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UN expert: Lao PDR’s economic strategy entrenches poverty

VIENTIANE (28 March 2019) – Lao PDR has pursued a top-down approach to economic growth and poverty alleviation that is all too often counterproductive, leading to impoverishment and jeopardising the rights of the poor and marginalised, according to a UN expert. “Despite important progress in reducing ...

Lao PDR ranks 162 in the Open Data Inventory 2018

Lao PDR ranks 162 in the Open Data Inventory 2018 with an overall score of 22%. The overall score is a combination of a data coverage subscore of 25% and a data openness subscore of 20%.More ...

Open Data Watch

Laos' International Lantern Festival 2019 To Take Place At Phoutaven Farm

(KPL) The first International Lantern Festival will be held at agro-tourism Phoutaven Farm in Pak Ngum district, Vientiane Capital on Mar 7-10, 2019.“The International Lantern Festival 2019 aims to promote tourism in Vientiane Capital and Borikhamxay Province as well as Visit Laos-China Year 2019,” said ...

KPL

Vientiane Book Festival 2019

The event will display over  1,000,000 books and publications from Laos and other countries, especially the ASEAN members, with over 200 booths and exciting reading activities with free gifts and other panel activities.The event is from 7-17/03/2019 @ World Trade Center, Khouvieng Rd, Vientiane Capital.More ...

Vientiane Book Festival

Interplast Medical Team To Conduct Free Surgeries For Lao People

(KPL) Interplast Australia & New Zealand (Interplast) will visit the Mahosot General Hospital, Vientiane from Sunday 17 to Friday 22 February and the Lao Friends Hospital for Children, Luang Prabang from Sunday 24 February to Friday 1 March 2019 to provide plastic and reconstructive surgical ...

KPL

Socio-Economic Atlas of the Lao PDR 2015 Launched

The brand-new Socio-Economic Atlas of the Lao PDR 2015 has been released.This latest atlas, developed by the Centre for Development and Environment (CDE) of the University of Bern, together with the Lao Statistics Bureau (LSB), combines statistical data from the last two Population and Housing ...

Korean Week Festival 2018 To Be Held This Week

(KPL) Korea Week Festival 2018, the first of its kind in Vientiane, will be held at Vientiane Shopping Center, Vientiane Capital on Oct 5-7, 2018.More ...

KPL

Public Welcomed To Join S2N Charity Run For Hospitals In Attapeu And Luang Prabang

(KPL) General public members are encouraged to join South to North (S2N) Laos Charity Run to raise funds for the Attapeu Provincial Hospital and the Lao Friend Hospital in Luang Prabang.More ...

KPL

Call for public input to improve Land Law

Department of Law, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment is currently revising the new Land Law. Any interested entities who would like to contribute to the reviewing process, please follow this link ...

MoNRE

Japanese Culture Experience Day To Take Place In Vientiane

(KPL) The Japanese Experience Day will be organized by the Embassy of Japan in the Lao PDR, in cooperation with Vientiane Center and the Japan Foundation Asia Center, on Sep 22, 2018 at Vientiane Center in Vientiane Capital.More ...

KPL

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