July 23, 2018

Lao-Thai cooperation developing Mahasot’s hearing loss treatment

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- Flash flooding kills one, damages homes, farmland in provinces
Flash flooding has killed at least one villager in central Borikhamxay province and damaged houses, infrastructure such as roads and inundated hundreds of hectares of farmland in numerous provinces.
A farmer of Namkhou village in Pakading district of Borikhamxay was on his daily routine searching for non-timber forest products when floodwaters suddenly swept him away on Thursday last week. His body was discovered the following day, Deputy Provincial governor Bounma Bouchaleun told Vientiane Times yesterday... More >>>

- People’s council seeks progress on Nongchan Bus Station construction
Authorities submitted a request for the Vientiane People’s Council to consider measures to resolve the status of the Nongchan Bus Station project in central Vientiane where construction has stopped.
The project plans to upgrade the existing bus station into a modern facility involving a six-storey shopping mall and 12-storey building that will serve as apartments and offices for rent and an additional 10-storey building with parking... More >>>

- Luang Namtha urged to step-up measures boosting labour market access
Provincial authorities must continue their efforts to increase access to the labour market for Luang Namtha people in line with the nation’s labour policy.
This was the advice given by the Minister of Labour and Social Welfare, Dr Khampheng Saysompheng to sector officials during a working visit to the province last week. More >>>

- Laos supports Asean-India maritime cooperation
Laos supports the strengthening of maritime cooperation between Asean and India to drive socio-economic cooperation between both sides and beyond, the country’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs has said.
Although being a landlocked country in Southeast Asia, Laos has benefited from the use of sea trade routes, Mr Thongphane Savanphet told the 10th Delhi Dialogue under the theme “Strengthening India-Asean Maritime Advantage” held in New Delhi on Friday....More >>>

Lao-Thai cooperation developing Mahasot’s hearing loss treatment
Mahosot Hospital is cooperating with experts from Asean countries including Thailand aiming to improve treatment for patients with hearing loss.
This included cochlear surgery training for local medical personnel on Friday which was conducted by Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) surgeon from Trang Hospital in Thailand, Dr Tulakan Mukkun. ..More >>>

- Reality on Unsettled Border Areas between Laos and Cambodia
Vientiane Times is publishing the contents of a book about the Laos-Cambodia borderline situation. The book is being published section by section in issues running from April 10 to April 13....More >>>

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- Savannakhet drug bust snares 30,000 amphetamine pills          
A group of suspected drug traffickers was arrested by Savannakhet provincial police recently, with police confiscating 30,000 amphetamine pills in their possession.
After receiving a tip-off that the men would be sending drugs along Road No. 13 South, police sent a team to investigate. Police stopped two cars travelling along the route near Xeno Market in Outhoumphon district and subsequently discovered the amphetamines and arrested four men, according to local police. ..More >>>

- Luang Prabang’s entrance fee barcodes scan revenue improvement
Luang Prabang’s use of barcodes to collect entrance fees at six of its leading tourism sites is helping the province boost revenues.
The province has used a barcode system to collect entrance fees at Luang Prabang National Museum, Kuangxi waterfall, Phousi stupa, Phousi cave temple, Xieng Thong temple, and Tham Ting cave...More >>>

- KOICA presents master’s degree scholarships to Lao government officials
Eight Lao government officials are embarking on the 2018 KOICA Master’s Degree Programme and will study for about two years in Korea, either at Seoul National University, Korea University, or Sungkyunkwan University.
A ceremony to hand over the scholarships took place last week at the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) Office in Laos. ... More >>>

- Savannakhet authorities seize illegal timber shipments         
Forest inspection authorities in Savannakhet province last week seized around 3.5 cubic metres of illicit timber as illegal logging continues across the country despite the government’s strict enforcement of Prime Minister’s Order No. 15.
According to Savanphatthana Newspaper in Savannakhet province, the provincial forest authorities twice seized illegal wood from Vietnamese trucks on National Road No. 9 in Phin and Xepon districts on July 16 and 17 respectively, with both trucks bound for Vietnam. ...More >>>


Tips for staying healthy in the rainy season
Dengue fever, malaria, diarrhoea, cholera, dysentery, typhoid, food poisoning, leptospirosis, and athletes’ foot are the most common health problems during the wet season every year. . .. More >>>


The Mekong: the heart of a rewarding lifestyle
The Mekong River is the source of many good things that help people through their daily lives. It lowers their cost of living by providing them with fertile soil in which to grow vegetables and enables them to make money by selling their crops and the fish they catch.... More >>>


KIS students surprised by success at science meet in Malaysia
Thirteen students from Kiettisack International School (KIS) who participated in the International Young Scientists Innovation Exhibition 2018 (IYSIE) in Malaysia said it was a huge surprise for them when they won top awards at the meet, including a gold medal. .. . . . More >>>


National heroine proud to serve national development effort 
Ms Phaengphone Khanthayongthong is the 92nd person to be named a national hero and has become the 23rd woman in Laos to be honoured with this title. This recognition of her valour did not happen by chance but acknowledged the personal sacrifices she made for the revolutionary task... More >>>


Gardener her love for traditional trees speciesMs Manivanh Chanthalangsy is a diligent gardener whose love and quest to preserve traditional plant and tree species encouraged her to start a conservation campaign from her Chantha garden.   .. More >>>


President Souphanouvong, the symbol of solidarity for national liberation

This story is written to commemorate the 109th anniversary of the birth of President Souphanouvong (July 13, 1909 - July 13, 2018). ..More >>>


Vientiane Vehicle Control Unit modernises facility
The Vientiane Vehicle Control Unit of the Ministry of Public Works and Transport is continuously improving itself to offer faster and more modern services for public satisfaction.... . More >>>


Back to the past in Ayutthaya
I have visited Bangkok several times for work and I always enjoyed sampling the street food and visiting shopping malls in the evenings. However, a recent trip to the neighbouring country .... More >>>



Hidden gems a must-see in Savannakhet
While many of the sights in Savannakhet are well-known among both Lao and overseas visitors, some of the province’s most interesting places remain largely undiscovered by tourists. .. More >>>


Thai entrepreneur helps Laos with business coaching 
The government is encouraging more investment in developing new entrepreneurs and small and medium enterprises which means also investing in experienced business trainers to help young people make the best use of their talents. . ... More >>>


Exhibition showcases Lao, Thai contemporary arts
An exhibition showcasing innovative contemporary art forms from Laos and Thailand is taking place on the 4th floor of the ITECC Mall in Vientiane.....More >>>


Lao women taking centre stage in the region and the world
The Global Gender Gap Report 2017 shows that Laos has done well in its attempts to promote gender equality in Asean....More >>>

World news

Downpour hitting northern region, causing widespread flooding
Hanoi (Vietnam News) --  Heavy rain continued to batter the northern region overnight causing widespread flooding.....More >>>


Village life goes electric via government, partner efforts
Cooperation with international organisations and boosting infrastructure in poor villages are among the measures adopted by the Lao government to move the nation out of the list of least developed countries (LDCs). . ..More >>>


Do you approve of the restriction on sand and gravel dredging?
The Ministry of Public Works and Transport has instructed gravel and sand dredgers to cease operations from June 30 to November 1 to give the land.More >


Lao juniors bag karate-do gold, bronze at Thai Championship
The Lao junior karate-do team has claimed one gold and one bronze medal at the Thailand Open Karate-Do Championship 2018 in Bangkok from July 18-22.. ...More >>>

Dining Out

Mor Khao restaurant a hit with Vientiane’s youngsters
Seafood papaya salad is a popular dish that many Lao people like to eat at lunch, and one of the freshest and most delicious versions of this dish is available at Mor Khao Restaurant in Vientiane. . . . More >>>


Upcoming e-Library expected to provide faster, more accessible information
A quick glance into the library and one might not see many people there. But nowadays that’s not such a strange sight because fewer people enjoy reading books at the library. ... . More >>>


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