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May 28, 2016

Free health checks carried out to mark Children's Day

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1. Lieutenant General Chansamone Chanyalath ( fourth from left ) and Mr Chang Wanquan ( fourth from right ) applaud the project.

1. China provides 21b kip to build new block at 103 Hospital
The Chinese government has provided a grant of more than 21 billion kip (170 million yuan) to build a new nine-storey building at the 103 Hospital in Vientiane, which is operated by the Lao Ministry of National Defence.
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2. City gets rids of unauthorised billboards
Vientiane officials are taking steps to ensure the removal of unauthorised advertisements along main roads in the capital. . More >>>

Khammuan police crack down on drug trade
The Department of Drug Control and Supervision in Khammuan province is working to suppress social ills with a focus on the drugs trade, in a bid to curb the rising tide of amphetamines. . More >>>

Free health checks carried out to mark Children's Day
Medical staff from the Children's Hospital in Vientiane and health volunteers from the Republic of Korea have provided free medical checkups for children at the kindergarten and primary school in Vangheua village, Thoulakhom district, Vientiane province. . More >>>


May 27, 2016
- Blood donations still falling short of target
The National Blood Centre assures the public that giving blood does not entail any health risks and is appealing for more blood donors as demand for the life-sustaining fluid is rising all the time. More >>>
- Thai girl dies in high speed smash
A Thai woman who lost control while driving her car at high speed through Simeuang village, Sisattanak district, Vientiane was killed instantly when her vehicle mounted the curb and crashed into a residence. More >>>
- Phongsaly town waiting to be discovered by foreign tourists
Local authorities are hoping more foreign visitors from America and Europe will visit picturesque Phongsaly district but admit it currently remains a best kept secret from tourists. More >>>
- Int'l school spreads its wings with move to new campus
Although the number of international schools in Vientiane is on the rise, offering parents more choices about the kind of education they want for their children, some are becoming overcrowded as enrolment numbers increase. More >>>

May 26, 2016
- Vientiane battles persistent wastewater problem
The treatment of wastewater at several plants in Vientiane is being improved, while separate treatment techniques have been proposed as an immediate solution. . More >>>
- Lao Front to hold its tenth national meeting
The Lao Front for National Construction (LFNC) has announced its readiness for its 10th national meeting, which will be held early next month in Vientiane. . More >>>
- Huaphan road upgrade paves way for development
The 25.7-km Road 6B which passes through many villages in Sopbao district, Huaphan province, is being widened and paved with asphalt to improve transport conditions in this remote area. . More >>>
- Development partners assess findings of primary school study
The World Bank has partnered with Plan International and Save the Children International to investigate the root causes of early school leaving and low educational outcomes in primary schools in Laos.
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May 25, 2016
- Laos to carry out second social indicator survey
The government, with support from development partners, will carry out its second Lao Social Indicator Survey (LSIS) for 2016-2017, to provide essential social data for monitoring purpose and drawing up plans in line with government policies. More >>>
- Flooding alert for northern provinces
Floods and landslides may affect parts of northern Laos if heavy rain continues to sweep in from China's Yunnan province, while Cyclone Roanu is lashing Myanmar. More >>>
- Two young men killed in hit and run tragedy
Two motorbike riders were killed on Monday night after two vehicles struck them in Saphangkhanong village, Xaythany district, and drove off, leaving the victims lying by the side of the road. More >>>
- Laos, Korea team up to foster e-learning
Vientiane's ICT Centre under the Ministry of Education and Sports with support from the Republic of Korea is developing human resources to improve the quality of training in the field of e-learning. More >>>

May 24 , 2016

- Tobacco companies given deadline for printing graphic health warnings
The Ministry of Health and the National Committee for Tobacco Control (NCTC) has given tobacco companies four months to comply with an order to print graphic health warning images on all cigarette packets.
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- Residents shocked by spike in electricity bills
Many people in Vientiane are wondering why their electricity bills for April are so high, alarmed by a massive rise despite the obvious spike in electricity usage due to the summer heat. More >>>
- Khammuan project reduces people's vulnerability to floods
A pilot project in Nongbok district, Khammuan province, has reduced villagers' vulnerability to floods and provided clean water from new bore wells and a water supply system. . More >>>
- Contest winners selected for Asean skills competition
Some 15 representatives from Laos will attend the 11th Asean Skills Competition in Malaysia in September after being selected at the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare's second national skills competition in Vientiane. . More >>>

May 23, 2016
- Cassava farmers press case of unresolved debt
Cassava growers in Sangthong district, Vientiane, are still waiting for the government to resolve the issue of the money owed them by the Lao-Indochina Group Public Company, which has been outstanding for a couple of years. More >>>
- Road accidents kill four people in three days
Two young men were killed instantly when their motorbikes collided at high speed in Xaythany district last Tuesday. More >>>
- Govt offices advised to reduce energy use
Government buildings and offices are consuming much more electricity than their budgets allow for, causing them to rack up large debts to the state electricity provider Electricite du Laos (EDL). More >>>
- Sisattanak police arrest serial wallet thief
Police in Sisattanak district, Vientiane, last week arrested a man after identifying him as a serial thief who had long plagued the capital's residents. More >>>

- Sangthong optimistic about organic rice exports
Consumers angry over EDL's response to high bills
Asean members seek to improve agricultural standards
Govt to address compensation issues at Saysettha development zone
Asean labour ministers formulate joint action plans
Officials aims to build understanding of copyrights

Indonesian investors search for markets in Laos
Indonesian investors are searching for information exchange on matters relating to consumer behaviour, market research and regulations for doing business in Laos. More >>>


Miss Swensen's Idol looking for fresh talent
Young ladies looking to get into the Lao entertainment scene are being urged to enter the Miss Swensen's Idol 2016 contest which is looking for a ‘Fresh and Smart Sweet Girl'. . More >>>


Pizza an enticing option on Children's Day
The Pizza Company, one of the most popular fast food franchise restaurants in Thailand, will celebrate International Children's Day with a special ‘buy one, get one free' promotion for parents and their children. . More >>>

World news

Korean Air plane catches fire before takeoff in Tokyo
KOREA (The Korea Herald, ANN) -- A Korean Air plane caught fire before takeoff in Tokyo on Friday, but there were no reports of injuries, the foreign ministry here said. .More >>>


What can be done to persuade people to give up smoking?
World No Tobacco Day is marked on May 31 and organisations around the country are preparing activities to boost the campaign against smoking by raising awareness of its harmful effects.. More >>>


Star strikers shine in Lao Premier League
The top scorers at five clubs are aiming to continue finding the back of the net during the Lao Premier League 2016. . More >>>


Luang Namtha polishes its image as tourist attraction
Luang Namtha has become a popular destination for foreign visitors over the past 10 years with its mix of historical, cultural and natural attractions in the north .. . More >>>

Poverty Eradication

Sapling grower blooms as sales flourish
Ms Manivanh Chanthalangsy is carrying a black plastic bag containing a kind of colouful flower from the shade into the sunlight, as this is what the plant prefers. . . . . . . . More >>>

Arts & Culture

Vat Simeuang: the heart of Lao culture in Vientiane
Vat Simeuang is a beautiful, sacred place, and perhaps the liveliest temple in Vientiane. More >>>


Accomplished art academic proud of Outstanding Artist title
Dr Maysing Chanboutdy is an active lecturer and outstanding artist who is very proud of his numerous titles. . . . More >>>


People with hypertension must quit smoking
People suffering from high blood pressure must follow the recommendations of doctors strictly, particularly in regards to taking medication for blood pressure control. . More >>>


Lao, Thai company staff get together for team building exercise
To promote friendly ties and share in the success of the company, SOL Corporation International Company Thailand last week arranged a two day get-together titled . . . . . . More >>>


Are clean streets nothing but a dream?
Vientiane authorities announced back in 2010 that all roads in the capital would be clean by the year 2015 as part of the city's clean and green strategy, so more than five . . More >>>

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