23 May, 2023

- Japan extends support for education development in Laos
The Japanese government will provide more scholarships for Lao government officials under the Japanese Grant Aid (JDS) scheme, with funding of 343 million yen. . ..More>>>

- Vientiane mayor builds links with Bangkok, Budapest to boost development
Leaders of Vientiane are strengthening links with the authorities of other capital cities, most recently Bangkok and Budapest in Hungary, to push for better development in the Lao capital. ...More>>>

- UnionPay cardholders enjoy 5 percent savings for train tickets purchase via LCR App
Vientiane, 23 May 2023 -- UnionPay International (UPI) and Laos-China Railway Company Limited (LCR) celebrate the enablement of UnionPay on Laos-China Railway Company Limited (LCR) App with an instant discount, exclusive for UnionPay Cardholders only. ..More>>>

- International Tea Day fair puts Laos’ tea industry in the spotlight
Lao Tea Fair is enhancing the reputation of Lao tea as a high-quality product and establish a strong image of tea. . ..More>>>

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- Persuade more people to quit smoking, health chief advises 
Health officials have called for stronger campaigns on the dangers of smoking, advising the use of television, radio, newspapers, magazines, and online channels to help reduce smoking among young people. . ...More>>>

Xayaboury plans rehab centre for drug addicts
Xayaboury provincial authorities are preparing to build a centre for the treatment and rehabilitation of drug addicts, with the facility to be built in the north of the province in Xienghon district. . ...More>>>

- Education ministry reviews progress in learning and equity acceleration project
Education authorities have reviewed the progress made in a learning and equity acceleration project and looked at ways to provide technical support for the project to meet its goals. . ...More>>>

- Parts of Patuxay grounds to be closed for 3 months
The Vientiane Urban Development and Administration Authority will temporarily close certain areas around the Patuxay Monument so that improvements can take place ahead of the Asean Summit next year ...More>>>

- Public, private sectors partner in workplace safety
An occupational health and safety centre is to be set up by the government in partnership with IndusTek Co., Ltd. to educate employees about workplace safety issues, in the hope that workplaces are made safer and accident numbers will be greatly reduced. . ...More>>>

- Thunderstorms likely countrywide until May 26
Thunderstorms, rain and wind gusts will occur throughout many parts of the country until May 26, according to the Meteorology and Hydrology Department. ...More>>>
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Tea growers seek sustainable incomes, call for more buyers
Rural residents of Xaysathan district of Xayaboury province, who earns a sizeable income ...More>>>

Miss Queen Laos 2023 talks about upcoming contest
Miss Queen Laos 2023 Kanrayany Sisouphanh recently spoke about her responsibilities and her preparations for the upcoming Miss Queen Laos 2023. ....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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Experts call for uniform air quality indicator in Asean
(The Straits Times/ANN) -- The need for a common indicator to track air quality in Southeast Asia has become more urgent, with drier weather ....More >>>


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What do you think about the increase in the price of drinking water?
The Drinking Water Association is increasing the cost of drinking water ...More >>>

New Lao dance sport federation hosts Hip-Hop Festival
The newly created Lao Dance Sport Federation held its first event over the weekend, ....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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