8 March, 2023

- US donates vehicles, equipment for UXO clearance
The US government has provided new vehicles and equipment to the Lao National Unexploded Ordnance Programme for UXO clearance operations, worth at US$1.3 million (21 billion kip). . ...More>>>

- Lao overseas missions tasked to source FDI, development funding
Doha, Qatar: The government will add new portfolios for Lao diplomats and foreign missions overseas, requiring them to play a greater role in sourcing Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) ....More>>>

- Laos, Switzerland ink agreement on Mekong land governance project
Representatives of the governments of Laos and Switzerland have signed a bilateral agreement that will further support Mekong Region Land Governance (MRLG)’s work in Laos through 2025. ..More>>>

- Laos-Vietnam year-on-year trade drops by 27.3 percent to US$99.2m in January
The value of year-on-year trade between Laos and Vietnam slumped by 27.3 percent to US$99.2 million in January, despite the lifting of Covid-19 restrictions, according to media reports...More>>>

- PSVG, Vietnam’s Que Lam Group sign cooperation pacts on organic agriculture, fertiliser development The Phongsavanh Group (PSVG) and the Que Lam Group from Vietnam on Monday inked an active cooperation pact on the development of organic agriculture and rotational..More>>>


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- Cool weather in north to continue until March 16
The cold weather system in China is weakening but temperatures in the north of the country, Xaysomboun province and plateau areas will remain relatively low until March 12, while rain is possible in central and southern regions, according to the Meteorology and Hydrology Department. ...More>>>

Railway operator to start online ticket sales next week
The Laos-China Railway Co., Ltd. will begin selling train tickets online through the LCR ticket app, which can be downloaded onto mobile phones. ...More>>>

Ministry to boost supply of rice, meat to ensure food security 
The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry will encourage farmers and cooperatives to plant 3.81 million tonnes of rice and increase the supply of meat by 3 percent this year, to ensure food security and improved nutrition across the country.. ..More>>>

Govt to extend partnership with UNDP in strategic areas of development
The government will continue to work with UNDP in three strategic development areas, namely inclusive prosperity; environment, climate change, and resilience; and governance and rule of law.
Meanwhile, UNDP is partnering with other UN entities to support the government in the formulation of the first Financing Strategy of the 9th National Socio-Economic Development Plan. ..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 garment body asks for lower tariffs on imported raw materials
The Association of the Lao Garment Industry (ALGI) has asked the government to lower import tariffs on raw materials needed for garment production in order to boost profits from the export of finished products...More>>>

Lao designer to take part in Indonesian fashion show
Lao designer and owner of Men Folder brand Mr Bandid Lasavong is all set to take part in a fashion event in Indonesia later this week. He aims to promote his brand of fashion there ...More >>>

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Golden gibbons deep in the jungle of Khammuan province
We awoke in our hammocks to loud whoops echoing through the jungle – a stretchy mixtape of sirens, bird-like calls and computer game bleeps. A family of gibbons was singing its dawn chorus only a few hundred metres from our camp site. ..More >>>

Indonesia landslides kill 10, rescuers search for 42 missing
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Rescuers were searching for 42 people still missing Tuesday after two landslides triggered by torrential rains hit villages on an island in Indonesia’s remote Natuna regency, disaster officials said. ...More >>>


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What should we do to promote role of women?
To mark the 113rd International Women’s Day on March 8, Vientiane Times asked ...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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