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May 28, 2015

Laos donates to temple drum hall in Thailand


1. A team of divers prepares to search the Nam Ngum river in hopes of finding the children still missing after the ferry capsized.

1. Divers find one body after ferry capsizes
Rescue teams from Laos and Thailand recovered one body late yesterday after a ferry boat capsized in the Nam Ngum river in Pakngum district, Vientiane, on Tuesday, but nine children are still missing. More >>>

Party Central Committee outlines goals for the future
The Party Central Committee has called for Party committees and administrative organisations to strengthen and improve the political system by shouldering more responsibility. . More >>>

3. 28 new species discovered in Laos, WWF reveals
A soul-sucking ‘dementor' wasp, a stealthy wolf snake and the world's second longest insect are among the 139 new species discovered by scientists in the Greater Mekong region in 2014, including 28 species in Laos. . More >>>

4. Govt seeks funding to accelerate reforestation
The government is planning to source funding of 4 billion kip a year in the hope of achieving its reforestation goal of 16.6 million hectares by 2020.
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Laos donates to temple drum hall in Thailand
Mrs Naly Sisoulith, the wife of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr Thongloun Sisoulith, and her delegation have made a donation towards the construction of a drum tower at a temple in Suphan Buri province, Thailand. . More >>>


May 28, 2015
Two men arrested for attempting to smuggle B26 million into Laos
Thai customs officers arrested two Lao men trying to smuggle more than 6.2 billion kip (26 million Thai baht) across the border from Thailand's Mukdahan province to Savannakhet province in Laos on Tuesday afternoon, Thai local media reported yesterday. . More >>>
Phonhong hospital prepares to treat more road accident victims
The outpatient building at Phonhong district hospital in Vientiane province is being renovated to handle the increasing number of road accident victims. . More >>>
Lao Red Cross aiming for US$50,000 Nepal aid
Team We Run in cooperation with the Lao Red Cross will organise a charitable Run-Walk to raise funds for those affected by the deadly earthquake that struck Nepal on April 25. . More >>>
- Korean consular office opens in Vientiane
The Embassy of the Republic of Korea to Laos yesterday officially opened a consular office in Vientiane to facilitate the growing relations and migration of people between the two countries. . More >>>

May 27, 2015
Tourist map published for Koreans
A new map of Laos highlighting the country's tourist attractions for Korean visitors was officially launched yesterday. More >>>
Commission spurs advancement of women
The Lao National Commission for the Advancement of Women yesterday convened a meeting to discuss progress made towards women's advancement and strategic plans to achieve gender equality. More >>>
Pocket bike gangs pose threats on the road
Traffic police have inspected some of the large motorbike dealerships in recent weeks and warned them not to modify motorcycles for teenagers, especially the pocket bikes which have become so popular of late. More >>>
- Sepon gives boost to women and children in Savannakhet
MMG LXML Sepon (LXML) on Monday donated an ambulance and two new incubators to Savannakhet Hospital. More >>>

May 26, 2015
Lao woman detained in Thailand on illegal currency charge
Thai authorities have arrested a 35-year-old Lao woman for bringing US$400,000 (more than 3.2 billion kip) into the country without dec laring it, Thai media reported on Friday. More >>>
Man charged with murder of stepdaughter
A man has been accused of murdering his 18-year-old stepdaughter after she refused to have sex with him, according to the Security Newspaper, published by the Ministry of Public Security. More >>>
World Vision Laos presents child wellbeing report
World Vision Laos unveiled the new child well-being annual report last week, focusing on its contribution towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and child well-being. More >>>
- Japanese NGO gives scholarships to unprivileged in Luang Prabang
The Commission for Solidarity with the Asian Underprivileged (CSA) has provided 90 scholarships to underprivileged and rural students at Santiphab Secondary School in Luang Prabang province. More >>>

May 25, 2015
- Search underway for fake iPhone products
Officials are investigating the sale of fake iPhone products in Vientiane after announcing that the sale of such products infringes Apple's copyright regulations. . . . More >>>
Medics debate reproductive health issues
People living in rural areas are the largest group in Laos not making use of reproductive health services, which is a main reason for the continuing high mortality rate among mothers and infants. . . . More >>>
Boat owner to face trial over drowning of British tourist
The captain of a boat that capsized in the Mekong River last month, resulting in the death of a British woman, will face trial for the reckless operation of the vessel. . More >>>
Somsanga Rehab Centre treating more drug users
The number of drug users undergoing treatment at the Somsanga Rehabilitation Centre in Vientiane is on the rise, with young people forming the bulk of those in need of help. . . More >>>
Quality management for SMEs introduced
The Ministry of Science and Technology's Standards and Metrology Department has introduced a quality management system for small and medium enterprise operators and relevant officials. . More >>>

Thailand funds drug treatment centre in Laos

- Laos-Myanmar Friendship Bridge opens
- Renovated museum receives crowning glory
- Laos, Vietnam enhance cooperation ties
Lao acrobats have new show for audiences
- Laos, Vietnam enhance cooperation ties
- Party points the way for continuous growth
- Exhibition highlights achievements under Party leadership
Lao Stock Market Information is available here

- Global markets end lower in a wobbly week
- EDL-Gen Friday surge buoys market liquidity


BCEL, JCB launch joint credit card
Banque Pour Le Commerce Exterieur Lao Public (BCEL) and JCB International Co., Ltd have jointly launched the BCEL-JCB Credit Card in Laos. , ... More >>>


Child actor learns from film's character
Sisouvan Liengkang, 13, a second year student at the National Music and Dance School in Vientiane, relished his opportunity to take part in the filming ... More >>>


Only two mallets can create the special xylophone sound
Young Thipmingmeuang Keosivilay can already play several traditional Lao tunes on the xylophone such as Laokaxae , Dokmai , Laochaosu , Phaphae , ... More >>>

World news

Asean, Russia discuss cooperation progress
Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Laos' Asean SOM Leader, Mr Al ounkeo Kittikhoun led the Lao delegation to attend the 12th Asean-Russia Senior.. More >>>


Enforce the ban on tobacco advertising
All forms of tobacco advertising are a violation of Laos' Law on Tobacco Control. ...More >>>


Lao boxers ready for SEA Games
The Lao boxing team has high hopes of winning medals at the 28th SEA Games in Singapore which run from June 5-16 after they returned from the Thai training camp on Monday. ... More >>>


Adventure in the Xe Bang Fai river cave
Laos is rich in natural beauty that can be seen all around when one travels the country but some of the most amazing natural beauty can also be found below ground. .... . . More >>>

Poverty Eradication

Perseverance raises Huaphan family out of poverty
With development proceeding apace, rural people now have more choices about which line of work is likely to bring them in the most income and improve their lifestyle.. ... More >>>

Arts & Culture

Foreign volunteer paints a picture of daily life in Laos A young American volunteer has been capturing her love of Lao lifestyles through her artworks, which are now showing at an exhibition at i:cat gallery.
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Let's explore bookshops across the border
In a busy shopping mall in the heart of Thailand, youngsters calmly browse through cartoon books page by page before pulling out money from their pockets to buy, while some adults are busy searching for.. ...More >>>


Young people shying away from family planning
A counsellor in the field of family planning, Dr Ya Phoummalinno, says shyness is one of the main reasons why many young people do not come forward to use the services on offer. . ....More >>>


Local model shines on international catwalk
Ms Phetsamone Pholsena, better known as Mong, is making an impact on the international stage with a recent modelling assignment for the Lao Fashion House Collection in Paris. ... More >>>


Zoo and its animals lacking partners
It is quite common for overseas media to excitedly report on cute baby animals born at their local zoo. The news makes people curious to visit and view the animals, but in Laos we rarely see this kind of news. ... More >>>

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