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On behalf of the government, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of National Defence, General Chansamone Chanyalath (right), presents a basket of flowers to congratulate Prime Minister Dr Sonexay Siphandone (left) on his recent appointment. The tribute to the new leader was paid at the government’s open meeting on Thursday.

President of the Laos-Korea Friendship Association, Mr Khamsuay Keodalavong, and his staff deliver medical equipment worth more than one billion kip (US$59,066.9) to a representative of Mahosot Hospital, Dr Xayxana Sombandith. The supplies were donated by private companies in South Korea through the Korea-Laos Friendship Association.

Vice President Bounthong Chitmany and his officials on Wednesday deliver two tonnes of rice and educational supplies to representatives of Xaysathan district in Xayaboury province, during a working visit to the district. --Photo Pathetlao

A clean water supply costing 141 million kip is welcomed by residents of Senyang village in Khua district, Phongsaly province. A member of the Lao Front for National Development, Mrs Khamchanh Phomsengsavanh, officially handed over the water supply to a representative of Khua district, Mr Khamvilay Sitthiphone. On the same occasion, warm clothing was donated to children and monks, while a computer was given to the district office.                                                         --Photo Pasaxon

President of the National Assembly, Dr Xaysomphone Phomvihane (right), and his officials on Tuesday visit army personnel in Vientiane province to mark the 74th Lao Army Day on January 20. Also present were Deputy Minister of National Defence Lieutenant General Thongloy Silivong and the Governor of Vientiane province, Mr Khamphanh Sitthidampha.                                                           --Photo Pathetlao

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Saleumxay Kommasith (seventh right), and his officials on Tuesday donate sports equipment to military personnel in Vientiane province during a visit to celebrate the 74th anniversary of Lao Army Day on January 20.                                                                --Photo Pasaxon

The Lao Electricity State Enterprise on Monday holds a meeting to discuss its business operations. The meeting was led by Deputy Minister of Finance Dr Phouthanoupheth Xaysombath (right) and attended by senior officials. The aim of the meeting was to hear comments about the working methods of the debt-ridden state-owned enterprise and discuss ways to remedy the situation so that its operations are cost effective in the future.        --Photo Latsamy

Representatives of the Joint Development Bank (JDB), led by Mr Vilay Siphaphone, hand over a newly-built kindergarten to a senior official from the Savannakhet provincial Education and Sports Department, Mr Bounxou Sayasone, in Phonmuay village, Xepon district. JDB funded the construction of the kindergarten at a cost of 195 million kip. --Photo Pasaxon

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