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1. The operations control room for the Government Hotline and Police Command Center (GHL-PCC) Project in Vientiane.

1. Police commence government hotline in Vientiane
The Ministry of Public Security, in cooperation with Huawei Lao PDR, officially opened the Government Hotline and Police Command Centre (GHL-PCC) Project in Vientiane recently in a move to police to monitor for crimes and other social issues. . More >>>

2. Still too many foreign language signs in capital
Vientiane still has many advertising hoardings written in foreign languages and the relevant authorities need to work harder to address the issue, according to a leading official. More >>>

3. Stallholders moving from makeshift That Luang market
All stallholders at the Thatluang temporary market in Xaysettha district, Vientiane, must move to other markets in the capital as officials will close the market this weekend. . More >>>

4. UK support Lao people to study in UK universities
Eight Lao scholars have been awarded Chevening scholarships to study courses at Master's and PhD level for one year at leading UK universities, with the group attending a farewell event in Vientiane on Thursday hosted by the British Ambassador to Laos. . More >>>


August 26, 2016
- Vientiane issues temporary work permits to over 1,000 foreign workers
More than 1,000 foreigners working in business and service sectors have been registered and issued temporary work permits as Vientiane authorities seek to bring such workers and their employers in compliance with the law. More >>>
- Vientiane police outline Asean Summits security
Some 350 traffic police officers will serve around the capital in an effort to reduce congestion and ease movements for foreign delegates and residents alike during the Asean Summits set for early September, Vientiane Traffic Police Department under the Ministry of Public Security have confirmed. More >>>
- Experts mull good gender-responsive budgeting practices
Experts from within the country have looked for superior practices in gender-responsive budgeting with the government committed through various policies and the Law on State Budget. More >>>
- Hit-and-run crimes on the rise
Over 20 hit-and-run cases in Vientiane so far this year and many people have been injured or killed as a result, according to the Vientiane Traffic Police Department under the Ministry of Public Security. More >>>

August 25 , 2016
- UXO education and awareness programme reviews results
The Department of Pre-school and Primary Education under the Ministry of Education and Sports in cooperation with World Education have marked 20 years of delivering the Mine Risk Education project in Laos and also reviewed its progress.. More >>>
- Capacity building remains key to water supply solutions
Both human resource development and capacity building remain key solutions to stable and sustainable water supply management in the country. . More >>>
- Free surgery for children with cleft lips, palates
Patients with cleft lips and palates around the country are now able to receive free surgery at Mahosot Hospital in Vientiane as provided by the Twin Pine Group from Thailand. . More >>>
- Lao students win ‘Most Innovative Team' awards
A team of students from the National University of Laos was awarded with the most innovative team in the Youth Innovation Competition as part of the Langcang-Mekong Region's Governance and Development (YICMG).
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August 24, 2016
- Government discusses draft national land policy
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has held discussions to research and improve the draft national land policy as well as the plan for agricultural land use in Laos. More >>>
- Pertussis cases reported in XiengKhuang and Borikhamxay
Some pertussis cases reported in Nonghet district of XiengKhuang province in July and in Viengthong district of Borikhamxay province over the last two weeks are now under control. More >>>
- Risk of dengue in Xayaboury on the rise
It's now a major concern that people in Xayaboury may be at more risk of dengue fever due to flooding in the province after continued flooding in many northern areas of the country. More >>>
- Lao confers friendship medal to Xinhua Vientiane news chief
The Lao government handed over a friendship medal to Xinhua News Agency's Vientiane Bureau Chief on Monday night who is completing his term of service of international news coverage in Laos. More >>>

August 23 , 2016
- Mechanised UXO clearance underway in XiengKhuang
Japan Mine Action Service (JMAS) has commenced the Mechanical Cluster Submunition Clearance project in XiengKhuang province which aims to accelerate the disposal of cluster submunitions in the country.
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- Department warns of possible Mekong flooding
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment's Meteorology and Hydrology Department has warned people of the possibility of flooding after the rapid rise of water levels in the Mekong River. . . More >>>
- Fires engulf apartment building, factory in Vientiane over weekend
A major fire occurred in Vientiane last weekend resulting in damages of over 400 million kip according to the Vientiane Prevention and Protection Police Department. Fortunately no one was injured in the blaze.
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- Lao media personnel complete writing course in Vietnam
A total of 42 Lao media personnel completed a follow-up course regarding writing skills on economic, political, and social target programmes in Vietnam last week. . . More >>>

August 22, 2016
- Tobacco control workshop mulls sustainable funding
Representatives from the media, Hygiene and Health Promotion Department, Mass Media Department, World Health Organisation in Laos met last week to discuss ways to sustain the Tobacco Control Fund.
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- Polio prevention sees good results
Laos has achieved good results in its vaccinaiton campaign for polio prevention in all targeted provinces this year but there are still challenges and lessons which can be learned to improve coverage in the next round. More >>>
- Central regions tourism festival to be held in Vangvieng
A central regions tourism promotion festival will be held in Vientiane province from D ecember 10-16 with the aim of attracting larger numbers of local and foreign tourists. More >>>
- UHS-Laos stepping up non-communicable disease prevention efforts
The University of Health Sciences in Laos (UHS-Laos) is looking to strengthen its doctors and nurses working to reduce non-communicable disease prevention (NCDs) in target communities. More >>>

August 19, 2016
- Heritage city market closes due to flooding
Authorities in LuangPrabang province have improved the drainage system along various major roads in the city after flooding was recorded in several areas including the LuangPrabang Night Market. More >>>
- Lao craftspeople need markets for cultural production
Lao craftspeople need better marketing in order to boost the prospects of the cultural production sector, especially carvings, sculptures and pottery produced as souvenirs. More >>>
- Fire destroys two-story house on temple grounds in Savannakhet
A two-story house at the Huameuang Tai temple in KaysonePhomvihane district, Savannakhet province has been destroyed by fire but no causalities have been reported. More >>>
- Robot Contest to take place at end of year
Contestants from various technical and vocational institutes expect to use microprocessors and modern technology in their robots whilst taking part it the 13th annual Robot Contest, which will take place at the end of this year. More >>>

August 18 , 2016
- Govt cancels toll collection at Thangon Bridge
The government has stopped collecting the toll at Thangon Bridge over the Nam Ngum River in Xaythany district, Vientiane after the debt for its construction has been fully repaid to the bank. . More >>>
- Powerhouse work to commence at Don Sahong
The concret foundations for the Don Sahong Hydropower Project are now being set in place prior to construction. . More >>>
- One policeman dead after pickup rolls in Champassak
Road users travelling in both the northern and southern regions of the country should exercise caution whilst driving as the wet weather, occasional flooded areas and landslides make driving on the roads a potential hazard. . More >>>

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- Officials and some of the 37 master's students from Meiji
- Savannakhet's Famous Xeno Grilled Chicken Now in Vientiane
- Civil code draft nears completion
- Conserving culture can be a business success

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Lao small businesspeople invest in foreign countries
While still small in number, the number of Lao businesses investing in other countries of Asean is increasing. . .More >>>


Fashion scene prepares for its biggest week
The 3rd annual Lao Fashion Week is drawing near with organisers, models, designers and sponsors meeting with local media at the city's funky Ministry of Silk outlet on Thursday. . More >>>


August 23, a day to recall National Uprising Day
The overturning of the old administration on Uprising Day or administrative power seizure day on August 23, 1975, and the independence declaration. . More >>>

World news

One die in Phu Yen military plane crash
PHU YEN (Vietnam News) -- A L39 military aircraft crashed today morning in a paddy field in Phú Yên province's Đông Hòa District, the Ministry of Defence told the media. . More >>>


What improvements can be made for the new school year?
Students are heading back to their schools and educational institutions ahead of the official opening next month.. More >>>


Muaylao Association signs TV deal with MV International
The Muaylao Association is staging a new competition starting next month at the National Circus in Vientiane which will be broadcast on the MV International TV channel. . More >>>


International food in Vientiane

Vientiane is the most developed city in Laos and is home to more foreign residents than any other town in the country. e. More >>>

Poverty Eradication

Farmer earns healthy income from sale of organic produce
Eating vegetables provides health benefits – people who eat more vegetables and fruits as part of an overall healthy diet are likely to have a reduced risk of some chronic diseases. .. More >>>

Arts & Culture

Buddhism brings gentle behaviour to unruly boys
A number of young people are interested in learning the Dharma practices upheld by Buddhist monks as they hope that this will lead them on a path to. . . More >>>


Tragic tale teaches lesson as students take out short film contest
A group of students with the team name of ‘Idol and I Do'have captured glory with a short film promoting rights to equality. . . More >>>


Comprehensive vaccine can prevent pertussis
Some pertussis (whooping cough) cases have been reported in Borikhamxay and Xieng Khuang provinces recently, indicating that some parents still do not understand the importance and the benefits of routine immunisation. . . . .. More >>>


Night market's street food has something for everyone
While some people express concerns about roadside food stalls due to potential health concerns there's no doubting that what's on offer at Anou night food market . . . More >>>


Centuries-old Lee fish traps now a thing of the past
Centuries-old Lee traps, or basket-type fish traps fashioned out of wood and bamboo, which have been used by southern fisherman for hundreds of years, are in the process of being removed. . . More >>>

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