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1. Govt vows to improve investment climate
The government has taken action to further improve the investment climate as the newly-established authorities in charge met for the first time to push for ease-of-doing-business improvements. The central and provincial Investment Promotion and Management Committees vowed in their meeting yesterday to do their best to enhance coordinated action to better facilitate investment. . More >>>

2. Laos proactively attracts investment from China
Laos is reinforcing economic cooperation with China, aiming to attract more investment from this country to Laos while boosting two-way trade. Senior government and northern provincial leaders as well as business operators will pay a one-week visit to China, starting from September 24, to discuss issues surrounding economic cooperation. . . More >>>

3. Inaccessible communities in need of on-the-spot primary healthcare
More than 250 villages in Phongsaly, Luang Namtha, Oudomxay, Huaphan, Xieng Khuang Xaysomboun, Saravan and Xekong provinces still need the services of mobile medical teams to carry out primary healthcare and ensure that everyone has access to health services. These communities don't have road access all year round so villagers have problems if they need to visit a district or provincial hospital or get any up to date health-related information provided by the authorities. . . More >>>

4. Ministry seeks funding for flood victims
The Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare is seeking funding to help people around the country who lost property or suffered damage during recent storms and flooding. The ministry has issued a notice appealing to the public for contributions, especially for villagers who were affected by flooding in the central provinces of Khammuan and Savannakhet.
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Home news

- Authorities aiming to build better understanding of copyright
A greater understanding of the importance of copyright is needed to ensure that intellectual property rights are respected by individuals and businesses in Laos, a workshop heard. . More >>>

- Laos, China partner in technical education
Laos' Sengsavanh Education Group (SVEG) and China's Wuxi Institute of Technology (WXIT) have reaffirmed their commitment to enhance cooperation in education after reaching an agreement. . . . More >>>

- Ministry trains committee members in occupational safety
The Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare is training occupational safety and health committee members to ensure they will be able to put in place measures at their workplaces to reduce occupational accidents and illnesses. More >>>


When visiting Laos, don't forget the capital
This article will introduce you to Vientiane and the interesting and authentic places of this beautiful and charming capital city. Vientiane is located on a curve of the Mekong River in central Laos. It has a total area of about 3,620 square kilometres with a population of more than 800,000. .. . . . More >>>

Poverty Eradication

Coffee farming energises fortunes of rural family
Waking up early to care for his coffee trees has become the normal routine for Mr Phouthone Simthaphasert because he knows this has helped his family to escape poverty and have better living standards. . .   . .. .. .

Arts & Culture

Hor Khaosalark festival: preserving tradition with basket offerings
Yesterday morning, people nationwide enjoyed visiting their village temples to present bamboo baskets of offerings to monks and novices on the day of Boun Hor Khaosalark or Hor Khaosalark festival. More >>>


Ministry delegation explores environmental education in Germany
Let's join in relates to a No Plastic! initiative in the city of Bonn, Germany. This tagline became the daily motto of a Lao Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (MoNRE) delegation exploring environmental education. . More >>>


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Statistics centre improving data to boost revenue collection
The National Statistical Centre (NSC) under the Ministry of Planning and Investment is improving its data compilation efficiency for state enterprises, which will help to bolster the country's revenue collection. . . More >>>


Lao model wins Miss Exquisite Asia title Lao beauty pageant entrant Varissara Thangsouvanh has been awarded the Miss Exquisite Asia title during the Exquisite Face of the Universe final held recently in Ghana. . . . . More >>>


Saravan's golden girl of petanque prepares provincial prospects
Saravan's SEA Games gold medal-winning national women's petanque team member Ms Chansamone Vongsavath is planning to train and lead her province's players of the younger generation. . More >>>

World news

Engineers make plane into first large delivery drone
China (China Daily) -- Chinese engineers have refitted a manned utility aircraft into the world's first large transport drone for one of the nation's largest express delivery companies, according to a leading designer involved in the project. . .More >>>


What are your thoughts on the cut in the price of pork?
The Department of Industry and Commerce recently directed vendors, including retailers, to reduce the price of pork, which now must not sell for more than 33,000 kip a kilogram. . .. More >>>


Blind footballers playing for Para Games gold
Laos' five-a-side blind football team will face Thailand in the final at the 9th Asean Para Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, today after defeating the host 2-1 in Thursday's semi-final. .
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World Contraception Day ensures contraceptive choices for young people
World Contraception Day (WCD) has a mission to spread the word and raise awareness about contraception and safe sex. Its aim to help each new generation of adults make informed decisions until every pregnancy in the world is a planned one. . . . . More >>>


Fishmonger recounts life in the raw
The sound of vendors chopping pork and fish echoes around Nongduang market in Vientiane as Ms Toun Inthavong uses a big sharp knife and a pestle to hammer the knife and cut big pieces of Mekong fish for the local and foreign customers who wait in lin e at her stall. . . ..More >>>


High flying university student graduates with top honours
“When I got my first class honours degree I felt like I had won US$10 million in the lottery. I tried very hard and focused on my studies for four years and finally I was rewarded with a Certificate of Excellence,” says a proud new graduate from the National University of Laos, Saithidet Sengdao. .


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