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Magic Lao Carpets helps local women to soar

Each strand of finest silk is carefully and artisticallyinserted into a pattern by the skilful hands of young women working on verticallooms, …More

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Primary school kids learn to save the environment

Our environment isdeteriorating by the day. Global warming, ozone depletion, poor wastemanagement and pollution are the major causes. Unless we take quick steps toreverse this, …More

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Remote farmers struggle to survive as forestprotection takes hold

Forest conservation areas are suffering fromencroachment by local communities in remote areas, which is hindering thegovernment’s efforts to achieve 70 percent forest cover by 2020. …More

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Humble Lao student reflects on international art contest win

Despite being of humble origins, a teenage student’s stunning success at ‘Toyota Dream Car Art Contest 2018’ has made her a role model to other Lao youth. … More

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Provincial governments need improvement to be business friendly

The attitude of provincial governments is by and large neutral towards private businesses, with a significant percentage being seen by local firms as negative and unhelpful, according to the … More

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Lao participants share their experiences of the Tokyo Int’l Film Festival

Four representatives from Laos who attended the 31st Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) in Japan recently say their trip was fruitful and a great learning experience. … More

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Champassak trials organic methods of fish farming

Champassak province is well known as being the largest river resource in Laos because the Mekong runs through it at its largest width and feeds all the other rivers in the province. … More

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Lao silk looking to put new twist on time-honoured tradition

Most silk in Laos is still produced today as it has been for many centuries – small scale at village level and often for household consumption with skills passed on through the generations. … More

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Tasty turtles a treat for gourmets 

Laos is known for unique and delicious cuisine and some Vientiane folk drool about farm-bred soft shell turtles, locally known as pafa, which are prized as mouth-watering additions to hotpot soup. … More

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That Luang festival offers splendours aplenty

The famed That Luang festival is one of biggest and most colourful celebrations in Laos and people nationwide look forward to the event every year. Hundreds of tourists, too, attend the festival. … More

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