23 November 2022

- Govt vows action to improve business environment, address economic hardships
The government cabinet has pledged to intensify efforts to fulfil the two national agendas on addressing economic and financial difficulties and curbing the drug trade.
Cabinet members unanimously agreed on stronger action at their monthly meeting in November, while also reviewing the progress made in fulfilling the agendas in 2022 and outlining the workplan for next year. .....More >>>

- Govt, Catholic Relief Services extend support for primary schools
Laos and Catholic Relief Services (CRS) have started a 5-year school lunch project called “Learning and Engaging All in Primary School” Phase III (LEAPS III).
Laos’ Ministry of Education and Sports, represented by the Inclusive Education Promotion Centre, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with CRS on the project, which will be implemented in six districts of Savannakhet province, namely Atsaphon, Phalanxay, Phin, Vilabouly, Xepon and Nong.
This is an ongoing project funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) through the McGovern-Dole Food for Education and Child Nutrition Programme... ...More >>>

- Inflation giving Lao people serious concerns about the future
The cost of just about everything from food to energy to transport is rising significantly, with the average inflation rate recorded at 19.69 percent over the past 10 months of this year.
In October alone, prices rose by 36.75 percent, up from 34.05 percent recorded in September and 30.01 percent in August, according to the latest report from the Lao Statistics Bureau.
The global economic downturn, conflict between major powers and the depreciation of the kip are among the main factors driving inflation in Laos.....More >>>

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- Train travel sees tourists flock to Luang Prabang
As tourists return to Laos in large numbers, 85 percent of those heading to Luang Prabang province travel on the Laos-China Railway....More >>>

- Champassak, Cord promote forest resource, environmental management
Residents of Khong district in Champassak province plan to set up patrols to prevent illegal logging, in a bid to protect forest resources and ensure sustainable environmental management.. ....More >>>

- Laos gains access to global partnership education grant
Laos has been selected to be part of the next cohort of partner countries to commence the rollout of the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) 2025 funding model, including access to the system transformation grant. .....More >>>

- Enhancing climate compatible research project at NUOL
The National University of Laos (NUOL) and the Centre for Global Equality (CGE) are partnered to support of the development of energy, transportation, and climate resilience systems in Laos under the Climate Compatible Growth Programme (CCG). .. .More >>>

- Agriculture experts give digital boost to smallholder farmers
The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), in cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, are discussing plans to harness digital agriculture technologies for smallholder farmers in Laos under the E-extension for Agriculture Project. . .More >>>

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Army takes the lead in first leg of National Games shooting event
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