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Laos affirms commitment to achieving Sustainable Development Goals

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Construction of the railway is underway with the boring of tunnels.
--Photo Chanthachone Keolakhone


1. Villagers affected by Laos-China railway await compensation  
Villagers affected by the building of the Laos-China railway are persisting with enquiries about the compensation policy, National Assembly (NA) members told the government this week.. More >>>

2. PM addresses troublesome impacts of development
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has stressed the need for authorities to prioritise people’s understanding of certain development projects, saying this is a key factor in facilitating economic growth..More >>>

3. Ministry to bolster copyright protection
All commodities produced in Laos will have copyright protection under the Property Law after it has been found that many products have been copied and sold because they were not registered.. More >>>

Laos ratifies Asean anti-human trafficking convention
Laos has ratified the Asean anti-human trafficking convention in a move to join forces with other member countries of the regional bloc to fight the illicit trade.. More >>>

Laos affirms commitment to achieving Sustainable Development GoalsThe turning of the Asean vision towards 2025 into reality will significantly contribute to accelerating the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the regional level.. . More >>>

Traffic police appeal to motorists to comply with road rules
More road safety campaigns and enforcement activities will be held in an effort to reduce road fatalities, the Vientiane Traffic Police Department said on Friday.More >>>

Home news
- Emergency aid team bolsters city’s first aid services
A newly created rescue team says it’s focused on helping out in emergencies, such as assisting road accident victims and other people in need. More >>>
- Govt officials return after inspiring visit to Japan
A group of government officials recently returned from a visit to Japan under the Japan-East Asia Network of Exchange for Students and Youths (the JENESYS Programme). More >>>
- EU awards winner of youth photo competition
A student from Laos has been named the winner of the first EU-Asean Youth Photo Competition in Thailand, which aimed to showcase professional standard photos from around Asean. . More >>>
- 1,000 year old Mai Tae Kha trees centrepiece of new attraction
Ancient Mai Tae Kha trees near Somsavath village in Phieng district are set to draw more visitors to Xayaboury province with their official opening as a tourist attraction. More >>>

Yogyakarta and Solo among the unforgettable experiences in Indonesia
As a lass hailing from a landlocked country, I must admit I was nervous with anticipation as I readied myself for my first ever trip to the incredible archipelago that is Indonesia. More >>>

Poverty Eradication

Pig farming helps Savannakhet family to rise above poverty
People in remote areas nationwide are slowly emerging from poverty, with animal husbandry often proving to be the mainstay in the provision of a sustainable income. . . . More >>>

Arts & Culture

Parsing lunar year’s promises, pitfalls as passion for astrological predictions proves persistent
Predictions and probabilities for the coming year are a staple of annual Lao New Year celebrations. . More >>>


Secondary school student wins folktale writing contest

The winner of a recent folktale writing contest, Ms Chindavong Souvannamethy, 18, is quite rightly most pleased and proud of her achievement. . . . More >>>


Why We Need Bats
Lao Leaf-Nosed Bat (Source: Bounsa-vane Doungboupha)
Different from bigger animals, bats do not play a role in any Lao folk tales. But they are essential to our environment and for a balanced ecosystem. However, the population of bats in Laos has decreased mainly due to habitat destruction and overhunting. This poses a risk to our ecosystems and livelihoods. . . More >>>


Improvement in revenue collection sought

Although Laos faced revenue shortfall in the first quarter of this year, the figure was an 18.5 percent improvement compared to the same period last year  . .More >>>


Lao, Thai artists to headline Xangpheuak Festival

Tickets are going fast for an upcoming live concert that organisors say is a not-to-be-missed musical experience in Vangvieng this weekend..More >>>


Dota Restaurant provides simple food satisfaction to diners
Visitors wandering around the walking street in Vientiane are in for a pleasant surprise in the evening when they visit an open-air restaurant with its selection of simply delicious dishes and drinks. . .More >>>

World news

Police hunt suspects in stabbing of presidential security staff
Jakarta (The Jakarta Post) -- Police are hunting down suspects following the attack against two members of the Presidential Security Detail (Paspampres) in Gambir, Central Jakarta, earlier this week..More >>>


What issues would you like the National Assembly to address?
The latest session of the National Assembly opened last week and continues until May 18. Vientiane Times asked members of the public what issues they thought should be raised for debate..
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LFF selecting nation’s best for U-15 squad
Lao Football Federation (LFF) selected a squad of 46 teenage footballers for the national team on Tuesday in preparation for the Asean Football Federation (AFF) U-15 Championship 2017 in Thailand in July.More >>>


Make ‘End Malaria for Good' a shared reality
Malaria still continues to harm or end many lives in Laos and elsewhere each year even though the disease is preventable. . .. .


Naps and firecrackers among realities of late nights on board lake for amputee fisherman
To those born or growing up close to a river, the lifestyle of a fisherman is a familiar one.
Some people just do for subsistence while others can create a business enterprise as well.
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