Organic agriculture centre to cultivate learning
Representatives of the government, sponsor companies and related sectors attended the centre’s official opening ceremony on Tuesday.
— ANN/Vientiane Times
Efforts on to keep prices in check during New Year celebrations
The Vientiane Industry and Commerce Department on December 18 instructed business operators and vendors to sell goods at specified prices, especially controlled goods such as rice, pork, beef, chicken and fish, while other goods should be sold at prices stated over the past year.
— ANN/Vientiane Times
Drought, Dams Cause Mekong River in Laos to Turn Unhealthy Blue
A section of the Mekong river in Laos has changed color from muddy brown to blue—a warning sign indicating poor health in Southeast Asia’s most important waterway.
Lao officials get lessons on benefits of biogas
The 45 officials came from the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment and Ministry of Science and Technology. The course took place over 56 days and ended on Wednesday.
— ANN/Vientiane Times
Japan Supports Income Generation for Persons with Disabilities in the Lao PDR
The government of Japan provided grant assistance worth over USD 375,000 to support income generation for persons with disabilities in the Lao PDR.
Nam Ou River hydropower project in Laos starts 2nd phase operation
A ceremony to start the first power generation unit of Nam Ou River Cascade Hydropower Project’s second phase was held on Thursday, in Luang Prabang, some 220 km north of Lao capital Vientiane.
Lao Food Festival 2020 to be held on Jan 28-31
Business Women Association told a press conference on Dec 24 that Lao Food Festival 2020 will be held at Chao Anouvong Park, Vientiane Capital, on Jan 28-31.
FM meets Vietnamese counterpart
Minister of Foreign Affairs Saleumxay Kommasith met his Vietnamese counterpart Pham Binh Minh in Quang Ninh, Vietnam on Dec 25.
Laos Opens New Earthquake Monitoring Center
The center is designed to improve Laos’s ability to withstand earthquake disasters, promote the development of earthquake science and technology in Laos, protect the lives and property of Lao people, and provide a strong guarantee for economic and social development of the country.
— The Laotian Times
Lao leader hails Vietnam-Laos special cooperation
The Lao leader made the statement on December 25 at a reception for a Vietnamese delegation, led by President of the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations (VUFO) Nguyen Phuong Nga, which is visiting to Lao to attend events marking the 70th anniversary of the traditional day of Vietnamese volunteer soldiers and experts in Laos (October 30).
— Nhan Dan
Training programmes seek to boost Lao workers’ skills
The Lao Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare is taking steps to improve the quality of workers’ skills in response to the needs of the job market in Laos and the region.
— The Phnom Penh Post
Chinese novelist Lao She’s ‘The Story of Niu Tianci’ takes center stage
The Story of Niu Tianci, a Chinese play based on Chinese author Lao She’s 1934 novel of the same name, premiered in Beijing’s Tianqiao Performing Arts Center on Dec 25. Directed by Fang Xu, who has adapted five of Lao She’s works into theatrical productions, and featuring young Chinese actors, including Guo Qilin in the lead role, the play will be staged till Dec 29 before it tours nationwide in 2020.
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