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

The outstanding development of Thateng District, Xekong Province

Under the funding assistance of national and international organizations to support the plantation, livestock and infrastructure development of transportation, water system, electricity, etc., the livelihood in the town has been significantly improved. The poverty rate here dwindles from 96% to solely 3%, or just over ...


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 ...


Laos, China move forward with cooperation projects

The governments of Laos and China are set to approve cooperation projects to be financed with Chinese assistance, the Lao Prime Minister’s Office has announced.More  ...

Vientiane Times

Laos, China seeking greater tourism cooperation

Laos and China have vowed to increase cooperation to promote tourism between the two countries with the aim of attracting more visitors.That was the message at the Laos-China Tourism Forum in Vientiane yesterday where participants shared their experiences in the promotion of bilateral tourism.More ...

Vientiane Times

Culture, Vientiane are top draws for tourists: survey

Places of scenic and cultural interest are the top draws for people visiting Laos, while the capital Vientiane tops the list of places visited by foreign tourists, according a 2017 statistics report. The Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism carried out a survey among 2,591 international ...

Vientiane Times

MRC supports Lao green growth initiative

The Mekong River Commission (MRC) has expressed strong support for Laos over its green growth strategy, adding that the inter-governmental organisation is ready to share its resources to ensure this initiative is sustainable. More   ...

Vientiane Times

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