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Search suspended for six missing in Huaphan landslide

Lao and Vietnamese authorities have suspended their search for six people missing after a landslide in Huaphan province and whose bodies are presumed to be on the Vietnamese side of a river. … More >>>

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Savannakhet urged to upgrade healthcare for expectant mothers

Local officials have been encouraged to improve quality and increase access to maternal health services in target districts of Savannakhet province in line with national policy. This was the message from … More >>>

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Planning department boosts women’s leadership potential 

The Department of Planning under the Ministry of Planning and Investment hosted a one-day training seminar on “Smart Leadership for Women” aiming to enhance the capacity of its female staff. … More >>>

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Ministry leaders comfort Chinese accident victims  

The Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, along with deputy ministers and ministry officials, yesterday visited and encouraged Chinese tourists who were hospitalised after being injured in a bus accident on … More >>>

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Japan farewells Lao scholars, celebrates programme anniversary

Some 20 Lao students will start their advanced learning and research in Japan, supported by the Japan Human Resource Development Scholarships (JDS) and the Young Leaders Programme (YLP). … More >>>

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Floods pose obstacle to crop yield targets

Floods remain a huge challenge to the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry’s efforts to increase crop cultivation over 2018 to 2019, from 177,000 hectares last year to 185,000 hectares this year. … More >>>

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13 Chinese tourists confirmed dead in bus crash 

Thirteen Chinese tourists including eight women were confirmed dead yesterday following an accident on Monday involving a tour bus which skidded off a downhill mountain road in Luang Prabang province. … More >>>

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Saravan road upgrades open up province’s rural areas

Newly completed road construction in Saravan will improve access, particularly in poorer areas of the province, to markets, schools, health centres and public services. An official inauguration of new roads … More >>>

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University officials stress need for more information on reproductive health 

Health officials and local authorities need to provide more information about sexual and reproductive health services for young people in the hope of reducing the number of unwanted pregnancies. … More >>>

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Cuban embassy farewells six scholarship awardees

The Cuban Government has provided scholarships for six Lao nationals to study in Cuba at the Latin American School of Medicine (ELAM) in Havana, as well as law and agronomy, … More >>>

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