6 November, 2023

- Lao govt reaffirms the commitments to ICPD PoA and SDGs
The government has reaffirmed its continuing commitment to speed up efforts to fulfil the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the International Conference on Population and Development Programme of Action (ICPD PoA), Deputy Prime Minister Prof. Dr Kikeo Khaykhamphithoune has said. ...More>>>

- Mongolian President arrives in Vientiane on state visit
Mongolian President Khurelsukh Ukhnaa and his delegation arrived in Vientiane on Sunday for a state visit to Laos to enhance the longstanding friendly relations between the two countries. ..More>>>

- Major Climate Resilience Project launches in the Lao PDR
Save the Children has signed an agreement with the Green Climate Fund to deliver, along with the Government of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR), and the World Health Organisation (WHO), the first health systems project funded by the Green Climate Fund. ..More>>>

- NA members learn of good progress in govt’s war on drugs
Over the past three years police have confiscated over 32,000 kilograms of illegal drugs, and processed more than 10,000 cases involving drug use and trafficking, under the government’s National Agenda aimed at curbing the drug trade. ...More>>>

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- Asean audit institutions reaffirm commitment to good governance
The​ Commission on Audit hosted the 7th Association of Southeast Asian Nations Supreme Audit Institutions (Aseansai) Summit from Wednesday to Friday last week...More>>>

- Learn to Read scheme extends support for children’s education
The second phase of the Learn to Read project, funded with more than US$8.6 million, was launched to improve children’s learning outcomes. ..More>>>

- International Day of the Girl Child celebrates Noi’s 17th anniversary
The Ministry of Planning and Investment and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), in collaboration with Plan International and partners, celebrated all adolescents in Laos with the 7th Noi framework anniversary and Noi’s 17th birthday under the theme: “Invest in Girls’ Rights: Our Leadership, Our Wellbeing”. ..More>>>

- Action begins to develop Vientiane ‘a low-carbon and climate-resilient city’
A study and data collection to develop a green city action plan for Vientiane by applying the International Finance Corporation (IFC)’s innovative Advanced Practices for Environmental Excellence in Cities (APEX) tools will be conducted. ....More>>>

- Party, govt attach great importance to Lao expatriates abroad
The Party and government attach great importance to Lao expatriates abroad and consider them an inseparable part of national compatriots, a senior government official told a visiting delegation of expatriates. ...More>>>

- Foreign tourists arrivals soar by 285 percent in first 9 months of 2023
More​ than​ 2.4 million foreign tourists spent time in Laos in the first​ nine months​ of this​ year, an increase of 285 percent compared to ​the same period last year, according to​ the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism....More>>>

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Govt hopeful of repayment by debtors in next few years
The government will try to collect all of the debt owed by businesses, including state-owned enterprises, so that it has a bigger budget to carry it through the next few years and spur development. ...More>>>

S. Korea hits high note with plans to create Lao youth orchestra 
Laos and the Republic of Korea are strengthening their ties through plans to create an orchestra made up of young Lao people, with training to be provided by Korean musicians.   ... 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 >>>

Xi-Scholz talk highlights pragmatic cooperation
(Global Times) – Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday held a video meeting with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, during which he noted that China and Germany, both responsible major countries, ..More >>>

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What more should the government do to improve the skills of the Lao workforce?
Large numbers of Lao people are seeking work in other countries, while those who stay in Laos. ..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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