9 September 2022

- Inflation jumps to 30.01 percent in August
The year-on-year inflation rate continues to rise significantly, with 30.01 percent recorded in August this year, according to the latest report from the Lao Statistics Bureau. This is the highest figure recorded in more than two decades, inflicting more hardship on people struggling to earn a living. ...More >>>

- Cabinet debates draft laws in extraordinary meeting
The government cabinet debated 10 draft laws in an extraordinary meeting held on September 6-7 to bolster efforts to strengthen the rule of law in Laos. Chaired by Prime Minister Phankham Viphavanh and attended by cabinet members, the meeting considered 10 draft laws in relation to waterways, passports, and museums. ...More >>>

Korea gives boost to University of Health Sciences
A South Korean hospital will continue to support the University of Health Sciences in Vientiane through funding under the Dr Lee Jong-wook fellowship programme, with the aim of strengthening the capacity of staff in the Faculty of Medical Technology. ....More >>>

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- Literacy Day aims to transform learning spaces
Many countries around the world, including Laos, held events to mark International Literacy Day on September 8, which this year took the theme ....More >>>

New policies seek to maximise benefits from agricultural exports
The Department of Planning and Cooperation and Department of Agricultural Extension and Cooperatives co-hosted a policy dialogue on .....More >>>

- Two students killed in collision with ice truck
Two students died instantly when the motorbike they were riding collided with a truck loaded with ice, in a tragic accident that occurred in Xaythany district, Vientiane. ....More >>>

- PM sends condolence message over Sichuan earthquake
Prime Minister Phankham Viphavanh has sent a message of condolence to his Chinese counterpart Li Keqiang over a deadly earthquake that struck southwest China’s Sichuan Province. .. .More >>>

- Red Cross rolls out relief work in flood-hit north
The Lao Red Cross is preparing a budget to fund relief aid to people affected by the recent devastating floods, though the provision of food and medical assistance. .. .More >>>

- Ministry asks World Bank to support recovery of education
The Ministry of Education and Sports has asked the World Bank to continue its support for education in Laos, with this area of development suffering several setbacks in recent years. .. .More >>>

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WB set to back Vientiane’s agricultural projects
The World Bank (WB) is committed to supporting agricultural and food projects in the capital city of Vientiane ...More >>>

Short video contest winners announced
The winners of the short video contest on countering infodemic were announced on Wednesday at the Department ...More >>>

A man who stays true to children’s rights advocacy
Child rights is no longer something new to the Lao media. Today, media professionals in Laos have greater clarity about ...More >>>

Rescuers race against time to save lives at epicentre
(China Daily/ANN) -- Since the magnitude 6.8 earthquake shook Luding county, Sichuan province, at 12:52 pm on Monday, .... More >>>

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What should be done to stop the use of nitrous oxide as a recreational drug?
The authorities are working to prevent the sale and use of laughing gas ...More >>>

Asian junior table tennis champs come to a successful close
Laos on Tuesday hosted a medal presentation ceremony at 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 ....More >>>



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