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Party Secretary General and President of the Lao PDR Bounnhang Vorachit (centre) and Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith (right) wave to soldiers taking part in military drill at the Kommadam Military Academy on Monday. The drill was held to mark the 45th anniversary of the founding of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic on December 2.                           --Photo Lao National Radio

Soldiers line up for the military drill.                             --Photo Lao National Radio

University representatives gather in Vientiane last week for a meeting titled Research Governance in Lao Higher Education Institutions: Experience of the National University of Laos and Souphanouvong University (under the BRECIL project) to discuss the progress of the project. There are seven partner universities, from Malaysia, Europe and Laos. The meeting was attended by Deputy Minister of Education and Sports, Associate Prof. Dr Phouth Simmalavong, NUOL Vice President, Associate Prof. Dr Somchanh Bounphanmy, the dean and vice dean, and other staff.

The main road from Takdaet village to Nakham village in Xayphouthong district of Savannakhet province, which has a length of 1,800 metres and width of eight metres, is currently being repaired. The work began on November 27 and will be completed on December 3. The project is being supported by the local residents and businesses. The road will help the people of local villages to transport their goods.    --Photo Pathedlao 




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