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7 January 2019

Korea, Asean provide 1,000 tonnes of rice for Lao flood victims  

- Laos, Vietnam agree to strengthen
Laos and Vietnam have agreed to stronger cooperation in a wide range of fields, including human resource development, trade, and investment.
The agreement came after Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith led a high-ranking Lao government delegation and co-chaired the 41st meeting of the Vietnam-Laos Inter-Governmental Committee, which took place in Hanoi from January 5 to 6, at the invitation of Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.. .. More >>>

- EU backs improved nutrition, food security in Khammuan
The Secretariat of the National Nutrition Committee and Health Poverty Action (HPA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for a project titled Partnership for Increased Resilience and Improved Food and Nutrition Security of Vulnerable Communities in Khammuan province. The three-year project is valued at more than 2.8 million euros and is funded by the European Union.... More >>>

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 Korea, Asean provide 1,000 tonnes of rice for Lao flood victims
The government of the Republic of Korea is continuing its assistance to Laos in the wake of widespread flooding that occurred in many provinces, with Attapeu being the worst affected area. The Ambassador of the Republic of Korea reiterated his country’s support for Laos on Friday when 1,000 tonnes of rice from the Asean Plus Three Emergency Rice Reserve (APTERR). ...More >>>

 

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- Govt approves extra 500 billion kip for agriculture
The government has approved an additional 500 billion kip in funding to repair agricultural infrastructure with the goal of boosting production this year. Minister of Planning and Investment Dr Souphanh Keomixay told the National Assembly last month that the government spent 100 billion on emergency financial assistance last year to help areas affected by tropical storms Son-tinh and Bebinca. . . More >>>

- Ministry wants teachers to do better
The Ministry of Education and Sports is working to improve teaching standards in primary schools, to ensure sound educational building blocks are provided for young children. The improvement of teaching standards would help fulfil the goals of the government’s plan for 2019, which aims to enhance standards throughout the education system. One of the main goals is to increase school enrolment and primary school completion rates.. ...  More >>>

- Blood donations can save lives of dengue patients
Health authorities are calling on members of the public who have the O negative blood group to donate their blood for use in the treatment of people with dengue fever. A health official from the Children’s Hospital said children aged about 12 were currently being treated at the hospital and were in need of this blood group. ...  More >>>

- Army stages trade fair to mark 70th anniversary
The Ministry of National Defence is hosting an Army Trade Fair to display and sell souvenirs and products made by soldiers, as part of activities to mark the 70th Lao People’s Army Day on January 20. ..  More >>>

- Chinese bank builds new primary school for Vientiane community
Teachers and students at Huaxieng village primary school in Xaythany district, Vientiane, are delighted with the new facilities that have been built for them by the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Ltd. (ICBC). . ...  More >>>

 

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Jeep jungle tour a highlight of Mystic Mountain stay To some, driving a convertible sports car with the roof down is the height of ... More >>>

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Bonds to bring long-term benefits, stock market official says
The government is hoping for long-term benefits after issuing government bonds for trade at the Lao Securities Exchange (LSX) in a bid to promote the capital market and balance the national budget. ... More >>>

Lao celebs kick off New Year with football match
Musicians from Kaona Entertainment and models from Lao Super Model recently participated in a football match to promote friendship and cooperation and to welcome the New Year. ... More >>>

Lao army reflects on role in liberation
The origins of the Lao army date back to January 20, 1949, when it set up the basis of the revolutionary movement at Mae Cave in the Laohoung-Phiengsa area of Xiengkhor district in Huaphan province. .. More >>>

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Afghan pullout under consideration: US vice president
WASHINGTON (Dawn) --  US President Donald Trump is in the “process of evaluating” whether to withdraw some troops from Afghanistan, says Vice President Mike Pence while stressing the need to reconsider America’s involvement in “never-ending wars”. ..More >>>

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What can be done to ensure better repair of roads?
Many roads are in urgent need of repair, especially after the heavy rains last year washed out large sections. But the Vientiane Public Works and Transport Department says it does not have enough money to fund road repairs in all nine districts of the city. ...More >>>

 

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Three teams confirmed for Lao Premier League 2019
Currently, Lao Toyota FC, Police FC and Young Elephant FC have officially registered with the Lao Football Federation (LFF) to compete in the Pepsi Lao Premier League 2019. ... More >>>

Newest address for fine dining in Vientiane
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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 >>>

Orphaned schoolgirl gets scholarship to pursue her dreams
Ms Tadam Vongphakdy, 18, a promising student from a modest background, has won a scholarship from SCG’s Sharing the Dream Project sponsored by SCG Lao.
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Always believe in yourself, says Lao student awarded Asean scholarship Ms Kounlasatty Manivong was recently awarded a 2018 Asean ... More >>>

 

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Whatever your chosen endeavour, it’s not easy to be successful in every contest. Winners know they must work hard for many years to develop their skills to reach their targets and dreams. ... More >>>

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

Bokeo weaver keeps Tai Leu traditions alive
Mrs Buaphat Thammaseng, 56, who lives in Tonpheung district, Bokeo province, loves to preserve the traditional garments worn by the Tai Leu ethnic group, which are symbolic of the province. She herself is a member of this ethnic group, which is one of the largest in the province. ... More >>>