Laos to pursue trade, business environment improvement

The government of Australia will contribute US$2.5 million in additional funding for the ongoing Second Trade Development Facility Project, aiming to improve trade and Laos’ business environment. An official launch ceremony for the additional financing took place on March 13 at the Ministry of Industry ...

Australia aids community infrastructure projects

The Australian Consulate General in HCM City on February 22 awarded Direct Aid Programme grants worth more than around US$144,500 to 11 projects for the 2016-17 period. The projects, based in the central and southern regions, span a range of sectors from community healthcare to small-scale ...

PM okays new bypass, road in Mekong Delta

Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has approved construction of a bypass and road that will connect with National Highway No. 91. The 15.3-km long bypass, which will go around Long Xuyên City, will extend from National Highway No. 80 and the Lộ Tẻ intersection to ...

Overseas students shift focus to Australia after Trump election

A website designed to attract international students to Australia has reported a huge spike in hits following the election of ­Donald Trump as the next president of the US. Chris Lester, chief executive of the Good Education Group, said traffic to its Studies in Australia site ...

ACIAR extends support to forestry sector

The Australian Centre for International Agriculture Research is ready to continue assisting people’s tree plantings in northern Luang Prabang province and will also extend support to the wood processing sector in Laos. The extension in support comes after the ACIAR project achieved success in the ...

Child Fund Australia supports children in Xieng Khuang

Child Fund Australia has provided more than US$1.1 million to support development outcomes relating to health, education, water, sanitation and nutrition for children in Khoun district, Xieng Khuang province. Funds will also go to support the continued need for improvements in education access and quality, targeting ...

More aid earmarked for Myanmar

Australia has pledged an extra $12 million in humanitarian assistance to Myanmar to help address the legacy of civil war and natural disasters. Foreign Minister Julie Bishop made the announcement after meeting with her counterpart and democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi.Keep reading ...

Australians pledge continued support for child development

Australians have pledged to continue their support for child development in Laos with a focus on strengthening the quality of primary education. This was the message given by Australian Ambassador to Laos John Williams and officials from Plan International Australia at a reception held on 18 ...

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