5 December, 2023

- Diplomats praise govt’s efforts to fulfil development plans
Foreign diplomats on Friday met with President Thongloun Sisoulith and other government leaders to offer best wishes as Laos celebrates the 48th anniversary of the founding of the republic. ...More>>>

- Bankers, business leaders give update on Laos’ current economic situation
ANZ Bank Laos in conjunction with AustCham Lao hosted a highly anticipated economic event on November 24, providing an insightful update on the current economic situation in Laos. ....More>>>

- Lao, Russian govts ink protocol on economic, technical cooperation
The 17th Session of the Intergovernmental Lao-Russian Commission on Economic-Trade, Scientific-Technical Cooperation took place in Vientiane on November 30. ...More>>>

- Celebrating two years of Laos-China railway operation 
More than 1,000 people took part in a 10-km run to mark the second anniversary of the Laos-China railway and Laos’ 48th National Day. ...More>>>

- First Café Amazon concept bar opens in Vientiane
The Café Amazon Concept Store, which resembles a circus in design, has opened in Savang village, Chanthabouly district, Vientiane recently, providing an additional retail coffee outlet to meet the seemingly insatiable thirst for the beverage among the city’s younger generation. ...More>>>

- Smart tourism spurs development of town in Yunnan, China 
Heshun, Yunnan province, China: The widespread use of smart technology has had a positive and highly visible impact on the old town of Heshun, with more than 4,000 residents now leading better lives. ...More>>>

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- Govt makes progress on support for women’s rights: report
The government published the 10th Periodic Report as part of compliance with the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) on November 27. ..More>>>

- City authorities plan crackdown on online gaming
Vientiane authorities plan to clamp down on illegal gaming outlets in the city, with the problem discussed at a meeting last week to explain the regulations around online gaming, which is proliferating. ..More>>>

- Laos, Korea continue to work on multi-climate resilient rice varieties
Laos and the Republic of Korea will continue to work on new multi-climate resilient rice varieties and improve their tolerance to floods, droughts and diseases. This will help alleviate rice production losses and ensure food security in Laos.. ...More>>>

- Lao, Cambodian National Assembly presidents hold talks on cooperation
National Assembly President Dr Xaysomphone Phomvihane and his Cambodian counterpart Khuon Sudary on Sunday met in Vientiane to set the future direction for deepened cooperation between the neighbouring countries, and in particular between their top legislative bodies. ..More>>>

- Laos, China back scheme to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
The government​ will work with​ a Chinese company to study the feasibility of a scheme to reduce greenhouse gas emissions due to deforestation.. ..More>>>

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Ministry mulls ways to improve management of iron ore and rare ore projects
The Ministry of Energy and Mines is considering ways to improve the management of iron ore ...More>>>

Adolescent girls and boys express harmful social norms on fine arts
Adolescent girls and boys and teachers announced the fine arts competition against harmful social norms. This activity empowered young and amateur .. More >>>

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Xaysomboun: an ideal place for a winter excursion
Vientiane Times is publishing a series of articles in relation to Laos’ Asean Chairmanship, the Asean Tourism Forum, ...More >>>

Israel expands ground operation to southern Gaza Strip
JERUSALEM (Xinhua) -- Israel's military chief Herzi Halevi said on Sunday that the military ..More >>>

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What’s your assessment of the country’s development as we celebrate 48 years of the Lao PDR?
Laos celebrates December 2 as the National Day every year. ..More >>>

Tennis aces celebrate victory at close of BeerLao Open
Winners in various divisions of the BeerLao Open 2023 were delighted to receive trophies and cash prizes on Saturday after competing in the ...More >>>

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Lakeside Great Wall of China: stunning views, pleasant weather and abundant greenery Beijing, China:  Walking up the steps of China’s most iconic sight, ....More>>>

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