23 February, 2024

- Germany gives boost to land title registration
The Lao and German governments have launched the “Land Management Project for Laos” to assist the Lao government with land sector reform, with the ultimate aim of speeding up the issuing of land titles. The land management project is funded by a grant of 7 million Euro from the Federal Republic of Germany through the KfW German Development Bank. ...More>>>

- China on track to become Laos’ top trading partner
The government expects that China will soon be its top trading partner, with Chinese companies investing in 17 projects worth US$986 million since the start of this year. More trade with China will be a boost for social and economic development as well as creating jobs for people in Laos, according to a report delivered at a meeting of the Laos-China Cooperation Committee in Vientiane on February 21-22. ...More>>>

- Thanaleng Dry Port ‘an opportunity for Indonesian investors’
Thanaleng Dry Port and the associated Vientiane Logistics Park offer numerous opportunities to Indonesian investors, thanks to their growing logistics interconnection, the developer of the venture has told Indonesian diplomats and delegates. Located in Vientiane, this integrated logistics centre of Laos hosts a transshipment area where the Laos-China and Laos-Thailand railways converge and form a crucial part of a rail-road-sea trade route that links Southeast Asia to other regional and global markets. ...More>>>

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- Over 22,000 people have fallen victim to Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) in Laos

Since the end of the Indochina War, it is estimated that more than 22,000 people have fallen victim to Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) in Laos, and almost half of them have died. ...More>>>

- Bolaven Coffee and Tea Festival kicks off in Champassak
The Bolaven Coffee and Tea Festival is being held in Pakxong​ district of Champassak province during February 21-23 to promote the production of sustainable agricultural products and the trademark coffee of the region. ...More>>>

- Man kills wife over property
A man who allegedly killed his wife has confessed that he committed the crime to gain possession of property. On February 15, officials of the Criminal-Economics Unit of  Nongbok district in ...More>>>

- New HIV infection rate increasing
The number of new HIV infections in Laos is increasing every year, which has led health officials to encourage at-risk groups to change their behaviour to stop the spread of the debilitating and often fatal virus. ...More>>>

- Vientiane-Bangkok train service postponed until May
The planned Vientiane-Bangkok passenger train service, which was scheduled to begin in April, will not start operating until mid-May. ...More>>>

- Timor-Leste President to visit Laos
The President of Timor-Leste, Dr Jose Ramos-Horta, and his delegation will pay a state visit to Laos from February 27 to March 2, the Lao Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a press statement. ...More>>>

- Laos, Australia begin new chapter in trust and cooperation
Laos and Australia will write a new chapter of cooperation this year, one that elevates their partnership further. As Australia’s newly appointed Ambassador to Laos, ...More>>>

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Ministry to devise white paper on energy security for Laos, Asean
The Ministry of Energy and Mines, with technical assistance from the ..More>>>

Lao fashion brand releases new sustainability collection 
Owner of the Lao fashion brand, Men Folder, Mr Bandid Lasavong, .. More >>>

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Vehicles supported by Australia & UNICEF to improve rural access to health services
On 15 February 2024, in Houaphanh Province, in a significant boost to healthcare ....More>>>

China, France eye more direct flights, high-level exchanges
(China Daily) -- At the latest talk between high-level officials, Beijing and ....More >>>

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How can we ensure the food we eat is clean and safe?
During hot weather the Ministry of Health advises members of the public to be ...More >>>

Saravan gets set to host National School Games
Saravan province will provide a budget of about 30 billion kip to host the 7th National School Games in December,   ...More >>>

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Better future in store for Laos’ elephants
Laos is still referred to as the country of a million elephants, but today there are only about 800 left in the country,....More >>>

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