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NA supports enactment of law on international treaties

National Assembly members have supported the enactment of the Law on Treaties and International Agreements, which would be a reference for future internal and external cooperation. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs introduced the newly drafted law for consideration by the National Assembly, with the law tabled ...

Border crossings surge at Saravan entry point

Great changes are in evidence since the Lalay border crossing was upgraded to an international checkpoint between Saravan province in Laos and Quang Tri province in Vietnam in June 2014. Director of the Saravan provincial Department of Information, Culture and Tourism, Mr Somchay Ounchit, told ...

UNICEF supports education, clean water programmes

UNICEF has provided more than 36 billion kip (US$4.4 million) to fund education and clean water programmes in some 100 targeted schools across the country. The money will be used to finance early childhood education, primary education as well as water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) ...

Ministry reduces dry season rice target after farmers produce less

The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry has set this year’s target for dry season rice production lower after the country’s rice farmers failed to meet last year’s mark. Last season the Department of Agriculture under the ministry encouraged farmers around the country to grow 126,000 ...

13 new midwives ready to serve Bokeo health centres

Plan International’s second cohort of scholarship recipients for classes that teach them to be skilled birth attendants are ready to return to their hometowns and work in rural health centres in Bokeo province. The young midwives have spent two years at the Health Training Centre ...

Deputy PM advises Saravan on development path

Deputy Prime Minister Dr Sonexay Siphandone and his delegation recently visited Saravan provincial authorities to encourage and guide their operations in the year ahead. During the visit from February 5-6, Dr Sonexay listed the successes previously achieved by the province and plans for the year ...

Tourism potential as yet unfulfilled in Bolaven Plateau

The Bolaven Plateau in the south of Laos will be developed into the country’s top agri-business and agri-tourism destination thanks to its year round temperate climate. The Bolaven Plateau runs through Champassak province’s Pakxong district, Saravan province’s Lao-ngam, and Xekong province’s Thataeng district and boasts ...

Lao, Thai companies launch Saravan agribusiness project

The Tripletwo 222 Holding Co., Ltd. under Tripletwo 222 Group of Thailand has teamed up with Bachieng Agriculture Promotion Export-Import Sole Co., Ltd. to establish a large tapioca factory in Saravan province. The project is underway with investors expecting construction to be completed in 2019. ...

Ministry to realise rural education improvements

Education improvement in remote rural areas will be realised following the Ministry of Education and Sports’ proposal to begin creating some of the necessary facilities for rural teachers. The proposal was tabled for discussion by the ministry at a meeting of education administrators on January ...

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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