23 January 2023

- Govt, Switzerland launch dam safety assistance project
The Lao government and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) on Friday signed an agreement to initiate the Dam Safety Technical and Institutional Assistance project. The agreement was signed between the Ministry of Planning and Investment and SDC in a ceremony chaired by Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment Mrs Phonevanh Outhavong. ...More>>>

- Govt pledges action to shore up flagging economy
The government has outlined the focus of its work plan for 2023, vowing to take stronger action to revitalise the stagnating economy, notably by stabilising currency exchange rates, curbing inflation, and amassing more revenue to boost its spending power. The pledge is part of the government’s continuing efforts to fulfil the goals of its two national agendas, which aim to ease the country’s economic and financial difficulties and stem the rising tide of drug trafficking. ....More>>>

- Progress grinds to a halt on northern section of expressway
Although the first section of an expressway running from Vientiane to the Chinese border was completed three years ago, no progress has been made on the second, third and fourth sections planned for construction in the north of Laos.. ...More>>>

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- Transport ministry outlines plans for road, bridge development 
The Ministry of Public Works and Transport gave a press conference on Friday to outline plans for infrastructure development, mainly relating to the upgrade and construction of roads and expressways across the country. ...More>>>

- Vientiane targeting 5.5 percent economic growth this year
Vientiane authorities will pursue an economic growth target of at least 5.5 percent this year, up from the 4.83 percent recorded in 2022. The capital’s People’s Council cited the figure in its socio-economic development plan for 2023, at a meeting of the council which ended on Friday.. ...More>>>

- S. Korea lends support to joint replacement surgery in Laos
Mittaphab Hospital in collaboration with the Orthopedic Foundation of Korea last week carried out joint replacement surgery under the Charitable Surgery Implantation Project, which saw 19 ....More>>>

- Mittaphab makes good strides in healthcare
Mittaphab Hospital has made progress in improving health services, particularly in the areas of orthopaedics, neurology, and the treatment of kidney disease, according to the hospital’s Director General. ..More>>>

- Health experts to use innovative method of malaria control
The Centre of Information and Education for Health, under the Ministry of Health, is working with the World Mosquito Programme and Save ..More>>>

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Meat prices rise further with no sign of a fall 
The price of beef, pork and farmed fish on sale in markets is continuing to rise, with no sign of a pending decrease given the weak kip and high ..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 >>>

Lao People’s Army strengthens defence of the nation
The origins of the Lao army date back to January 20, 1949, ....More >>>

Global economy facing “turning point” amid challenges
DAVOS, Switzerland (Xinhua) -- The global economy has regained steam after a difficult . ...More >>>

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What do you expect from new government leaders?The National Assembly recently elected a new prime minister, while other senior officials have been replaced following their retirement. ....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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