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Luang Prabang Handicrafts Festival Attracts more Visitors


Luang Prabang Handicrafts Festival has attracted more than 3,000 local and foreign visitors since the event began on December 4.

The weeklong festival is being organised by Luang Prabang Handicrafts Association and before it concludes on December 11 it is hoped they will be able to attract at least 9,000 …

Xayaboury Prepares for Annual Elephant Festival


Almost 70 elephants will feature in Xayaboury’s annual elephant festival from February 13-19, aiming to promote the province’s colourful culture and local livelihoods.

The aim of the festival is preserve the culture and livelihoods of Lao people who work with elephants. Elephants are a longstanding part of the nation’s history …

Laos, Australia Further Strengthen Customs Cooperation


Laos and Australia concluded a customs related agreement in Vientiane last week, aiming to promote customs-to-customs ties between the two countries.

According to a press release from the Australia Embassy in Vientiane, Australian Border Force Commissioner Roman Quaedvlieg is visiting the region to further cooperation on countering the trade in …

PM to Attend Development Triangle Summit in Cambodia


Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith will lead a Lao delegation to attend the 9th Cambodia-Laos-Vietnam (CLV) Development Triangle Area Summit, taking place from November 22-24 in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

The participation of Mr Thongloun and his delegation is in response to an invitation from Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, according to …

ASEAN Governors, Mayors Agree to Enhance their Capital Cities


Governors and Mayors of ASEAN capital cities have adopted the theme ‘Commitment and Responsibility of ASEAN Capitals for ASEAN Integration’, which covers four main sub-themes.

The sub-themes are: creating ASEAN capitals as liveable cities; ensuring public security; the preservation and promotion of traditional and cultural heritage and promotion of tourism; …

Animal Vaccination Day Gives Boost to Livestock Health


The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry is encouraging every province and district in the country to make sure livestock are vaccinated against common diseases.

Last year, animal disease outbreaks occurred in many provinces. Regular vaccination would improve the health of individual animals and also help to make entire areas disease …

Stunning Wax Castle Procession Reflects Rich Lao Culture


Thousands of people gathered yesterday for the grand wax castle procession, one of the main features of the annual That Luang festival and among the country’s cultural highlights.

The festival has become more widely known over the years and more and more foreigners make a point of coming to Vientiane …

First Lao ICT Expo to Be Held in Dec


The 1st International Lao ICT Expo will be held in Vientiane Capital from 14-18 December at the Km-6 National Convention Centre.

“The ICT Expo 2016 will promote telecom service providers and ICT innovation entrepreneurs by giving them an opportunity to display and sell their products,” Minister of Post and …

51st Meeting of ASEAN Committee on Culture and Information Held


Representatives of ASEAN member countries met in Vientiane on Tuesday for the 51st Meeting of the ASEAN Committee on Culture and Information to discuss creative and relevant projects to further raise ASEAN awareness and deepen understandings among the people of ASEAN countries.

The meeting was held under Lao-ASEAN Chairmanship …

TEDxLaneXangAve Reveals Promo Poster


The organizers of TEDxLaneXangAve, the first-ever TEDx event in Laos, have just recently released their promo poster.

It features a stunning artist’s rendition of the iconic Patouxay Monument in the sleepy capital of Vientiane. The silhouette-like nature of the famous structure reflects the situation in which Laos finds itself …

Vientiane Global Shapers To Host the First TEDx Event in Laos


The Vientiane Global Shapers, a global initiative under the World Economic Forum, has secured the license for TEDxLaneXangAve, which will be held on Saturday, November 26th, 2016 at the French Institute in Vientiane Capital. The theme of this year’s event is Changing Currents. This

LPB Film Festival Releases Movie Lineup for 7th Annual Event


The Luang Prabang Film Festival (LPFF) is pleased to release the lineup for its seventh annual event, which will run 2-7 December 2016.

Official selections are made by experts and critics from across Southeast Asia referred to as “Motion Picture Ambassadors,” and represent a carefully chosen collection of what …

Laos Fest Showcases Philippine Cinema


The 7th Luang Prabang Film Festival has lined up a special program of movies from the Philippines for its annual event, which will be held in Laos from Dec. 2 to 7.

Dubbed Spotlight, the section will showcase the “exciting and rapid developments” in the Philippine movie industry, according to …