3 March, 2023

- Deputy PM urges all sectors to strengthen economic ties with China
Deputy Prime Minister Saleumxay Kommasith has called on all parties concerned to do more to strengthen economic ties with China, making use of seven strategies in particular. Firstly, he advised those involved to act as a secretariat of the Lao government in enhancing economic, trade and technical cooperation with China.  ...More>>>

- US$692 million loan secured to finance region’s largest wind farm in Laos
A developer has signed a US$692 million loan agreement to finance the 600MW “Monsoon Wind Power Project” in Laos, the largest in Southeast Asia, according to media reports. Thailand-based Impact Electrons Siam Limited (IES), Asia-Pacific’s leading renewable energy solutions provider, ....More>>>

- Govt increases number of protected forests to 177
The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry has increased the number of protected forests to 177 as part of efforts to restore forest cover to 70 percent of the country’s land area and ensure forests are sustainable. Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Mr Thongphat Vongmany reported on ..More>>>

- Phu Bia Mining recognises its Lao-national leaders of tomorrow
Phu Bia Mining (PBM), earlier in February, recognised 110 of its Lao-national employees and contractors at its Supervisory Skills Development Programme graduation ceremony held at the Lao Plaza Hotel in Vientiane. The programme marked the highest female participation since its inception, ..More>>>

- The Ministry of Education, British Embassy Vientiane, and World Vision support digital learning in rural communities throughout Laos.
Digital learning is scaling up to rural schools of Laos.
Children and teachers from Xonnabuly district, Savannakhet province, ..More>>>

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- New Lao-World Bank Group partnership framework launched
The World Bank Group on Thursday presented its new Country Partnership Framework for 2023-26 to support Laos in its efforts to stabilise the economy, ...More>>>

Xaysettha folk ask NA to address cost of living, lack of compensation for lost land
Residents of Xaysettha district in Vientiane on Tuesday informed their representatives in the National Assembly and the Vientiane People’s Council ...More>>>

- Technology ministry partners with Singapore firms to enhance cyber security
The Ministry of Technology and Communications on Wednesday inked an agreement with two Singaporean companies to support the ..More>>>

Govt, NGOs join forces to fight illegal wildlife trade
The government and its conservation partners are stepping up efforts to combat the illegal trade in wildlife, with a new online campaign launched on World Wildlife Day. ..More>>>

Lao, Thai security forces step up Mekong border control
Lao and Thai military personnel recently took part in a joint patrol of the countries’ shared border on the Mekong River, in a bid to tackle crimes such as drug trafficking, illegal immigration, ..Mor>>>
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Vientiane’s newest walking street attracts local and foreign tourists
A new addition to the list of popular tourist attractions in Vientiane is a ..More>>>

Young Lao designers to participate in international fashion event 
Young Lao Designer Mr William Chanthavee is all set to take part in ...More >>>

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Vo Van Thuong elected new President of Vietnam
(Vietnam News/ANN) — The National Assembly of Vietnam on Thursday morning ...More >>>


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What more should be done to protect Laos’ wildlife? 
Mr Saengdao, a government official in Luang Prabang province: Wild animals have ..More >>>

FIFA, Lao Football Federation discuss development of Lao football
General Secretary of the Lao Football Federation (LFF), Ms Kanya Keomany, ...More >>>

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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 ....More>>>



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