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Officials from Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam attend a workshop on community-based tourism, taking place in Luang Prabang province from November 23-25. The aim of the workshop is to enhance the skills of tourism officials and strengthen their sense of responsibility. The workshop is co-organised by Laos’ Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism and the Asean-Japan Centre. The opening ceremony was attended by Deputy Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism Mr Ounthuang Khaophanh, staff from the Asean-Japan Centre, and attendees from participating countries. --Photo Lao National Radio

Hundreds of government officials and young people from various organisations in Champassak province join together for a walk on Thursday morning to mark Laos’ 47th National Day on December 2. The Deputy Governor of Champassak province, Mr Somboun Heuangvongsa, was among those taking part. --Photo Champamai newspaper

Representatives of the Medical Rehabilitation Centre of the Ministry of Health, National Regulatory Authority, Country Director of the KOICA office in Laos, Ms Hye Reen Park, and officials from Huaphan and Xieng Khuang provinces last week attend the opening ceremony of the CMR/COPE Mobile Clinic Operation for Rehabilitation Services at Viengxay district hospital in Huaphan province. The Governor of Viengxay district, Mr Kham Hommixay, was also present. The mobile clinic aims to assist UXO victims in Huaphan province and will operate until the end of 2023 with financial assistance from KOICA.

Representatives of the Lao Brewery Company and other entities provide 15,000 boxes of drinking water worth more than 500 million kip as a show of support for people in Xayaboury, Saravan and Attapeu provinces who suffered losses during rainy season floods.                                                                                                  --Photo Pasaxon

The families of government leaders give clothes, blankets and educational supplies worth more than 75 million kip to children at the Viengphoukha district ethnic secondary school in Luang Namtha province. They also provided 300 sheets of zinc worth 15 million kip to repair the school’s roof.                                                     --Photo Khamping

The CEO of KB Kolao Leasing Co., Ltd., Mr Sikyung Yi (seated, first right), CEO of KB Capital Co., Ltd., Mr SooNam Hwang (seated, second right), and the Korean Ambassador to Laos Mr Yungsoo Jung (second left) meet with Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism Mrs Suanesavanh Vignaket (wearing blue blouse) and Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment Mrs Phonevanh Outhavong at the grand opening of the Riverfront Apartments in Phanman village, Sisattanak district, Vientiane.

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