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November 25, 2015

Japan supports the replacement of bridges on National Road No.9


1. The wax castle procession makes it way to That Luang stupa for the festival in Vientiane yesterday.

1. Wax castle procession marks traditional That Luang Festival
A huge crowd of worshipers once again joined the wax castle procession yesterday, one of the traditional practices and stunning highlights of the annual Boun That Luang or That Luang Festival. . . More >>>

2. New waste transfer station to open inVientiane
A Japanese grant aid project will see the operation of a new waste transfer station in Vientiane and the addition of 70 new garbage trucks, to be put to use in the capital as well as Luang Prabang and Xayaboury provinces.
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3. US President highlights accomplishments of Lao youth leader
President of the United States, Barack Obama highlighted the accomplishments of Ms Chindavone Sanlath from Phongsaly province, who is working to improve forest management in Laos. . . More >>>

Japan supports the replacement of bridges on National Road No.9
The Japanese government has provided a grant for the ‘Project for Reconstruction of the Bridges on National Road No 9 in Laos,' valued at 70 million Japanese Yen (over 4.6 billion kip). . . More >>>


November 25, 2015
- Sangthong stills planting cassava
Famers in Pakgnum district of Vientiane have destroyed the fields to plant other crops instead as the tapioca factory owned by the Lao-Indochina Group Company failed to pay, but farmers in Sangthong district don't cut their trees throwing away. More >>>
- Awareness campaign to promote equity for children with disabilities
The Aid Children with Disability Association (ACDA) is stepping towards equity and empowerment for children with disabilities, and aiming to reduce discrimination against them in Laos. More >>>
- Officials improve their knowledge on human rights
Officials from line ministries joined a workshop held in Vientiane province early this week to raise awareness on and deepen understanding of human rights. More >>>
- Traffic police promote festival road safety
The Vientiane Traffic Police Department is maintaining a booth to advertise the importance of road safety at Lao-ITECC during the That Luang festival celebration in a bid to reduce the rising number of accidents. More >>>

November 24, 2015
- New national forum charts action on under-nutrition
The new National Nutrition Forum met in Vientiane for the first time last Friday to lay the foundations for joint action against under-nutrition and forge key messages on nutrition for the upcoming 12th High Level Round Table Meeting. More >>>
- Khammuan communities enhance natural disaster response
Some 4,500 people in targeted villages of Xebangfai and Mahaxay districts, Khammuan province have enhanced their response capacities to natural disasters through the Community Based Disaster Risk Reduction (CBDRR) project. More >>>
- Ministry to examine Meun district teacher quota
The Ministry of Education and Sports intends to assign officials to meet with education authorities in Meun district and other districts of Vientiane province in the coming weeks to discuss the lack of staff quotas given to volunteer teachers. More >>>
- New agricultural market opens in Xieng Khuang
Phonsavanh agricultural market in Paek district, Xieng Khuang province has moved to a new location in the Gold Mountain Garden Group development area as part of efforts to provide more modern facilities. More >>>

November 23, 2015
- Road accidents summarised for ten months of 2015
There were 797 fatalities in the con tinuing spate of accidents nationwide over the 10 months from January to October 2015, according to the latest report from the Traffic Police Department. More >>>
- WHO and partners continue health sector support
The World Health Organisation (WHO), the European Union (EU) and Luxembourg have expressed their commitment to extend their support to the development of Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in Laos. More >>>
- Security plan in place for That Luang
The Vientiane Traffic Police Department of the Ministry of Public Security will station over 600 police officers around town from November 19-25 to ensure public safety during this year's That Luang Festival. More >>>
- Japan continues to support Lao health sector
The Japanese government continues to support the health sector in Laos, funding two community-based projects based in two northern provinces. More >>>

November 20, 2015
- Southeast Asian and Japanese youth arrive in Vientiane
A total of 16 representatives of the 42nd Ship for Southeast Asian and Japanese Youth Programme 2015 (SSEAYP) have arrived in Vientiane on Wednesday for a three-day visit aimed to exchange culture and educational experiences. More >>>
- Man kills family in Savannakhet
Savannakhet Police Headquarters reported yesterday that seven people were killed and another two people were injured after a man opened fire on his family in Maithadaeng village, Sepon district, Savannakhet province. More >>>
- Saravan to fight against malnutrition
Saravan Health Provincial Department is seeking to eliminate malnutrition and anaemia in young children, aiming to ensure it helps the government to meet the Millenium Development Goals, especially for the health sector. More >>>
- Firefighters issue warning as weather changes
Firefighting officials have reminded local residents to be more aw are of fires with the change in the weather, as it is now becoming drier and windier with the end of the rainy season, making fires more dangerous.More >>>

November 19, 2015
- Nationwide road accidents increase for October
Nationwide, the number of road accidents and fatalities increased in October according to a report from the Traffic Police Department of the Ministry of Public Security. More >>>
- Vientiane roads under repair
Vientiane road construction workers are currently repairing potholes on ten streets to reduce traffic chaos during rush hours. More >>>
- Paediatricians meet to update care techniques
Paediatrics experts from eight targeted provinces nationwide are meeting in Vientiane to discuss improvements to procedures and preventative care to help newborns get a safer start into life. More >>>
- Lao National Television wins Asiavision Award
Lao National Television (LNTV) has been awarded the prestigious “Asiavision Award for Best Contribution to Asean Television News 2015”.More >>>

Vientiane hosts Asean journalists' workshop

- Medics need to address malnutrition
- Laos ready to launch its first satellite
- FIFA bans Lao Football Federation president for two years
- Laos, China railway groundbreaking set for December 2

- Laos launches logo, theme for
Asean Chairmanship 2016
- Asean nations call for scientific, technological innovation
- Lao satellite to go into orbit this month

Lao food market faces export challenges
Foreign consumers are fond of Lao food and beverages, as they are very tasty and organic, but there is still a long way to go before this potential will be turned into . . More >>>


Young dance talent encouraged to show their skills
The colourful contest to encourage young dance talent took place at the outdoor section of Vientiane New World on Monday night. . . . More >>>


Korea a major partner in ICT development in Laos
Information and Communications Technology (ICT) provides the backbone to so much essential infrastructure and services in modern economies, and whilst. . . More >>>

World news

Parched Emirates relies on sea as groundwater runs out
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- As skyscrapers and gleaming towers rose with lightning speed across the United. . . More >>>


What do you think about the wax castle procession?
People enjoyed the colourful wax castle procession at That Luang esplanade yesterday. The procession took off at Simeuang temple and headed to . . . More >>>


New Sikhay-Japan Budo Centre to help judo training
Young judo exponents now have better training facilities to develop their skills following the official opening of the new. . . More >>>


Enjoy traditional cuisine at Kesone Garden
About 32 km from the Vientiane centre, heading straight to Road 13 North, Kesone Garden Restaurant opens its doors in a Lao style setting with huts and. . ... More >>>

Poverty Eradication

Vientiane province moving closer to poverty eradication targets
Officials nationwide are working hard to develop their communities and improve living standards of local people which will play an important part in helping the government reach poverty eradication by 2020. . . . . More >>>

Arts & Culture

Annual tikhy match strikes a blow for community spirit
The traditional game of tikhy (similar to hockey) is an iconic feature of the annual That Luang Festival and remains an inherent part of this many-sided celebration. . . .More >>>


One woman's path to study in Australia
"You have to learn the rules of the game and then you have to play better than anyone else”; this is the famous. . ..
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Social Security System shares the benefits of growth
With the country enjoying a growing economy on the path to prosperity, the Lao government has recognised that the time has arrived. . . . . . ... More >>>


Khaopoun , Laos' favourite food
Wherever there is a festival, there will be khaopoun. Visitors giving alms and presenting offerings to monks and novices at the last day of the That Luang. . . More >>>


Local man developing his neighbourhood into Vientiane model
A Vientiane man is changing an area in his beloved community Sithan Neua into a model tourism zone in the capital after discovering the ans. . . More >>>

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