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Over 3,000 Students Register for University Entrance Exams

As the new academic year approaches, over 3,000 students have already registered for entrance exams at the National University of Laos (NUOL), the largest university in the country. Registration opened on 8 July and will run until 7 August. As of 16 July, a total of 3,245 students have registered for entrance exams to secure a spot in one of the university's 118 courses. These exams are scheduled to take place on 10 August at the Dongdok campus in Vientiane Capital. Regarding registration, applicants have two main options such as Group A and B. Group A candidates will take exams in math, physics, Lao/literature, chemistry, biology, and English to enroll in...

Economy

Over 3,000 Students Register for University Entrance Exams

As the new academic year approaches, over 3,000 students have already registered for entrance exams at the National University of Laos (NUOL), the largest university in the country. Registration...

Lao President Demands Inflation, Kip Stabilization in One Month

Lao President Thongloun Sisoulith has directed the government to take effective measures to tackle the rising inflation rate and the depreciation of the Lao kip currency within the next...

Laos, Australia Collaborate to Support Non-Lao Speaking Students

In a significant step towards inclusive education, the Lao Research Institute for Education Science (RIES) under the Ministry of Education and Sports, in partnership with the Australian government, organized...

Thailand Welcomes Lao Tourists on New Vientiane-Bangkok Train Service

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and the State Railway of Thailand (SRT) welcomed Lao tourists who arrived at Krung Thep Aphiwat Central Station by the new trial train...

Vientiane Faces Rising School Dropout Rate, Seeks Solutions

The Vientiane Education and Sports Department has identified key reasons for the increasing school dropout rate and proposed solutions to address this issue.  This issue was raised during a recent...

Vietnam President To Lam Visits Laos, Strengthening 62-Year Cooperation with New Agreements, Initiatives

President of Vietnam, To Lam, visited Laos on 11-12 July, receiving a warm welcome from President of Laos, Thongloun Sisoulith. The visit aimed to enhance a robust relationship between the...

Travel

Laos, VietJet Sign Air Transport Agreement, Creating Over 2,000 Jobs

The Ministry of Public Works and Transportation and VietJet Airline have agreed to enhance air transportation between Laos and Vietnam, which is expected to create up to 2,500 new jobs in the aviation sector. The two sides signed an agreement on 11 July in Vientiane Capital, with VietJet set to collaborate with the Department of Civil Aviation of Laos on various aviation-related projects aimed at expanding air transport activities within Laos. The airline also plans to establish its Maintenance Repair Overhaul (MRO) facilities in Laos, training the new workforce to meet international aviation standards. This project aims to provide affordable flight options and high-quality air services for both Lao nationals...

Health & Environment

Vientiane Steps Up Efforts to Protect Phou Phanang Conservation Area

Vientiane authorities are intensifying efforts to re-designate the Phou Phanang National Conservation Area to improve its management and prevent land encroachment. The Vientiane Department of Natural Resources and Environment unveiled this initiative during a recent session of the Vientiane People’s Council. The plan involves collaborating with the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry to create a detailed map of the area. This effort aims to collect data on land encroachment and reservation to improve the administration of the area. The Phou Phanang...

Sport

Lao U-16 Team Excels at ASEAN Championship, Eyes Semi-Final Spot

The Lao U-16 national football team has demonstrated outstanding performance at the ASEAN U-16 Boys Championship tournament, paving the way for their qualification into the semi-finals. Currently tied with host country Indonesia at 6...

A Journey Through History: Celebrating 120 Years of International Football Federation

The Fédération Internationale De Football Association (FIFA) has just turned 120. On 21 May, the world celebrated over a century of the most prestigious football federation globally. On that occasion, President Gianni Infantino...

Politics

Laos, VietJet Sign Air Transport Agreement, Creating Over 2,000 Jobs

The Ministry of Public Works and Transportation and VietJet Airline have agreed to enhance air transportation between Laos and...

Vietnam President To Lam Visits Laos, Strengthening 62-Year Cooperation with New Agreements, Initiatives

President of Vietnam, To Lam, visited Laos on 11-12 July, receiving a warm welcome from President of Laos, Thongloun...

Vientiane Works to Compensate Families Affected by 230kV Transmission Line

The Vientiane Department of Energy and Mines is working to compensate residents affected by the construction of a new...

French Embassy Backs Eight Gender Equality Projects in Laos

The French Embassy is bolstering its commitment to gender equality in Laos by funding eight innovative civil society projects...

Feature

Lao Student’s Viral Story Sparks Discussion on Sexual Harassment, Victim Support

Sexual harassment has been an increasingly pressing issue across the world, yet it often fades from public discourse. This is also the case in Laos, where social media users argue that the authorities' response has been inadequate, leaving victims without sufficient support despite ongoing public awareness efforts. According to several interviewees and social media users, cases of sexual harassment in Laos often go unnoticed or are not effectively tackled.  The most recent case involved a 15-year-old boy, who assaulted and murdered a 13-year-old girl on 25 June in Champasack Province. According to Champasack Public Security, the teenager initiated his plan around 8 am when he sexually harassed the victim before killing her, local media reported. Although the boy has been arrested, the authorities have not reported the punishment he will receive. This has led the public to question the effectiveness of the law, fearing that the boy may be released and the case may go silent—a practice that many online believe is widespread in Laos According to Section 248 of Laos’s Criminal Law, rape can result in 4-6 years of imprisonment and a fine of up to LAK 30 million (USD 1,360). If...

Laos, VietJet Sign Air Transport Agreement, Creating Over 2,000 Jobs

The Ministry of Public Works and Transportation and VietJet...

Vientiane Works to Compensate Families Affected by 230kV Transmission Line

The Vientiane Department of Energy and Mines is working...

French Embassy Backs Eight Gender Equality Projects in Laos

The French Embassy is bolstering its commitment to gender...

Laos, Singapore Strengthen Ties in Education, Clean Energy

Laos and Singapore have agreed to enhance collaboration on...

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Embark On “Wellness To Go” Activities at Pacific Place and Starstreet Precinct This Summer!

Experience wholesome wellness activities, workshops, shopping perks and photogenic...