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October 1, 2016

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1. Dr Champhomma Vongsamphanh ( right ) shakes hands with Dr Alphonse Pluquailec.
The bridge tipped sideways after its supporting ropes broke.
--Photo Meuangkham news

1. SFL supports health sector improvements
Sante France–Laos (SFL) has provided grant funding of over 514,700 euro in assistance to Laos to support a project for the treatment of cardiovascular disease in two targeted areas of the country. . More >>>

Two children dead, three missing after bridge collapses
Two children have died, 52 people have been rescued and three children are missing after they fell into a river in Luang Prabang province on Friday morning when the slatted wooden bridge they were walking on tipped sideways. . More >>>

GIZ partners with DPS Group to boost agricultural standards
The Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer International Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the German government has established a partnership with the DPS Group Co., Ltd. to promote the sustainable production of agriculture products in Laos. . More >>>

4. Colombian nationals responsible for cash theft
Vientiane police have said four Colombian nationals were responsible for the theft of US$35,000 that had just been placed inside a car outside a bank in Nongbone village, Xaysettha district, on Wednesday. More >>>


September 30, 2016
- Officials learn about accurate health reporting
Some 50 health officials from nine central and southern provinces met in Vientiane to learn about improving reporting using District Health Information Software 2 (DHIS 2). More >>>
- China anticipates stronger cooperation with Laos
China looks forward to continuing to promote and strengthen mutually beneficial cooperation with Laos after achievements in several fields since the establishment of diplomatic relations. More >>>
- Police hunt for foreign theft gang
Vientiane police are trying to trace the four foreign nationals who made off with some US$ 35,000 which had just been placed inside a car in the front of a bank in Nongbone village, Xaysettha district, Vientiane on Wednesday. More >>>
- Workshop mulls links between biodiversity conventions
Representatives from line ministries and government departments with links to biodiversity are attending a workshop in Vientiane to learn about synergies among the biodiversity conventions and assess financing for the implementation of National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans. More >>>

September 29, 2016
- CSD extends free studies for disadvantaged youth
The Centre for Skills Development (CSD) in Vientiane confirmed it will continue its policy of offering free scholarships to poor young people to develop their labour skills, its director said. . More >>>
- WHO, ministries provide free shots on World Rabies Day
The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry in cooperation with the Ministry of Health and the World Health Organisation yesterday vaccinated pets against rabies to mark World Rabies Day, which falls on September 28.
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- Vientiane police call for public fire vigilance
Vientiane Fire Prevention and Protection Police Department is warning the public to be vigilant after three rooms of an apartment block in Dongdok village, Xaythany district were gutted on Tuesday night.
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September 28, 2016
- Laos, Vietnam open Saiphouluang Road photo exhibition
The Ministry of National Defence in cooperation with the Vietnamese Embassy in Laos on Monday officially launched an exhibition of photos depicting the history of the Ho Chi Minh Trail (Saiphouluang Road). More >>>
- Lao, Japanese medics review progress in gastrointestinal treatment
The number of gastrointestinal problems identified at Mahosot Hospital increased significantly this year as a result of better testing and diagnosis, according to experts in the field. More >>>
- Four die, several injured in Champassak crashes
Several accidents occurred at the same spot in Namva village, Phonthong district, Champassak province on Monday night, killing four people instantly and injuring several others. More >>>
- Schoolchildren have it all figured out in maths contest
The Department of Education and Sports in cooperation with the Smart Math Centre on Sunday organised the second Vientiane Smart Math Competition to give children the chance to share and build their experiences in mathematics. More >>>

September 27 , 2016
- Vientiane Rescue passes on prized award to the people of Laos
Vientiane Rescue 1623, under the Foundation for Assisting Poor People of the Lao PDR, presented the Ramon Magsaysay Award 2016 to the Lao people, after receiving the award in Manila, the Philippines, last month.
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- Students to get right skills by combining theory, practice
A leading global supplier of technology and services, Bosch, has launched the programme “Makers of Tomorrow”, an innovative approach to practical education, createdand implemented in partnership with the Faculty of Engineering, National University of Laos (NUOL). . . More >>>
- Police net amphetamine haul in Bokeo road block
The Bokeo Drug Prevention and Control Department last week seized 200,000 amphetamine pills being transported by pick-up truck and detained the driver. . . More >>>
- University awards top honours to outstanding graduates
The National University of Laos (NUOL) has awarded certificates of honour to 34 students out of the total 5,969 who graduated this academic year, the 16th batch of graduates from the university. . . More >>>

September 26, 2016
- Hadxaifong families get compensation for property lost to Mekong embankment
The government is spending more than 4.2 billion kip (US$528,670) in compensation payouts to 97 families in Hadxaifong district who will lose land or property when an embankment is built along the Mekong River to prevent flooding. More >>>
- Association extends support for children with disabilities
Aid Children with Disability Association (ACDA) on Friday handed over school supplies to children with disabilities at Saphanthong-neua Secondary School in Sisattanak district, Vientiane, as part of its ongoing support for disabled children.More >>>
- DHL staff boost stocks at blood transfusion centre
The National Blood Transfusion Centre is struggling to collect and provide enough blood for use by hospitals throughout the country.
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- Successful Laos, Singapore student programme wraps up
Lao students have benefitted from the Temasek Foundation Specialists' Community Action and Leadership Exchange Programme (TF SCALE) which wrapped up in Vientiane last week. More >>>

September 23 , 2016
- Network ramps up action against wildlife crime
The Lao Wildlife Enforcement Network (Lao-Wen) is meeting in Vientiane province from September 21-23 to discuss a new strategy and rules to facilitate stakeholders' participation in combating wildlife crime.
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- Wind turbine projects yet to spin
While feasibility studies have indentified sufficient wind speeds in several parts of the country wind turbines have yet to be erected. . More >>>
- Vientiane authorities launch stricter inspections of vehicle number plates
Vientiane authorities will start stricter inspections of vehicle number plates, as there continues to be an issue with fake or duplicated numbers. . More >>>
- Journalists deepen knowledge of women's rights
The National Commission for the Advancement of Women (NCAW) and the Lao Journalists' Association on Wednesday held a training course on women's rights issues in Laos. .More >>>

September 22, 2016
- Vientiane Rescue prepares for boat racing festival
Over 20 volunteers from Vientiane Rescue 1623 are performing drills to assist anyone in the water in preparation for this year's boat racing festival in the capital next month. More >>>
- Better budgeting needed in health sector
Laos will need stronger financial management planning and budgeting in the health sector if it is to provide free healthcare for people in target provinces. More >>>
- Xayaboury refuses entry to motorcycle groups
Caravans for bicycles and motorbikes are now prohibited from entry at all border checkpoints between Laos and Thailand in Xayaboury province. More >>>
- Ethnic Culture Park boat racing underway
The Inpeng Ethnic Culture Park traditional boat racing festival is underway near the Lao-Thai Friendship Bridge from September 19-25 with the finals set for this weekend. More >>>

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- Fashion scene prepares for its biggest week
Laos, US unveil comprehensive partnership


Krittaphong Group's businesses growing in Laos
One of the biggest local investors in the region, Krittaphong Group Co., Ltd. is pouring capital into various mega projects to build stronger business capacities in Laos, a developing nation in Asean and the world. . More >>>


Fashion model chosen as presenter for Kia
Model Somneuk Lattanavong (Jo), having spent many hours on the catwalk, has been chosen by the automaker Kia as its presenter. . More >>>


Ice cream served in coconut shells preserves tradition
Like any capital city, Vientiane has no shortage of shops selling locally revered desserts. However, a new type of shop selling a Lao specialty is cropping up all over ...More >>>

World news

Duterte ‘happy to slaughter' drug suspects; mentions Hitler
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte raised the rhetoric over his bloody anti-crime war to a new level Friday, comparing it to Hitler and the. . More >>>


What should be done to curb illegally modified vehicles?
Vientiane provincial police recently set up roadblocks to check vehicles for illegal mechanical modifications in the districts of Phonhong... More >>>


Fans anticipate Lanexang – Lao Toyota clash
The much anticipated matchup between Lanexang United and Lao Toyota this Sunday is expected to be among the greatest matches of the Lao Premier League 2016 . . More >>>


More golfers attracted to challenge Vientiane courses
Golf is quickly gaining popularity across Laos amongst young and old alike with a good variety of courses and driving ranges in the capital available to test players' abilities. . More >>>

Poverty Eradication

Young man preserves Lao heritage through silk weaving
Sitting amongst the weavers of Nonsa-ath village, as shuttles are thrown and bobbins spin, Mr Soukmixay Homsanith shares his experiences of designing traditional Lao textiles. . . . .. More >>>

Arts & Culture

Weaving creates jobs, preserves age old traditions
By preserving the traditional skills of their forebears through the weaving of women's skirts (sinh) and silk fabrics, women in southern Laos are earning millions of kip. . .More >>>


Aspiring Lao woman gets opportunity to study in Australia
Many people in Laos have been the lucky recipients of scholarships that enable them to study for diplomas and master's and doctorate degrees in other countries. This year is no exception, with 31 Lao nationals having been given Australia Awards Scholarships to begin courses next year. . . . More >>>


Make sure your pets have rabies immunity
Rabies remains a major concern worldwide, killing more than 55,000 people every year. . . ... . . More >>>


Innovative football method gives blind players a shot at the game
Playing football with a bell inside the ball is a new sport to Laos which is attracting many blind players who would also like the chance to play the world's most popular sport despite being visually impaired. . More >>>


Temples lead the way in creating green spaces
Planting trees in urban areas is very important because it creates green spaces and helps to preserve the natural environment amid large areas of concrete buildings. . . . More >>>

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