18 July, 2024

- Govt vows to prevent economy from sliding into crisis
The government cabinet and provincial governors have pledged to prevent the country’s economy from sliding into crisis by addressing critical financial and economic hardships in line with guidance given by President Thongloun Sisoulith.Addressing a meeting attended by cabinet members, governors, the Vientiane Mayor and heads of key state bodies and mass organisations on Monday, President Thongloun demanded action to promptly address the high inflation rate, the weak kip and rising costs......More>>>

- Laos, China ink new Mekong-Lancang cooperation pact
The governments of Laos and China on Wednesday signed a new pact under the Mekong-Lancang Cooperation (MLC) scheme, bringing the number of projects initiated under the scheme this year to 10, worth a total of US$2.6 million.The agreement was signed by Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr Thongphane Savanphet, representing the Lao government, and the Chinese Ambassador to Laos, Ms Fang Hong.......More>>>

- Govt inks pact with Vietjet Airlines to boost air transport links
The Ministry of Public Works and Transport has forged a significant agreement with Vietnam’s Vietjet Airlines to enhance air transport connectivity between the two nations, an initiative that is expected to generate more than 2,500 jobs in the aviation sector.The announcement was made at a ceremony held in Vientiane on July 11, attended by the Secretary General of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party Central Committee and Lao President, Mr Thongloun Sisoulith, and the President of Vietnam, Mr To Lam, along with high-ranking officials from both countries, according to the Pasaxon newspaper.....More>>>

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- Vietnam, Laos vow to deepen collaboration in Party external affairs

HANOI (Vietnam News/ANN) -- Head of the Party Central Committee’s Commission for External Relations Lê Hoài Trung and Deputy Head of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party (LPRP) Central Committee’s Commission for External Relations Valaxay Lengsavad have vowed to effectively realise cooperation agreements between the two Parties and commissions, contributing to further deepening the Vietnam-Laos special solidarity in an effective and practical manner......More>>>

- Luxembourg extends support for disaster risk reduction scheme
A national plan to manage and reduce disaster risks in Laos will be strengthened, thanks to continuing support from the Government of Luxembourg and Caritas Luxembourg, through Caritas Luxembourg in Laos....​​..More>>>

- Over 10,000 Lao nationals getting an education in Vietnam
More than 10,000 Lao nationals are currently taking courses at educational institutions in Vietnam, financed by government scholarships or funding from other sources.......More>>>

- Vientiane province makes appeal for more workers
The Vientiane provincial Labour and Social Welfare Department is inviting young men from certain districts in the capital to apply for jobs in Vientiane and other countries. .......More>>>

- Luang Prabang police support victims of human trafficking
Police in Luang Prabang are providing support to 17 young women after rescuing them from prostitution in the provincial capital. Director of the provincial Public Security Department, Major Khamsone Phoutlavong, said police investigating cases of prostitution found 21 people, including 20 women, who were engaged in such illicit services.......More>>>

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Sustour Laos project set to end with stakeholders celebrating achievements
The Sustour Laos project is set to come to an end this month after making several positive contributions to local micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) ... More >>>

Vanida Inthavong got first runner-up Miss Lao Silk title
Vanida Inthavong was declared the first runner-up of the Miss Lao Silk 2024 contest held on Sunday night. Vanida Inthavong, 17, is 162 cm tall and hails from Hadxaifong .... More >>>

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Phu Bia Mining’s strategic approach to sustainable growth
Phu Bia Mining (PBM) is a familiar name in Laos, known for its operational excellence, environmental responsibility, ...More>>>

Timeline of a murder: Police investigate killing of six hotel guests
BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) -- Thai police are investigating the deaths of six foreign nationals whose bodies .....More >>>

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Is enough being done to stop human trafficking?
Authorities are cracking down on prostitution and human trafficking hotspots in Luang Prabang province, where 20 victims aged 10-20 have been located. Vientiane Times.......More >>>

Lao athletes all set to compete at Paris Olympics Games
Four Lao athletes will travel to France on Saturday where they will compete at the Olympic Games in Paris, with events taking place from July 26 to August 11. .....More >>>

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Lao tourism eyes bright future under new leadership
The Lao tourism environment looks set to get a boost under the leadership ...More >>>

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