Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has urged education administrators to reduce education gap between urban and rural areas. Addressing an annual nationwide meeting of education and sport administrators in Vientiane on Dec 28, 2017, Prime Minister Thongloun noted that the reduction of education gap between urban and rural area is urgently...
The 12th ASEAN Skills Competition in Thailand will see 14 Lao skilled workers competing in 7 skills areas namely welding, website development, indoor installing, masonry, carpentry, tailoring and cooking. The 12th ASEAN Skills Competition will be held in Bangkok, Thailand on Aug 24-Sep 4, 2018, Deputy Director of Department of...
The Agriculture and Forestry Department, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, in cooperation with the World Wide Fund for Nature Laos (WWF-Laos) and relevant sectors held on Aug 24-25, 2017 a meeting to discuss the promotion of teakwood plantation and processing and the marketing of teakwood products in local and...
Hadxayfong Authorities have authorised Lao International Travel and Investment Co., Ltd. to renovate Wat Xieng Khuan, also known as Buddha Park to make it more attractive to domestic and foreigner visitors. An MoU on the concessional right given to the private company was signed on Aug 24 in Vientiane Capital...
The US Ambassador to Laos Rena Bitter on Aug 24 visited the Centre for HIV/AIDS and STI, the Maternal and Child Health Centre, and the Laboratory and Epidemiology Centre at the Ministry of health to find out whether the funding provided by the US government to these centres is...
Over 50 representatives from the Ministry of Health, the United Nations Children’s Fund and the World Health Organisation are discussing a national breastfeeding code decree drafting at a meeting held in Vientiane on Aug 22-25. “This code decree draft will be implemented to push forward the indicators and action plans...
Swiss luxury watchmaker Omega has celebrated the reopening of its boutique at Lao Plaza Hotel, Vientiane. The reopening event on Aug 22 saw the presence of Mr Jean-Claude Monachon- Vice President, OMEGA Product and Customer Service, who was joined by special guests including Mr. Rikhi Thakral, Executive Director, Thakral Group...
News editors from member countries of Asia News Network (ANN), an alliance of 24 leading media from 20 Asian countries, met on Aug 24 in Vientiane Capital to deepen their cooperation and strengthen their combined news reports. The two-day meeting provided representatives of each country an opportunity to discuss details...
A ceremony was held on Thursday, Aug 24, to congratulate 30 Lao young people granted the Australian government scholarship. Australia has built further on its investment of over five decades in Laos’ human resource development needs with the award of 30 new tertiary scholarships. The Australia Awards scholarships allow high achieving...
The Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare has estimated the damages caused by recently tropical storm Sonca at 55.5 billion kip. Over 21,600 families have been reportedly affected by the tropical storm which has claimed 10 people’s lives. One hundred and thirty houses were swept away and 19 houses partly damaged...