- Khammuan to have exciting new tourist attraction
Adventure activities for tourists are planned for Phou Phamarn hill in Khounkham district, Khammuan province, with the project to be undertaken by Green Discovery Laos. Member of the Board of Directors of the Guide Association, Mr Inthy Deuansavanh, who owns Green Discovery Laos, told Vientiane Times the site already has visitor facilities such as a viewpoint, toilets, and an information centre. Green Discovery now plans to install zip-lines, a canopy walkway through the trees, and arrange hikes led by guides through forested areas to observe wildlife. ... More >>>
- Govt vows to
further improve business environment
The government cabinet has pledged to continue efforts to streamline procedures to better facilitate business operations. The commitment was made as the cabinet concluded its monthly meeting for May which ended yesterday, according to a press statement from the Prime Minister’s Office.
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- IMF unveils Lao economic projection
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has projected that Laos’ economic growth will remain strong this year, with the under-construction Laos-China railway seen as one of the main driving forces of growth.
The global financial institution unveiled the economic forecast for Laos on May 22 after concluding the Article Four Consultation with Laos, sending a message that despite still suffering from natural disasters, economic growth would remain sound.. More >>>
- Budget constraints hamper management of natural disasters
Laos has done much in the past year to reduce the negative impacts of natural disasters but faces a number of challenges including budget constraints.
Labour authorities admitted they were concerned that they may not achieve their planned target because of the limited budget available to them. ... More >>>
- Laos, Korea assess projects to provide vocational training for women
The Republic of Korea’s Ministry of Gender Equality and Family has been providing support to the Lao Women’s Training Centre, run by the Lao Women’s Union, for the provision of vocational courses for marginalised women.
A consultative meeting on the three-year project (from 2016-2018) took place yesterday in Vientiane between officials from the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family, and the Lao Women’s Union.... More>>>
- Rural women get vocational training to boost their job prospects
The Ministry of Gender Equality and Family of the Republic of Korea has given its support to marginalised women in Laos by providing them with training in cooking, tailoring and beauty treatments.
The three-month course is taking place at the Lao Women’s Training Centre under the supervision of the Lao Women’s Union. ... More>>>
-City explores garbage management strategies
Vientiane authorities are exploring new waste management and disposal strategies that it is hoped will enable the city to meet accepted standards of hygiene and cleanliness while also coping with a growing industrial sector and population.
Representatives of the Vientiane City Office for Management and Service (VCOMS) met with students and academics from the National University of Laos on Wednesday to discuss garbage management. ... More>>>
The well diggers
All living things, plants, animals and humans, need water to survive. But despite an apparent abundance of water and river systems in Laos, during the dry season many people and villages struggle to access . More >>>