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November 27, 2015

Meeting emphasises benefits of sustainable development


1. Mr Thongloun Sisoulith watches a presentation about the E-passport project at the reception.
2. President Choummaly Sayasone pins medals to grant the title of national outstanding developers to awarded villages and individuals.

1. E-passports to be operational next year
Laos will begin using E-passports next year thanks to cooperation between the Lao and Russian governments, and Russian company International Book-Security. More >>>

2. President calls for strengthening of grassroots capacity
President Choummaly Xayasone has called for the continuing of the devolution process by handing more responsibilities to local people in order to strengthen the political system from the grassroots upwards. . More >>>

3. Exhibition highlights nation's 15 years of development progress
An exhibition showcasing development cooperation action between the Lao government and its partners was opened to the public at the International Cooperation and Training Centre (ICTC) yesterday in Vientiane. . . More >>>

Laos maintains its humanitarian policy
About 50 percent of the total remains of US service personnel who went missing in action in Laos during the Indochina war have been located and handed over to the US government. . More >>>

Meeting emphasises benefits of sustainable development
Laos is now considering sustainable development as a key priority to endorse the agendas of socio-economic development for the nation until the year 2030. . More >>>


November 27, 2015
- Nation lacking paediatric surgeons
Laos needs more young people to study as paediatric surgeons so they can contribute to developing the health sector and help the lives of children across the country. More >>>
- Accidents mar That Luang Festival
Almost 20 road accidents were reported to the Vientiane Traffic Police during the That Luang Festival celebrations, including four fatalities. More >>>
- Savannakhet continues crackdown on illegal drugs
Savannakhet provincial police arrested three drug traffickers last week as they were making a transfer by Vigo pick-up and seized 114,000 amphetamine pills. More >>>
- Round Table Meeting delegates visit Borikhamxay
The delegates to the 12th High-Level Round Table Meeting (12th HL RTM) paid a field visit to Borikhamxay province to observe activities contributing to the MDG implementation before attending the meeting today in Vientiane. More >>>

November 26, 2015
- Laos conveys condolences to Republic of Korea
Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Alounkeo Kittikhoun, on behalf of the Lao government, yesterday signed a condolence book at the Embassy of the Republic of Korea to Laos to express profound sadness on the passing of former South Korean President, Mr Kim Young-sam. .
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- Laos' CSR reporting tool presented in Vientiane
The National Chamber of Industry and Commerce in cooperation with the Department of Investment Promotion, UNDP on Wednesday discussed and commented on the draft of the Lao PDR's Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Reporting tool. . More >>>
- Promotion of official Lao font to government offices
Engineers from the Lao National Internet Centre under the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications advised officials and various IT engineers from different ministries in Vientiane to use the Lao official font yesterday. . More >>>

November 25, 2015
- Sangthong stills planting cassava
Famers in Pakgnum district of Vientiane have destroyed the fields to plant other crops instead as the tapioca factory owned by the Lao-Indochina Group Company failed to pay, but farmers in Sangthong district don't cut their trees throwing away. More >>>
- Awareness campaign to promote equity for children with disabilities
The Aid Children with Disability Association (ACDA) is stepping towards equity and empowerment for children with disabilities, and aiming to reduce discrimination against them in Laos. More >>>
- Officials improve their knowledge on human rights
Officials from line ministries joined a workshop held in Vientiane province early this week to raise awareness on and deepen understanding of human rights. More >>>
- Traffic police promote festival road safety
The Vientiane Traffic Police Department is maintaining a booth to advertise the importance of road safety at Lao-ITECC during the That Luang festival celebration in a bid to reduce the rising number of accidents. More >>>

November 24, 2015
- New national forum charts action on under-nutrition
The new National Nutrition Forum met in Vientiane for the first time last Friday to lay the foundations for joint action against under-nutrition and forge key messages on nutrition for the upcoming 12th High Level Round Table Meeting. More >>>
- Khammuan communities enhance natural disaster response
Some 4,500 people in targeted villages of Xebangfai and Mahaxay districts, Khammuan province have enhanced their response capacities to natural disasters through the Community Based Disaster Risk Reduction (CBDRR) project. More >>>
- Ministry to examine Meun district teacher quota
The Ministry of Education and Sports intends to assign officials to meet with education authorities in Meun district and other districts of Vientiane province in the coming weeks to discuss the lack of staff quotas given to volunteer teachers. More >>>
- New agricultural market opens in Xieng Khuang
Phonsavanh agricultural market in Paek district, Xieng Khuang province has moved to a new location in the Gold Mountain Garden Group development area as part of efforts to provide more modern facilities. More >>>

November 23, 2015
- Road accidents summarised for ten months of 2015
There were 797 fatalities in the con tinuing spate of accidents nationwide over the 10 months from January to October 2015, according to the latest report from the Traffic Police Department. More >>>
- WHO and partners continue health sector support
The World Health Organisation (WHO), the European Union (EU) and Luxembourg have expressed their commitment to extend their support to the development of Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in Laos. More >>>
- Security plan in place for That Luang
The Vientiane Traffic Police Department of the Ministry of Public Security will station over 600 police officers around town from November 19-25 to ensure public safety during this year's That Luang Festival. More >>>
- Japan continues to support Lao health sector
The Japanese government continues to support the health sector in Laos, funding two community-based projects based in two northern provinces. More >>>

E-passports to be operational next year

- Thousands pay homage to That Luang stupa
- Vientiane hosts Asean journalists' workshop
- Medics need to address malnutrition
- Laos ready to launch its first satellite
- FIFA bans Lao Football Federation president for two years
- Laos, China railway groundbreaking set for December 2

- Laos launches logo, theme for
Asean Chairmanship 2016
- Asean nations call for scientific, technological innovation
- Lao satellite to go into orbit this month

Lao auditors upgrade their knowledge and skills
The accounting systems in Laos will be gradually improved towards international standards of transparency and confidentiality after Lao auditors boost . . . More >>>


Film contest to celebrate Laos' development
The documentary Longlun Phaendinmae and short film “Mor-Ek” were the winners of the contest 40 years Phaendinmae Thisaenhuk. . . . . . More >>>


One Belt, One Road initiatives, a bridge to connect China to the world
The One Belt, One Road development strategy and framework have become a bridge connecting China and other countries around the world in several fields. . More >>>

World news

VW rigged emissions in 125,000 diesel vehicles
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korea said Thursday it fined Volkswagen US$12.3 million and ordered recalls of 125,522 diesel vehicles after the government found their emissions tests were rigged.. . More >>>


How important is Laos' first satellite to you?
Laos' first telecommunications satellite (Lao Sat-1) was launched from the Xichang Satellite Launch Centre in Sichuan province last Saturday. Vientiane Times asked members of the public how this newly installed technology is helping them. More >>>


Archery Federation looking for talent to participate in SEA Games
The Lao Archery Federation will continue to train and also look for young athletes to compete at the 29th SEA Games in Malaysia in 2017 after returning from the 2016 Olympic Games' Qualifiers in Thailand last week. . . More >>>


Enjoy traditional cuisine at Kesone Garden
About 32 km from the Vientiane centre, heading straight to Road 13 North, Kesone Garden Restaurant opens its doors in a Lao style setting with huts and. . ... More >>>

Poverty Eradication

Vientiane province moving closer to poverty eradication targets
Officials nationwide are working hard to develop their communities and improve living standards of local people which will play an important part in helping the government reach poverty eradication by 2020. . . . . More >>>

Arts & Culture

Annual tikhy match strikes a blow for community spirit
The traditional game of tikhy (similar to hockey) is an iconic feature of the annual That Luang Festival and remains an inherent part of this many-sided celebration. . . .More >>>


One woman's path to study in Australia
"You have to learn the rules of the game and then you have to play better than anyone else”; this is the famous. . ..
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40 years of progress in health sector

At the end of this year, the Lao People's Democratic Republic will mark its 40th anniversary with a series of achievements in various fields set to be highlighted. . . . . ... More >>>


Farmers get ready for winter crops
The end of November is normally the beginning of the Lao winter so it's also a good time for farmers to start opening up their vegetable seed bottles that they have kept since their last crops. . . More >>>


Local man developing his neighbourhood into Vientiane model
A Vientiane man is changing an area in his beloved community Sithan Neua into a model tourism zone in the capital after discovering the ans. . . More >>>

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