15 November 2022

- National Geographic names Luang Prabang as slow travel destination
National Geographic, one of the world’s most widely read magazines, has named Luang Prabang as one of the Top Five Spots for Slow Travel in 2023. ..More >>>

- Laos, US broaden explosive ordnance risk education
Laos and the United States will partner to expand the scope of explosive ordnance risk education in Laos under a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed in Vientiane on Monday....More >>>

- Savannakhet Dry Port becomes international cargo checkpoints
A visit to the Savannakhet Special Economic Zone C – Savan Park and Savannakhet Dry Port by Deputy Prime Minister Dr Sonexay Siphandone and his delegation marks an important step in the development of the site to becoming an international checkpoints. The visit was made to follow up the process of upgrading the Dry Port to international checkpoints under Prime Minister’s Decree No. 510. . ...More >>>

- COP27: Lao Children voice their hunger for Climate Justice
From November 6-18, world leaders gather in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, for COP27. This edition marks the 30th anniversary of adopting the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The International Non-Governmental Organisation (INGO) World Vision is actively participating in COP27, calling on leaders to listen to children as they tell how the climate crisis has affected their lives and communities and call for a global commitment to the 1.5-degree climate change goal. Given children are most vulnerable to the effects of climate change, they and their future must be at the heart of leaders’ planning and decision-making.. ...More >>>

- Phu Bia Mining provides safety training for Electricite du Laos staff
Four electricians from the government state-owned electricity enterprise, Electricite Du Laos (EDL), have upgraded their safety skills through Zero Harm safety practices learnt from Phu Bia Mining recently.. ...More >>>

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- Golden Triangle Special Economic Zone attracts over 80 development projects
The Golden Triangle Special Economic Zone (GTSEZ) in Bokeo province has attracted investment in 81 businesses, which operate in the fields of economic infrastructure, agriculture.. ...More >>>

- Recycling scheme expands to more schools in Vientiane
A wastewater and solid waste treatment capacity building project is taking place in schools in Sikhottabong district, Vientiane, to improve the local environment, with schools able to use .. ....More >>>

- Get fully vaccinated before heading to National Games: health ministry 
The Centre of Information and Education for Health under the Ministry of Health has advised everyone, including athletes, to get fully vaccinated against Covid-19 before attending the.. ... .More >>>

- Nam Theun 2 undergoes major overhaul as it reaches mid-concession milestone
The operator of Nam Theun 2, one of the largest hydropower plants in Laos that began commercial operations in 2010, is undertaking major maintenance of the project’s Francis turbines... .. .More >>>

- Canada provides funding for UXO clearance
The government of Canada has committed US$1 million for the clearance of landmines and cluster bombs in Laos and Cambodia... .. .More >>>

- Fifth ideological affairs meeting to be convened soon
The fifth countrywide ideological affairs meeting will take place soon, aiming to strengthen ideology and ensure that ideological thought makes a greater contribution to national development... .. .More >>>

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Lao garment factories to boost output for domestic supply, export
The Association of the Lao Garment Industry (ALGI) aims to produce more clothing ...More >>>

Lao fashion week - ESMOD night 
Celebrating the 69th anniversary of diplomatic relationship between Laos and France, the French Embassy Vientiane organises .....More >>>

People carry wax castles to pay homage to That Luang stupa  
Thousands of people decorated their colourful Phasatpheung or wax castles ...More >>>

China encourages people-to-people exchanges with Laos
(China Daily/ANN) -- China will increase people-to-people exchanges with Laos. ... More >>>

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How can we persuade more people to stop smoking?
Tobacco kills more than 8 million people globally every year. In Laos, more than 6,000 people a year or 17 people a day die from the effects . ....More >>>

Vientiane lifts trophy in National Football Championship
Vientiane triumphed in the final of the Lao Football Federation National Football ...More >>>

Sikhottabong stupa is a cultural attraction for people seeking blessings
Laos has some of the world’s best tourist attractions and it’s time for ....More >>>



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