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Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Mr Bounpheng Sinavongphone, representatives of Xaysettha district, Vientiane, and officials from various organisations on Wednesday gather to plant more than 100 saplings in Nonghai and Dongkhamxang villages to mark National Abour Day on June 1.                     --Photo Lao National Radio

Minister Counsellor and Deputy Chief of Mission, Mr Kanya Khammoungkhoun (fourth from right), with Lao delegates and Australian guests at the new Lao Embassy in Canberra, Australia. The delegation was the first hosted by the embassy, which was built recently. The Lao-style embassy design was the work of talented Sydney-based Lao architects, with its elevated position giving it spectacular views of Canberra and the Brindabella mountains. The delegation discussed opportunities to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Australia-Laos diplomatic ties and further strengthen our longstanding partnership.

Children in Buam-o village in Xiengngeun district, Luang Prabang province enjoy lessons in a new primary school which was built by the Laos-China Railway Company.  
--Photo Lao National Radio

More people are visiting Vangvieng district in Vientiane province to enjoy river activities, with access to the area made easier after the opening the Laos-China railway and the expressway. Tour operators, hotels and restaurants are now doing good business and earning more income from visitors. -                                           -Photo Pathetlao

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