(KPL) Farmers in two villages of Hinboun district, Khammuan province, have taken control of a new irrigation system built by the Theun-Hinboun Power Company (THPC).

Participants from Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Myanmar and Thailand were reunited on Friday Dec 6 at Institut Français in Vientiane, Laos to discuss the challenges and opportunities of the new funding cycle of the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in the Greater Mekong.

(KPL) On December 5, senior officials of the Ministry of National Defense (MND) met with U.S. Ambassador to Laos Rena Bitter and senior officials from the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command (USINDOPACOM) for the 14th Lao-United States Bilateral Defense Dialogue (BDD). Brig. Gen. Kenchanh Nanthalangsy, Director General of the Foreign Relations Department for the MND, hosted this year’s Dialogue in Vientiane. Maj. Gen. Suzanne Vares-Lum, USINDOPACOM Mobilization Assistant, was the senior U.S. military officer at the talks.

(KPL) The government of Japan has provided grant assistance worth US$516,347 to support improving the reading skills of children and the learning environment as well as the advancement of primary schools in the Lao PDR.

(KPL) The Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism Kikeo Khaykhamphithoune presented on Nov 27 the Law on Film to the ongoing 8th ordinary session of the 8th Legislature of the National Assembly for consideration and approval.

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