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At the Finland Embassy to Sweden on Monday, the new Ambassador of Laos Mr Bounliep Houngvongsone (left) presents his credentials to the President of the Republic of Finland Mr Sauli Niinistö through Finland Ambassador to Sweden Mrs Liisa Talonpoika (right), before the new Ambassador Mr Bounliep goes to Sweden.

Deputy Minister of Health Associate Prof. Dr Phouthone Muongpak (second left) and UNFPA staff visit Phoukhoun district where they met with district health office and district hospital staff involved in providing reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health services.

Officials of the Vientiane Agriculture and Forestry Department, the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and  the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry of Sikhottabong district on Wednesday gather to inspect the contaminated​ vegetables and fruits at Lao-OS market in Sikhottabong district in Vientiane.
Last year the officials inspected and controled the contamination of vegetables and fruits in 18 markets in five districts in the capital city.                                  --Photo Pathedlao

Teachers and students from the Faculty of Letters at the National University of Laos gather at the French Department with officials and invited guests for the launch of the new French language curriculum. The new curriculum aims to train students in the common practice of French and subjects related to tourism.

The United States on Tuesday contributed 16 new vehicles and 134 UXO detectors worth more than US$1 million for UXO removal teams in  Attapeu, Huaphan, Khammuan, Saravan and Savannakhet provinces.

The Governor of Xayaboury province Mr Phongsavanh Sitthavong and leaders from provincial organisations  on Wednesday gather to show respect with a wreath at the provincial cemetery on the occasion to mark the 72nd anniversary of Army Day.

The Minister of Energy and Mines, Dr Khammany Inthirath (right) presented a certificate of congratulations to the General Manager of Theun-Hinboun Power Company (THPC), Mr Robert Allen Jr, in recognition of the firm’s contributions to socio-economic development since it became operational. Up to now, THPC has handed over more than US$664 million. In 2019 alone, the company handed over a total of US$23.47 million. The ceremony to hand over the certificate was held in Vientiane on Tuesday and witnessed by officials from both sides.

TVLAO HD President Dr Hongkham Souvannavong (left) received a Professorship Certification in Development Technology from the United States of America in Florida after completion of the requirements by the university.  The research was focusing on Lao media especially commercial television roles in contribution to development of the Lao economy as well as disruption of new media such as online platforms in current situations and in the future. The official award ceremony was held recently attended by government officials and local and overseas academic personell. Dr Hongkham has been teaching in various neighbouring universities. He is also a National Assembly member of the current session, the President of the Lao Cycling Federation and former President of the Young Entrepreneurs of Laos.

Representatives of Lao Women’s Union of the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism on Tuesday gather in well wishing  and also present a basket of flowers to army women of the Ministry of National Defence on the occation of  the 72nd anniversary of Army Day (January 20, 2021).

Local residents and authorities in Xieng Khuang province have commissioned the construction of a grand stupa, known as the That Luang stupa, to house a collection of 600-year-old Buddha images. The top part of the stupa was molded in Vientiane on January 16 which was funded by charities, senior officials from Xieng Khuang province and other businesspeople. More than 31 baht of gold (one baht-weight equals 15 grams) have been donated for molding the top part of the stupa which will soon be hoisted into its position in the province.

Senior officials and teachers of the National University of Laos (NUOL) and official of Xekong provincial Education and Sports Department pose at their province during a presentation ceremony of notebooks, textbooks, balls, clothes and other equipment worth more than 52 million kip during January 14-17. The equipment was presented to 10 schools in the remote areas of Kaleum district, Xekong province.      --Photo NUOL

The Champassak province’s Khong district Nhaykangkhong village’s people currently gather to build and upgrade a local street to concrete. It measures 100metres long and 4metres wide. The concrete’s construction budget  supported by the people and business sectors in Nhaykangkhong village. --Photo Pathedlao   


























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