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1. All children to have free healthcare in next three months
The Ministry of Health has confirmed that children will receive free healthcare at government hospitals within the next three months. . More >>>

2. Germany to provide over 61 billion kip for education development
The German government will provide grant aid of over 61 billion kip (EUR 6.8 million) to contribute to educational development in Laos, with a focus on vocational training. . More >>>

3. Plans gather steam for railway linking Vientiane to Vietnamese seaport  
Work is gearing up for the planned building of a railway to connect Vientiane to the Vung Ang seaport in Vietnam after the two countries agreed to move forward with the project. . . More >>>

4. Vientiane expressway route under scrutiny
Ministries are examining the route of the planned Vientiane expressway to ensure that it avoids densely populated communities after the government recently approved construction of the 14-km expressway in the city centre.
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5. NA members remain in favour of death penalty
National Assembly members have spoken out in favour of retaining the death penalty and want this punishment to be meted out to people who have committed serious crimes.. . More >>>


Home news

- EU to support education sector with 62m Euro
Representatives of the Ministry of Education and Sports and the European Union (EU) met in Vientiane on Tuesday to discuss budget support for the education sector plan and report the results of other initiatives. . . More >>>
- AUF ups funding for scientific research 
Laos should see benefits from the Science Research and Education Development Fund provided by the Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie following a substantial increase in funding. . . More >>>
- NUOL announces Honda contest for student engineers
Officials from the Laos-Japan Institute and Faculty of Engineering at the National University of Laos have introduced this year’s Honda Young Engineer and Scientists Award (Honda Y-E-S Award). . . More >>>
- Xanakham-Maed road upgrade 70 percent complete
  Upgrade of a 37-km road linking Xanakham and Maed districts in Vientiane province is running to plan and is now 70 percent complete.
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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 >>>


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 >>>


Ecosystem Services
It is August, the wettest month during the rainy season in Laos. The sky darkens and heavy rain showers hit the Annamite region in Central Lao. Animals and humans seek for shelter and hold out until the rainfall is over. . . More >>>



Thai economist gives advice on macro-economic management
The government now has some takeaways from Thailand’s experiences on macro-economic management as it gets set to promote more socio-economic development, says a senior Thai economist. .More >>>


Tar urges fans to watch out for his new music video
Singer Tar A’Pacts from Kaona Entertainment is going all out to persuade everyone to watch his interview on the television programme Music Boom . .More >>>


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

DHF infects 1,000; kills 5 in Yangon
Myanmar (Eleven) -- Over 1,000 Yangon Region residents were diagnosed with dengue haemorrhagic fever over the past four months and five of them have died, according to the Public Health Department.
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Is it a better system to pay Road Tax through banks?
An announcement is expected concerning the new method of payment for road tax and stickers for 2017 will be available for purchase starting in August. But the payment method will be different because vehicle owners will be required to pay road tax electronically . . . More >>>


Lao karate-do team eyeing medals at SEA Games
Lao Karate-do Federation will select its 10 best fighters across different divisions next month to give the nation realistic medal hopes for the 29th SEA Games in August. .More >>>


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. . .. .


Australian transport minister shines spotlight on road safety
“Standing here in the magnificent Sydney Opera House, with the Sydney Harbour Bridge behind me, it gives me great pleasure to take part in launching the Fourth UN Global Road Safety Week, on behalf of the World Health Organisation’s Western Pacific Region. . More >>>












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