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Regional rural development experiences discussed in capital

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1. Tackle social issues, PM directs Champassak
Calls to fight drug trafficking, boost revenue collection and create job opportunities for local people are some of the highlights of Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith's visit to Champassak province last weekend.
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2. Chinese backer eyes US$40 million elephant conservation centre investment
A Chinese investor is considering a lucrative tourism opportunity in Xayaboury and is looking at putting millions of dollars into running an elephant conservation centre in the province, which has become well known for its annual elephant festival. . . More >>>

3. Regional rural development experiences discussed in capital
Rural development leaders from Laos, Myanmar, the Philippines and Cambodia gathered in Vientiane yesterday to share their experiences and grow their understanding of the sector. . .More >>>

4. Vietnamese media expert shares lessons with Lao counterparts
While the majority of media in Vietnam has worked to complete their obligations, the fast growth of the sector in the country remains an issue that nation's government must continually address, an expert told an audience of media professionals in the Lao capital. . . More >>>

5. Sangthong district plans entry gate to welcome visitors
Authorities in Sangthong district, Vientiane, plan to build a welcome gate on Road No 11 in the Khoylanman area of Sammana village as part of efforts to promote tourism in the region. . . More >>>

Home news

- State officials set for master's level studies in Japan
Laos will acquire the benefits of knowledge gathered in research in Japan as more state officials get set for studies toward master's degrees at universities across the archipelago this year. . . More >>>

- Survey to enlighten on girls' health status
Health authorities plan to conduct to surveys on health issues facing Lao girls via qualitative interviews in the hope of improving education and outreach to better suit their present and lifelong needs. . . More >>>

- Over 100 Lao people receive scholarships from Indonesia
The Indonesian government has generously given scholarships to over 100 Lao people since 2006, according to a report from the Indonesian Embassy in Vientiane. . . More >>>


Phou Salao, the best viewpoint of Champassak's heart
We drove more than 700 kilometres from the Lao capital of Vientiane to Champassak province, with plans of visiting several tourist sites and promoting the region via the media for the Visit Laos Year 2018. .

Poverty Eradication

Organic vegetables help remote family to move out of poverty
Slash and burn cultivation was not the right way to improve the living standards of Mr Bounyort Keosavat's family so they has to replace their crops with organic vegetables to sell to help them have better lives. . .   . .. .. . More >>>

Arts & Culture

Holy Buddhist Lent marks a fine time to take a break from drinking alcohol
Many people around the country have made a plan to stop drinking alcohol during the Buddhist Lent period and they believe it will help them to be healthier, happier, and save money as well. ...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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Business bodies renew links between Laos, Japan's Kawasaki
Lao National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LNCCI) and Japan's Kawasaki Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) have agreed to continu e work to. . . More >>>


Indian folk music entertains city audience
Vientiane was treated to the finest in sub continental folk music with ‘Rhythms of Manipur' from Manipur state in India performing at Don Chan Palace Hotel on Sunday night.
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Vocational schools to drive growth, Vientiane businesswoman asserts
A leading businesswoman has asked authorities to promote vocational schools that will produce engineers who can help drive exports from Lao businesses around the world. . . More >>>

World news

World-Class IT Pros t rained in Ukraine
Kyiv city, Ukraine -- When a new generation IT school, 42 opened last year in the Silicon Valley,few people in Fremont,California knew that a similar school had already been functioning in the capital of Ukraine under the name of UNIT Factory. Both of these schoolsimplement the system of École 42 ,which has huge success in France. . . More >>>


How should we promote festivals to be more attractive for tourists?
People in Laos yesterday celebrated ‘Boun Hor Khaopadapdin' or Hor Khaopadapdin festival nationwide by getting up in the dark morning and following the tradition to place food packets out for the dead. . . More >>>


Boxer Bounpone ready to face Myanmar opponent
Skilful Lao 49kg division boxer Bounpone Laxavongsy is set to face a Myanmar opponent today after defeating a Singaporean rival 3-0 in his first bout on Sunday at Malaysia's 29th SEA Games.
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Breastfeeding room benefits mother and baby
She plans to exclusively breastfeed her first son until he is two years old as she realises that breastmilk can be good for health and immunity as per the World Health Organisation's (WHO) recommendation. . . More >>>


Agriculture teacher successfully follows his dream
Thousands of tudpoles and young amphibians are enjoying dipping up and down in ponds and prepared nets..More >>>


Outstanding student shares experiences after receiving Japanese scholarship
Mr Soukmano Manivong, was a stand-out student in his year when he studied Environmental Engineering at the National University of Laos (NUoL). Subsequently in 2015 he was selected by examination for a scholarship from Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) to study further in Japan. . . .... .More >>>

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