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...
The Lao Development Lottery State Enterprise has announced on Thursday that as on August 30 its lottery will be sold on Wednesday only and the lottery draw will be held at 20 hours on the day. The Prime Minister’s Office on Aug 20 issued an announcement stating the reduction of...
A 26.2-km road under construction is also designed to serve as an embankment to prevent flooding in Vientiane and also handle rising numbers of vehicles from other parts of the capital. Built under the US$36.5-million Flood and Drought Risk Management and Mitigation Project (FDM), the road will connect Hadxaifong...
That Luang Stupa in Vientiane photo shot by Ikham Khamlasee a photographer of Laos News Agency has won ASEAN 2017 Cup at a photo exhibition held on the occasion of celebrating ASEAN’s 50th anniversary in Hanoi, Vietnam on Aug 8, 2017. The award winning photo portrays the celebration of the 40th anniversary of...
Books featuring over-50-year-old art works of Mr Anoulom Souvandoun, a well-known painter who has drawn designs for all national banknotes and the Lao National Symbol, are now available for sale. A launching ceremony for Mr Anoulom’s book was held in Vientiane Capital on Aug 8 in the presence of the...
The government has provided 120 million kip to help tropical storm Sonca flood victims in Oudomxay Province. The money was presented by the Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Welfare Bounkhong Lasoukhan to Governor of Oudomxay Province Phetsakhone Luang-aphay in Oudomxay Province on Aug 5. The relief aid came from the...
Lao Airlines is expected to launch direct flights between Vientiane's Wattay International Airport and Japan’s Narita International Airport, the airlines company posted on its website on Jul 31. The flight will be flown three times per week – Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. The new air route is expected to boost the...
The government of China has provided CNY 33.3 million (Chinese currency) to support poverty reduction and development efforts in Vientiane and Luang Prabang between 2018 and 2020. The funding will benefit Lao people in Sor village, Sangthong district, Vientiane Capital and Xienglome village, Luang Prabang district, Luang Prabang Province. The funding...