Social development

Ministry reconsidering college bachelor degree programmes

The Ministry of Education and Sports has asked state and private colleges to submit proposals for reopening bachelor and higher-level programmes after colleges were temporarily banned from offering such courses in the 2013-14 academic year. Several state and private colleges in Vientiane and the provinces ...

Vientiane Times

Health experts prepare to fortify points of entry to prevent spread of disease

Representatives of development partners and line departments of the Ministry of Health met yesterday in Vientiane to discuss point-of-entry preparedness to prevent the spread of disease in Laos.More ...

Vientiane Times

Ministry makes education more accessible to rural children

The Ministry of Education and Sports plans to increase opportunities for rural children to access education by building more classrooms and teachers’ dormitories.The initiative was announced at a meeting held by the ministry in the run up to International Children’s Day and National Arbour Day ...

Vientiane Times

ADB, Laos ink agreement to support health sector reform

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Lao government have signed an agreement for a US$30 million policy-based grant for the second subprogramme of the Health Sector Governance Programme to help expand healthcare coverage and improve health services.  More ...

Vientiane Times

Rural health workers set up online network to monitor progress 

Health workers in Feuang district, Vientiane province, are turning to social media to help them in their daily work. Head of Feuang district Health Office, Dr Inpone Maniseng, told Vientiane Times that most staff and village health volunteers are using mobile phones to create a network for ...

Vientiane Times

New facilities at Mittaphab Hospital a shot in the arm for healthcare

Health officials plan to make the best use of an extension to Mittaphab Hospital in their efforts to raise the country’s health services to international standards. The new facility is expected to open in July to meet growing public demand for more health services. ...

Vientiane Times

Korea upgrading IT skills at Lao Youth Union

Young people are receiving training in Apple-based iOS application development as part of IT capacity building at the Lao Youth Union (LYU) supported by the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA).More ...

Vientiane Times

Australia Contributes AU$ 1 Million Supporting Community Led School Feeding

(KPL) The Australian government announced renewed support of AU$ 1 Million funding for the World Food Programme (WFP) to support vulnerable communities in the Lao PDR in managing their own school feeding programmes and strengthening their resilience to the impacts of climate change.More ...


American Filmmaker Promotes Entrepreneurship In Laos

(KPL) A U.S. documentary filmmaker visited Vientiane from May 11-16 to show her film about entrepreneurship and discuss ways to promote small businesses in the Lao PDR.  More  ...


Lao Women Join International Peers At 2018 Global Summit Of Women In Sydney

(KPL) As part of its commitment to promoting women’s leadership in Laos, the Australian government has supported 10 high-achieving women from Laos to participate in the 2018 Global Summit of Women in Sydney, Australia, which brought together 1,000 women leaders from around the world between ...


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