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May 16, 2017

Govt to scrutinise budget use

 
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1. Belt and Road Forum: President calls for support for least developed, landlocked countries
President Bounnhang Vorachit has called for greater support and cooperation to be extended to least developed and landlocked countries in developing their connectivity systems under the Belt and Road Initiative.
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2. Switzerland backs development of agro-biodiversity
The Swiss government says it will provide US$5.1 million (more than 41 billion kip) for the third phase of its Agro-Biodiversity Initiative project.
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3. UNICEF, EU extend funding for improved nutrition
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the European Union (EU) to Laos have forecast a budget of over 11 million euros in assistance to Laos to improve nutritional health. . . More >>>

4. Govt to scrutinise budget use 
The government will be looking at the ways in which the budget is spent and has warned that projects that make no progress or are unproductive will be halted. . . More >>>

5. NA debates draft of Civil Code
National Assembly members began debating the latest draft of the Civil Code yesterday, the country’s first legal framework on civil relations.
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Home news

- City prepares to plant over 700,000 saplings on Arbor Day
The Vientiane Agriculture and Forestry Department is preparing to plant over 700,000 saplings to mark National Arbor Day on June 1 and increase green areas in the capital. . . More >>>
- Govt funds road upgrades in Borikhamxay
The government will spend more than 560 billion kip on the upgrade of two roads in Viengthong district, Borikhamxay province, to improve transportation in the town. . . More >>>
- Two homes destroyed by fire in Savannakhet
Over 600 million kip in damage was reported after two houses in Phonsa-aath village, Savannakhet province were engulfed in flames on Sunday.
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Industry leader explains basics of hydropower to college students
Senior staff from the Nam Theun 2 Power Company (NTPC) and teachers at the Lao-German Technical College yesterday gave an introduction to hydropower titled Hydropower Day to about 200 students at the college.
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Travel

Manmade waterfall on course to be Vientiane province’s newest attraction
As a simply beautiful land-locked country, Laos has now become a world recognised tourist destination, and now Vientiane’s outskirts will soon have another new destination for weekend getaways.. More >>>

Poverty Eradication

Chicken farm helps rural family rise above poverty
Every family has different ways of earning a living and bettering their lot in life. Mrs Kongthong Vongphaylot in Xayaboury province chose to rear laying hens and sell their eggs to earn money. . . . More >>>

Arts & Culture

Lao media team highlights culture at regional workshop
The Lao youth team was strongly represented through its cultural performance of Lao traditional dance at the 2nd Asean Youth Workshop on Media Literacy held in Bangkok last week. . . More >>>

Education

Perseverance brings academic success
Most people have a special talent of some kind, whether in the field of international cooperation or maybe law, but may not have the chance to develop their talents, while others climb the ladder through further education.. .More >>>

Environment

Biodiversity - What it is and why we need it
Human beings depend on biologically diverse and healthy ecosystems for their survival. But what is biodiversity? The term biodiversity is a contraction of the two words . . . More >>>

Business

NTP agrees to supply fuel for Laos-China railway
Nationwide Trading Petroleum Public Company (NTP) has agreed to supply fuel to the Laos-China Rail Construction Project’s sixth section from Phonhong district, Vientiane province, to Vientiane. . . More >>>

Entertainment

Mini and Mali Angel release brand new music video
Popular singer Mali Angel, winner of a singing contest last year for her cover of Khoy Bor Man Nang Far, released a new music video last week.. . More >>>

Feature

Americans make aroma of coffee in north of Laos
Two Americans who are passionate about quality coffee are promoting plantations of the crop in partnership with farmers in Huaphan province, the former revolutionary stronghold.  ..More >>>

World news

UN chief urges global efforts to tap Belt and Road potential for common development
BEIJING (Xinhua) -- UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Sunday called on the international community to seize the opportunities. . . More >>>

Opinion

What can we do to prevent fires?
We often hear about fires, which usually occur in houses and markets. Sometimes we know the cause and sometimes we don’t but fire crews often say the starting point is an electrical short or cooking in the kitchen. . . More >>>

Sport

Valiant Lao U-15 hopes dashed in Girls’ Championship
The Lao football team will miss not progress to the semifinals of the AFF U15 Girls’ Championship 2017 after losing 0-3 to a strong Thailand side at National Stadium on Sunday evening.
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Health

Make ‘End Malaria for Good' a shared reality
Malaria still continues to harm or end many lives in Laos and elsewhere each year even though the disease is preventable. . .. .
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Lifestyle

Family planning a challenge for Lao couples
Young Lao couples still lack understanding of family planning which is a cause of unwanted pregnancies through use low use of contraception, creating added stress for already struggling families. . 
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