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April 28, 2015

Humanitarian law promoted through officials

1. Laos, Cambodia cooperate on drug control
Officials from Laos and Cambodia met in Vientiane yesterday to discuss cooperation towards the control, prevention and suppression of the movement and sale of illegal drugs. More >>>

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Asean leaders reaffirm community building by 2015
Asean leaders, through their collective effort, agreed that Asean member countries will be able to realise the Asean Community Building by the end of this year as the leaders met at a summit in Malaysia. More >>>

3.  Humanitarian law promoted through officials
The Ministry of Public Security and the Lao Red Cross arranged a dissemination workshop yesterday for leading officials of the ministry to promote more understanding on international humanitarian law. More >>>

1. Vice President of Laos Bounnhang Vorachit ( right ) shakes hands with Deputy Prime Minister Ke Kim Yan.
2. Lao Prime Minister Thongsing Thammavong ( fourth left ) links hands with leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations at the opening ceremony of the 26th Asean Summit held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia yesterday. --Photo Xinhua

4. Thieves, loan related disputes the most common cases
Theft was the most common among the criminal cases in the past year, while the disputes related to loan contracts were the most frequent civil cases that were made into law suits. More >>>

News

April 28, 2015
- Survey to evaluate nutrition
The Ministry of Health, Lao Statistics Bureau of the Ministry of Planning and Investment and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) have agreed to conduct a survey on food security and nutrition. More >>>
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Sepon supports Vilabouly community out of poverty
The Lao government in February acknowledged that V ilabouly district in Savannakhet province, where the Sepon mine is located, has graduated from the list of 46 poorest districts in the country. More >>>
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First banana plantation takes root in Kasy
Authorities in Kasy district, Vientiane province expect to gain more benefits for local people's livelihoods and minimise environmental impacts on the agricultural land that has been granted as a banana concession. More >>>
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Ministry certifications for exam winners
The Ministry of Education and Sports issued certificates to students who were winners in the outstanding student primary and secondary examinations for 2014-2015. More >>>
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Electric fault destroys Chinese market in Xayaboury
A fire that broke out on Sunday night at a small Chinese market in Xayaboury province was caused by an electrical fault, local police have reported. More >>>

April 27, 2015
- First IP Fair to celebrate World Intellectual Property Day
The Ministry of Science and Technology is partnering with the private sector, international and local creators and entrepreneurs to hold the IP Fair 2015 and commemorate World Intellectual Property Day, which falls on April 26. . More >>>
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Dongdok drug raid uncovers 29,000 amphetamines pills
Drug control police from the Ministry of Public Security arrested two alleged amphetamine dealers earlier this week after seizing a large quantity of drugs found in their possession. . . More >>>
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Nam Phadeng irrigation project to finish before rainy season
Some 139 households in Longmakkhai village, Kasy district of Vientiane province will be able to produce adequate rice for consumption and sale in the near future after the Nam Phadeng irrigation project is completed.
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Plenty of fish in smaller pond
Receding water levels are allowing people to net large catches of fish from the Nam Lik river in Meuangfeuang and Hinheup districts of Vientiane province. . More >>>

April 24, 2015
- Huaphan police cracking down on drug traffickers
Huaphan is one transit province used by drug traffickers to distribute their illegal cargo but police efforts are now bearing results through their ongoing crackdown on the illicit trade. . . More >>>
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Police seek destination for four tons of ivory
The Department of Anti-Environmental Crime of Laos is currently investigating a recent seizure of four tons of African ivory in Thailand that was destined for Laos. . More >>>
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Drug addiction remains a major driver of theft
Theft appears to be on the rise in Vientiane, with the culprits being mostly young people who are addicted to drugs. . More >>>
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Roof gables set to be hoisted at Hor Phra Keo
More than 1 billion kip has been spent so far on the Hor Phra Keo Museum renovation project in central Vientiane, officials in charge have confirmed. . More >>>

April 23, 2015
- Public urged to save water over summer months
Water supply shortages during the current period of hot weather require members of the public to use water more efficiently and economically.
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Vientiane pool business going swimmingly
The hot weather is drawing lar ge numbers of people, especially youngsters, to cool down from the heat at swimming pools across Vientiane. More >>>
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Local, foreign donors support education in Vientiane province
Phouvong Jewelry has provided 48 million kip to fund part of the construction of the lower secondary school building for local children of Viengkham village, Keo-oudom district, Vientia ne province. . More >>>

April 22, 2015
- Burglary number one crime during Pi Mai Lao
The Vientiane Police Headquarters Office revealed this week that there were 26 cases of crimes committed during the recent long holiday of Pi Mai Lao involving millions of kip. More >>>
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Dengue infects almost 100 this year
Almost 100 people have been infected by dengue fever throughout the country since the start of this year, with 70 cases recorded in Attapeu province. More >>>
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Road accident numbers higher, rescue team records say
The number of road accidents recorded over the Pi Mai Lao holiday by the three main rescue organisations in Vientiane is considerably higher than that of police officers reports, highlighting both the high accident rate and also under-reporting of accidents. More >>>
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Scientific writing workshop to further research findings
A four-day workshop on scientific writing is being held in Vientiane, a joint venture between US agencies and the University of Health Sciences in Laos, aiming to assist Lao researchers to publish their research findings. More >>>

New project to help young children with disabilities

- Laos, Vietnam enhance cooperation ties
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Lao acrobats have new show for audiences
- Laos, Vietnam enhance cooperation ties
- Party points the way for continuous growth
- Exhibition highlights achievements under Party leadership
- Kimonos, yukatas on show in Vientiane
- Kuwait agrees to 192 billion kip loan to finance irrigation project
- Lao-Japan launch new laboratory for parasites
- PM calls for accurate answers in census survey
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- Global markets end lower in a wobbly week
- EDL-Gen Friday surge buoys market liquidity

Business

Lao, Korean officials discuss KSP results Korean and Lao researchers and officials from various sectors met in Vientiane to hear and discuss the results of a final report of Korea's Knowledge Sharing Programme (KSP) with Laos for 2014. More >>>

Entertainment

Seminar promotes young Lao writers' work The Association for the Preservation and the Promotion of the Arts and Literature (PPAL) organised a seminar on Lao young writers (Sonthana's 2), at Sathid Secondary school, ... More >>>

Feature

Pepsi contest Zuza's ticket to success
After winning the Pepsi Singing Contest 2015, young pop singing sensation Zuza has since been signed up to a contract with Indee Records and also... More >>>

World news

ANN members agree to further news exchanges More than 30 editors and publishers from the Asia News Network (ANN) have agreed to integrate their respective newsrooms further on news exchanges and combined reporting on Asia. More >>>

Opinion

Do you have any problems with your neighbours playing loud music at all hours of the day and night? Many people like to listen to the music when they have free time because it makes them happy and puts them into the mood to party. But some of their neighbours might not be so happy when they crank the volume up too loud. Vientiane Times .... More >>>

Sport

Lao judo goes for gold at SEA Games The Lao men's and women's judo teams in different categories will be going for gold at the 28th SEA Games in Singapore in June, confident they can secure at least one place at the top of the podium. More >>>

Travel

Muang ngoi neua village: peaceful getaway
Exploring the village quiet life, getting up close with local people's lifestyle and enjoying nature are all reasons why tourists should make the decision to. . .... . . More >>>

Poverty Eradication

Khammuan province continues to develop
evelopment of all villages nationwide is government policy, making village officials work harder to improve their communities, which has resulted in Phoung Neua village, Hinboun district, Khammuan province becoming a small town. ... More >>>

Arts & Culture

Buddhist predictions for Lao New Year 2558
The Lao Buddhist Calendar contains much information that can be revealed to knowledgeable monks such as the weather and how this will affect people's fortunes and those of their crops as well as. ...More >>>

Education

Let's explore bookshops across the border
In a busy shopping mall in the heart of Thailand, youngsters calmly browse through cartoon books page by page before pulling out money from their pockets to buy, while some adults are busy searching for.. ...More >>>

Health

Effective malaria control will reduce deaths
Even though, the number of people dying from malaria has fallen dramatically since 2000 and the number of malaria cases is also steadily declining, the disease still accounted. . ....More >>>

Lifestyle

Fish-a-plenty as water levels fall; but for how long, locals ask?
Many kinds of aquatic life can be found in the Nam Lik river, which then in turn flows into the Nam Ngum on its way downstream to meet the Mekong south of Vientiane. More >>>

Environment

Teaching children to care for the environment
Every morning before classes start the children at Pakpok school collect then deposit empty water bottles and drink cans in a place where rubbish is kept before being taken away, as one of the school's regular morning activities. . . . . .More >>>


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