• Customs payments on freight rise steeply at Boten border crossing
  • The amount of revenue collected from tariffs/fees paid at the Boten International Customs Checkpoint on the Laos-China border exceeded 661.5 billion kip in 2022, which was 28.33 percent more than the target figure. Head of the Boten International Customs Checkpoint, Mr Vilakone Kettavong, recently attributed ...

  • Phuan ethnic group revives long forgotten stupa festival
  • ​Xieng Khuang province is awash with development and is creating new tourist attractions in particular, most of which have historical and cultural connections. The province’s Khoun district is the original home of the Phuan people and is famous for its prosperity in times gone by. But ...

  • Thai Railway Delegation Visits Laos for Transportation Discussions
  • The delegation was led by Athipu Chitranukroh, Deputy Director-General of the Department of Rail Transport (DRT), and Kitjaluck Srinuchsart, Deputy Director-General of the Thai Customs Department. Representatives of Thailand’s Railway Technology Development Institute also participated in the visit, according to a DRT news update. The two sides ...

  • Covid Insurance Now Mandatory for Foreign Workers in Laos
  • A new regulation issued by the Ministry of Public Security sees all foreign workers entering Laos required to purchase Covid-19 insurance.A notice issued by the Ministry of Public Security on 15 December 2022 outlines the regulations on health insurance for foreign labor, which have been ...

  • [Webinar]:Topic: "The state of Open Data~Land ownership roundtable."
  • D4D is launching a new process to update the State of Open Data to reflect how the open data agenda has shifted to reflect the pandemic and global developments since the first edition.The discussion will cover: (1). Recent progress in open land data. The links between the ...

  • [Call for application]: Inclusive Enterprises for Empowered Communities
  • Description: A free e-learning course on developing more inclusive community enterprises for the good of people and forests. This e-course looks at the connection between inclusion and community-based enterprises (CBEs) developed within community forestry. It explains how and why women and other marginalized groups are often excluded in ...

  • Call for proposal
  • Description: The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature(IUCN) are currently accepting Letters of Inquiry (LoIs) from non-governmental organisations, community groups, Indigenous People’s organisations, women’s groups, private companies and other civil society organisations for projects that address the conservation of biodiversity in ...

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

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