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WHO Commends Laos on Efforts to Reduce Tobacco Demand

WHO Commends Laos on Efforts to Reduce Tobacco Demand

Whether you are a smoker, ex-smoker or non-smoker, the graphic health warnings on a cigarette packaging has more than likely caught your attention. The More »

Laos Urges Thailand to Extend Border Hours

Laos Urges Thailand to Extend Border Hours

In an attempt to maximize further opportunities for tourism in both countries, Laos has strategically requested Thailand for longer hours at border checkpoints. Lao More »

Small But Steady: Lao Businesses Expanding Abroad

Small But Steady: Lao Businesses Expanding Abroad

When people think of Laos, they think of a third world country that has been somewhat eclipsed by larger, surrounding nations for centuries.  However, within More »

Government Issues Order to Cut Superfluous Spending

Government Issues Order to Cut Superfluous Spending

In an effort to decrease frivolous spending, government officials have announced that new vehicle purchases for State administrative affairs will be restricted for 2018, More »

Maternal Mortality Rates Still Unacceptable in Vientiane Hospitals

Maternal Mortality Rates Still Unacceptable in Vientiane Hospitals

With so much effort and focus being directed towards free healthcare for mothers, it has been made clear by an obstetrics expert from the More »

HEADLINES

National University Can Accept Only 5,335 Students

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More than 15,000 students have registered for entrance exams at the National University of Laos, but the university has said that only 5,335 students will be granted entry into the university system.

PM Urges Indigenous Promotion Of Nam Bak Orange Farming

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Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has urged the authorities and local people of Nam Bak district, Luang Prabang Province to continue promoting the farming of their indigenous oranges.…

Laos’ Thirst For Mekong Dams Endangers Fishing & Farming

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Dismissing its neighbors’ pleas, Laos is rapidly building a Mekong River dam that threatens fisheries crucial to millions of Southeast Asia’s people.…

Interview With the Tallest Man In Laos

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Chilli sauce with padaek is Phoudoy’s favourite food, which may also be your choice for a tasty meal.…

EU Announces Continued Support

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The European Union (EU) has committed to continue to support the country’s education sector from 2016- 2020 as Laos looks to improve the sector’s overall quality.

Vientiane Police Set To Arrest Hit-And-Run Driver

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The Vientiane Traffic Police Department are seeking to arrested the driver of a Kia car who ran away on foot after hitting three motorbikes in Nathom village, Xaythany district, Vientiane back in June.

330 Athletes Join 16th Badminton Competition

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Over 330 athletes took part in the 16th National Badminton Competition.…

UN In Laos Celebrates World Breastfeeding Week

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August marks the start of World Breastfeeding Week, celebrated every year from Aug 1 to 7 to encourage exclusive breastfeeding and improve babies’ health as a key practice to support the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGS) by 2030.…