21 September 2022

- Laos-China railway carrying more freight 
Thailand is shipping more freight to China by rail since the opening of the Laos-China railway last year, according to a Thai PBS report. The increase in Thai exports to China by rail, especially agricultural produce, is due to the reduced time taken to ship goods by rail, which has dropped from about three weeks to around three days. ....More >>>

- A water supply upgrade in Borikhamxay now complete
Borikhamxay province has disbursed 38.65 billion kip on the improvement and construction of water supply and sanitation systems in Pakxan and Pakkading districts......More >>>

Lao, Chinese medics provide free cataract surgery
Lao eye specialists and ophthalmologists from China’s GX Foundation are providing free cataract surgery and eye health checks in Vientiane, aiming to help people regain their eyesight. .....More >>>

- In the post COVID-19 recovery, we can transform education by turning challenges into opportunities
Since arriving in Laos in August 2020, I have met outstanding, inspirational individuals wherever I travel in the 18 provinces of Lao PDR to see the impact of UNICEF’s work on the ground. During my recent travel, I met May, a 22-year-old woman who greeted me graciously in the Lao style, and in perfect English. .....More >>>

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- Business leaders mull ways to boost efficiency
Officials from various organisations on Tuesday met to discuss ways to improve the operations of Lao businesses, with the meeting taking place at the Lao National Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Vientiane........More >>>

- Korean development project strengthens rural planning in Laos
A rural development project funded by the Republic of Korea is building the capacity of district authorities in formulating action plans and achieving results... .....More >>>

- Education project improves school management
Management in the education sector has improved, thanks to the success of an initiative titled “Lao Global Partnership for Education III: Learning and Equity Acceleration Project” (GPEIII:LEAP)... .... .More >>>

- Govt, aid organisations assess UXO clearance in Saravan
Saravan province: Representatives of Laos’ unexploded ordnance (UXO) sector, development partners and members of international organisations met here this week to discuss mine risk education, surveys, clearance, and assistance for victims of UXO-related accidents in Saravan province...... .More >>>

- Commerce ministry gives boost to ODOP branding
One District, One Product (ODOP) units in Laos are still not sufficiently developed, despite their participation at many domestic and overseas exhibitions, according to a leading official..... .More >>>

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Handicraft festival to promote marketing, business skill exchange
The 21st Lao Handicraft Festival 2022 will support the marketing of local products and . ...More >>>

Toyota sponsors comedy series ‘Madame Kai’  
Toyota Laos Company ,the recently announced to sponsor the video comedy series, “Madame Kai”, for creating awareness and enhancing ...More >>>

From street boy to successful businessman
Many people say that everyone has their own special talent despite their background, whether in construction, agriculture, or some other area, .  ...More >>>

UN General Assembly highlights world’s to-do list to save global goals
UNITED NATIONS (Xinhua) -- The UN secretary-general and the president of the 77th . .... More >>>

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What’s your opinion of the quality of products sold in Laos?
Some of the goods on sale in Laos are of poor quality and some are counterfeit products,    .....More >>>

Xieng Khuang gets into gear for National Games
Sports officials in Xieng Khuang province are working to make sure that the main stadium in the provincial capital, which will be the centrepiece . ..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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