Australia provides aid to improve health, gender equality in Savannakhet

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The Australian government has provided more than 25 billion kip (AUD4.2 million) to improve equitable access and use of safe sanitation and hygiene in Savannakhet province.A Memorandum of Understanding was signed recently between the Head of Savannakhet province’s Health Department, Dr ...

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Australia boosts Laos children’s access to better quality education

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Some 582 schools in nine provinces have received new classrooms and clean water and sanitation facilities from Australia in partnership with the EU, through the Basic Education Quality and Access in Laos (BEQUAL) programme.A handover ceremony for the school facilities held ...

News Desk

Mekong, Australian river bodies renew partnership

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The Mekong River Commission (MRC) and the Murray-Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) of Australia have signed an agreement marking the re-establishment of knowledge transfer channels between the two organisations.The MRC Secretariat CEO, Dr An Pich Hatda, and the MDBA Chief Executive, Mr ...

Times Reporters

Australia Helps Improve English Skills For Lao Army Officers

(KPL) The Australian Department of Defence works closely with the Lao People’s Army (LPA) to improve English capability of local armed force officers.English is the language of ASEAN and Australia has been a long-term supporter for the LPA’s English language training programme.Every year Australia grants ...


Mekong Info System Improvement Receives Australian Support

(KPL) The Australian government has provided funding of AUD 430,000 (approx. USD 300,000) to support the Mekong River Commission to implement its initiative in reinvigorating its data, modeling and information systems to provide enhanced and timely information to the public and MRC member countries.According to ...


Australian-Lao research partnership driving agricultural development

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) is continuing cooperation with the Lao government to study more productive and sustainable agricultural systems in response to challenges facing developing countries.According to the Centre, Australia is providing AUD 4.8 million in support ...

News Desk

Australia approves AUD4.5 million for business, trade improvement in Laos

Laos is now actively working to improve the business environment and facilitate trade as part of supporting the government’s policy to improve the ease of doing business.To this end, the government of Australia last Friday approved AUD4.5 million (over US$3.1 million) to support ease of ...

Times Reporters

Australia’s Endeavour Scholarship Gives High Priority To Lao PDR

(KPL) Applications are now open for the 2019 Round of the Australian Government Endeavour Leadership Programme, which provides scholarships for high-performing international students, researchers and professionals to undertake short or long-term education, training and research opportunities in Australia.More ...


Australia offers additional assistance for Attapeu flood victims

The Australian government will provide an additional AU$2.2 million of assistance for ongoing relief and early recovery in nutrition, education, child protection and UXO clearance for affected communities in Attapeu province.More ...

Times Reporters

Australia backs project to reduce child undernutrition

The Macfarlane Burnet Institute for Medical Research and Public Health of Australia is providing over US$700,000 from 2018-2021 to help reduce child malnutrition in target districts of Vientiane province.More ...

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