22 February 2019

Lao food expo to cook up new business opportunities  

- 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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- Vietnamese president arrives in Vientiane this weekend
Vietnam’s top leader will arrive in Vientiane this weekend for a goodwill visit as Laos and Vietnam further strengthen their special relationship.
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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 >>>

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- 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 village boy who became a community leader Welcoming Visit Laos-China Year 2019, Vientiane Times is publishing a series of feature articles and images promoting the ... More >>>




Ministry outlines public finance reform agenda
The Ministry of Finance will focus on six development frameworks following significant progress in financial development and management in the past year. 
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Singapore ballet performance marks 45th anniversary of Singapore-Laos relations
The Singapore Embassy to Laos on Wednesday hosted a ballet performance to mark the 45th anniversary of Singapore-Laos relations. The event. ...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.
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Top leader welcomes Lao minister of public securityHANOI (Vietnam News, ANN) -- Party General Secretary, President Nguyen Phu Trong hosted a reception in Hanoi on Wednesday for Lao Minister of Public Security Vilay Lakhamfong. ..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 >>>

What do you think about the law restricting the sale of alcohol?  To comply with the Law on Alcoholic Beverages enacted in 2014, shops and individuals selling ..More >>>





Lao football federation using AFC, FIFA systems for league
The Lao Football Federation (LFF) will use the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Competition Management System (CMS) and FIFA Connect to better control this year’s Pepsi Lao Premier League which kicks off on Saturday. .. More >>>

Retro restaurant’s menu revival shakes up Vientiane’s dining scene Retro Restaurant and Bar has created an inspiring new menu after generating . More >>>

Upcoming e-Library expected to provide faster, more accessible information A quick glance into the library and one might not see many  ... More >>>





Attapeu still in need of medicine for flood victimsAlmost four months have passed since that fateful night in July when at least 40 people died and ....  More >>>

My 14 days as a novice
Entering the monkhood at a temple for a few weeks is something every young Lao Buddhist must . More >>>

Nongbone School upgrades its language classes Nongbone Secondary School in Vientiane is taking the lead in modernising its language teaching facilities ... More >>>





Young man passes on his love of English in the classroom The ability to speak English is increasingly important in Laos because the country ... More >>>

Poisoned fish worries village as Sangthong district promotes good agricultural practices The people of Kua village in Sangthong district, ...  More >>>

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Oudomxay’s improving infrastructure supporting rural communities’ road to sustainable tourism
Oudomxay province is one of the most beautiful places in Laos. ... More >>>

Phouthai New Year festival puts age-old traditions on show A large number of Phouthai people from across Laos gathered in Vientiane last week to ... More >>>