3 November, 2023

- Five-year midterm economic growth achieves average rate, despite challenges: Govt
Laos has sustained economic growth over the past two and a half years, which have achieved growth targets, despite ongoing challenges, and economic measures are continuing to gain momentum, the government has told the National Assembly (NA). ...More>>>

- Vientiane bus rapid transit system gathers steam 
Construction of a bus depot and control centre under the Vientiane Sustainable Urban Transport Project will start by December 2023 and is expected to be completed by November 2024. ..More>>>

- Asean Media Forum spotlights Laos’ Asean chairmanship next year
Jakarta (Vientiane Times) -- This year, discussions at the Asean Media Forum centred on two main topics, namely the Asean-Myanmar landscape in 2025 and Timor-Leste’s path to Asean membership. Laos’ chairmanship of Asean next year was also a prominent issue of discussion. ..More>>>

- Phu Bia Mining pays US$15.83 mn in dividends exceeding US$ 1 billion to Lao Government
Phu Bia Mining (PBM) made dividend payments totalling US$15.83 million to the Lao Government this year.
The latest contributions mean more than US$1 billion has been paid by PBM to the Government of Laos as dividends, royalties, ...More>>>

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- Health ministry, partners seek to improve data on nutrition in Laos
The government is working to improve data monitoring to address malnutrition, as it is globally recognised that strengthening the availability of routine nutrition data is ..More>>>

- NA instructs govt to regulate online media, speed up road repairs
Addressing the ongoing National Assembly session on Thursday, a member asked the government to accelerate road repairs, regulate online media use, and build up the workforce by training more young people. ..More>>>

- Govt pushes for higher school, university enrolment rates 
The government will continue to improve standards of education and encourage more young people to study to a higher level and take part in research. ..More>>>

- Govt aims to modernise agriculture to achieve food security, improve livelihoods
The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry plans to modernise the sector to increase the value of agricultural produce, ensure food security, and improve people’s quality of life. ....More>>>

- Lao students learn about education opportunities in Japan
Leading universities in Japan have provided Lao students and teachers with information about scholarships and education conditions in Japan, encouraging them to apply for study programmes. ...More>>>

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Central bank mulls solutions to inflation, high currency exchange rates
The main reason for unfavourable foreign exchange rates and high inflation in Laos is ...More>>>

Special videos promote 15th anniversary of Miss Laos contest
Miss Laos Project Director Mr Xaysananorlasing Sisane recently urged his fans to ... More >>>

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Laos ends Buddhist Lent with traditional boat races
With the large majority of people in Laos being Buddhists, the festival to mark the end of Buddhist Lent at the end of October is ...More >>>

Chinese authorities discover hundreds of illegal foreign-related meteorological detection sites
(Global Times) -- Chinese authorities discovered hundreds of ...More >>>

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Where would you like to travel now that the weather’s turning cooler?
Temperatures are dropping, especially in the north, and everyone is ..More >>>

Laos to compete in six sports at Asean School Games
Lao students will compete in six sports at the 13th Asean School Games, ..More >>>

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Lakeside Great Wall of China: stunning views, pleasant weather and abundant greenery Beijing, China:  Walking up the steps of China’s most iconic sight, ....More>>>

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