- 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..
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- 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
- 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 The vehicles that had been provided for their use were withdrawn.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 >>>
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.... 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.. ... 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 >>>