to Laos visits Savannakhet Special Economic Zone
The Savannakhet Special Economic Zone C – Savan Park and Savannakhet Dry Port may be welcoming more business operators from the Philippines after the Philippines Ambassador to Laos and her delegation visited the site on July 25. The visit aimed to explore the possibility of investment in Savan SEZ by Philippine companies and to learn about the investment process at the Savan Park SEZ. ...More >>>


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- Laos goes on the alert for monkeypox
The Ministry of Health will work with the concerned parties to prepare for an outbreak of the monkeypox virus, through surveillance and the preparation of medical equipment including a laboratory equipped to identify the virus.  ..More >>>

- Health ministry urges public to clear mosquito breeding grounds

Global warming, increasing population density and types of building construction that may not drain off rainwater well in the wet season are contributing factors to the spread of dengue fever as these conditions favour an increase in mosquito populations......More >>>

- Violence against women still a major concern: UNDP
Over 30 percent of women in Laos with a male partner have experienced at least one form of violence, either physical or psychological, a recent study undertaken by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has revealed. ...More >>>

- Research institute develops three new hardy rice strains
The Research Institute for Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Development has certificated the new rice seed varieties Hom Dorkkham 8, Hom Dorkkham 15 and Hom Xebangfay 4 as being resilient to environmental changes. .More >>>

- New online platform to strengthen Laos’ education data management
The Ministry of Education and Sports on Monday launched the Lao Education and Sports Management Information System (LESMIS), a digital platform that will provide access to all key education data in Laos.... .More >>>

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Lao products go on display to mark International MSME Day
Products made by small and medium enterprises in Laos went on display from July 22-24 at the ...More >>>

Young women urged to join Miss International Laos 2022 pageant
The organisers of Miss International Laos 2022 are calling on young women to join the pageant,...More >>>

Vat Phou That is very beautiful
Phou That temple is a much loved and important icon to the people of Oudomxay province and is arguably one of the most striking temples in Laos...More >>>

Long Covid poses a bigger problem, study shows
(The Nation/ANN) -- People who have recovered from Covid-19 may develop up to 62 underlying conditions that may last for many weeks or . .... More >>>

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What should be done to tackle the problem of roadside vendors?
Authorities in Sisattanak district, Vientiane, have warned vendors not sell food and other goods ...More >>>

Laos’ U8 football team wins LaLiga Youth Tournament 2022 Cup
Laos’ Mazda GB FC U8 team won the LaLiga Youth Tournament 2022 Cup, with the ...More >>>

Viengxay is a beautiful nature
Viengxay district in Huaphan province, in the northeast of the country is not big and one day seems to be enough for sightseeing and visiting the caves......More >>>





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