Villages inundated as heavy rain lashes two provinces

River levels have increased and flooded crops, rice fields, gardens, fishponds and villages after heavy rain in the two northern provinces over the past three days. Two districts and the Boten Special Economic Zone in Luang Namtha province are the worst affected areas, with Nam ...

Laos to build large hybrid floating solar project

The Lao government and shareholders in Nam Theun 2 hydropower plant have agreed to develop Nam Theun 2-Solar, which is claimed to be the world’s largest hybrid floating solar project.With an installed capacity of 240 megawatt peak (MWp), the solar project will be built on ...

River border patrols beefed up in Champassak, Savannakhet

Border patrols on the Mekong River are being stepped up in Champassak and Savannakhet provinces to prevent people entering Laos illegally from Thailand, after these provinces recorded a spike in Covid-19 infections. Laos has seen a spike in imported cases of Covid-19 since the start of ...

Follow the Data, Invest In Midwives: UNFPA, Ministry of Health Jointly Mark International Day of the Midwives

A virtual event conducted by the Ministry of Health (MoH) with support from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Laos under the theme: “Follow the Data, Invest in Midwives” highlights the importance of midwives’ role in saving lives of mothers and babies and the needs ...

Increase in Trafficking of Lao Women to China Amid Covid-19 Pandemic

Trafficking of women from Laos to China to serve as wives for Chinese men or to work in prostitution is increasing amid economic pressure following the Covid-19 pandemic.Trafficking is typically brokered by Lao middlemen who recruit young women or convince parents to marry off their ...

[Virtual panel discussion]: Trafficking in Persons and the Protection of Women and Children in the Laos

To commemorate World Day against Trafficking in Persons 2021, you are invited to join the virtual panel discussion under the theme: Trafficking in Persons and the Protection of Women and Children in Laos.Time: Friday, 30 July 2021 (14:00 – 15:30).This is an opportunity for you ...

[Applications] the 2nd seminar at the YSEALI Academy at Fulbright University Vietnam (FUV)

YSEALI Academy at Fulbright University Vietnam (Fulbright) plans to offer three flagship seminars addressing challenging issues facing the region such as energy economics and policy, contemporary cybersecurity challenges and opportunities, and fundamentals of startup investing in Southeast Asia.  This seminar will be held virtually from September ...

[Register now] A webinar: Women and Community Land Rights: Investing in Local Champions

The webinar will take you to the project model in investing in a diverse group of land rights champions, both women and men can be a game-changer both for women and for the wider community. The local land rights champions nurtured through the WOLTS project ...

UNESCO: One Opportunity, One Teacher, Limitless Dreams in Lao PDR

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