July 19, 2018

Criminal cases top 2,000 in capital to half year

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- Capital authorities need more funds to improve city roads
Many road construction projects in the capital have been delayed or temporarily  stopped work as contractors have run out of money and the government cannot provide adequate funds for them. This was stated by the Director of the Vientiane Public Works and Transport Department, Mr Detsongkham Thammavong, at the 5th ordinary session of the Vientiane People’s Council which runs from July 16-18. .. More >>>

- Laos guarantees citizens’ human rights, fundamental freedoms in UN’s review
The Lao government has exerted great effort in implementing the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) and guaranteeing of human rights and fundamental freedoms of Lao citizens in the Constitution, a Lao delegation has told a United Nations’ human rights body. Minister to the Prime Minister’s Office and Chairman of the National Steering Committee on Human Rights, Mr Bounkeut Sangsomsack made the comments at the 123rd session of the UN Human Rights Committee in Geneva last week.... More >>>

- Accelerating state reserve’s utilisation as govt steps up
The Ministry of Finance has detailed and simplified procedures aiming to hasten processes to utilise the State Reserve to finance emergency expenses and other expenditures when in need. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Somdy Duangdy recently issued a decision stating that the reserve may be used for disaster relief, interventions to balance market distortions and other stated purposes based on approval by the government. .... More >>>

- Tropical storm Son-tinh set to lash nation’s north, centre
A weather alert has been issued for areas in many of the nation’s northern and central parts from July 18-20 as tropical storm Son-tinh makes its way toward Laos via Vietnam.
Heading westward at a speed of 35 kilometres per hour, the storm is likely to bring heavy rains and strong winds, forecasters warn......More >>>

Rural schools enhance education environments via Shanti Volunteers
Rural schoolchildren of Luang Prabang province are set to enjoy an improved education environment thanks to supporting via public and private funding sources from Japan.
More than 4,000 students and teachers in Luang Prabang’s five target districts will benefit through a project of ‘Improving Education Environment for Primary School Students and Multi-grade Teaching Quality among Teacher Training College (TTC) and Primary School Teachers’....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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- Laos, France laud continuous cooperation, language, culture links
The nations of Laos and France have promised to further strengthen bilateral relations including in the fields of human resource development and health.
This was the message at the celebration ceremony to mark French National Day in Vientiane on July 14 with Ambassador  of France to Laos, Ms Claudine Ledoux highlighting the strong relationship between the two nations. ...More >>>

- Criminal cases top 2,000 in capital to half year
Over 2,000 criminal cases occurred in Vientiane during the first six months of the year involving assets valued at over 2,256 million kip with theft being the most common crime.
Director of Public Security Headquarters of Vientiane Police, Brigadier General Bouppha Siphomma reported the information at the ongoing 5th ordinary session of the Vientiane People’s Council from July 16-18. . ..More >>>

- Nutrition management challenges aired in Artsaphangthong district
A doctor at a hospital in Atsaphangthong district of Savannakhet province discussed the challenges of improving the nutrition status of children and women in the district with media. The first 1000 days is an essential period for pregnant women and the baby, so they should eat sufficient nutritious foods, Dr Somchai Sithapanya from Ministry of Health told the nutrition training in Savannakhet province. . .. More >>>

- Skilled workers seek support ahead of Asean competition
Laos still needs more funding to see vocational technical contestants participate in an Asean-level vocational skills competition.
If Laos and Asean still lack funds, the labour authority will need to raise funds via members, from individuals as well as small businesses and companies country-wide.
Minister of Labour and Social Welfare, Dr Khampheng Saysompheng made the admission at a press conference to promote the fundraising effort to support the Lao national team to participate in the 12th Asean Skills Competition to be held in Thailand in September.....More >>>


Dengue mosquitoes more dangerous than you expect
We are right in the middle of the dengue fever season, and the risk is high until the end of October when rainfall decreases. During this time, people are advised to remain alert of symptoms of dengue infection... . .. 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 >>>


Lao students receives gold medals from competition in Thailand
Lao students received gold medals from The 3rd ASEAN Animals Science Students Professional Skill Competition) and The 1st Agricultural Innovation Fair and Share at the Rajamagala University of Technology Isan, RMUTI from June 27-29... . . . More >>>


Young designer to study fashion in Singapore
The first runner-up of the Lao young designer competition 2017, 19-year-old Ms Manivone Vansavath, will study fashion design at Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) in Singapore from this month to improve her skills in fashion..
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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 >>>



Lincang, a beautiful prefecture within of China’s Yunnan province
Lincang is a beautiful city that shouldn't be missed by visitors to Yunnan, China's southwestern-most province.
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Capital registers 570 new businesses to half year
The number of newly registered and expanded businesses in the capital increased almost threefold during the first six months of the year.
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First Chinese film festival takes place in Vientiane
A Chinese film festival aimed at promoting cultural exchange is now taking place at National Library of Laos in Vientiane. ..More >>>


Pineapple sales sweeten life for retiree"What do you plan to do when you retire?" This is a common question among senior people working in an office environment....More >>>

World news

UK’s May faces down revolt over Brexit trade bill
LONDON (AP) -- British Prime Minister Theresa May faced down more rebellion Tuesday over her plans for the country’s exit from the European Union, as lawmakers narrowly rejected a measure that could have kept Britain in a customs union with the 28-nation bloc....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 >>>


What subject areas do students seek to study at universities?
Across the country, students are preparing for entrance examinations to universities. Accepting applications from students to register for courses in their favourite majors are the National University of Laos (NUOL), . .More >>>


Badminton players rally ahead of National Assembly’s President’s CupMore than 300 badminton players from clubs from the capital and provinces and government ministries will test their skills in the hope of medals at the 18th National Assembly's President's Cup 2018 in Vientiane from August 1-5. ...More >>>

Dining Out

Balcony views see Bokeo visitors at Terrasse
When we’re travelling, it’s always great if we know exactly where to go, what to do and where to eat to the next meal – because that’s what usually makes our trips wonderful. . . . 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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