Vang Vieng Music Festival to be Rescheduled Amid Covid Fears

Authorities in Laos have issued a notice ordering the reschedule of the popular Vang Vieng Music Fest 2020 amid fears of a Covid-19 outbreak.According to a notice issued by the Ministry of Information, Culture, and Tourism today, the Vang Vieng Music Fest 2020 will be rescheduled due ...

Phayboune Thanabouasy

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More than 200 photos exhibited for public at Vientiane Center

A photo exhibition themed “The Art of Light: Lao Contemporary Photography Exhibition (LCPE)” was launched on Dec 16 at Vientiane Center, Vientiane to promote Lao contemporary photography.The exhibition is open to the public for free from Dec 17-22.More information    ...


Art and awareness for the wellbeing of youth and girls

(KPL) UNFPA, Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF), Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD), Expertise France, The Beasts On The Moon Theater Company and Fanglao Dance Group will kick off an artistic awareness campaign entitled: “My body, My Life, My Future” today supported by ...


Luang Prabang Film Festival to take place online Dec 4-10

Luang Prabang Film Festival (LPFF) is taking its 10th year to online.The films selected for the festival at Laos will be made available to audiences in South-East Asia and 10 ASEAN countries for free.More. ...


Commercial Flight from Vientiane-Kuala Lumpur on November 15

Private businesses are organizing a special flight from Vientiane to Kuala Lumpur, expected to depart 8:55 AM on November 15 and arrive in Kuala Lumpur at approximately 12:45 PM the same day.Read more: ...

U.S. Mission Laos

Situation Update: No. 2 – Tropical Storm Podul and Tropical Depression Kajiki, Lao PDR - Tuesday, 10 September 2019, 20:30 hrs (UTC+7)

a. On 29 August (Thursday) and 02 September (Monday) 2019, the Department of Meteorology and Hydrology (DMH), Ministry of Natural Resources, Lao PDR reported potential affected areas in the central and southern part of Lao PDR due to the existence of a Low Pressure Area ...

ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance

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Flash Update: No. 03 – Tropical Storm PODUL (JENNY) and Tropical Depression KAJIKI, Lao PDR - 08 September 2019

According to the Social Welfare Department of Lao PDR, emergency response teams from the military, police, and health sectors, equipped with trucks, boats, vehicles, helicopters, tools, and other equipment, have been deployed to the affected provinces for emergency response.National Government leaders of Lao PDR visited ...

ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance

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Villagers not allow their lands for Vientiane - Vangvieng Expressway

“Villagers from Naxone village, Naxaithong district, Vientiane Capital will not allow company to take their lands to make a way for Vientiane – Vangvieng Expressway because company only pay for the land loss 50,000 Kip/m2 which it is much lower that market price, since the ...

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New website offers hope for job seekers, employers in Laos

People who are out of work or employers seeking new recruits can now register on the website, which has been set up by the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare.The site will assist people to find work with private companies in Laos or in ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth

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 ...

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