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Lao Leaders Car Auction Delayed, Chinese Businesspeople Particularly Interested

Lao Leaders Car Auction Delayed, Chinese Businesspeople Particularly Interested

The auction of cars reclaimed from Lao leaders has been delayed once again. Originally scheduled for Tuesday this week, the auction is now to More »

Prime Minister Declares Land as Focus for Transport Development

Prime Minister Declares Land as Focus for Transport Development

During the annual conference of the Public Works and Transport sector held this week, Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith cautioned that decisions regarding water and More »

Bo Nam Hiem: The Largest Hot Springs in Laos

Bo Nam Hiem: The Largest Hot Springs in Laos

Fancy a soak and a bite to eat at the same time? Head on up to Huaphan where the hot springs of Hiem offer More »

Laos Only ASEAN Member To Give Up Luxury State Cars

Laos Only ASEAN Member To Give Up Luxury State Cars

By now you’ve probably heard about the extraordinary move by Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith to reclaim all Lao leaders luxury vehicles and replace them More »

Private Airline Lao Skyway Adds Airbus Helicopter to Its Fleet

Private Airline Lao Skyway Adds Airbus Helicopter to Its Fleet

Shepherd Media has announced that Lao Skyway has recently purchased a brand new H125 Helicopter from Airbus Helicopters for civil and parapublic missions, including domestic charter More »

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PM Pushes Ministry on Governance, Administration

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Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has called on the Ministry of Home Affairs to adhere to scientific ways in the development of governance and administration, with their strong roots developed from an early stage.

Mr Thongloun made the call yesterday in his address at the annual meeting of the ministry to …

Luang Prabang Handicrafts Festival Attracts more Visitors

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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 …

Laos Reaffirms Commitment to Pursue Paris Climate Change Agreement

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The Lao government is determined to join hands with the international community in implementing the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, a Lao senior diplomat told the international community recently.

Delivering his speech at the recent high-level segment of the 22nd Conference of the Parties (COP 22) to the UN Framework …

This Month, Volunteer Teachers Will Begin Examinations

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Volunteer teachers in Vientiane, along with newly graduated education students, will participate in an examination on December 10 of this year in the hope to become full-time civil servants of government.

This year, more than 1200 volunteer teachers, including newly graduated students from the Teacher Training College, have registered at …

Xayaboury Prepares for Annual Elephant Festival

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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 …

Sekong Bridge Completion Delayed to 2018

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Construction of the Sekong Bridge on National Road No.16B in Sekong province has experienced delays and completion is now slated for 2018 instead of next year as previously projected.

The construction of the bride began in 2014 at a projected cost of US$15 million and was originally expected to finish …

New Law to Determine Red Cross Future

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Determining the right position, obligations and role of the Lao Red Cross will ensure the humanitarian organisation is able to serve the needs of the Lao people and bring them the greatest benefits.

This issue was noted by top LRC leaders as the central focus of discussions on the draft …

SCG Providing Scholarships for Vientiane and Khammuan Students

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Siam Cement Group (SCG) is to provide 250 scholarships today to students from Vientiane and Khammuan province worth 450 million kip.

President and CEO of SCG, Mr Roongrote Rangsiyopash told media at a press conference yesterday that this is the fifth anniversary of the SCG Sharing the Dream scholarship programme …