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ນັກຮຽນລາວ ໄດ້ຮັບລາງວັນ ໃນສະຫະຮັດ
ທີມ ນັກຮຽນລາວ ໄດ້ຮັບຫລຽນທອງ ໃນການແຂ່ງຂັນ ຂແນງວິຊາ ວິສວະກັມສາດ ໃນ ສະຫະຮັດ ອະເມຣິກາ.

ທີມນັກຮຽນລາວ ໄດ້ຮັບຫລຽນທອງ ໃນການແຂ່ງຂັນ ຂແນງ ວິສວະກັມສາດ ຂັ້ນສູງ ຢູ່ທີ່ງານ ວິສວະກັມ ນາໆຊາດ ດ້ານພລັງງານຍືນຍົງ ແລະໂຄງການ ສິ່ງແວດ ລ້ອມ ທີ່ຈັດຂື້ນໃນ ສະຫະຮັດ.(ອ່ານຕໍ່)

Villagers in Laos blame gold mining for river pollution
Vientiane - Villagers in southern Laos accused gold miners of polluting the Xekamanh River, state media reports said Tuesday.

"The river water has been unclean for more than two years and is affecting the livelihoods of the many local residents who rely on the water source as their sole means of income," the state-run Vientiane Times reported. Attapu provincial governor Khamphanh Phommathat acknowledged receiving numerous complaints about the impacts of construction and gold-mining activities along the river. Read more

Man sues to get passport back to go home to die
Unlike most people caught up in the U.S. immigration system, John Doe Xiong, an 88-year-old Laotian who fought on the American side during the Vietnam War, doesn't want to stay in the United States. He wants to return to his home country to die.Read more

ລາວຄຣິສຕຽນ ຖືກໄລ່ຈາກໝູ່ບ້ານ
ອົງການສິດທິ ມະນຸດ ກ່ຽວກັບສິດ ເສຣີພາບ ໃນການນັບຖື ສາສນາ ຢູ່ລາວ ຣາຍງານວ່າ ຊາວລາວ ຄຣິສຕຽນ ຍັງຖືກໄລ່ ອອກຈາກບ້ານ ຂອງພວກເຂົາ.

ເມື່ອເດືອນ ມົກກະຣາ ຕົ້ນປີນີ້ ຊາວລາວຄຣິສຕຽນ 48 ຄົນ ຖືກໄລ່ອອກຈາກ ບ້ານກະຕິ່ນ ໃນແຂວງແຂວງ ສາຣະວັນ. ຊາວຄຣິສຕຽນ ເຫລົ່ານີ້ ຖືກໄລ່ອອກຈາກ ບ້ານເກີດເມືອງນອນ ຂອງພວກເຂົາ ໃຫ້ໄປຕັ້ງບ້ານໃໝ່ ຊຶ່ງຢູ່ໄກຈາກ ບ້ານເກົ່າປະມານ 6 ກິໂລແມັດ. ສາເຫດໃນການ ຖືກໄລ່ ນາຍບ້ານບ້ານກະຕິ່ນ ເວົ້າວ່າຊາວ ບ້ານໃນບ້ານນີ້ ບໍ່ຍອມໃຫ້ຊາວ ຄຣິສຕຽນ ອາສັຍຢູ່ຮ່ວມນຳ.(ອ່ານຕໍ່)

ໄຂ້ຫວັດນົກ ເລີ້ມຣະບາດ
ໄຂ້ຫວັດນົກ ສາຍພັນ H5N1 ຣະບາດ ຢູ່ສະຖານທີ່ ລ້ຽງໄກ່ ໃນແຂວງວຽງຈັນ.

ເຈົ້າຫນ້າທີ່ ປະສຸສັດ ສປປລາວ ລາຍງານໃນມື້ ວັນອາທິດທີ 16 ພຶສພາວ່າ ໂຣຄໄຂ້ຫວັດນົກ ສາຍພັນ H5N1 ໄດ້ຣະບາດທີ່ ຟາມລ້ຽງໄກ່ ແຫ່ງນຶ່ງ ໃນແຂວງວຽງຈັນ ການຣະບາດດັ່ງກ່າວ ເຮັດໃຫ້ໄກ່ ໃນຟາມແຫ່ງນັ້ນ ຕາຍ 44 ໂຕ ໃນຈຳນວນໄກ່ ແມ່ໄຂ່ ທີ່ສົງໄສວ່າຕິດ ເຊຶ້ອ ນຶ່ງພັນກວ່າໂຕ.(ອ່ານຕໍ່)

ລາວວາງແຜນຈັດຕັ້ງໜ່ວຍ ສະຫະພັນກໍາມະບານ ໃນໂຮງງານທົ່ວປະເທດ
ສະຫະພັນ​ກຳມະບານ​ລາວ​ວາງ​ແຜນການ​ທີ່​ຈະ​ຈັດ​ຕັ້ງໜ່ວຍ​ຂອງ​ສະຫະພັນ​ກຳມະ ບານ​ປະຈຳ​ທີ່​ໂຮງງານ​ຕ່າງໆ​ໃຫ້​ໄດ້​ໃນ​ທົ່ວ​ປະ​ເທດ ດ້ວຍ​ເປົ້າໝາຍ​ທີ່​ຈະ​ໃຫ້ການ​ຄຸ້ມ ຄອງ​ດ້ານ​ສະຫ​ວັດ​ດິກາ​ນ​ແຮງ​ງານ​ແລະ​ເສີມ​ສ້າງ​ຄວາມ​ເຂົ້າ​ໃຈ​ອັນ​ດີ​ລະ​ ຫວ່າງ​ນາຍຈ້າງ​ກັບ​ລູກຈ້າງ.(ອ່ານຕໍ່)

Moua closes book on lawmaking career
State Sen. Mee Moua of St. Paul, who became the first Hmong member of a U.S. legislature in 2002, surprised her colleagues Sunday by announcing she will not run for re-election this fall.

Moua, 40 and the mother of three children, said she wants to devote more time to her family. Read more

Vietnamese firms turning to Laos for new market
Many Vietnamese companies are expanding their business to Laos, which they describe as a market that is underdeveloped but offers big time payoffs for risk takers.

Doan Nguyen Duc, chairman of Hoang Anh Gia Lai Group, said the company had invested up to US$450 millions to various projects in Laos. Read more

Defense challenges wiretaps in Laos overthrow case
Defense lawyers are claiming the rights of 12 men charged with plotting the violent overthrow of the communist regime in Laos  were trampled when federal agents illegally tapped the telephones of two defendants.

In a motion filed late Friday, the lawyers are asking the judge to rule out as evidence the fruits of the electronic surveillance. In the alternative, they want an evidentiary hearing under Franks v. Delaware, the seminal 1978 U.S. Supreme Court decision that sets out the criteria for court-authorized wiretaps.Read more

U.S. Embassy Provides Counternarcotics Assistance to Laos
U.S. Ambassador to Laos, Ravic R. Huso, signed an Amendment to the Letter of Agreement (LOA) on behalf of the U.S. Government for bilateral cooperation with the Government of Laos in support of counter narcotics and law enforcement. The ceremony took place at the Green Park Hotel. Signing on behalf of the Government of Laos was H.E. Minister Soubanh Srithirath, Read more

Capitol Hill Ceremony, Policy Conference on Laos, Hmong Veterans Issues
Laotian and Hmong veterans and their families discussed key policy issues in the U.S. Congress at events held to honor their service during the Vietnam War and to raise current matters of concern. Requests and appeals were made to seek assistance to provide honorary U.S. national burial benefits and other benefits to Lao and Hmong veterans and their families.Read more

Lao Christians Expelled from Village Suffer Critical Illnesses
DUBLIN (CDN) — In spite of assurances of religious rights by officials in March, Lao Christians expelled from a village in Saravan Province in January are suffering from a prolonged lack of adequate food and clean water.

The lack of basic resources has led to diarrhea, dehydration, eye and skin infections, fainting and general weakness for the Christians expelled from Katin village, and one person has died, Human Rights Watch for Lao Religious Freedom (HRWLRF) reported.Read more

ໂຄງການພັທນາ ຮ່ວມທຶນ ລະວ່າງ ວຽດນາມ ກັບລາວ ໄດ້ສົ່ງຜົນກະທົບ ຕໍ່ສະພາບແວດລ້ອມ
ເຈົ້າໜ້າທີ່ລາວຊີ້ແຈງວ່າໂຄງການພັທະນາທີ່ເປັນການຮ່ວມທຶນລະວ່າງຫວຽດນາມກັບລາວໄດ້ສົ່ງຜົນກະທົບຕໍ່ສະພາບແວດລ້ອມທຳມະຊາດໃນລາວຢ່າງກວ້າງ ຂວາງ ເພາະວ່າໄດ້ມີການຕັດໄມ້ທຳລາຍປ່າຕັ້ນນ້ຳໄປ ຢ່າງຫລວງຫລາຍໃນຫລາຍໆພື້ນທີ່.(ອ່ານຕໍ່)

ຊາວໜຸ່ມລາວແລະ ວັທນະທັມຕ່າງຊາດ
ຈົ້າໜ້າທີ່ ທາງການລາວ ເປັນຫ່ວງວ່າ ການປ່ຽນແປງ ທາງສັງຄົມ ຈະເຮັດໃຫ້ ຊາວໜຸ່ມລາວ ນິຍົມວັທນະທັມ ຕ່າງຊາດ.

ເຈົ້າໜ້າທີ່ຈາກ ກະຊວງຖແລງຂ່າວ ແລະວັທນະທັມລາວ ຢ້ານວ່າ ສະພາບສັງຄົມລາວ ທີ່ຂຍາຍໂຕ ປ່ຽນແປງຢ່າງວ່ອງໄວ ຍ້ອນຄວາມຈະເຣີນ ທາງເສຖກິດ ຈະເຮັດ ໃຫ້ຍຸວະຊົນລາວ ປ່ຽນແປງໄປໂດຍ ຍຶດຖືໃຫ້ຄຸນຄ່າ ກັບວັດຖຸຫລາຍຂື້ນ ຊຶ່ງອາດຈະເຮັດ ໃຫ້ພວກຂະເຈົ້າ ໃຊ້ຊີວິດແບບ ຟູມເຟືອຍຫລາຍຂື້ນ ໂດຍບໍ່ຮູ້ສຶກໂຕ. ເຈົ້າໜ້າທີ່ໃຫ້ ຂໍ້ສັງເກດວ່າ:(ອ່ານຕໍ່)

French agency perks up Lao coffee sector
A 1.2 million euro (12.6 billion kip) grant by the French Development Agency (AFD) will help coffee growers and producers in Laos to improve the quality of the products they supply to domestic and export markets.
An agreement for the supplementary grant was signed yesterday in Vientiane by Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment, Dr Bounthavy Sisouphanthong, French Ambassador to Laos, Mr Francois Senemaud, and representative of AFD to Laos, Mr Guy Francois.Read more

450-year projects progressing slowly
Work on some projects set for completion by Vientiane's 450th anniversary as capital this year has fallen short of expectations, according to municipal authorities.
But the authorities have confirmed that efforts will be stepped up to ensure most of the 21 projects are completed before the celebrations in November, which mark the anniversary of the transfer of the Lao capital from Luang Prabang to Vientiane.Read more

Nam Theun 2 dam commissioned in Laos
VIENTIANE, Laos, May 12 (UPI) -- The commissioning of the Nam Theun 2 hydroelectric power station in Laos marks the end of five years of work, French energy company EDF announced Wednesday.
EDF Group in South East Asia said it commissioned the 1,070-megawatt hydroelectric power station on the Nam Theun river.Read more

Four gunned down in Laos suspected drug hit: report
HANOI, May 12 (AFP) - Gunmen in communist Laos shot dead four people in a brazen daylight ambush thought to be linked to the drugs trade, a newspaper reported on Wednesday.

Three of the victims died in their pickup truck after it was sprayed with bullets from an AK-47, the Vientiane Times reported.Read more

Laos International Conference, Demonstration Calls for Release of Political Dissidents, Hmong Refugees
A demonstration at the Lao Embassy as well as a week-long series of policy events in Washington, D.C. were concluded yesterday by Laotian and Hmong-Americans. The immediate and unconditional release of hundreds of Laotian political and religious dissidents and thousands of Lao-Hmong refugees currently held in detention in Laos was urged by protesters and participants.Read more

ໂສເພນີ ໃນເຂດເມືອງ ຊາຍແດນ ທີ່ຕິດກັບໄທ ສ່ວນໃຫຍ່ ແມ່ນຜູ້ຍິງສາວ ໄປຈາກລາວ ຕາມລາຍງານ ຂອງອົງການ world vision

ອາຊີບການຄ້າ ປະເວນີ ໃນເຂດພາກອີສານ ຂອງໄທ ໂດຍສະເພາະໃນ ແຂວງມຸກດາຫານ ອຸບົນຣາຊທານີ ນະຄອນພນົມ ພົບວ່າ ມີຍິງລາວຈາກ ແຂວງພາກໃຕ້ໄປ ຂາຍບໍຣິການ ທາງເພດ (ອ່ານຕໍ່)

Laos postpones baht-denominated bond to year's end

The Lao government expects to issue Thai baht denominated bonds of up to 3 billion Thai baht (US$80 million) at the end of this year, hoping to raise funds to build energy infrastructure in Laos, according to the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

The move follows the postponement of bond issuance earlier this year due to the unfavourable financial climate in the region. Read more

ລາວຢືນຢັນວ່າ ຈີນແລະລາວ ຈະພັທນາບຶງທາດຫລວງ
ທາງການ ສປປລາວ ຢືນຢັນວ່າ ໂຄງການພັທນາ ພື້ນທີ່ ບຶງທາດຫລວງ ຈະຕ້ອງມີ ເງິນທຶນຂອງ ຣັຖບານ ຮ່ວມນໍາ.
ທາງການ ສປປລາວ ປະຕິເສດເຣື່ອງ ຍົກພື້ນທີ່ພັທນາ ບຶງທາດຫລວງ ໃຫ້ນັກລົງທຶນ ຊາວຈີນ ດຳເນີນງານລ້າໆ ເຖິງ 100% ເພື່ອຕອບສນອງ ທີ່ຈີນໄດ້ສ້າງ ສນາມກິລາ ແຫ່ງຊາດແຫ່ງໃໝ່ ເພາະທາງການ ກ່ຽວຂ້ອງຂອງລາວ ກໍກຳລັງ ພິຈາຣະນາ ຫາງົບປະມານ ຈໍານວນໜຶ່ງ ເຂົ້າຮ່ວມນຳ ເຊັ່ນກັນ:(ອ່ານຕໍ່)

Laotian Girls Left Stranded by Unscrupulous Thai Employer
Pattaya, the 10th of May 2010 [PDN]: At approximately 4:00am, Banglamung police investigators were notified that a pair of young Laotian women had been seen sitting on the footpath along Sukhumvit Road in a distressed state. Suspecting that the women had been staying illegally in the Kingdom a police team was despatched to the scene immediately.Read more

Getting to Laos, the hard way
GoKunming recently ran a story contributed by reader Colin Flahive about travelling to Laos (老挝) by private car. For readers who don't have wheels of their own, here's some other options.

Due to time constraints, we flew from Kunming to Jinghong (景洪). This flight can get expensive, with a full fare of 860 yuan, but remember how the Chinese air ticket pricing system works: book early and you could pay less than half that.Read more

ADB supports water supply expansion in northern Laos
IENTIANE (KPL) - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is helping the Lao PDR by providing a US$6.6 million supplementary grant to the Lao government in underserved areas in four northern provinces of Laos, to improve living standards, provide water supply services and improve environmental conditions.Read more

ແມ່ຍິງ​ແລະ​ເດັກເຂດ​ຊົນນະບົດ​ຂອງ​ລາວ​​ ຕ້ອງການ​​​ບໍຣິການ ດ້ານສາທາ​ລະນະ​ສຸກ
ດ້ານສາທາ​ລະນະ​ສຸກ​ຢ່າງ​ທົ່ວ​ເຖິງ ​ເນຶ່ອງຈາກ​ອັດຕາ​ການ​ເສັຽຊີວິດ​ຂອງ​ເດັກນ້ອຍ​ແລະ​ແມ່ຍິງ​

ໂຄງການພັທນາ ຮ່ວມທຶນ ລະຫວ່າງ ວຽດນາມ ກັບລາວ ໄດ້ສົ່ງຜົນກະທົບ ຕໍ່ສະພາບແວດລ້ອມ
ກະທົບຕໍ່ສະພາບແວດລ້ອມທຳມະຊາດໃນລາວຢ່າງກວ້າງ ຂວາງເພາະວ່າໄດ້ມີການຕັດໄມ້ທຳ
ລາຍປ່າຕັ້ນນ້ຳໄປ ຢ່າງຫລວງຫລາຍໃນຫລາຍໆພື້ນທີ່.

ເຈົ້າໜ້າທີ່ກະຊວງແຜນການແລະການລົງທຶນຂອງລາວໄດ້ໃຫ້ການຍອມຮັບວ່າດ້ວຍການພົວພັນແລະຮ່ວມມືແບບພິເສດລະວ່າງລາວກັບຫວຽດນາມໃນທຸກໆ ດ້ານໃນຕະຫລອດໄລຍະ 33 ປີມານີ້ ນັບເປັນປັດໄຈ (ອ່ານຕໍ່)

LAOS: Lack of independent access to resettled ethnic Hmong raises concern about achievement of durable solutions
Since 2006, an estimated 7,700 Lao-Hmong who had sought refuge into neighbouring Thailand claiming persecution by the Lao government due to their role during the civil war have been forcibly sent back to Laos, both countries considering them as "illegal migrants". An unknown number of Hmong, believed not to exceed a few hundreds, may remain displaced within Laos, Read more

Profiling Nam Theun 2
Nam Theun 2 is one of the largest foreign investment project ever undertaken in Laos and is being developed as a venture with neighbouring Thailand. As the project begins full commercial supply to Thailand, we take a look at the history behind this important scheme. Read more

Phoenix eyes Laos for eucalyptus
The move is being considered because Thailand has a limited supply of arable land suitable for growing eucalyptus, and the crop has about reached its saturation point in Thailand.

Managing director Terasak Chamikorn recently said the limited area available for planting eucalyptus was why Phoenix could not expand production capacity further in Khon Kaen province.Read more


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