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June 24, 2016
Blaze destroys house in downtown Chanthabouly
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1. Authorities seeking ways to cut tolls as drivers feel pinch
Authorities in Champassak province have proposed three possible solutions to further reduce tolls on Road No 16, which links Champassak province to Vangtao-Chongmek International Border Checkpoint between Laos and Thailand.
Duangdy Bridge-Road Construction Company, which was given a concession by the government, currently manages fee collection. But the high toll fees continue to burden motorists and business sectors, and despite the public’s complaints the company has kept quiet.. . More >>>

2. Govt awards UNICEF representative for development contribution
The Lao government has awarded a Friendship Medal to outgoing UNICEF Representative to Laos, Ms Hongwei Gao, to congratulate her successful mission and her achievements in enhancing cooperation and supporting the country’s social-economic development. 
The medal was presented on Thursday by Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Sengphet Houngboungnuang, on behalf of the Lao government.. . More >>>

3. Road funding, economic measures atop VT People’s Council agenda
Proposed road funding and measures to spur socio-economic development in Vientiane for the remaining six months of 2017 are listed among issues to be debated at the upcoming ordinary session of the Vientiane People’s Council.
The five-day session scheduled to take place from June 27- July 3 at the Vientiane Administration Office, will discuss a draft of the proposed road fund after the original draft has been revised in line with the recommendations made by the council’s members.More >>>

4. Luang Prabang hotel investment slows
Hotel investment in the World Heritage Town of Luang Prabang has slowed with no new registered projects starting in the first five months of this year, according to a sector official. Head of the Tourism Management Division, Mr Phonesavanh Jelakha told Vientiane Times on Thursday that presently the province has 6 hotels under construction which have carried over from last year. . . . More >>>

5. Blaze destroys house in downtown Chanthabouly
The authorities investigating a fire which burnt down a house in Xiengyeun village in Chanthabouly district, Vientiane, on Wednesday believe an electrical short circuit may have started the blaze. A senior official of the Vientiane Fire Prevention and Protection Police Department, Major SavaengSaengmany told Vientiane Times yesterday that the fire occurred at 2:19 pm on Wednesday with three fire trucks deployed to bring the blaze under control along with Vientiane Rescue teams. More >>>

Home news

Laos, regionpower practitioners discuss power market development
Policymakers and power practitioners from Laos and abroad met in Vientiane yesterday to discuss the region’s power market development, exchange views, and discuss future cooperation.. .More >>>

- Saravan nutrition improving but more work needed
While authorities in Saravan have made significant recent progress more work was needed to improve nutrition and end hunger in the province, according to a leading official.. .More >>>

- Thirteen hit-and-run accidents recorded in capital
Vientiane Traffic Police Department under the Ministry of Public Security is seeking direction to solve the number of hit-and-run accidents still occurring in the capital. . ..More >>>


Coastal Fujian an ideal tourist destination
Xiamen, Fujian province: Xiamen, nicknamed Garden on the Sea, is a modern port city and a major tourist destination on the southeastern coast of China. Over 30 journalists and staff members from the China, South Asia and Southeast Press. .. More >>>

Poverty Eradication

Silk products sustain weavers’ income
As many of you may already know, Huaphan is one of the most famous places in Laos for weaving, and it is Huaphan’s women who are preserving this weaving tradition to pass it on from generation to generation. .. .. . More >>>

Arts & Culture

Chinese paper art skills shared by visiting teacher
Well-known Chinese artist and teacher Ms Cao Xiaoqin is happy and proud to transfer techniques on Chinese paper cutting arts to Lao students.
She offered a four day workshop to teach lessons, knowledge and skills to students in the capital....More >>>


The Greenhouse Gas Effect
Climate change has become a buzz word in Laos. But do people really understand what the term means? This is the second of five articles in Vientiane Times. . . More >>>


Asia’s growth dynamic, vital, relevant for globe: WB
Asian economies including Laos will continue to grow at high rates, together serving as a significant driver for the global economy despite various challenges and headwinds.   
World Bank Group Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer Joaquim Levy made the comments in delivering his remarks at the 23rd International Conference on the Future of Asia held in Tokyo, Japan recently... . .More >>>


Up-and-coming musicians banding round for music battle semi-final
Half of the twenty-four groups who performed at the audition round of BeerLao Band Challenge Season 2 that took place last week at Lao ITECC will be back to join battle again in the semi-final round on Saturday.. . . .More >>>


Nice place with familiar people
Old friends enjoying a meal and drink while sharing happy and sad memories about their time studying together at school brings a really good atmosphere to any reunion party. . . .More >>>

World news

National unity focus of Vietnam journo award
Hanoi (Vietnam News) -- The Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee of (VFF) has launched the 13th journalism award for the Cause of Great National Unity. Speaking at a ceremony on Tuesday, Nguyen Thien Nhan, Politburo member cum President of VFF Central Committee, affirmed that the 20,600 members from the 800 press agencies. .
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How do you feel about leasing companies making direct calls to present credit products?
Currently there are some leasing companies making direct calls to people’s mobile phones to advertise products available on credit. Some people have been called by leasing staff many times. This kind of marketing annoys many and some have complained saying they want it to be stopped. ..
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Football teams ready for Lao Division 1
Teams are ready for the Lao Division 1 tournament starting on July 8 with the competition group draw held at the Lao Football Federation (LFF) office on Friday. . . More >>>


Monk uses Buddhist teachings to combat smoking
Respected members of society like monks can be important role models in drug control to address the problem of tobacco use in schools and educational institutes. . More >>>


Precious handicraft maintains silversmith’s profits
He is carefully sculpturing an image of Buddha’s face on a silver bowl in his shop for a customer who placed an order to receive this product next week.  Head of Daovanh Handicraft Group in Nonghay village.... More >>>


Diligent student wins competition with sustainable energy painting
Mr Kikham Keovongkoth is very happy to be declared the winner of a sustainable energy painting competition project titled ‘Sustainable Power for the Nation’and proud of the prize he has received.
Mr Kikham is a diligent student who usually pays attention well in class and practises painting skills diligently in his free time at the school dormitory after classes..... .More >>>


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