24 November 2022

- Rural schoolchildren set to have more nutritious lunches
The Chinese government is providing complementary food support to the government’s National School Meals Programme. China is supporting the Lao government’s goal to reduce malnutrition by topping up the lunches of 132,450 children in over 1,400 primary schools with rations of additional rice and canned fish. .....More >>>

- Spiralling living costs force families to cut spending on education 
Skyrocketing inflation and income loss due to the Covid-19 pandemic are eroding the purchasing power of households in Laos, forcing them to slash expenditure on health and education. According to the World Bank’s latest economic update, two-thirds of households have cut ...More >>>

- Lao, Russian military personnel begin UXO clearance in Khammuan
Specialists from the Lao and Russian armed forces have begun the clearance of unexploded ordnance in Nakai district, Khammuan province. The clearance operation is part of a plan of cooperation drawn up between Laos’ Ministry of National Defence and the ....More >>>

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- Upgrade of Road 13 South in Borikhamxay now 28 percent complete
The upgrade of Road No.13 South in Borikhamxay province between Km71 and Km190 is now 28.96 percent complete and is expected to be finished in March next year. ...More >>>

- New guidelines define capital needed to start a tour business
An investor wishing to set up a new tour operator or travel agency business will be required to have registered capital of at least 100 million to 1.5 billion kip, according to new guidance. ...More >>>

- Lao, Swiss Red Cross societies boost partnership in humanitarian aid
The Lao Red Cross (LRC) and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) are continuing discussions on specific topics in the humanitarian sector related to current and future cooperation. .....More >>>

- Asia-Pacific ministers voice support for digital development
Laos will continue to work with the Republic of Korea and other development partners to strengthen digital cooperation and build an inclusive digital economy and society. .. .More >>>

- Meuangfeuang district gears up for colourful festival
Meuangfeuang district authorities are preparing activities for the Sammuean Toubfeuang festival, which will take place next month in Natua village, Meuangfeuang district, Vientiane province. . .More >>>

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S. Korea backs growth of export-led economy in Laos
Laos will be better placed to develop an export-led economy by sharing lessons learnt....More >>>

Lao filmmaker receives award in Japan
Ms Siliyoupha Keosavanh won the “Rising Star” prize at the Digicon6 Asia Awards in Tokyo, Japan, becoming the ...More >>>

New Lao-Thai bridge uses characteristics of Khaen for pylon design 
The architectural design of the pylons in the fifth Lao-Thai Friendship Bridge ..More >>>

Global survey sees seven out of 10 people supporting global rules to end plastic pollution
Ahead of next week’s inaugural negotiations on what will be included in ... More >>>

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How can we reduce the risk of fires?
Fire crews attended 39 fires in the capital in the first six months of this year, in which eight houses burned down while two shops and other  ....More >>>

Xieng Khuang achieves surprise win in National Games swimming event
;wimmers from Xieng Khuang province took first place in the ...More >>>

Hoi An – a tourist hotspot and a jewel in Vietnam’s crown
If you’re thinking about a visit to somewhere special, Hoi An is a great choice and you ....More >>>



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