22 September 2022

- Laos voices support for education at UN Summit
Protecting and maximising investments in early childhood education is now more urgent than ever in light of the Covid-19 pandemic’s impact on children’s development, especially the most vulnerable, a senior official has said. Minister of Education and Sports, Assoc. Prof. Dr Phout Simmalavong, made the statement when speaking at the global UN Transforming Education Summit in New York. ....More >>>

- Rising prices, supply disruptions, delay economic recovery in Laos: ADB
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has lowered its 2022 economic growth outlook for Laos to 2.5 percent from 3.4 percent projected in April and to 3.5 percent from 3.7 percent for 2023. The slower growth projection is linked to supply disruptions and rising commodity prices which have increased inflationary pressures, according to the update of ADB’s flagship publication, Asian Development Outlook (ADO) 2022. ....More >>>

UXO clearance forges forward in Saravan
UXO clearance teams have been carrying out operations in Saravan province and have removed  more than100,000 unexploded items over the period 1996-2022. From 2008-2022, 55 UXO-related accidents were reported in the province and 93 people were injured or killed in these accidents. The figures were reported to development partners and donor representatives when they visited the province this week. .....More >>>

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- Hungary to provide more scholarships for Lao nationals
Officials from Laos and Hungary are preparing to sign a Memorandum of Understanding on the provision of scholarships by Hungary from 2023-2025, ....More >>>

- Xayaboury welcomes Thai-funded primary school
A new primary school in Xayaboury province is providing an improved educational environment for children, with two fully-furnished buildings, toilets and water supply. .....More >>>

- Organiser bans hikes in stall rental fees at Boat Racing Festival 
Concession fees for stalls at the street fair as part of the Vientiane Boat Racing Festival next month will not be increased, .... .More >>>

- Water resources faculty, Korea partner in training programme
The Faculty of Water Resources at the National University of Laos (NUOL) and the UNESCO International Centre for Water Security and Sustainable Management (i-WSSM) .... .More >>>

- Luang Prabang festival to showcase sustainable tourism practices
A festival will take place in Luang Prabang city next month to promote made-in-Laos and tourism-related products, with an emphasis on the .... .More >>>

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Economic corridor to boost regional trade, growth through Laos
The Ministry of Public Works and Transport on Wednesday ...More >>>

XYZ Contemporary Art Exhibition to promote talented local artists
The XYZ Contemporary Art Exhibition, to be held at the Pakson Shopping Mall ...More >>>

Xaysettha folk adopt regular mosquito control practice
Xaysettha district recorded the second highest number of dengue ...More >>>

South-east Asian coastal cities sinking fastest, could worsen impacts of sea level rise: Study
SINGAPORE (Straits Times/ANN) -- South-east Asian coastal cities are .... More >>>

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What should we do to promote peace in society?
According to the United Nations, true peace encompasses not just the absence of violence but the “building of societies .....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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