Science and technology

Govt. Unveils Data Management System for Digital Birth Registration

The government of Laos has introduced a digital central data management system to collect population data in the country. Ministry of Home Affairs launched the Electronic Registration and Vital Statistics System (eCRVS) at a meeting in February to analyze the data on births, deaths, marriages, and ...

Manyphone Vongphachanh

Laos And China Sign MoU to Research Development of Artificial Intelligence

The Research Institute for Smart Technology, Ministry of Technology and Communications (MoTC) of Laos together with the Chongqing College of Electronic Engineering in China signed an MoU to discuss the possibility of further developing AI and Big Data.On 24 February, an online conference was held ...

Jonathan Meadley

Laos launches pilot tourist digital platform

Digital transformation is not an option but is a must for the Lao tourism sector next year due to the expected surge in the number of tourists from China.This was the main message of a meeting held in Vientiane on Wednesday to discuss a pilot ...

Times Reporters

Tourism ministry eyes partnership with online travel services operator

The Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism is considering partnering with Booknea Inc., an online Lao travel agency, to foster the growth of tourism by advertising services through the Booknea app. “Using this app, we will publish, advertise and circulate information about the travel industry ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth

Meta launches hybrid privacy education campaign “Your Profile, Your Home”

Meta today launched its latest initiative ‘Your Profile, Your Home’ or #ເຮືອນຂອງຂ້ອຍ, a new educational hybrid experience which enables users to learn more through play and educate themselves on how to take control of their online presence through privacy and control settings.Speaking at the launch ...

KPL

Govt launches online visa application portal as Covid curbs eased

The government has authorised the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to issue entry visas for certain groups who have registered through the QR-Code (Vaccine-ID) on the website: ‘laogreenpass.gov.la’ without having to request approval from the Covid-19 taskforce.  The new ruling applies to foreign diplomats, employees of ...

Times Reporters

Makerbox Becomes First Public Community Makerspace in Laos

The Makerbox Lao (MBL) is the first public “maker space” in Laos, allowing members and visitors to enjoy a co-working space, as well as state-of-the-art facilities for experimentation and discovery around science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM) at the space. The space will host ...

Laotian Times

Phongsavanh Group Backs Smart City Development Project in Vientiane Capital

Managing Director of Phongsavanh Bank, Mr. Phaiboun Phongsavanh says that the smart city project’s structures and other facilities will be constructed on 1,500 hectares of land, with Phongsavanh Group contributing to the project’s design and development on 300 hectares.A Smart City has been described as ...

Phayboune Thanabouasy

Remote Learning Difficulty Leads to Push for Vaccination of Children

Low internet penetration and other issues, including budget constraints, have made the transition to online education difficult for students and teachers at public schools. Now, authorities hope that after opening vaccinations to children from 12 to 17 years, schools could soon re-open for in-person education. Keep ...

Latsamy Phonevilay

Online learning faces difficulties amid Covid-19

Currently, the Vientiane Education and Sports Office  is collecting the data of schools offering online teaching and learning through communication apps (Zoom) and those providing onsite teaching and learning. “Online teaching cannot deliver as good schooling results as onsite teaching technique and this is partly attributed ...

KPL

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