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February 23, 2017

Fish kill in Huayxai attributed to hazardous chemicals

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1. PM stresses land as focus for transport development
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has stressed for land to be the main focus of transportation development in the country, calling for careful decisions on every water and air transportation project. . More >>>

2. New agriculture centre to improve crop production
An agricultural service centre, which began construction in Huaphan province on Saturday, aimed to enhance the quantity and the quality of crops and animals produced in the province for export to Vietnam. . More >>>

3. Fish kill in Huayxai attributed to hazardous chemicals
Lao authorities confirmed that fish found floating dead in the Nam Ngao river in Huayxai district, Bokeo province died as a result of poisonous chemicals contaminating the river. . More >>>

4. Queen Mathilde's visit raises Saravan's issues into spotlight
Belgian Queen Mathilde's visit has raised pre-education, mother and child health and nutrition issues in southern Saravan province into the spotlight, recalling the need for greater effort to improve the issues. . More >>>

Asean announces 2017's priorities
Asean has revealed this year's six priorities to drive growth and pursue the common goals of the 10-member regional bloc as Asean foreign ministers met at their retreat meeting this week in Boracay, the Philippines. . More >>>

February 23, 2017
- MRC member countries discuss Pak Beng hydropower project
Luang Prabang province: Officials from Mekong River Commission (MRC) member country governments and representatives from its dialogue partners yesterday shared information and document views on the proposed Pakbaeng (Pak Beng) hydropower project. . More >>>
- Minister: Tougher collaboration needed to address management issues
The Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism has pointed out that strengthening cooperation between the information, culture and tourism sector and other relevant government sectors is a key factor in achieving various outcomes and goals. . More >>>
- FAO's RRI to expand activities
The FAO Regional Rice Initiative (RRI) has decided it should expand its activities to larger areas in the country after the project has received good results and has hit its achievements in targeted areas. . More >>>
- Three dead, 10 sustain injures in Pakngum accident
Three people have lost their lives while another ten people have sustained injures after a bus was involved in a fatal collision with a tractor trailer in Naxone village, Pakngum district, Vientiane on Monday night. . More >>>

Adventure tourism comes to Luang Prabang
The beautiful landscape, thick forests and majestic waterfalls are what most people associate with World Heritage listed Luang Prabang but to date it has not had much in the way of adventure activities. . .More >>>

Poverty Eradication

Crops help remote family reach better living standards
Agricultural production and animal husbandry are playing an important part in helping villagers in Naxaiyai village, Saravan reach better living standards while also helping Mr Nit Keomany's family become a model. . . . . . .. More >>>

Arts & Culture

Holy water sprinkling a respected Buddhist tradition
The holy water sprinkling ceremony that took place at That Luang on Sunday to honour the country's most senior and revered monk carries great meaning for all monks and Lao people. . .More >>>


Twin brothers take aim at National, International events
Savannakhet province has currently been training its talented male and female students to become skillful athletes with their sights on vying in national eventsaround the country in the near future. . . . More >>>




UMG Lao plans to open new branches in provinces
UMG (Lao) Co., Ltd. plans to expand its business and open new branch offices in other provinces in response to the demands of the market.
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Series “Bad Friend” to start shooting in March
The upcoming series ‘Bad Friend' is now receiving a lot of interest and publicity by fans and social media, after casting for the series was completed on February 12, with the expectation to begin shooting in March.
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Luang Prabang foods a hit at festival
Luang Prabang cuisine was one of the highlights to attract visitors to join the 12th Lao Food Festival which took place from January 25-27 at Chao Anouvong Park in Chanthabouly district, Vientiane. . More >>>

World news

Pakistani lawyers protest court bombing that killed 7
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) -- Lawyers in northwestern Pakistan boycotted court hearings in protest on Wednesday, a day after a suicide bombing killed seven people outside a courthouse in the region, officials said. .More >>>


What should be done to stop chemical use on crops?
Many banana plantations established by Chinese companies were ordered to stop and some were ordered to grow other crops after the authorities found they were using some . . More >>>


LFF President's return yields promise for 2017
Lao Premier League 2017 will be ready to begin from March 11 after Lao Football Federation (LFF)'s President Mr Viphet Sihachakris returns to oversee Lao Premier League 2017. . More >>>


Coping with allergies
He was always holding a cloth or tissue to clean up a running nose as he suffered for one month. He took medicine three times a day as a pharmacist advised but the condition was not any better and worse at night when the temperature dropped. . . . More >>>


Culture of almsgiving provides good jobs for locals
Almsgiving is a culture and tradition that has been passed down from ancestors, especially through Buddhism in Laos, which seems to have become a well known custom in Luang Prabang province by many of its visitors and has become one of the main highlights in terms of tourism there. . More >>>


Celebrating RAMSAR Convention Day
Anniversary of the signing of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, internationally known as the “Ramsar Convention”, named after the city of Ramsar in Iran where the convention was signed on February 2, 1971 . . . More >>>

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