23 June 2022

Information ministry reports success in battle against drugs
- Govt seeks to preserve 4.5 million hectares of farmland
The Ministry of Agriculture is drafting a decree aimed at banning the use of agricultural and irrigated land for commercial construction, in a bid to preserve 4.5 million hectares of land for agricultural production over the next 30 years. Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, Dr Phet Phomphiphak, told NA members this week that agriculture is under threat from development projects, and that more and more land is being used for construction purposes. As a result, the ministry is drafting a decree to preserve land for crop cultivation, to safeguard the government’s food security strategy and ..More >>>

Supreme People´s Prosecutor Office processes over 2,000 drug-related cases
The Supreme People´s Prosecutor Office has dealt with over 2,000 drug-related cases under the National Agenda for the Solution of the Drug Problem, with most cases involving large amounts of drugs. Addressing the National Assembly on Wednesday, President of the Supreme People´s Prosecutor Office, Mr Xaysana Khotphouthone, said prosecutors at each level had become firmer and more decisive in prosecuting such cases.The most notable change in proceedings is an agreement between the Supreme People´s Prosecutor and the Ministry of Public Security to jointly involve prosecutors and ...More >>>

- Information ministry reports success in battle against drugs
The Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism has seen good results after promoting the National Agenda for the Solution of the Drug Problem, particularly with regard to drug control.  In a recent report to the National Assembly on Tuesday, Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, Mrs Suanesavanh Vignaket, highlighted the successful efforts of the media and authorities in promoting the national agenda. “There has been comprehensive and continuous publication through various media channels about the National Agenda on Drug Problem Solving, at both the central and local levels. In particular, ....More >>>
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- More state vehicles expected to be reclaimed
It is expected that more state vehicles will be reclaimed, including those taken for use by retired officials, in addition to an unknown number of state cars currently being retrieved, .More >>>

Ministries assess progress of disaster risk management project
Officials from four ministries met on Wednesday to discuss progress made in the first six months of this year to fulfil the goals of the South East Asia Disaster Risk Management Project in Laos. ....More >>>

Germany supports monitoring of Mekong water quality, fish migration
With the rapid development of infrastructure on the Mekong River, the Mekong River Commission (MRC) and its partners have introduced new technology to  ...More >>>

- Education ministry vows to resolve issues around teacher allocation  
The Ministry of Education and Sports will focus on targeted and strategic measures to address the problem of teacher allocation. ..More >>>

- Laos, Vietnam extend cooperation in improvement of justice system
Lao and Vietnamese justice officials have reviewed their shared activities under the Lao Justice Institute Support Project, which aims to strengthen the capacity of government officials in this sector. ..More >>>

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Laos earns US$112 mn from exports by SEZs
Laos earned US$112.14 million from products exported by Special Economic Zones (SEZs), or about 25 percent of the annual target for ..More >>>

XYZ Art & Culture Centre organises exhibition to promote pencil drawings
A pencil drawing exhibition, organised by the XYZ Art & Culture Centre and Institute ....More >>>

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Should the government close currency exchange units to stabilise the value of the kip?
Many facebook users have posted comments about inflation and ways ..More >>>

Lao juniors to vie at Asian Table Tennis Championship  
The Lao junior table tennis team will compete at the 26th Asian Table Tennis Championship, ..More >>>

Tad Fane, a waterfall in paradise
Pakxong district in Champassak province lies on the Bolaven Plateau in southern Laos and is renowned for its coffee plantations. .....More >>>





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