13 March, 2023

- Luxembourg gives funding boost to UXO clearance in Khammuan
A new UXO clearance project financed by the Government of Luxembourg officially began last week in Khammuan province, with total funding of more than US$1 million. ...More>>>

- BCEL warns against hackers, vows to take responsibility for money stolen from customer’s account 
Banque pour le Commerce Exterieur Lao Public (BCEL) – a leading commercial bank - has pledged an investigation into a claim by a customer that a large amount of money was withdrawn from his account without his knowledge. ...More>>>

- Lao, Russian universities partner in agricultural education
The National University of Laos (NUOL) and Russia’s Novosibirsk State Agrarian University on Friday signed an agreement in Vientiane on cooperation in the training of personnel to work in Laos’ agriculture sector. . ..More>>>

- Xi Jinping unanimously elected Chinese president, PRC CMC chairman
Beijing, China: Xi Jinping was elected president of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and chairman of the Central Military Commission (CMC) of the PRC at the ongoing first session of the 14th National People’s Congress (NPC) on Friday. ..More>>>

- Lao Consul in China visits Global largest bus manufacturer
The Lao Consul in China and his delegation on March 7 visited the  factory of the world’s largest bus manufacturer, Yutong bus company.... More>>>

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- Lao delegation concludes mission at LDC5 conference
Doha, Qatar: A high-level Lao delegation has concluded its international mission at the LDC5 conference, returning home with new global commitment and partnerships to help secure Laos’ smooth transition from least developed country to developing nation status in 2026 and beyond. ..More>>>

- Pedestrian bridge to be built across Kaysone Phomvihane Avenue 
The Vientiane Public Works and Transport Department started construction of a pedestrian bridge across Kaysone Phomvihane Avenue near the Laos-Vietnam Friendship High School on Wednesday, according to the Lao Economic Daily. ...More>>>

- Education ministry, partners improve children’s education in Bokeo
The Ministry of Education and Sports in cooperation with Plan International Laos has approved the continuation of a project to improve education access for children and adolescents in Tonpheung and Huayxai districts. ..More>>>

Borikhamxay opens up new riverside tourist attraction
City dwellers looking for a cool retreat during the approaching hot season might consider a trip to Pakxan district in Borikhamxay province, where the Mekong River broadens to offer a sandy beach known as Hadxaikhao. ..More>>>

Lao, French doctors to provide new smiles through corrective surgery
Mittaphab Hospital and France’s Les Enfants du Noma will provide free cleft-lip and palate surgery from March 13-24. . ..Mor>>>
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Luang Prabang service providers eye surge in foreign tourists, regular incomes  
Firms providing transport services in Luang Prabang City, Laos’s first ...More>>>

Anouthai Sisavath wins singing contest
Mr Anouthai Sisavath won the “Hongpheng Haimaefung” singing contest organised by Indochina Bank to celebrate International Women’s Day. ...More >>>

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Tour of Beijing’s Pinggu district an eye opener for visiting journalists 
My first foray under the China International Press Communication Centre (CIPCC) ..More >>>

One of Silicon Valley’s top banks fails; assets are seized
NEW YORK (AP) -- Regulators rushed Friday to seize the assets of one of Silicon Valley’s top . ...More >>>


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What are the benefits of the Book Festival at the National University of Laos?
A Book Festival is taking place at the National University of Laos to encourage more people . ...More >>>

Invitation for runners to register for Vientiane International Half Marathon
The Vientiane International Half Marathon will take place on March 26, comprising ...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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