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Laos plans to promote traditional medicines

Laos plans to develop its human resources in the traditional medicine sector, seeking to capitalise on a broad base of traditional knowledge and a wide range of natural medicinal compounds. Lao peoples have had a long history in the use of traditional medicines in the ...

Savannakhet University set to become first model uni in Laos

Savannakhet University is set to become the first model university on business administration and economic studies in Laos, an initiative it is now developing and intends to reach the goal by 2020. President of Savannakhet University, Assoc Prof. Dr Bounpong Keorodom told a media team ...

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 ...

Ministry reviews progress in health sector

Ministry of Health officials and personnel from around the country met on January 16 in Vientiane to review the Health Sector Governance and Nutrition Programme for 2015-2016 and discuss plans for the year ahead. Participants reported the progress of their health activities and shared future ...

China to buy 20,000 tonnes of organic rice from Laos

China has approved the purchase of 20,000 tonnes of organic rice a year from Laos, according to Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith. Mr Thongloun said in talks with Khong district authorities in Champassak province last week that Chinese premier Li Keqiang had agreed to the deal. The ...

Laos, China cooperate on media development

The Lao and Chinese governments have agreed to further cooperate on media development to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the establishment of China Radio International, broadcast in Laos on FM 93Mhz. The two countries have agreed to partner in various projects including the Lao National ...

PSI provides US$2.4 million to fight malaria

Population Services International to Laos  has agreed to provide over US$2.4 million for fiscal year 2017-2018 to strengthen the private health sector’s capacity to combat malaria. A signing ceremony for the agreement was held on December 20 between the Director General of the Communicable Disease Control ...

28 wood processing factories ordered to shut down

The Ministry of Industry and Commerce has ordered the closure of 28 wood processing factories located near and inside forest areas by next month. The ministry on November 28 issued a notification requiring the immediate removal or closure of 28 wood processing factories located close to ...

Authorities bolster efforts to stem illegal wildlife trade

Despite concerted efforts by officials to end the illegal wildlife trade through regular inspections at markets throughout the country, the trade continues to flourish. To reduce illegal wildlife trading in Laos, especially in the main towns, the authorities have asked various agencies to join the ...

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