April 26, 2018

Russian divers explore the depths of the Nongfar marsh in Attapeu

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- PM outlines agenda to drive growth
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has told relevant bodies to carry out studies to establish appropriate bank loan interest rates favourable for boosting business operations and investment.
The premier made the suggestion at the two-day government monthly meeting for April that ended on Tuesday in Vientiane.
The relevant departments were told to . .. More >>>

- EU provides 152 billion kip for nutrition and potable mains water infrastructure
The European Union (EU) has provided aid grant of over 152 billion kip (EUR 15 million) to improve nutrition and expand rural water infrastructure across Laos.
The project, named ‘Scaling up Nutrition and WASH Infrastructure Project’ (SUNWIP), will significantly improve access to clean, safe water for the people year round, as well educating the public on water usage regarding hygiene and sanitation... More >>>

-Republic of Korea diplomat optimistic about upcoming summit, Koreas’ relations
The Inter-Korean Summit scheduled to take place tomorrow is set to lay the foundation for the settlement of peace on the Korean Peninsula, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Laos has said.
“It will be very meaningful for the two leaders to ” . .. More >>>

- Russian divers explore the depths of the Nongfar marsh in Attapeu
Divers from Russia recently explored the Nongfar marsh in Sanxay district, Attapeu province, as the depth and topography of the marsh has never been firmly established, an official said.
Head of Attapeu provincial Information, Culture and Tourism Department, Ms Bounnan Bounnaseng told Vientiane Times yesterday that divers from Russia first inspected the Nongfar marsh in 2010, and have returned to the location a second time.. More >>>

More news stories

- Lao Front, Lao-Oz Foundation exchange on culture, education
The Lao Front for National Development’s Committee to Australia and Lao-Oz Foundation officials visited the Lao Front’s headquarters yesterday in Vientiane to exchange lessons on national cultural protection and basic education development.
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- Lao workers being treated unfairly: Trade unions
Differences between employers and employees are increasing in Laos because many workers have been taken advantage of by their employers, according to the Lao Federation of Trade Unions (LFTU). ..More >>>

- Khammuan’s Pha Katai climb opens to dramatic panoramas
Khammuan tourism Department has only just opened Katai Mountain, with the installation of paths, walkways and bridges that allow tourists to access dramatic lookouts across the craggy mountain. In the local Yommalath district the range is called Pha Katai....More >>>

- KOICA boosts cooking practice development in Laos
The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) has provided more than 166 million kip (US$ 20,000) to build a training room and supply cooking equipment to the Lao-Korea Institute of Skill Development (LAKISD)..More >>>



Midwives improve health of rural mothers, children
She slowly asks some questions to a mother-to-be during a medical check-up at Phasang dispensary in Feuang District of Vientiane province to make sure the woman and her baby are healthy.
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Khaen plays integral role in Lao culture 
The sound of the khaen has been an inherent part of Laos for thousands of years. Today, wherever there are Lao people, there is always the sound of the khaen. .. More >>>


Local model balances fashion career with college finance, banking studies
Mr Savansek Aekbanlang, well-known locally for his work on the Lao Super Model stage, recently graduated with a certificate in Finance and Banking from Lattana Business Administration College... .. . . . . More >>>


Blind stool maker crafts his own determined path through life
While life has a way of throwing up all sorts of challenges for us in the pursuit of our dreams, perhaps the best test of character is how we deal with any misfortunes which befall us... More >>>


Thirteen elephants knocking on heaven’s door
Thirteen elephants handed over to Elephant Conservation Centre by Lao government.

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Wall exhibit breaks down barriers to Vientiane’s past
While Laos’ convoluted history is often just studied in textbooks, today’s generation can now sample a part of it from the 16th century for themselves – the Vientiane city wall.


Pioneer breaks the mould of football managers
How many women would dare to manage a men’s football team and have the strength, tenacity and determination to turn around a struggling squad?. . More >>>


Almsgiving - a tradition worth preserving
Almsgiving is a fine tradition that Lao people have practised every day around the country since ancient times, so much so that it has become a reflection of the country’s culture. ... .
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Nam Song weaves its magic for visitors through stunning Vangvieng
Vangvieng is full of fascinating places to visit including natural and manmade attractions that every day draw large numbers of domestic and overseas visitors to the picturesque town. .... More >>>


‘One-stop-shop’ opens to boost investment
The Ministry of Planning and Investment has opened a one-stop service aimed at facilitating and boosting investment in the nation.. . . More >>>


Model Touk reflects on her reality TV show experience
  Ms Touk, a model from  Wow Laos, has discussed her experiences since she joined the reality TV project in 2016 to showcase her skills and talents in the world of fashion. ...More >>>


 Nga boat racing - a time-honoured tradition of Oudomxay
A group of villagers from the Nga district, Oudomxay province rushes down to the Nga River to watch the longboats race in the annual event that has become an integral part .More >>>

World news

UN officials call for new approach to sustaining peace

UNITED NATIONS (Xinhua) -- United Nations officials on Tuesday urged a gathering of world leaders and high-ranking representatives.... More >>>


Laos-Vietnam special solidarity becomes priceless legacy
Laos-Vietnams relations have been marked by an unalloyed solidarity that is rare around the globe. The rare relationship has become a priceless legacy of the two nations.
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How can we create greater awareness about protecting intellectual property?
To mark the World Intellectual Property Day on April 26, Laos is holding a fair at Lao-ITECC in Vientiane where local and foreign businesses are displaying a variety of products. Vientiane Times went to the fair, which will continue till May 1... More >>>


Lao archers take aim at World Cup Stage 1
Four men and four women archers from Laos are currently competing at the Hyundai Archery World Cup Stage 1 being hosted by Shanghai, China from April 23-30.....More >>>

Dining Out

Seafood buffet a perennial hit in Vientiane
Seafood buffets are a huge hit with diners in Vientiane, especially families and groups of friends, even though they aren’t easy to find in the capital’s restaurants. . . 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. ... .
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