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February 8, 2016

Officials discuss preparations for Asean meetings


1. A nurse checks a patient's blood pressure at a hospital in Vientiane. .

1. Health Sciences University to improve nursing standards for AEC integration
The Ministry of Health is encouraging the University of Health Sciences to revise its existing curriculum to meet Asean standards allowing Lao medical staff to work throughout the region in the future. . More >>>

2. Election candidate numbers announced
The total number of candidates standing to be potential members of the National Assembly (NA) and Provincial/capital Assemblies (PAs) has been announced for the March 20 election. More >>>

3. Education officials confer on higher education strategy
Ministry of Education and Sports' senior officials and involved sectors gathered on Friday to discuss national higher education development and strategic planning from now until 2025. . . . . . More >>>

Real Xekong mother and child mortality rates still high
The real mortality rate of mothers and children in Xekong province is higher than the figure recorded in previous years, officials in charge have confirmed. . More >>>

Officials discuss preparations for Asean meetings
Preparations for the 20th Senior Official Committee for Asean Socio-Cultural Community (SOCA) and the 15th Asean Socio-Cultural Community Council (ASCC) were on track, according to the concerned authority. . More >>>


February 8 , 2016
- Child Fund positively impacting children's future
The ‘Safeguarding children through Participation in School Life' (SCPS) project has been launched in Vientiane primary schools in the target districts of Sikhottabong, Xaysettha and Chanthabouly. More >>>
- Laos to enhance regulations for WTO framework
Laos now appreciated the rapid economic development and businesses growth over recent years since the country became a member of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), according to an official.More >>>
- Almost 30 killed in Vientiane road accidents in January
Almost 30 people were killed in Vientiane road accidents in January and many more people sustained injuries while damages were reported at over 1,600 million kip. More >>>
- Government helping people suffering from cold snap
The government is assisting people affected by the cold snap that hit the country's northern provinces in recent weeks. More >>>

February 5 , 2016
- Lao teachers learn new skills at TESOL conference
After finishing the 13th annual Lao Teaching English to Speakers of Other Language (Lao TESOL) Conference from February 4-5, Lao English teachers are now seeking to teach new methods and skills to upgrade their students' knowledge. More >>>
- Some public parks being neglected by visitors
Some public parks in Vientiane are failing to attract visitors because there is a lack of convenient car parking and also a dearth of interesting activities for visitors. More >>>
- Officials review community radio programme
Information senior officials, and provincial Information, Culture and Tourism department and development partner representatives gathered yesterday to go over the key results, challenges and lessons learned from last year's Implementation of Community Participation and Communication Support Programme (CPCSP). More >>>
- Intellectual property officials prepare forAsean IPA conference
Department of Intellectual Property officials are preparing to attend the Asean Intellectual Property Association (Asean IPA) conference from March 4-6 in Malaysia to exchange knowledge in the field with regional contemporaries. More >>>

February 4 , 2016
- Luxembourg continues supporting infectious disease research
The Government of Luxembourg had decided to continue supporting the project ‘Research and Infectious Disease Surveillance in Laos,' aiming to provide better health outcomes in the country. More >>>
- Vientiane receives water quality improvement support
Vientiane Natural Resources and Environment Department has recently received equipment and technical support worth more than 60 million yen (over 4 billion kip) from the Japanese government for urban water quality improvement. More >>>
- Hom Road project facing ongoing financial problems
The Ban Hom Road construction project in Vientiane has ground to a halt again with the construction company now in serious financial difficulty. More >>>
- Drug users increase at Somsanga Rehab Centre
The number of drug users in treatment at the Somsanga Drug Treatment and Vocational Training Centre in Vientiane is continuing to increase with young people the worst affected. More >>>

February 3 , 2016
- New Zealand Asean Scholar Awards open
The New Zealand Ambassador-designate to Lao PDR, Mr Ben King officially announced the opening of the New Zealand-Asean Scholar Awards (NZAS) 2016 Selection Round on Monday. . More >>>
- Hadxaifong police searching for stolen Buddha image
Vientiane police and authorities in Hadxaifong district are searching for an old sacred Buddha image stolen from Vat Par temple of Nalong village, Hadxaifong district. . More >>>
- Woman injured as old building collapses
An old building, which partially collapsed on Monday in Vientiane, injured an American lady who was now recovering, an official has said.
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- Nation must improve coordination for disaster response
Laos must improve its cooperation and strengthen coordination for preparedness and disaster response between the government and local authorities. . More >>>


Party congress VDO series

Asean discusses human rights

- EU supports LEARN project in Laos
Phabath Phonsan: Temple with sacred stupa marks Buddha's history
Lao food promoted in all its colour
John Kerry's visit deepens Laos-US ties
Vientiane vows to realise resolution
of 10th Party Congress
Borikhamxay declares Vat Phabath-Phonsan a cultural heritage site
New Party Central Committee elected
Rice farmers seeking more export markets

Asean-BAC conference to boost regional cooperation and private sector
The 2nd Asean-Business Advisory Council (BAC) Conference 2016 on “Post-2015 Agenda of the AseanEconomic Community (AEC) . . . . More >>>


New Lao film set for commercial release
Mr Chanthasone Thavisay, aka Mond, is encouraging movie fans to go and see the new Lao film Noy , Above it all, featuring some local up-and-coming acting talent. . More >>>


Khaiphaen production promotes community business
Khaiphaen or dried river weed is well known to people in Luang Prabang province as a popular snack that all visitors buy as a souvenir gift for friends and relatives. . . More >>>

World news

North to south, people going home
CHINA (China Daily, ANN) -- With no savings and no girlfriend, Tang Shijie said going back to his hometown in Hunan during Spring Festival put a lot of pressure on him. . . . More >>>


What are your impressions of Chinese and Vietnamese New Year celebrations?
Lao people always love festivities even adopted ones from abroad. With Chinese and Vietnamese New Year upon us (February 8 to 10). More >>>


Ezra FC has young squad for Premier League
Lao Premier League 2015's bottom placed side Ezra FC has recruited many footballers from the younger generation and i s confident they will do better in League 2016. . More >>>


A human's experience of treetop life
What do you imagine if you read the term Gibbon Experience? Does it mean that you get in contact a rare type of monkey or to feel yourself like one of those long-armed fellows that seem to fly almost sile ntly through the jungle? . More >>>

Poverty Eradication

Organic coffee brewing up development in Champassak
Growing organic coffee is proving a good way for local people to earn money in Champassak province and change their lives for the better as the province moves closer to reaching its poverty eradication target. . More >>>

Arts & Culture

Red marks Chinese, Vietnamese New Year
The end of January or the beginning of February will see many Chinese and Vietnamese houses, shops and restaurants decorated in red as the owners prepare to celebrate the New Year. . . . . .More >>>


What does it take to be a good teacher?
To be a good teacher, you not only need to teach children well, but you also need to learn from the children and be prepared to be foolish and playful if that will help them gain wisdom. . . . . . More >>>


Cutting mosquito population, the way to control Zika
Zika virus is threatening the lives of people around the wor ld with about 23 countries worldwide so far having reported outbreaks. . . More >>>


Struggling to protect workers' rights
Protecting the legitimate rights and benefits of workers is the ultimate goal of the Lao Federation of Trade Unions.. . . More >>>


Locals more aware of natural disasters through CBDRR project
Many years ago grandfather Khamphai considered floods as a natural and inevitable par t of life next to the river so he accepted them, but now he is more aware of the potential loss from flooding. . . . More >>>

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