January 23, 2018

NA President calls on judiciary to tackle laxity within its ranks

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- President calls for Lao People’s Army to strengthen its resolve
The armed forces need to further enhance their integrity and be loyal to the Party in all circumstances, notably in the two strategic tasks of national defence and development. This was the call from the Party Secretary General and President of Laos, Mr Bounnhang Vorachit, who gave a speech in Vientiane recently to mark the 69th Lao People’s Army Day (January 20)... More >>>

- Laos, Russia extend defence cooperation
Laos and Russia have agreed to build on their long-established cooperation by furthering the partnership between their two armies to meet the needs of changing times. The agreement was reached yesterday during a visit by a high-level delegation from the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation led by Minister General Sergey Shoygu at the invitation of his Lao counterpart, Lieutenant General Chansamone Chanyalath.
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- PM to attend Asean-India Summit
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith will depart for India to attend the Asean-India Commemorative Summit in New Delhi this week to mark the 25th anniversary of Asean-India Dialogue relations. The PM’s visit to India from January 24-27 is in response to an invitation from his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi, the Lao Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a press release.
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- NA President calls on judiciary to tackle laxity within its ranks
Lack of strong leadership, measures and inspection methods, combined with poor coordination, are causing incompetency in the justice sector, leading to an increase in violations of the law over the past year. This was the assessment of National Assembly (NA) President Pany Yathotou when summing up the work of the justice sector at a national meeting last week... More >>>

- ‘Lao Night’ being hosted for 500 Asean guests in Thailand
Chiang Mai, Thailand: – Some 500 representatives of Asean member countries and Asean partners, as well as the media, will today attend ‘Lao Night’ to promote the nation’s culture, nature and history through performances and an audiovisual presentation. Deputy Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, Mr Boua Ngeun Xaphouvong, told Vientiane Times on Monday the country is hosting Lao Night as part of the 37th Asean Tourism Forum (ATF), .. More >>>

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- Laos bolsters timber management with EU support
Laos will continue to improve its timber products management towards European standards under Voluntary Partnership Agreements (VPA) on the Lao-EU Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) process and enforcement of Prime Minister’s Order No. 15... More >>>

- More Lao nationals studying abroad
The number of Lao students and officials who study in foreign countries increased from 5,042 people in 2016 to 6,160 in 2017, according to a report from the Student Affairs Department, Ministry of Education and Sports.
Lao students have taken courses in 29 countries, funded by government scholarships, exchange scholarships, self-finance, and the state and private sectors...More >>>

- Student teams get creative in green technology competition
Government officials partnered with the Hitachi Zosen company to hold the first “Greentech” contest for students, to spur development in the field of environmental protection and green energy, as well as to build a clean and green country. The contest aimed to create awareness of environmental problems and the importance of energy security in Laos... More >>>

- UK partners with NUoL to spread scholarship message 
The British Embassy to Laos and the National University of Laos (NUoL) are teaming up to provide information about study programmes and scholarships at universities in the United Kingdom (UK). The information was made available at the first Study UK & English Language Roadshow which took place at the National University of Laos on Monday. . More >>>


Aerobic exercise delivers health benefits
Ms Toy swears by the health benefits of aerobic exercise, which she does regularly in addition to taking regular medicine to control her diabetes.. . . More >>>


Farmer finds happiness in working the land
Welcoming Visit Laos Year 2018, Vientiane Times is publishing a series of feature articles and images inviting you to experience the authentic nature, culture, history and hospitality of Laos, Jewel of the Mekong.
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Suburban school recognised for good environmental practices
Students are sitting on the grass and chatting under the shade of big trees. Some of them are reading books to prepare for their next class. . . . . More >>>


Lowly soldier becomes prominent businessman 
Working hard to overcome difficulties was the well of strength that enabled a Second Lieutenant to become a businessman and eventually a millionaire in Khammuan province...... More >>>

Arts & Culture

Sericulture farm preserves Lao weaving culture
Women from rural communities in Xieng Khuang province have improved their skills and helped preserve the traditional silk weaving culture while working at a mulberry farm run by the Lao Sericulture Company (LSC)... . More >>>


69 years of progress for Lao People’s Army
Lao people of all ethnicities are happy to celebrate the 69th anniversary of the Lao People’s Army today, as soldiers around the country ably continue to carry out their duty of national protection and development. .. . .


Vientiane tour bus operator plans to broaden horizons
A trolley bus tour operator in Laos is considering expanding the service to promote tourism in Luang Prabang and Oudomxay provinces, after seeing the success of the venture in Vientiane.. . More >>>


Vientiane fishermen lured to provinces by promise of a big catch
Many recreational fishermen from Vientiane are getting hooked on travelling to provincial reservoirs and rivers every weekend to cast a line during the fishing season. .. More >>>


LaoViet Bank opens new service unit in Sikhottabong district
The LaoViet Bank on Friday (January 19) officially opened its new Wattay Service Unit in Nakham village, Sikhottabong district, Vientiane to provide modern finance and banking services for its customers...More >>>


Lao boy band, model chosen as presenters of Thai product
The four member of Lao boyband GB2 and model Ms Phonesuda Sisombath (Tanoy) are now the Lao presenters of the Thai beauty product brand Eighteen18... More >>>


The Year 2017 in Review
The year 2017 saw Laos make remarkable progress in national protection and development despite the global economic uncertainties. ..More >>>

World news

Philippine volcano explodes, authorities raise alert level
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- The Philippines’ most active volcano exploded thunderously Monday, sending a huge gray column of lava fragments, ash and steam into the sky and prompting authorities..More >>>


Laos-Vietnam special solidarity becomes priceless legacy
Laos-Vietnams relations have been marked by an unalloyed solidarity that is rare around the globe. The rare relationship has become a priceless legacy of the two nations.
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Where’s the best place to see the sunset in Vientiane?
With the sunset over the Mekong being among the must-sees for tourists, Vientiane Times asked some local residents where they most like to view the sunset and ... More >>>


Corporate support aiding weekend table tennis tournament
The Lao Table Tennis Federation will hold the Minister of Education and Sports’ Cup in Vientiane from January 26-28 after local companies stumped up almost 300 million kip last week...More >>>

Dining Out

Noodle restaurant serves local dishes with healthy twist
If you’re looking for organic noodles or a restaurant in Vientiane that serves up healthy food, the Fer Vieng may be just the perfect choice... ... . More >>>

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