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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 »

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Nineteenth SEA Write Awards Winner Satisfied With Success

SEA Write Awards

The nineteenth winner of the SEA Write Awards Soubanh Luangrath is proud to have been recognized as an outstanding writer for the country and will continue his endeavors to promote Lao literature.

The poem “Mounmang Langmanmork” (The Heritage Behind the Clouds) written by Lao writer Soubanh Luangrath was selected as the best

Laos and Thailand Must Further Promote Investment

Laos and Thailand Business Forum

Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has called upon the business sectors in Laos and Thailand to promote further investment and cooperation.

The Prime Minister attended the 2017 Lao-Thai Business Forum in Vientiane yesterday, and made his announcement there. The event, which was attended by nearly 200 participants, was jointly organized by

Lao Electricity Not Always Cheap for Neighbors

Lao Electricity Imported to Cambodia

Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen visited the opening of the new Lao-Cambodian border last Tuesday, and thanked the government of Laos for selling electricity at a cheap rate to Cambodia.

Experts have warned that Lao electricity prices are not as low as they seem, saying that a prolonged reliance upon

Lao National Television to Broadcast News on YouTube

Lao National Television

Lao National Television has confirmed that it will begin to broadcast news on YouTube.

The station has recently signed an agreement with Music Rights Management of Thailand Co., Ltd., to begin a news broadcasting service on YouTube.

The agreement was signed with the Thai company to protect the copyright

IFC to Develop Credit System in Laos

Credit System in Laos

The International Finance Corporation, the financial arm of the World Bank Group, is in talks with the Bank of the Lao PDR (BOL) to reform the credit system in Laos.

The reform is part of broader efforts to improve the country’s financial infrastructure and facilitate lending for smaller businesses,

That Luang Lake Walking Street: Vientiane’s Newest Night Market

That Luang Lake Walking Street

Vientiane Capital has an insatiable appetite for night markets. For a city that not so long ago fell asleep at sundown, evening activity has steadily increased over the last few years. Residents now enjoy a variety of locations to spend their evenings. And now there’s one more option: the That

Laos Claims Gold, Bronze at Asian Vovinam Championships

Laos Vovinam Team

Laos has secured one gold and five bronze medals from dancing events at the 4th SEAVF Southeast Asian Vovinam Championship 2017 being hosted by Siem Reap, Cambodia, from January 11-14.

Phailath Thammavongsa won gold in the men’s dancing event with a weapon, while the bronze medals awarded included efforts in …

Singapore President Tony Tan Makes Official Visit to Laos

Singapore-and-Laos

President Bounnhang Vorachit received the President of the Republic of Singapore, Dr Tony Tan Keng Yam, at the Presidential Palace yesterday for diplomatic discussions.

Laos and Singapore are to strengthen relations and continue cooperation in a number of areas.

Dr Tan and his delegation arrived in Vientiane on Wednesday, and …