2 August 2022

- Lao migrant workers send home millions of dollar this year
During the first six months of this year, Lao nationals working in other countries transferred millions of US dollar in remittances to Laos, with most of the money going to their parents.
The remittances are expected to worth about US$4.5 million per month and this money is then spent on goods and services in Laos and is an important economic stimulus.
Although only a small proportion of remittances are directed into productive investments, this does not warrant the conclusion that the developmental value of remittances is negligible. . ...More >>>

- Laos, Indonesia team up in power plant management
PT Pembangkitan Jawa-Bali (PJB) of Indonesia and Electricite Du Laos (EDL) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on power plant management cooperation.
The MOU was signed by the President Director of PJB, Mr Gong Matua Hasibuan, and the Managing Director of EDL, Mr Chanthaboun Soukaloun, at the Electricite du Laos headquarters in Vientiane....More >>>

- Phu Bia Mining records strong production in first half of 2022
Phu Bia Mining is pleased to report positive production outcomes in the first six months of 2022 
In the half year to June 30, the Phu Kham Copper-Gold Operation produced 17,987 tonnes (t) of copper in concentrate, 21,935 ounces (oz) gold in concentrate, and 101,122 oz of silver.
More than 10.3 million tonnes (MT) of ex-pit material was mined including 2.9 MT of copper-gold ore. Phu Kham’s copper, gold and. ...More >>>

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- Six dead, 24 injured in tour bus accident in Savannakhet
Six people were killed and 24 were injured when a tour bus collided head on with a truck on Road No. 9 in Savannakhet province on Sunday.. ..More >>>

- National university set to accept 6,990 new students
The National University of Laos (NUOL) plans to admit 6,990 new undergraduate students next academic year, university officials say, although this figure is awaiting approval from the Ministry of Education and Sports.. ...More >>>

- Attapeu man dies after eating poisonous mushrooms
A man died in Attapeu province last week after eating poisonous mushrooms, while six other family members are ill after also eating the toxic fungi. The man’s wife and one of their daughters are unconscious, while four other family members were also admitted to hospital.. ...More >>>

- China gives boost to rural primary school pupils
The government of the People’s Republic of China has donated 4,500,000 yuan (about 10 billion kip) to provide educational supplies to 369 primary schools in remote areas of northern Laos. .. .More >>>

- City residents urged to unite in battle against dengue
The Vientiane Health Department is urging everyone in the city to clear possible mosquito breeding grounds in an attempt to reduce the number of mosquitoes spreading dengue fever. . ... .More >>>

- Shanxi launches first int’l freight train via China-Laos Railway
TAIYUAN (Xinhua) -- North China’s Shanxi Province launched its first international freight train that runs via the China-Laos Railway on Saturday, according to local railway authorities. . ... .More >>>

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Govt takes further action to protect consumers
The government is attempting to do more to resolve issues around consumer protection and disputes concerning goods and service providers.. ...More >>>

Lao textile producer and designer focuses on overseas markets  
The Khang brand is again focusing on export markets for its textile products, especially ...More >>>

Pasaxon focuses on developing online news
This story marks the 72nd anniversary of the Media and Publication Day, which was first observed on August 13, 1950. ...More >>>

‘Active, fruitful’ negotiations expected as 55th AMM officially kicks off Aug 3
(The Phnom Penh Post/ANN) -- The 55th ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting .... More >>>

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What should be done to end the scourge of human trafficking?
Human trafficking exploits women, children and men for numerous illicit purposes.......More >>>

Lao women win sepak takraw doubles event at World Champs
The Lao women’s sepak takraw team have won the women’s premier division doubles ...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 ....More >>>





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