Social development

Ethnic minorities and indigenous people

NA Ethnic Affairs Committee opens plenary meeting

On Oct 20, the Ethnic Affairs Committee of the National Assembly’s 9th legislature held its plenary meeting under the presidency of the Chairman of the Committee. She noted that over the past one year, the Ethnic Affairs Committee in cooperation with relevant authorites has met eligible ...


Pheuksa Garden hosts Hmong New Year event

Pheuksa Garden hosted an event last week to celebrate the Hmong’s New Year and provide an attraction as part of the Lao Visit Laos (Lao Thiao Lao) tourism promotion campaign. The event took place over three days from December 11-13 at Pheuksa Garden in Danxy ...

Souksamai Boulom

Japan Supports Improving Basic Education for Ethnic Minority Children in Oudomxay

(KPL) The Government of Japan has provided grant assistance worth over USD 514,000 to support basic education for ethnic minority children in the northern province of Oudomxay.The project entitled “Basic Education for Ethnic Minority Children in Oudomxay Province” aims to improve the quality of basic ...


Japan Supports Improving Basic Education for Children of Ethnic Minorities in Oudomxay

(KPL) The government of Japan provided grant assistance worth USD 526,999 to support basic education for children of ethnic minorities in Oudomxay Province of the Lao PDR.A contract on the grant project was signed at the Japanese Embassy in Vientiane on Dec 3 between Ambassador ...

KPL News Desk

Hmong festival celebrated at Pheuksa Garden in Laos

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Pheuksa Garden, a famous tourist site, last week organised the annual Vientiane Boun Kinchieng (Hmong) Festival with colourful shows and activities.The festival took place at the garden from November 22 to 24 to promote the culture and traditions of the Hmong ...

News Desk

Miss Hmong Laos Contest to Be Held in December

Contestants are flocking to enter the fourth annual Miss Hmong Laos contest, which will be held in December this year.The Miss Hmong Laos contest includes various performances to demonstrate the identity and culture of the Hmong ethnic group, in order to spotlight their cultural heritage ...

The Laotian Times

Laos, development partners discuss ethnic affairs, service user feedback survey 

Government officials and development partners met in Vientiane last week to discuss a draft decree on ethnic affairs and a public service users’ feedback survey, to determine how such surveys might be improved in the future.The provincial survey on public service delivery was discussed at ...

Phomphong Laoin

Phouthai New Year festival puts age-old traditions on show

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – A large number of Phouthai people from across Laos gathered in Vientiane last week to celebrate the start of their Lunar New Year.The celebrations served to make city dwellers more aware of the customs of this ethnic group, who put on ...

Visith Teppalath

President urges Lao ethnic people, expatriates to support nation building

President Bounnhang Vorachit advised respected representatives from Lao ethnic people and expatriates to continue their support for the country’s development at the 3rd National Ethnic Conference.The conference held yesterday at the National Convention Centre in Vientiane aimed to promote the role of ethnic groups around ...

Times Reporters

Ethnic groups’ conference promotes contribution to national development

Respected representatives from ethnic groups around the country and people of Lao descent living abroad paid a courtesy visit to President Bounnhang Vorachit yesterday before attending the 3rd National Ethnic Conference in Vientiane.The conference which opens at the National Convention Centre today aims to promote ...

Times Reporters

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