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August 25, 2016

Lao team tops 7th Asean Quiz competition

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1. President BounnhangVorachit ( centre ) delivers his address at the meeting. -- Photo Khamphanh
2. Heavy trucks on Kamphengmeuang Road in Sisattanak district, Vientiane recently.

1. Party Secretary General stresses streamlined govt
Party Secretary General BounnhangVorachit has stressed that all Party and government bodies and agencies be restructured from now into streamlined units that have appropriate jobs and clear roles and duties in order to drive development. . More >>>

2. Vientiane heavy truck ban during Asean summits
Heavy truck bans have commenced prohibiting them from using 15 main roads in Vientiane where delegations from around the world will be attending the 28th and 29th Asean Summits back-to-back next month.
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3. Policy makers call for recognition of inherited lands
Policy makers have called for recognition of lands which local people have inherited from their parents, despite land titles having not been issued for those lands. . More >>>

4. Top leader to open Asean summits next month
The President of the Lao PDR MrBounnhangVorachit will be honoured to open Asean summits early next month, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced. . More >>>

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Lao team tops 7th Asean Quiz competition
The Lao team has won first place in regional level competition at the 7th Asean Quiz yesterday after beating nine other Asean countries' teams.
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Govt aid flows to flood victims inLuangPrabang
The National Committee for Disaster Prevention and Control has provided 200 million kip in disaster assistance to people in LuangPrabang province who were impacted by flash flooding after heavy rains over the period from August 8-21. . More >>>

News

August 25 , 2016
- UXO education and awareness programme reviews results
The Department of Pre-school and Primary Education under the Ministry of Education and Sports in cooperation with World Education have marked 20 years of delivering the Mine Risk Education project in Laos and also reviewed its progress.. More >>>
- Capacity building remains key to water supply solutions
Both human resource development and capacity building remain key solutions to stable and sustainable water supply management in the country. . More >>>
- Free surgery for children with cleft lips, palates
Patients with cleft lips and palates around the country are now able to receive free surgery at Mahosot Hospital in Vientiane as provided by the Twin Pine Group from Thailand. . More >>>
- Lao students win ‘Most Innovative Team' awards
A team of students from the National University of Laos was awarded with the most innovative team in the Youth Innovation Competition as part of the Langcang-Mekong Region's Governance and Development (YICMG).
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August 24, 2016
- Government discusses draft national land policy
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has held discussions to research and improve the draft national land policy as well as the plan for agricultural land use in Laos. More >>>
- Pertussis cases reported in XiengKhuang and Borikhamxay
Some pertussis cases reported in Nonghet district of XiengKhuang province in July and in Viengthong district of Borikhamxay province over the last two weeks are now under control. More >>>
- Risk of dengue in Xayaboury on the rise
It's now a major concern that people in Xayaboury may be at more risk of dengue fever due to flooding in the province after continued flooding in many northern areas of the country. More >>>
- Lao confers friendship medal to Xinhua Vientiane news chief
The Lao government handed over a friendship medal to Xinhua News Agency's Vientiane Bureau Chief on Monday night who is completing his term of service of international news coverage in Laos. More >>>

August 23 , 2016
- Mechanised UXO clearance underway in XiengKhuang
Japan Mine Action Service (JMAS) has commenced the Mechanical Cluster Submunition Clearance project in XiengKhuang province which aims to accelerate the disposal of cluster submunitions in the country.
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- Department warns of possible Mekong flooding
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment's Meteorology and Hydrology Department has warned people of the possibility of flooding after the rapid rise of water levels in the Mekong River. . . More >>>
- Fires engulf apartment building, factory in Vientiane over weekend
A major fire occurred in Vientiane last weekend resulting in damages of over 400 million kip according to the Vientiane Prevention and Protection Police Department. Fortunately no one was injured in the blaze.
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- Lao media personnel complete writing course in Vietnam
A total of 42 Lao media personnel completed a follow-up course regarding writing skills on economic, political, and social target programmes in Vietnam last week. . . More >>>

August 22, 2016
- Tobacco control workshop mulls sustainable funding
Representatives from the media, Hygiene and Health Promotion Department, Mass Media Department, World Health Organisation in Laos met last week to discuss ways to sustain the Tobacco Control Fund.
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- Polio prevention sees good results
Laos has achieved good results in its vaccinaiton campaign for polio prevention in all targeted provinces this year but there are still challenges and lessons which can be learned to improve coverage in the next round. More >>>
- Central regions tourism festival to be held in Vangvieng
A central regions tourism promotion festival will be held in Vientiane province from D ecember 10-16 with the aim of attracting larger numbers of local and foreign tourists. More >>>
- UHS-Laos stepping up non-communicable disease prevention efforts
The University of Health Sciences in Laos (UHS-Laos) is looking to strengthen its doctors and nurses working to reduce non-communicable disease prevention (NCDs) in target communities. More >>>

August 19, 2016
- Heritage city market closes due to flooding
Authorities in LuangPrabang province have improved the drainage system along various major roads in the city after flooding was recorded in several areas including the LuangPrabang Night Market. More >>>
- Lao craftspeople need markets for cultural production
Lao craftspeople need better marketing in order to boost the prospects of the cultural production sector, especially carvings, sculptures and pottery produced as souvenirs. More >>>
- Fire destroys two-story house on temple grounds in Savannakhet
A two-story house at the Huameuang Tai temple in KaysonePhomvihane district, Savannakhet province has been destroyed by fire but no causalities have been reported. More >>>
- Robot Contest to take place at end of year
Contestants from various technical and vocational institutes expect to use microprocessors and modern technology in their robots whilst taking part it the 13th annual Robot Contest, which will take place at the end of this year. More >>>

August 18 , 2016
- Govt cancels toll collection at Thangon Bridge
The government has stopped collecting the toll at Thangon Bridge over the Nam Ngum River in Xaythany district, Vientiane after the debt for its construction has been fully repaid to the bank. . More >>>
- Powerhouse work to commence at Don Sahong
The concret foundations for the Don Sahong Hydropower Project are now being set in place prior to construction. . More >>>
- One policeman dead after pickup rolls in Champassak
Road users travelling in both the northern and southern regions of the country should exercise caution whilst driving as the wet weather, occasional flooded areas and landslides make driving on the roads a potential hazard. . More >>>


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Business

Longrich introduces bioscience products in Laos
LongrichBiocience Company, in collaboration with the Technology and Innovation Department under the Ministry of Science and Technology has introduced its bio-sciences products in Laos.
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Entertainment

Tokyo International Film Festival announces opening, closing films
The 29th annual Tokyo International Film Festival, to be held this year in late October and early November, announced this year's opening and closing films on Tuesday. . More >>>

Feature

August 23, a day to recall National Uprising Day
The overturning of the old administration on Uprising Day or administrative power seizure day on August 23, 1975, and the independence declaration. . More >>>

World news

Wraps come off design of Mars probe
CHINA (China Daily, ANN) -- China unveiled the design of its Mars probe on Tuesday, hours after announcing that one of its unmanned submersibles had dived to. . More >>>

Opinion

What are your thought about the instructions issued by the Prime Minister to the financial sector?
The Prime Minister recently gave instructions to the financial sector nationwide, stressing that officials must strictly follow regulations in order to help solve budget problems and prevent corruption. Vientiane Times . . More >>>

Sport

Savannakhet selects talented athletes for Student Games
The Savannakhet provincial Education and Sports Department has selected 22 male and 16 female athletes to make up their athletics team that will compete at the. . More >>>

Travel

One-day tour of cultural sites in Vientiane
Vientiane Times will produce several interesting articles beginning from August 24, in the lead up to the Asean Summit from September 6-8. These articles will highlight policies on investment, commercial cooperation, foreigners living in Laos. More >>>

Poverty Eradication

Innovative milk drink yields health, financial benefits
Adrink called ‘3 Star' sour milk - a modified version of yoghurt - has been dreamed up based on the tastes of Lao people and is now surging in popularity. .. More >>>

Arts & Culture

Buddhism brings gentle behaviour to unruly boys
A number of young people are interested in learning the Dharma practices upheld by Buddhist monks as they hope that this will lead them on a path to. . . More >>>

Education

Good time management earns university student Japanese scholarship
Ms Vilayvone Vang is one of eight Lao students to receive acceptance in the Japan-East Asia Network of Exchange for Students and Youth 2.0 programme (JENESYS) with plans to study her masters in commerce this year. . More >>>

Health

Making tuberculosis testing available for everyone in Laos
Several important milestones have been achieved by the National Tuberculosis (TB) Centre in Laos, with steady declines seen in the incidence, prevalence and mortality rates of TB. . . . .. More >>>

Lifestyle

Night market's street food has something for everyone
While some people express concerns about roadside food stalls due to potential health concerns there's no doubting that what's on offer at Anou night food market . . . More >>>

Environment

Centuries-old Lee fish traps now a thing of the past
Centuries-old Lee traps, or basket-type fish traps fashioned out of wood and bamboo, which have been used by southern fisherman for hundreds of years, are in the process of being removed. . . More >>>



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