Feature: Lao villager's favorite pastime: detonate unexploded U.S. bombs
VIENTIANE, Sept. 2 (Xinhua)-- While most residents at Vilabouly village in Savannakhet province in Laos are engaged in farming and fishing, Wan's favorite pastime is defusing bombs left by the Americans during the Indochina war.
Over 150 million kip donated for people with disabilities
(KPL) More than 30 sectors donated over 150 million kip cash to people with disabilities last Saturday in Vientiane Capital.
The Phasouk Development Foundation held a charity concert to raise funds for helping people with disabilities in Vientiane Capital in the presence of the Vice Vientiane Mayor, Mr Saythong
ASEAN meets dialogue partners on environmental protection issues
(KPL) Representatives of ASEAN member countries and three ASEAN dialogue partners China, Republic of Korea and Japan met in Vientiane on 29 Aug on cooperation on environmental protection and management in the region.
(KPL) A medical team led by doctors from Interplast Australia and New Zealand, funded by Phu Bia Mining and supported by the Women's International Group has returned to Xiengkhuang Province to provide free treatment to those with conditions such as burn scar contractures, cleft lip or cleft palate.
Vice President receives outgoing Indian ambassador
(KPL) Vice President Bounnhang Vorachit last Friday at his office received a farewell visit from Indian Ambassador to the Lao PDR, Mr C. Gururaj Rao following the end of his diplomatic mission in the country.
Contract signed for sustainable rattan-bamboo harvest project
(KPL) The National Agricultural and Forestry Research Institute (NAFRI) and the World Wildlife Fund Laos on 19 August signed an agreement on the sustainable rattan and bamboo harvest project phase 4 (2014-2017).