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15 December 2018

Laos, UNODC cooperate for better complaints handling  

- Laos, Thailand further cooperation, deepen friendship
Laos and Thailand will target new heights in deepening their relations as they head toward setting up a strategic partnership for growth and sustainable development. The direction of deepening relations and enhancement of bilateral cooperation was agreed on at the Third Lao-Thai Joint Cabinet Retreat (JCR) held in Vientiane yesterday co-chaired by Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith and his Thai counterpart General Prayut Chan-o-cha.... More >>>

- Fun, fanfare, festivities in store at Boun That Inghang
Domestic and international tourists alike are expected to enjoy a variety of colourful activities at the famed Boun That Inghang festival in Kaysone Phomvihane city, Savannakhet province next week. The Boun That Inghang festival will be held from December 17-22 with local authorities putting in a special effort this time to help celebrate Visit Laos Year 2018.. ... More >>>

- Laos, UNODC cooperate
for better complaints handling
The State Inspection and Anti-Corruption Authority has met with United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Vientiane to share knowledge and experiences on upgrading complaint handling systems. ...More >>>

 

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- Poverty reduction progress reported under Mekong-Lancang cooperation
Mekong-Lancang cooperation on poverty reduction is helping promote the improvement of infrastructure in rural communities and the generation of household income through business development and capacity building for local people. This was reported to Mekong-Lancang delegations from Laos, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia and Myanmar who met during December 12-13 for the 3rd Joint Working Group (JWG) on poverty reduction in Vientiane to review progress made in the past year and to study reports from each side. ...  More >>>

- Young people need law enforcement: LYU
Weak law enforcement means young people are continuing to engage in illegal and inappropriate behaviours, the Lao Youth Union (LYU) reported at the meeting this week. Commenting on updates to the Social Protection Situation report, which has had statistical content added, the LYU representative said the overall report points to a lack of law enforcement as well as poor quality information available on the internet as causes of youth crime and anti-social behaviour. ...  More >>>

Update December 14, 2018
- Australia, UNDP supports critical UXO clearance in Attapeu
The government of Australia is contributing AUD$200,000 through the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to carry out UXO clearance operations in Sanamxay district’s flooded areas in Attapeu province. ...  More >>>

- Luang Prabang set to boost community-based tourism
Authorities in Luang Prabang City plan to attract visitors to Nambak, Pak Ou and Chomphet districts by developing community-based tourism services. To ensure the effective and sustainable implementation of the project, the Information, Culture and Tourism Department of Luang Prabang province recently took representatives of the tourism sector and residents from the three districts to Nan province in Northern Thailand to learn about tourism management there. ...  More >>>

- New Confucius Institute to attract more Lao students
Thousands of talented Lao students will be given an opportunity to study as well as exchange cultural knowledge and practices with Chinese students at the new Confucius Institute at the National University of Laos (NUOL) in 2019. ...  More >>>

Travel

Magic day on Mystic Mountain Coffee sojourn
Mystic Mountain Coffee and Homestay is one of the best tourism spots in southern Laos and most probably the whole country providing visitors with adventure via a jungle Jeep tour, history and Laven ethnic group culture..... More >>>

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Foreign investor finds business opportunity in Laos
A business entrepreneur from Thailand has found a business opportunity in Laos by allowing Pharmaceutical Development Centre-PDC, State Enterprise for Pharmaceutical Factory 3, to manufacture traditional medicine for the parent company.... More >>>

Lao army anniversary exhibition details historic duty to nation
The Lao People’s Army has brought together a collection of 333 historic wartime images for public display at the Army History Museum to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the establishment of Laos’ armed forces. .. More >>>

 Brou tribe officially registered
The Brou Ethnic group was recently added to the official list of tribes – nearly 43 years after Laos was liberated. The National Assembly (NA) approved their addition last week... More >>>

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Senate rebukes Trump, Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi, Yemen war
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In back-to-back votes against Saudi Arabia, the Senate delivered an unusual rebuke of President Donald Trump’s response to the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and signaled new skepticism from Capitol Hill toward the longtime Middle East ally...... More >>>

France offers diversity of cooperation with Laos The historical ties between France and Laos make the two countries special partners in .... More >>>

How can we prevent illegitimate marriages between Lao women and men of other nationalities?
On November 23, a National Assembly (NA) member from Luang Prabang province, Ms Vienvilay Deelaphanh, proposed several measures to resolve the problem of illegitimate marriages between foreign men and Lao women, who are at risk .... More >>>

 

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NUOL athletes bag gold, bronze at Asean University Games
The National University of Laos (NUOL) track and field team claimed one gold and a bronze medal at the 19th Asean University Games in Myanmar on Thursday. . .. More >>>

Doneview Garden of Lobster serves up great northern food and views
Doneview Garden of Lobster is a relatively new restaurant but the venue is already being frequented by locals in Huayxai district, Bokeo province who are lured by the great food and relaxing setting. ... More >>>

Upcoming e-Library expected to provide faster, more accessible information A quick glance into the library and one might not see many  ... More >>>

 

HEALTH

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Attapeu still in need of medicine for flood victimsAlmost four months have passed since that fateful night in July when at least 40 people died and ....  More >>>

Orphaned schoolgirl gets scholarship to pursue her dreams
Ms Tadam Vongphakdy, 18, a promising student from a modest background, has won a scholarship from SCG’s Sharing the Dream Project sponsored by SCG Lao.
Tadam was amongst.. . More >>>

Always believe in yourself, says Lao student awarded Asean scholarship Ms Kounlasatty Manivong was recently awarded a 2018 Asean ... More >>>

 

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Former warrior reflects on his wartime experiences Mr Ornchan Sommany, an 83-year-old resident of Viengxay village, Viengxay district in ... More >>>

Gardener her love for traditional trees species Ms Manivanh Chanthalangsy is a diligent gardener whose love and quest to preserve   ...  More >>>

President Kaysone Phomvihane, a true patriotic hero President Kaysone Phomvihane was beloved by all ethnicities, a great patriot and revolutionist ... More >>>

 

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Tapioca factory creates jobs in Vientiane province The Hinheup Cassava Flour Factory in Vientiane province is installing a second machine ... More >>>

Kathin festival strengthens Buddhism, supports temple restoration Merit makers from the capital and Savannakhet, Champassak, Saravan ... More >>>