(KPL/KCNA) -- A military parade began in Kim Il Sung Square at 00:00 of October 10 celebrating the 75th founding anniversary of the Workers' Party of Korea. The band of the State Affairs Commission (SAC) and the military band of the Korean People's Army (KPA) entered the square and took the bandstand to play parade music. Parade columns proudly entered the square under spotlights, demonstrating the might of the DPRK and the regularized appearance of its armed forces. Columns of invincible mechanized units were on standby on the avenues to the square.

(KPL) On Oct 13 the world was observing in partnership with the government of the Lao PDR on the “13th October, ASEAN Day for Disaster Management with the theme “Strengthening disaster risk governance to manage disaster risk” and International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR) 2020 with the theme “It’s All About Governance”.

(KPL) President Bounnhang Vorachith received on Wednesday a courtesy visit from China’s State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi to enhance cooperation between Laos and China. President Bounnhang said that the relationship between Laos and China has maintained positive momentum for development despite the COVID-19 pandemic. He expressed thanks, on behalf of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party (LPRP), the Lao government and people, to the brotherly Communist Party of China (CPC), the Chinese government and people for the great support in Laos' fight against the COVID-19 outbreak.

(KPL) Last month, Phu Bia Mining’s (PBM) Ban Houayxai Operation celebrated 365 days injury free and had no recordable injuries for more than 1,018 days or 2.8 years, a testament to the company’s Zero Harm philosophy. In the past few years, the company has made tangible improvements with regards to its safety performance. In 2017, the company reset the safety bar after its safety performance was trending less favourably.

(KPL) The government of Japan has handed over powerlifting equipment worth over US$18,000 to the National Paralympic Committee (NPC) of Laos to be used by local para athletes in preparing themselves for the Paralympic Games scheduled for the summer of 2021 in Tokyo. The equipment is donation from the Japanese Grant Assistance for Cultural Grassroots Projects (CGP). The equipment was presented at a ceremony in Vientiane on Thursday in the presence of Minister of Education and Sports Sengdeuane Lachanthaboune, Ambassador of Japan to the Lao PDR Take Wakakeizo, and representatives of the Asian Development with the Disabled Persons (ADDP), a Japanese NGO, which has been assisting Lao athletes with disabilities for many years.

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