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Luxembourg injects 23m euro to develop rural areas

The government of Luxembourg has granted 23 million euro (205 billion kip) to Laos to carry out local development projects in four target provinces. The programme aims to improve infrastructure and nutrition, ease poverty, and bolster sustainable environmental management as outlined in the 8th national socio-economic ...

Tourism sector looking to boost its capacity

The engagement of local authorities and investments will help the government boost the number of foreign travellers over the years to come, reports a senior tourism official. Deputy Director General of Tourism Development Department under the Ministry Information, Culture and Tourism Ms Phonemaly Inthaphom told ...

Laos extends support for MIA activities

Lao-American cooperation in locating the remains of American service personnel missing in Laos during the Indochina War has been underway in Khammuan province, with valuable contributions by all parties involved. Exploration teams from Laos and the United States reported on their activities to Deputy Minister ...

Project review assesses progress of flood risk mitigation

Over 61,000 people in Vientiane will benefit from the Flood and Drought Risk Management and Mitigation Project (FDM) after its completion, a review meeting heard on Friday. The project has been improving flood and drought risk management on more than 20,000 hectares of land, reduced ...

Australia, EU assists Laos to bolster primary education

Australia’s Foreign Affairs Department and the European Union have provided more than US$1 million to World Vision Laos to help educationally disadvantaged children complete quality basic education. Basic Education Quality and Access in Laos is a 10 year programme led by the Lao government and ...

Govt orders further action to regulate timber industry, combat illegal logging

The government has entrusted a taskforce committee to take further action to strictly regulate wood processing businesses and clamp down on illegal logging after learning that issues continue to exist. The assignment was made after the cabinet was briefed at the government monthly meeting for ...

Project reviews progress of basic education

The steering committee of Basic Education Quality and Access in Laos programme met on February 21 to review progress on the implementation of the project and discussed the BEQUAL plan 2017. The programme seeks to address barriers to effective participation and ensured that all children, particularly ...

Khammuan confiscates large illegal timber haul

Yommalath district authorities in Khammuan province this week seized illegally harvested timber which was hidden inside a shipping container and buried underground at a sawmill in Donpeuay village. The incident was outlined by local media after provincial Forest Inspection Division officials teamed up with local ...

EU, French Red Cross provide 1.67b kip to reduce disaster risks

The European Union and French Red Cross donated some 191,900 euro or more than 1.67 billion kip to the Lao Red Cross on January 18 to scale up Community Based Disaster Risk Management and school safety in five villages of Yommalath district, Khammuan province. The Memorandum ...

Road 13 South safety under scrutiny

There are no almost safety barriers to protect road users along Road 13 South, which runs for about 847 kilometres from Vientiane to Attapeu province via Borikamxay, Khammuan, Savannakhet, Saravan and Champassak provinces. Along the route there are many sections of winding road where motorists ...

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