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- Australia confirms support for Laos as Asean chair next year
Australia has reiterated its commitment to support Laos to deliver a successful Asean Chair in 2024, according to the Australian Embassy in Vientiane. . . ...More>>>

- Japan provides US$1.3m to improve learning in Saravan schools
World Vision Japan and Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs have provided US$1.3 million to help improve learning in 20 kindergarten and primary schools in Toumlan district, Saravan province, to ensure children can read Lao language with comprehension and fluency.. ...More>>>

- Young people favour jobs in Thailand as living costs skyrocket in Laos

Rampant inflation in Laos and the depreciation of the kip, which has driven up the cost of living, are the prime motives for young people seeking jobs in Thailand, a labour official has said....More>>>

- Authorities probe damage to crop fields in Attapeu
Authorities in Sanamxay district, Attapeu province, are investigating reports that a foreign-owned company cut down crops grown by villagers so they could use the land for their own purposes...More>>>

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- Australia reaffirms commitment to quality primary education in Laos
Australia’s support for primary education will continue through the second phase of the BEQUAL Programme, with AUD28 million to be provided over four years from 2022-26. . . ...More>>>

Khammuan takes steps to preserve historic buildings
Khammuan​ authorities have listed 71 French-colonial-era buildings in Thakhaek district for conservation, aiming to preserve them for their architectural and historical interest, and their appeal to tourists. . ...More>>>

- Healthcare in need of further improvement, hospital director admits
Laos has been successful in improving healthcare in recent years, but there are still challenges ahead and lessons to be learned in making further improvements. . ...More>>>

- Phongsaly better able to cope with food shortages
The World Food Programme (WFP) to Laos has continued to team up with local authorities to enhance capacities in climate resilience and disaster risk management in risk areas in target provinces. ...More>>>
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Asean remains China’s largest trading partner
Beijing, China: Asean and China remain each other’s largest trading partner with trade volume last year almost topping US$1 trillion....More>>>

Lao National Circus to organise acrobat shows to celebrate International Children’s Day
The Lao National Circus will organise special acrobatic performances next month ....More >>>

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Mark your calendar, tea lovers in Laos
Laos is celebrating its second International Tea Day from May 19-21 at the Parkson Mall in Vientiane.
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Move Forward, Pheu Thai and 4 others join up to form new coalition govt
(The Nation/ANN) -- Move Forward will partner up with Pheu Thai and four ...More >>>


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How can we prepare for the Asean Tourism Forum?
Laos will host the annual Asean Tourism Forum next year, which will take place  ...More >>>

Soukan wins silver medal in kickboxing for Laos
Lao kickboxer in the men’s under 60kg category, Soukan Taypanyavong,.....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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