November 25, 2017

Govt awards Friendship Medal to outgoing Indonesian Ambassador

Top stories

1. Gov’t, UNDP outline outcomes of Round Table meeting
Pakxe district, Champassak province: The government and its development partners have reaffirmed their intention to strengthen their development partnership with a view to further successes in the years to come.. . More >>>

2. Laos joins int’l community to end violence against women
The government attaches great importance to preventing violence against women and children and all sectors and the international community should work together to address this issue, Deputy Prime Minister Sonexay Siphandone has said. . More >>>

3. Police call for public cooperation in SP case
Police are continuing to investigate the case of SP Sipathoumphone, which had been operating as a financing agency for the sale of vehicles received from other companies, which SP then sold but failed to transfer the money to the vendor companies... . More >>>

4. Laos, Cambodia step up measures to control illegal fishing
The managing body needs to continue the joint fisheries monitoring programme to assess the ever-changing situation and set up measures to control illegal fishing activities... . More >>>

5. Govt awards Friendship Medal to outgoing Indonesian Ambassador
The government has awarded a Friendship Medal to the outgoing Ambassador of Indonesia to Laos for his contribution in promoting relations and cooperation between the two countries.. More >>>

More news stories

- Regional forum mulls treatment of hepatitis B, C
The prevention and treatment of hepatitis B and C in Laos remain limited because of a lack of information and inadequately trained health personnel, a senior official has said.
Office Head of the Ministry of Health, Dr Nao Butta, made the comment on Wednesday when addressing the 2017 Mekong Hepatitis Symposium with the theme “Preparing for a Hepatitis C cure today and a Hepatitis B cure tomorrow”.
Meeting participants are updating their knowledge on hepatitis B and C and sharing experiences with their colleagues from other countries, who face different situations and challenges. . . More >>>

 - Hmong community celebrates new year in Xieng Khuang
The large annual festival that marks the Hmong new year in Xieng Khuang province is drawing thousands of visitors, who are being entertained by colourful traditional activities.
The festival is being celebrated in Nhuan village, Paek district, from November 20-25 over an area of 16 hectares. The site has been divided into zones for the various activities, which include bull and buffalo fights, football, pétanque competitions, ball throwing and cultural performances.   . . More >>>

- Lao workers’ rights to benefit from Asean Consensus
Laos will benefit from the Asean Consensus on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Migrant Workers (Asean Consensus) supporting its efforts to assist Lao labourers working across the region.
The Asean Consensus was recently signed and announced at the 31st Asean Summit in Manila, Philippines. The agreement shows the political will and strong commitment of Asean Leaders to safeguard the rights of migrant workers who have contributed to growth and development in the region. More >>>

- Korea continues scholarship support for Lao dentistry students
Seoul National University (SNU) of Korea recently confirmed it will continue to provide scholarships to outstanding students at the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Health Sciences (UHS).
The support is under the SNU-Lao Foundation provided by the School of Dentistry, Seoul National University of Korea and to be eligible dentistry students must have a grade point average (GPA) of 3 or more.
President of the SNU-Lao Foundation, Dr Chong-Chul Kim detailed the ongoing scholarship support recently at a handover ceremony for medical equipment to UHS. . . . More >>>


Health ministry monitors water supplies to stop spread of disease
It is well known that the improvement of sanitation is crucial for the health and safety of people in developing countries.. . . More >>>


Youth volunteers’ assistance gives rural poor a better life
A joint project by Phongsavanh Bank and Lao Front for National Development is aiming to give poor people of Longxan district in Xaysomboun province a better life.... More >>>


Savannakhet coach dedicated to developing province’s volleyball 
A talented coach from Savannakhet, Mrs Veomany Vatsalachit, is committed to developing the provincial women’s volleyball team into a strong unit for national level competition.

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Japanese volunteer enjoys stay in Xekong helping mothers, women
Wearing the traditional Lao skirt called sinh, Yoshiko Kawaguchi, a 29-year-old health volunteer from Japan, has charmed her way into the hearts of local women.. ... . More >>>

Arts & Culture

Chao Anouvong statue commemoration marks king’s contribution to Laos
This weekend marks the 7th anniversary of the installation of the Chao Anouvong statue in Vientiane with activities organised today and tomorrow to commemorate this important event.
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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 >>>


Waterfalls, caves, tasty food - Vientiane province has something for everyone tourists
If you like spectacular natural vistas, a laidback lifestyle, adventure activities and a clean, pollution-free environment..... More >>>


Tourism earnings significant, despite drop in visitor numbers

Although the number of tourist arrivals declined by 10 percent last year, the revenue earned from tourism decreased by less than 1 percent.

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Short films to be showcased at Luang Prabang Film Festival
Several short films will be showcased at the Luang Prabang Film Festival to be held early next month to promote the film industry in Laos.. . . More >>>


Belt and Road Initiative produces tangible benefits for Laos
The Belt and Road Initiative has been producing tangible benefits for Laos including the China-Laos railway, first Lao Satellite and conversion of local terrestrial analogue radio... More >>>

World news

Disbelief as ‘most wanted’ Indonesia politician hospitalised
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- A top Indonesian politician embroiled in a scandal involving an epic theft of public money has been hospitalised after a car crash that is being widely mocked online as another tactic to avoid arrest...More >>>


China and Laos: Working together for a community with a shared future and strategic significance
At the invitation of Bounnhang Vorachit, Secretary General of the Central Committee of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party and President of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, I will soon pay a state visit to the Lao PDR.. .More >>>


How can we use ethnic festivals to promote solidarity and tourism?

Ethnic people nationwide have started their new year festivals.... More >>>


Vientiane readies for National Karate-do Championship
Lao Karate-do Federation and Vientiane Karate-do Federation are cooperating to hold kumite (fighting) and training for kata (dancing events) at the National Karate-do Championship in the capital from December 16-17. ... More >>>

Dining Out

Restaurant’s rice noodle and rooster soup rules the roost
A plethora of noodle soups await diners at roadside stalls and high-end restaurants in every corner of Vientiane and across Laos, offering something to suit everyone’s taste and budget.. . More >>>

Poverty Eradication

Bee-keeping sweetens life for Savannakhet family
Very few people can say no to the taste of natural honey, and the demand for the product has helped Mr Sounthone Phoupheng’s family earn more money which has improved their quality of life.. . . More >>>

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