18 February 2019

Round Table retreat reviews implementation of 2018 recommendations   

- Laos, Brunei highly value bilateral ties 
Visiting Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith and His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah have said they highly value the friendly relations and cooperation between their two countries. The Lao premier made an official two-day visit to Brunei Darussalam from February 16-17 at the invitation of the Bruneian king.. .. More >>>

- Laos, China ink US$4.5 million deal on cooperation projects
The Lao and Chinese governments have signed a funding agreement designed to finance a range of projects under the Mekong-Lancang cooperation framework. Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Thongphan Savanphet, and Chinese Ambassador to Laos, Mr Jiang Zaidong, on Friday signed the agreement on the Mekong-Lancang cooperation special fund for 2018 at the Lao Ministry of Foreign Affairs. .. More >>>

- Round Table retreat reviews implementation of 2018 recommendations 
The government and development partners met in Vientiane on Friday to discuss translation of the key recommendations of the 2018 Round Table Meeting into concrete follow-up actions.
The annual retreat on the 2019 Round Table process, which also discussed the roadmap towards the 2019 Round Table Implementation Meeting ...More >>>

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- Finance ministry dismisses 10 officials over misconduct 
The Ministry of Finance disciplined 35 officials over misconduct or abuse of power in 2018, including 10 personnel who were stripped of their civil servant status, local media reported last week. News concerning eight of the 10 officials dismissed was made public in September. Most were senior officials who were found guilty of corruption. The vehicles that had been provided for their use were withdrawn. ... More >>>

- Over 8,000 criminal cases recorded by People’s Court last year
Over 8,000 criminal cases were recorded by the People’s Court over the past year with those involving illegal drugs and theft being the most common. The issue was reported at the People’s Court meeting held on February 15 at the People’s Supreme Court in Vientiane to review the operations of the judiciary in 2018 and plan for the year ahead, especially in handling criminal cases. . .. More >>>

- Laos, Cambodia strengthen party and state cooperation
Laos and Cambodia have cemented the longstanding cooperation between their two parties and states as well as between their two fronts and peoples with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation (MOU) 2019-2023. . More >>>

- UK supporting English skills for Lao government officials
The British Embassy in Vientiane is assisting the Lao government to build capacity within key agencies to deliver in-house English language training for government officials. The Embassy has funded a consultancy under the ‘English Language Training for Lao Government Officials’ project to assess the current levels of English language . .  More >>>

- Health ministry advises precautions to prevent spread of common illnesses
The Ministry of Health has advised health officials in Vientiane and the provinces to prepare to deal with outbreaks of dengue fever, diarrhoea and respiratory ailments during 2019. The health minister issued the warning following a slight rise in the ambient temperature, which is believed to favour the spread of infectious diseases. ..  More >>>


Revered Buddhist temple draws devotees to Oudomxay

If you’re visiting Oudomxay province in the northwest of Laos, be sure to go to Vat Pha Chao Singkham temple in La district and pray before its sacred Buddha image.

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Australian International School student wins place in US youth leadership programme
A student at the Australian International School (AIS) in Vientiane has won a place in the US-sponsored South East Asia Youth Leadership Programme (SEAYLP) 2019. ... More >>>

National broadcaster, entertainment studio launch new radio station
Lao National Radio in collaboration with TK Entertainment will provide entertainment programmes, news updates and information on a new radio station, National Radio FM 94.3 MHZ....More >>>

The trials of a Lao coffee farmer
Having been born and spent most of her 33 years in the land of coffee, Champathong Keokhounmeuang is dedicated to her coffee plantation and has carried on the work and way of life since her father retired.
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Tear gas, hate speech marks 14th yellow vest protest
PARIS (AP) -- Police fired tear gas and brought in water cannons and a horse brigade to disperse several thousand yellow vest protesters Saturday massed near. ..More >>>

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

How will you maintain the standard of your award-winning tourism services?
As part of a recent meeting to assess the outcomes of last year’s Visit Laos Year 2018 campaign, Deputy Prime Minister Dr Sonexay Siphandone presented Lao PDR...More >>>





Football federation tipping strong premier league despite only six teams
The Lao Football Federation (LFF) has expressed its confidence in the strength of this year’s Pepsi Lao Premier League despite only six teams from Vientiane taking part.. .. More >>>

Newest address for fine dining in Vientiane
Khao poon cheo khing - noodles served with a ginger sauce – is becoming popular in Vientiane as it is both a tasty dish as well as healthy. This dish is a huge hit, especially at lunch time, with office-goers, families and friends.. ...
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Upcoming e-Library expected to provide faster, more accessible information A quick glance into the library and one might not see many  ... More >>>





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 >>>

My 14 days as a novice
Entering the monkhood at a temple for a few weeks is something every young Lao Buddhist must . More >>>

Nongbone School upgrades its language classes Nongbone Secondary School in Vientiane is taking the lead in modernising its language teaching facilities ... More >>>





Young man passes on his love of English in the classroom The ability to speak English is increasingly important in Laos because the country ... More >>>

Poisoned fish worries village as Sangthong district promotes good agricultural practices The people of Kua village in Sangthong district, ...  More >>>

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




Oudomxay’s improving infrastructure supporting rural communities’ road to sustainable tourism
Oudomxay province is one of the most beautiful places in Laos. ... More >>>

Cultural gem awaits visitors to Saravan
Laos has a long history of cultural traditions, religious customs and iconic architecture, which can be found throughout the country’s 18 provinces.
Saravan province has its fair share of these and harbours a particularly interesting structure in the form of a Hor Tay ... More >>>