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September 12, 2014

EU hands over Asean state of education report ## New road to link Thailand with Vangvieng



1Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education and Sports Dr Phankham Viphavanh ( centre ) joins hands with Asean education ministers at the opening ceremony of the Asean Education Ministers Meeting in Vientiane yesterday. --Photo Khamphanh
2. Mr Asang Laoly.

1. Asean education ministers meeting kicks off in Vientiane
The 8th Asean Education Ministers Meeting (8th ASED) kicked off yesterday in Vientiane to discuss future cooperation on human resource development among the regional bloc. . More >>>

2. Disaster planning needs to protect communities
Laos needs to change its approach to disaster management by placing an emphasis on putting proactive peremptory measures in place before disasters occur rather than simply responding after the fact. More >>>

3. Laos, WFP cement cooperation
The World Food Programme (WFP) Executive Board is visiting Laos to inspect their cooperation projects being operated in the country.. More >>>

4. Three new foreign ambassadors take office
Three new foreign ambassadors accredited to Laos officially took up their diplomatic posts in the country yesterday after presenting their credentials to President Choummaly Sayasone at the Presidential Palace. . More >>>

EU hands over Asean state of education report
The official handover ceremony of the Asean State of Education Report 2013 was held on Thursday in Vientiane after the opening speech of the 8th Asean Education Ministers' Meeting given by the host country. . More >>>

Student fight on social media still under investigation
Authorities have stated they need to ascertain all the facts regarding the recent incident involving a group of female students fighting with another girl before they come to any conclusion to their investigations. . More >>>

7. New road to link Thailand with Vangvieng
The upgrade of a road linking National Road No. 13 in Hinheup district with Road No. 11 in Vang village, Meun district is set to drive the tourism industry, with foreign tourists expected to flock to Vientiane province's popular destinations including Vangvieng. . More >>>


September 12, 2014
- Pakxe to build new public park
Authorities have allocated land currently occupied by restaurants and nightclubs along the Mekong riverbank in Pakxe, Champassak province to be a public park and open space for people to exercise. . More >>>
- WHO, health ministry assess tobacco control in Laos
The Ministry of Health and the World Health Organisation(WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) Secretariat organised a joint workshop aiming to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the WHO FCTC implementation in Laos. . More >>>

September 11, 2014
- Solar energy panels reach rural communities in Luang Prabang
Approximately 90 percent of over 20,000 people in 15 targeted villages of Phonxay district in Luang Prabang province now have better access to electricity after solar energy panels were installed in the nearby village of Houaypha in 2011. More >>>
- Officials pledge to stop motorcycle hoons in Vientiane
Officials promised the public yesterday that they would stop the bad behaviour of some teenagers in Vientiane, who are riding motorcycles in groups and causing trouble at night. More >>>
- Man gunned down in vehicle in Sikhottabong
Vientiane Police Office reported yesterday that a man was killed by gunfire at the roadside of the new road between Dongnaxok and Nongbeuk villages in Sikhottabong district, Vientiane. More >>>
- New survey mapping technology arrives
New surveying and positioning technology from China has now been introduced into the country to assist in GIS (Geographic Information Systems) and mapping for application across a wide range of sectors. More >>>

September 10, 2014
- Vientiane province cancels limestone concessions
Vientiane province authorities announced the cancellation of some authorised land concessions for quarrying limestone. More >>>
- Fake govt plates used for illegal timber shipments
A number of criminals have taken to using government number plates to transport illegal contraband such as drugs, wood and other black market produce in a bid to evade authorities. More >>>
- EU funds gender equality project
Oxfam, in partnership with the Gender Development Association (GDA) and the Association for Development of Women and Legal Education (ADWLE) launched a European Union (EU) funded project to promote gender equality yesterday in Vientiane. More >>>
- Students to experience Japanese culture
A group of 23 students and two supervisors departed from Wattay International Airport bound for Japan on Monday to participate in a youth-exchange programme under JENESYS 2.0. More >>>
- MAG clears explosive remnants of war contaminated land
Mine Advisor Group (MAG) has released a total of some 43.74 million square metres of explosive remnants of war (ERW) contaminated land and destroyed nearly 181,000 of these dangerous items over the past decade. More >>>

September 09, 2014
- Let’s make sure no child is left without education by 2015 
Laos has seen an improvement in the enrolment of primary school age children since the country committed to achieving the Millennium Development Goals in 2015. More >>>
- Rabies still concerning authorities
Rabies remains a major health concern for Laos, according to the Communicable Diseases Control Department, and they are currently trying to summarise the number of cases occurring. More >>>
- Vientiane schools set to be drug-free by 2015
Abolishing drug use in all of Vientiane’s 150 private and state-run schools by 2015 is a strong possibility in light of current assessments of the situation, a government official has said. More >>>
- Free surgery transforming lives in Xieng Khuang
A medical team led by doctors from Interplast Australia and New Zealand, funded by Phu Bia Mining and supported by the Women’s International Group, has returned to Xieng Khuang province to provide free treatment to those with conditions such as burn scar contractures, cleft lip or cleft palate. More >>>

September 08, 2014
- Extra caution for Ebola prevention during AIPA meeting
Doctors and other medical staff will exercise extra vigilance to prevent an outbreak of the deadly Ebola disease during the Asean Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA) meeting scheduled to take place in Vientiane from September 14-20, a senior government official has said..More >>>
- HPA helps Attapeu people access better living conditions
Approximately 15,000 people, including about 3,000 children under the age of five and around 7,000 women living in Attapeu province, have access to better living conditions after the Community Based Disaster Management project was implemented in their villages this year.
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- National Library of Laos promotes culture of reading
The National Library of Laos is promoting a culture of reading among children as a way to encourage them to love literary pursuits and continue studying to better themselves. . More >>>
- Deputy Minister: Regulating foreign-run medical clinics needs time
Regulating foreign-run medical clinics will take some time to be completely addressed despite the fact that by law, foreigners are not allowed to operate clinics as it is a professional career reserved for Lao nationals. More >>>
- Lao researchers gain knowledge from ARSA
Researchers at the National University of Laos (NUOL) have received lessons to develop their knowledge after attending the 5th International Conference of the Asian Rural Sociology Association (ARSA) held at NUOL on September 2-5. More >>>

September 05, 2014
- Vientiane to check unauthorised signboards, advertisements
Several advertisements and signboards in Vientiane are seen to prominently feature foreign languages, while the Lao spelling is often also used incorrectly.More >>>
- House fire leaves Vientiane woman homeless
A Vientiane resident named Ms Vilatda Vongkhamchan was left homeless after her two-storey house was engulfed by fire on Monday.
Her house burnt down in Khokxai village, Hadxaifong district, but fortunately no deaths or injuries were reported.More >>>
- Road accidents decline in August but still remain high
The number of people killed in road accidents in Vientiane declined by threefold in August compared to July this year owing to the wet season and Buddhist Lent, which has discouraged some people from drinking and partying. More >>>
- Students, officials head for youth exchange programmes in JapanTwo specially selected groups of young people flew from Wattay International Airport to Japan on Tuesday, to participate in youth exchange programmes under the JENESYS2.0 project. More >>>

September 04, 2014
- Lao students depart for UK on Chevening scholarships
Two Lao students have been given the opportunity to undertake their master’s degree studies in the United Kingdom after receiving the prestigious Chevening scholarships, which are funded by the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office.More >>>
- IT company unveils office management software
A group of software engineers from a private Lao information technology company unveiled their suite of modern business and office software to government officials and businesspeople in Vientiane recently.More >>>
- Man attacks wife with machete in Borikhamxay
A man under the influence of amphetamines used a machete to attempt to murder his wife in Namkang village, Viengthong district, Borikhamxay province last Friday.More >>>
- Kids hit the books on Int’l Literacy Day
The National Library and the  Asia Foundation yesterday jointly held school activities to promote reading and celebrate International Literacy Day (September 8). More >>>

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Traffic chaos in Vientiane after morning deluge

- Ministry battles to ensure children finish primary school
Laos, Argentina strengthen cooperation
New propaganda head assumes post
- Laos needs to raise awareness on human rights
- Driving to Sangthong now quicker and easier

- Small firms, hydropower and mining receive World Bank financing
Renovation of Hor Phra Keo Museum to start soon
PM pushes for more rice seed studies plap plap
Age-old Japanese cuisine comes to Laos
Calls for help going unanswered, foundation laments
Govt aims to deal with land disputes
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- Global markets end lower in a wobbly week
- EDL-Gen Friday surge buoys market liquidity


India Lao PDR Business Seminar Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) Dr Kikeo Chanthaboury was giving a keynote speech during a business seminar, which took place on September 9 at Vientiane Plaza. . More >>>


Urban Youth Dance Project supports rural youth
Fanglao Dance Company is urging the public to attend the Urban Youth Dance Project 2014, with a dance festival to be held at the Lao-Japan Budo Centre on September 26-27, aiming to raise money to improve schools in Champassak province.
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The visit of Asean media to China enhances cooperation
The recently adopted declaration on socially responsible media for a peaceful and prosperous community of Asean member countries would not become a reality without strengthening cooperation with neighbouring countries and dialogue partners. More >>>

World news

Contractors told to fix damage caused by shoddy roadworks
HCM CITY (Vietnam News, ANN) -- HCM City's Transport Department has told the Power Corporation to clean up dirt and rubble after digging up roads and streets. . More >>>


What do you think about the gambling regulations in Laos?
Gambling has traditionally been outlawed in the country but in recent times the public has been able to legally partake in activities such as the soccer lottery.
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Lao team ready for Asean Futsal Championships

The Lao men's futsal team is currently finalising its preparations for the Asean Futsal Championships to be hosted by Malaysia from September 19-27..More >>>


Exploring Dragon Palace TempleHaedong Yonggungsa is the most visited temple in Busan, Republic of Korea, and its impressive views are a strong magnet for tourists from all corners of the world, who come to experience its glorious ...More >>>

Poverty Eradication

Education to boost development in Borikhamxay
Education is fundamental to the development of human resources so officials in Yaisamakhixay village, Thaphabath district, Borikhamxay province are focusing on . . . . . . . More >>>

Arts & Culture

Boun Khao Salark, the casting of rice parcels The Boun Hor Khao Salark festival is one of many during the Buddhist lent. The festival is held on the 10th Hidsipsong, which is a series of 12 traditional Lao festivals categorised wisely by our ancient scholars to . . . . More >>>


Look at the job market before tertiary entrance
His right hand holds a banquet of flowers, while in his left hand he holds a diploma certificate; Somphone smiles with friends on this special day of his graduation but underneath he is still worried about his job prospects in the years ahead. ... More >>>


Learn first aid; save a life Bystanders called for help after a motorbike crash on Kamphaengmeuang Road in Nonghay village, Hadxaifong district. Nobody was able to help the stricken rider, who had a large gash on his leg. . . More >>>


South Korea 70 years ago, much like present day rural Laos
Seventy years ago, the South Korean people's lives were much like the present day way of life in the ethnic Lao groups of southern Xekong province. .More >>>


Floodwaters wash over a sleeping Vientiane
Deep into the first night of this month, Vientiane residents lay soundly asleep in their beds blissfully ignorant of the floods washing away the streets and sweeping away their belongings. s.More >>>

AIPA Special

AIPA to help strengthen Asean integration

One again Laos is honoured to be hosting the biggest meeting of the legislative bodies of the countries of Asean, that being the35th Asean Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA). . More >>>

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