-Inactive investors to lose land concession licences
The government has given the green light for state agencies to revoke land concession licences held by investors who fail to develop state land in accordance with agreements.
Speaking at a press conference at the end of the cabinet’s monthly meeting on Wednesday, government .
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- Khammuan ready to impress visitors
Khammuan provincial authorities have been busy preparing tourist facilities so that this year’s visitors have the most welcoming and enjoyable time possible.
Khammuan provincial Information, Culture and Tourism Department representative, Mr Bounthavi Sisombath, told Vientiane Times authorities have done a great many things to improve the province’s infrastructure. ...More >>>
- Lao food expo to cook up new business opportunities
The first Lao International Food Expo expects to expand local business export opportunities and encourage enterprises to expand distribution networks for their food products.
Speaking at a press conference on Wednesday, Chairman of the Pas Project Company, Mr Souknikorn Lathsavong, said the expo will be held from March 15-19 at Lao-ITECC and is organised by the company and the Trade Promotion Department of the Ministry of Industry and Commerce.
The event expects to see more than 200 booths from enterprises in the country’s 18 provinces along with goods from Asean countries, Japan, Republic of Korea, and Australia. ...More >>>
- Govt takes over WFP school meals programme
A school meals programme run by the World Food Programme (WFP) will be handed over to the government, who will be responsible for its ongoing implementation.
The Ministry of Education and Sports, in partnership with the WFP, conducted a two-day workshop to review the programme in Vientiane this week. ... More >>>
- Police officer accused of drunken hit-and-run
Members of the public have taken to social media to express their disapproval after a police officer was apparently filmed driving away from the scene of a traffic accident he was involved in.
A video circulating on Facebook shows the officer’s Toyota Revo with the government number plate ກກ 4668 involved in a collision with a motorcycle and later being pursued by traffic police on motorbikes after fleeing the scene. . .. More >>>
-Xayaboury’s city pillar pavilion almost half complete
Construction of a building to house a city pillar in Xayaboury provincial capital is now 45 percent complete.
Director of the province’s Information, Culture and Tourism Department, Mr Chanthy Simanichanh, told Vientiane Times on Thursday that the structure, which is expected to be of interest to tourists, will be finished by the end of this year.. . More>>>
- New Meuang Noy secondary school opens
The new Meuang Noy secondary school in Vientiane opened on Thursday with a handover ceremony between Lao and Chinese officials who expressed pleasure that the educational needs of children and the community will continue to be met.
The original school could no longer cope with the increasing number of students each year, so a new two-story building measuring 9 metres by 48.3 metres was built.
It new school covers an area of 900 square metres and cost about 3.8 billion kip (US$450,000)... More >>>
The trials of a Lao coffee farmer
Having been born and spent most of her 33 years in the land of coffee, Champathong Keokhounmeuang is dedicated to her coffee plantation and has carried on the work and way of life since her father retired.... More >>>
Vietnam’s new president chooses to visit Laos first
The General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam, Nguyen Phu Trong, has visited Laos many times but this is his first goodwill visit to Laos since being appointed President.
Now, he is both the General Secretary of the Communist Party and the President of Vietnam..... More >>>