27 March 2019

Laos, China develop close ties


- Overvalued project costs more than double standard price: minister
Many state infrastructure development projects were found to be hugely overvalued with some priced at more than double the standard unit price, a minister has said. The government could save more than 3.5 trillion kip (almost US$419 million) from these following inspections into the projects, Minister of Public Works and
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- Health minister urges policy incentive for new medical graduates
Laos needs a specific policy to promote job opportunities for outstanding medical graduates, Minister of Health, Associate Prof. Dr Bounkong Syhavong advised sector experts recently. The minister said the new policy would have to guarantee positions under a quota system to ensure a viable career path for newly graduated medical professionals as part of efforts to reform human resource development in the sector.
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- Ministry to tackle deficiencies in public works, transport
Effective road construction and repairs, land transport management, planning and strict financial discipline, the country’s regional and global integration and connectivity, and devolution in the sector are issues to be addressed this year. The Ministry of Public Works and Transports revealed the agenda at its technical meeting which began yesterday in Vientiane in preparation for
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- Laos, China develop close ties
Improving cooperation between Laos and China was discussed at a meeting between officials from the two countries in Luang Prabang City last weekend. Lao Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mrs Khamphao Eunthavanh met with her Chinese counterpart, Mr Kong Xuanyou and ... More >>>

- Japanese grant assistance targets community infrastructure projects  
The Japanese government has committed grant assistance worth US$348,227 for four infrastructure projects including the construction of bridges and a water supply system in target provinces. This support for communities in Bokeo, Savannakhet and Borikhamxay provinces forms .. More >>>

- Savannakhet disciplines 40 provincial officials
The provincial Party and State Inspection Committee of Savannakhet has disciplined 40 officials with details reported at their provincial inspection meeting last week. A provincial authority official, who wished to remain anonymous, told Vientiane Times by telephone on Tuesday that the breaches of discipline occurred in 2018. .. More >>>

Viengxay district to meet Asean Clean Tourist City Standards
Viengxay district in Huaphan province will be adhering to Asean Clean Tourist City Standards (ACTCS) by 2021. Huaphan provincial Information, Culture and Tourism Department Official, Mr Phouvan Phetmixay told Vientiane Times yesterday that there is an  ..  More >>>

- LXML to continue UXO clearance in Laos
Cooperation between Lane Xang Minerals Limited (LXML) and the Military Engineering Department of the Ministry of National Defence to remove and dispose of UXO in the Sepon mine affected area will continue after a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the project was signed recently in Vientiane. ..  More >>>


Ang Nam Tien reveals languid lake lifestyle and elephant conservation Xayaboury has long held the distinction as having the largest number of elephants in Laos which  ... More >>>




Construction of Sanamxay-Xe Pien road link to be completed in four years An agreement on construction work of the road linking Sanamxay district to ... More >>>

Fashion brand Viettien celebrates 10th anniversary Viettien Fashion House will celebrate its 10th anniversary in Laos next month and ...More >>>

It’s time for action to end TB Every year, March 24 commemorates the success of global and national efforts in the fight against tuberculosis on the World TB Day. ... More >>>




Xi, Macron agree to forge more solid, stable, vibrant China-France partnership PARIS (Xinhua/China Daily) - Chinese President Xi Jinping and his French . ..More >>>

Deputy minister highlights Laos’ tourism growth, global cooperation on international stage
Deputy Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism of the Lao PDR, Mr Savankhone Razmountry, was invited to attend the Asean Chambers of Commerce and Industry Business Meet-2019 ....... More >>>

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Daomayuly sets sights on world mixed martial arts Leading Lao kick-boxer Ms Daomayuly Chanthilath is undergoing intense training as she . . More >>>

Home owner turns house and garden into popular eatery  With so many restaurants opening up in Vientiane it’s becoming harder and harder to make a choice, . More >>>

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Cross Cultural Craft project 2019 promotes wood carving techniques 
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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 >>>

President Kaysone Phomvihane, a true patriotic hero President Kaysone Phomvihane was beloved by all ethnicities, a great patriot and revolutionist ... More >>>




New road paves way for development A 32-kilometre road running from the Lao-Thai Friendship Bridge to Dongphosy and Huaymarkhiew has been ... 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 >>>