7 March, 2023

- Laos prepares for smooth transition from LDC status
Doha, Qatar: The Lao government is preparing a strategy for smooth transition from Least Developed Country (LDC) status to that of a developing nation in 2026 and beyond.  . ...More>>>

- Laos-China Railway carrying record 10,000 passengers a day
The number of passengers travelling on the Laos-China Railway is continuing to grow, reaching a record high of 10,197 on March 4, according to the railway operator.. ....More>>>

- Inflation hits new high of 41.3 percent
The year-on-year inflation rate is continuing to rise, soaring to 41.3 percent in February, up from 40.3 percent in January, according to the latest report from the Lao Statistics Bureau. The 23-year record high has had a severe impact on the economy over the past year, despite the government’s attempts to rein in spiralling prices...More>>>

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- Japan gives further boost to Covid response in Laos
The Japanese government has donated 19 multi-seat vehicles, worth almost US$ 900,000 to the Ministry of Health for use by health officials in response to Covid-19 outbreaks, through the Japan International Cooperation System. ...More>>>

Luang Prabang back in the limelight as tourist numbers surge
Luang Prabang, well known for its World Heritage listing by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), has once again become a tourist hotspot, with hotels opening their doors to guests from within Laos and around the world. ...More>>>

Ministry launches online system for birth registration
The Ministry of Home Affairs recently launched an electronic system for the registration of births, under the eCivil Registration and Vital Statistics (eCRVS) programme. . ..More>>>

Luang Prabang schoolchildren to benefit from Japanese support for hygiene
The Government of Japan is providing grant assistance worth about US$190,000 for the benefit of schoolchildren in Luang Prabang province, through its Grant Assistance for Japanese NGO project. ..Mor>>>
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Lao, Chinese chambers of commerce strengthen business ties
The Lao and Chinese business sectors are discussing ways to enhance relations in various fields of business, as well as boost trade, investment and tourism after almost three years of Covid-19 restrictions...More>>>

Month of Francophonie opens in Laos
The month of March is the Francophonie month, and it is dedicated to the celebration of the French language across the world.At a reception at the residence (OR FRENCH EMBASSY) of the Ambassador of France, Mrs Siv-Leng Chhuor, the month of Francophonie ...More >>>

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LDCs need urgent support: UN chief
Doha, Qatar: The United Nations Secretary-General, Mr António Guterres, has urged developed countries to honour their support commitments. ...More >>>


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What should be done about entertainment venues that break the rules?
Authorities in Bokeo province have identified places of entertainment that allow drug use. ...More >>>

Lao Badminton Youth Championship puts rising stars on the podium
A total of 124 players in the U-12, U-15 and U-18 age groups, from badminton clubs in ...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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