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Students undertake classes, seek success ahead of national exams

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1. Laos, Cuba building, valuing friendly relations
Laos and Cuba have been satisfied with achievements in friendly and cooperative relations over more than five decades, with both countries having provided mutual support in national liberation, defence and development.. . More >>>

2. PM calls on health officials to strengthen dengue control
Prime Minister (PM) Mr Thongloun Sisoulith has called on health officials and the local authorities across the country to closely monitor their areas in the fight against dengue. . . More >>>

3. UN’s Children’s Fund confirms five-year country assistance plan
Assistance to Laos in six fields to improve the lot of the nation’s young will continue from 2017 to 2021, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has confirmed. The overall goal of the country programme is to ensure that children, especially the most disadvantaged, enjoy their rights to survival, development and protection. . . More >>>

4. Students undertake classes, seek success ahead of national exams
State and private secondary schools around the country will undertake special preparatory classes for subjects in Grades 4 and 7 after the Ministry of Education and Sportshad announced exam dates. . . More >>>

5. NUoL’s first masters in population and development studies offered
The National University of Laos has officially announced the launch of the first Masters Degree Programme in Population and Development Studies in Laos. . . More >>>

Home news

- Thirty-six sawmills, furniture factories shutdown in Saravan
Some 36 sawmills and furniture factories as well as 83 family-unit furniture plants in Saravan province have been closed as the factories were unauthorised by authorities.. . More >>>
- Ministry, development partners discuss greenhouse gas emission
Progress and technical issues surrounding the establishment of a baseline to measure changes in greenhouse gas emissions in Laos was reviewed by Department of Forestry under the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and development partners in the capital yesterday.. . More >>>
- Australia launches new English programme for disabled people
The Australian government has announced a new programme to support people living with disabilities to develop their English language skills.
 The programme worth around AUS$400,000 was developed in response to a review last year which found that Disabled Peoples’ Organisations (DPOs) and people living with disabilities in Laos had limited development opportunities and that English language training offered the best potential for them to develop their workplace skills. More >>>
- Officials upgrade skills on Time Series Analysis
Officials from departments under the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism have upgraded their skills in using statistics through Time Series Analysis in a 2-day workshop in the capital.. . . More >>>


Rocket festival: A fun tradition that really strickes a chord, brings the thunder
The dancing of lamvong on an open air stage, the singing folk songs, the tasting of traditional food, the throwing of mud and the smell of gunpowder in the air and you can guess one of the most amazing festivals in Laos... More >>>

Poverty Eradication

Persistence as rice farmer ploughs way to profit
Some farmers are deciding to give up planting rice to low prices, but Mr Ounheuan Thammavong thinks differently.
Today, he is still busy with fork and plough at the ready at his two-hectare rice farm in Hongngua village . . More >>>

Arts & Culture

Terracotta artist keeping Vat Phou heritage alive
Down a small road in the old section of Champassak town, Mr Soulivan Phounthareuansy, 57, sits in a small workshop underneath his house concentrating on the carving of a terracotta Naga.More >>>


Fourth time sweetest as singer captures prize at Pepsi Contest
It’s taken the planet a few spins around the sun but Mr Soukthavy Southammavong, also known as Jimmy, is finally ready to declare himself a winner after capturing the Pepsi Singing Contest 2017....
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Five Reasons for the Conservation of Biodiversity
Ecosystems in Laos range from lowland plains to mountainous areas and are home to numerous animals and plants. . More >>>


Inflation rate declines in April
The rate of inflation in Laos dropped in April compared to March despite stronger demand in food and drink categories and for transportation.. . .More >>>


National Puppet Theater Group to perform in Xayaboury
The National Puppet Theater Group is currently on tour in Xayaboury province at the request of authorities wanting to spread the art form to more rural areas of the country.. . .More >>>


Vongkham Eco-resort shares traditional style comforts with local, international guests
If you are looking for a place with both Lao and international food with a natural, relaxed atmosphere then the Vongkham Eco-resort and restaurant located just outside Vientiane may be the spot to answer your relaxing and dining needs.....More >>>

World news

Greater Mekong Subregion countries to boost transportation connectivity
Hanoi (Vietnam News) - Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) countries are accelerating negotiations to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the implementation of a cross-border transport facilitation agreement....More >>>


What are your impressions of Anhui Province?
Around 40 journalists from more than 30 media outlets in Asean and China, including Vientiane Times, took part in an excursion entitled ‘Asean Nations’ Mainstream Media and Chinese Central Key External Propaganda Media Anhui Tour’ in Anhui province, China this month....
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Provinces turn to youth for next National Games
Many provinces are targeting younger athletes for training this year hoping to have them ready for competition at the 11th National Games in Xieng Khuang province during November next year... . More >>>


Overcoming infertility
A young couple walks through the entrance to the National Mother and Newborn Hospital with anxious faces because they have something important to discuss with a doctor.. .. .


Young artist sees profile, popularity rising on path to prosperity with pixels
Mr Hathaphom Vikhamsao, 23, first fell in love with drawing when he was a child.
Now the young artist known to friends and family as Mr Choy and his work are becoming increasingly known after his profile of popular singer Anita won popularity. .. . More >>>





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