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Minister: Private investment exceeds annual target

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1. US grants 37b kip for Savannakhet UXO clearance
The US government recently granted more than 37 billion kip (US$4.5 million) to Laos for unexploded ordnance (UXO) detection and clearance in four target districts of Savannakhet province. . . More >>>

2. PS enterprise: depositors told to declare losses
Police officers have told depositors to declare their losses and file a case against PS Lao Enterprise, which has refused to return the money the company acquired from them illegally several years ago. . . More >>>

3. Minister: Private investment exceeds annual target
The value of private investment has exceeded the average annual target set at US$2.4 billion a year during the period 2016-2020, a minister has said.
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4. Water in the pipeline for Vientiane farmers as irrigation project progresses
Construction of the Southern Vientiane Irrigation Development Project is now about 25 percent complete and the contractor is aiming to have the irrigation scheme finished by late 2018. . . More >>>

5. Lao Front seeks to broaden media reach
The Lao Front for National Construction (LFNC) last week took officials on a five-day visit to five television, radio and newspaper production centres in Thailand to coordinate relations in the Front's media operations going forward. . . More >>>

6. Chinese company expands development plans in Phongsaly
The Chinese company Norinco will continue development of the new provincial capital in Bounneua district, Phongsaly province, after reaching an agreement with the authorities. . . More >>>

Home news

- Fewer mothers reportedly dying in childbirth
Health authorities say Laos has been successful in reducing the maternal mortality rate because more pregnant women now have access to hospitals and dispensaries. . . More >>>

- Over 40 houses damaged in Saravan storm
More than 100 houses in 17 villages of Khongxedon district, Saravan province, were affected by strong winds and heavy rain recently, with 40 houses sustaining damage estimated at over 80 million kip. . . More >>>

- Leisure travel options expand as development deal made in Meuangfeuang
With nature and natural resources in abundance, Laos earns significant income from the export of hydroelectricity and mineral commodities as well as tourism and hospitality services. . . More >>>

- DHL staff, local residents join forces to mark Global Volunteer Day
Over 60 volunteers from DHL Express Laos and residents of Xaythany district teamed up on Sunday to brighten up the district's Hai Primary School, in a community effort to mark Global Volunteer Day. . . More >>>


When visiting Laos, don't forget the capital
This article will introduce you to Vientiane and the interesting and authentic places of this beautiful and charming capital city. Vientiane is located on a curve of the Mekong River in central Laos. It has a total area of about 3,620 square kilometres with a population of more than 800,000. .. . . . More >>>

Poverty Eradication

Coffee farming energises fortunes of rural family
Waking up early to care for his coffee trees has become the normal routine for Mr Phouthone Simthaphasert because he knows this has helped his family to escape poverty and have better living standards. . .   . .. .. .

Arts & Culture

Hor Khaosalark festival: preserving tradition with basket offerings
Yesterday morning, people nationwide enjoyed visiting their village temples to present bamboo baskets of offerings to monks and novices on the day of Boun Hor Khaosalark or Hor Khaosalark festival. More >>>


Ministry delegation explores environmental education in Germany
Let's join in relates to a No Plastic! initiative in the city of Bonn, Germany. This tagline became the daily motto of a Lao Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (MoNRE) delegation exploring environmental education. . More >>>


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Govt seeks more workers to meet needs of industry
The government is seeking to increase the number of people employed in the industry and construction sectors from 11.8 percent to 12 percent of the total workforce over the next year, in a bid to satisfy growing demand. . . More >>>


Toyota classics charity concert returns to Vientiane

The Toyota Classics charity concert titled “Music that Moves Lives” will take place in Laos for the third time as part of its 28th Asian tour. . . More >>>


Silver, bronze success as parasports athletes find podium at KL2017
KUALA LUMPUR -- Success, struggle and achievement were recognised along with eight medals for Laos as the curtain closed on the. . . More >>>

World news

Fearing eruption, thousands in Bali flee from Mount Agung
BALI, Indonesia (AP) -- Thousands of villagers on the Indonesian resort island of Bali huddled Saturday in temporary shelters, sports centers and with relatives, fearing Mount Agung will erupt for the first time in more than half a century. . .More >>>


How can immigration procedures be improved?
Many people have complained that immigration on the Lao side of the Lao-Thai Friendship Bridge I is too complicated. They say they waste time and have to pay more on the Lao side than on the Thai side because of the various fees charged.
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Charity golf tournament marks Lao Disabled and Elderly People' Day
More than 100 golfers from ministries and other groups took part in a Charity Golf Tournament held at the Lao Country Golf Club in Hadxaifong district, Vientiane, on Saturday.
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World Contraception Day ensures contraceptive choices for young people
World Contraception Day (WCD) has a mission to spread the word and raise awareness about contraception and safe sex. Its aim to help each new generation of adults make informed decisions until every pregnancy in the world is a planned one. . . . . More >>>


Fishmonger recounts life in the raw
The sound of vendors chopping pork and fish echoes around Nongduang market in Vientiane as Ms Toun Inthavong uses a big sharp knife and a pestle to hammer the knife and cut big pieces of Mekong fish for the local and foreign customers who wait in lin e at her stall. . . ..More >>>


High flying university student graduates with top honours
“When I got my first class honours degree I felt like I had won US$10 million in the lottery. I tried very hard and focused on my studies for four years and finally I was rewarded with a Certificate of Excellence,” says a proud new graduate from the National University of Laos, Saithidet Sengdao. .


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