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Laos Announces Submission of Film for 90th Academy Awards Best Foreign Language Film Category

Laos Announces Submission of Film for 90th Academy Awards Best Foreign Language Film Category

Luang Prabang, 18 July 2017 — In a historic first for the small Southeast Asian country, Laos will submit a film to the Academy of Motion More »

Miss Grand Laos 2017 Revealed

Miss Grand Laos 2017 Revealed

Chinnaly Norasing, also known as MG19, has just been declared the winner of the first ever Miss Grand Laos 2017. Ms Norasing is the More »

Fire at Sang Jiang: Chinese Market Ablaze

Fire at Sang Jiang: Chinese Market Ablaze

Vientiane, 17:00 A severe fire has broken out at Sang Jiang Chinese Market in Vientiane Capital. Firefighters are on the scene, however the fire More »

Majority of Mental Health Issues Remain Untreated in Laos

Majority of Mental Health Issues Remain Untreated in Laos

Like all countries, the number of Lao citizens who suffer from mental health issues are abundant. However, due to the lack of treatment options More »

Pakngum Bridge Construction Underway Due to 2015 Tragedy

Pakngum Bridge Construction Underway Due to 2015 Tragedy

More than forty percent of construction for the new bridge crossing the Nam Ngum River, that will connect Nabong village to Thakokhay village in More »

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Majority of Mental Health Issues Remain Untreated in Laos

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Like all countries, the number of Lao citizens who suffer from mental health issues are abundant. However, due to the lack of treatment options readily available to patients, 41,000 people in Laos live with their mental health issues untreated.

Socio-economic development is vital to the improvement of people’s daily lives,

Pakngum Bridge Construction Underway Due to 2015 Tragedy

More than forty percent of construction for the new bridge crossing the Nam Ngum River, that will connect Nabong village to Thakokhay village in Pakngum district, has been completed.

With assistance from Lao World Public Co., Ltd, the estimated 105 billion kip (USD $12,728,100) bridge was expected to take 24

Authorities Crack Down on Shady Petrol Operations

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With many car owners using social media as a platform to vent their frustration about petrol stations defrauding customers in Vientiane, Savannakhet and Champassak provinces, authorities have too found that several petrol stations are, in fact, cheating consumers by not providing sufficient amounts of fuel or providing dirty fuel.

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Foodie Review: The State of Pasta’s Homemade Pasta is a Must Try!

The State of Pasta

The State of Pasta offers delicious gourmet pasta dishes at a fraction of the price that you would find in most Italian restaurants around town. The atmosphere of the restaurant is quite casual and suitable for business lunches, impromptu catch ups with friends, and family friendly dining. I was pleasantly …

Korea Eyes Laos and Cambodia for E-commerce Opportunities

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A Capacity Building Workshop for expanding business opportunities in e-commerce has been organized by the ASEAN-Korea Center in Vientiane for Wednesday, July 5, 2017.

Organized by the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) and the Lao National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LNCCI), the purpose of the workshop is to

Dengue Fever Outbreak Far From Over

Dengue Fever Laos 2017

The fight against dengue fever in the capital is proving to be an uphill battle, as the figure of outbreaks reported has more than doubled in just one month.

Dengue fever cases in Vientiane have inflated from 332 to 696 cases just from May thru June of this year, with

US Grants over 3 Million USD to UXO Project

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The US government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) granting 24 billion kip (US$3,026,000) to Laos, in support of a rural development project through Unexploded Ordnance clearance in Xieng Khuang province.

The grant will contribute to the non-technical and technical aspects of surveying and clearing unexploded ordnances in the 

Lao Statistics Aims for International Standards by 2020

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On June 29th, a seminar on scientific statistics was held at the Center for International Cooperation and Training and under the theme, “enhancing production unity and political statistics publication”.

The Lao Statistics Bureau (LSB), under the Ministry of Planning and Investment, has successfully created a strategic development plan of sustainable …