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24 January 2023

- President calls for stronger army with financial self-sufficiency
President Thongloun Sisoulith has instructed officers and soldiers to further strengthen the armed forces while doing more to achieve financial self-sufficiency, given the country’s economic problems.. ...More>>>

- PM gives advice to businesses at awards ceremony
Prime Minister Dr Sonexay Siphandone spoke encouragingly to business executives when addressing the Lao Business Leader Award for Year 2022 ceremony at the National Convention Centre on Monday. ....More>>>

- Lao govt awards Phu Bia Mining at Mining Sector Conference
Phu Bia Mining was awarded the “2021 Best Mining Performance Certificate of Excellence” from the Ministry of Energy and Mines earlier this month. .. ...More>>>

- International Day of Education: Why Conditional Education Assistance is a worthy investment for Laos’ future
Today marks the fifth International Day of Education. This year’s theme - “to invest in people, prioritise education” - highlights the urgent need to focus on education as a way to accelerate progress towards the completion of the Sustainable Development Goals. .. ...More>>>

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- Lao Red Cross reports on success of its humanitarian work in 2022
The Lao Red Cross has been active in many areas of humanitarian aid, such as initial relief work, blood donation, and the provision of emergency rescue services....More>>>

- Phase II of citizens’ engagement programme launched
The Citizen Engagement for Good Governance, Accountability and Rule of Law (CEGGA) II programme will promote good governance, the rule of law and human rights in Laos, in line with the 9th National Socio-Economic Development Plan... ...More>>>

- 20th Kapok Festival to kick off in Bokeo this week
The 20th Kapok Festival, which takes places annually on Done Xao island in the Mekong River in Bokeo province, is expected to draw a big crowd to observe the blossoming kapok trees when the event gets underway on Wednesday. ....More>>>

- Laos hopeful of 1.4 million foreign visitors this year
The Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism has set a target to draw at least 1.4 million foreign tourists to Laos in 2023, despite the huge slump in tourist numbers last year.. ..More>>>

- Laos closes in on UNESCO listing of natural world heritage site
The Lao National Steering Committee on World Heritage Listings is preparing to submit a document to UNESCO, requesting that the Hin Nam No (Karst) National Park in Bualapha district, Khammuan province, be recognised as a natural world heritage site. ..More>>>

- China resumes group tours to 20 countries including Laos
Laos is among 20 countries to which China will now permit group tours, starting on February 6. ..More>>>

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Waterworks association must plug leaks, meeting hears
The Lao Waterworks Association requires more cooperation and support from . ..More>>>

Cultural performances mark Vietnamese New YearCultural performances were held to mark the Vietnamese New Year at the Cultural Centre of Vietnam in the Lao PDR last week. It was a perfect...More >>>

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

California shooter kills 10 at dance club; motive unclear
MONTEREY PARK, Calif. (AP) -- Authorities searched for a motive for the gunman who killed 10 . ...More >>>

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What do you think of the plans for expressway development?
The first section of the Laos-China expressway has been built and stretches from Vientiane. . ....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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