June 19, 2018

Biography of Vice Vietnamese President, Ms Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh

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- New law sets public debt at not more than 25 percent of revenue
The government will be the only authority to determine the size of public debt, which must not be over 25 percent of annual state revenue. A debate by National Assembly (NA) members yesterday made this stipulation concerning the Law on Public Debt. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Mr Somdy Duangdy, introduced a draft of the law to the Assembly... More >>>

- Champassak extends dolphin conservation zone
Authorities and residents of Champassak province, especially those living in Hang Sadam and Hang Khon villages, Khong district, recently agreed to extend the conservation zone of the Mekong Dolphin, making it seven times larger.
The move has been taken in a bid to conserve the population of critically endangered Mekong River Dolphins (also known as Irrawaddy Dolphins). .. More >>>

- Smart card designed to regulate civil servants
The Ministry of Home Affairs is issuing ID cards for officials in various departments, which can be used for multiple purposes, notably to replace ATM and social security cards.  Designed to simplify life for officials, the new  smart card is in line with the government’s policy to modernise the management of the civil service.
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- Biography of Vice Vietnamese President, Ms Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh
The Vice Vietnamese President, Ms Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh, will pay an official visit to Laos from June 19 to 22. Vientiane Times is pleased to present her biography as follows:
Date of birth: December 25, 1959
Place of birth: Quang Nam province .. 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 >>>

More news stories

- Agriculture sector addresses uplands challenges
Representatives of government agencies, the private sector, civil society and development partners yesterday participated in the second Sector Working Group on Agriculture and Rural Development (SWG-ARD) meeting of 2018. The meeting in Vientiane aimed to look specifically at the uplands, a key but challenging area for the government’s plans for sustainable and inclusive growth....More >>>

- Govt provides 225 tonnes of rice for 2017 flood victims
The government is giving over 225 tonnes rice from the Asean plus Three Emergency Rice Reserve (APTERR) to communities in Khammuan and Savannakhet provinces that were affected by flooding last year when tropical storm Sonca struck. The rice was handed over in Vientiane last week by Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Welfare, ..More >>>

- Phongsaly infused with enthusiasm for tea drinking festival
A whole host of colourful activities for visitors is slated for this year’s tea drinking festival in Phongsaly district, Phongsaly province, to celebrate 400 years of the time-honoured custom. Phongsaly provincial Information, Culture and Tourism Department official, Mr Oukham Toulaphan, told Vientiane Times yesterday the tea drinking festival will be held in mid-November with visitors able to sample many kinds of teas .. More >>>

- NUOL students get lessons in ways to access information
Students at the National University of Laos (NUOL) are boosting their expertise in information literacy and the use of electronic resources for academic purposes.
They are attending a training session on the topic for use in individual learning, teaching and research, with the course taking place at the university’s Central Library from June 18-22... More >>>


Phyathai 2 Hospital’s heart centre aiming to be Asia’s cardiology hub
Phyathai 2, one of the most popular private hospitals in Thailand, is investing more than 100 million baht (US$3.12 million) in its Heart Centre. . .. 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 >>>


Book lover promotes reading through online business

Everyone can sell books. But how to operate a business for many years is the question especially in times of fierce competition and amid the onslaught of social media.. . . . More >>>


Lao woman awarded for successes in agriculture
Mrs Bouavieng Phetthalanekham, who has been interested in agriculture since she was young, recently won several awards for her perseverance and success in various businesses including her organic farm.... More >>>


Lao businessman committed to making country greener
Come summer, when the temperature in Laos can shoot up to 40 degrees Celsius, one can see people making a beeline for trees so that they can rest under them or park their cars in the shade... More >>>


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.


Ice-cream refreshes life of young entrepreneur

Making ice-cream has helped Mr Anan Thongsavath to earn at least 1.6 million kip a day, resulting in his family becoming a model household in Phonphanao village, Xaysettha district, Vientiane... . More >>>


Thousands enjoy Xayaboury’s rocket festival and Visit Laos Year celebrations
Thousands of people, including tourists, had a wonderful time at the annual rocket festival held recently in Thongmixay district in Xayaboury province in northwestern Laos. . ... .
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Nam Ngum reservoir, ‘the Sea of Laos’, is an excellent getaway
It’s not easy for people who live in landlocked countries to enjoy a day at the beach or to go for a cruise on a boat unless they travel overseas. .. More >>>


Japanese electrical wire maker expands business in Laos
A world-class electrical wire maker from Japan has announced plans to expand its operations in Laos, hoping to tap into the local and global market potential.
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Laos’ Mister Universe all set for contest final in Hua Hin
Get ready to support Mister National Universe Laos 2018, Arong Ananthavath, as he graces the stage for the Mister National Universe 2018 contest that takes place today in Hua Hin, Thailand....More >>>


Ancient traditions flourish in Bokeo
Although small and landlocked, Laos is full of strong traditions and customs that are regularly practised among its 49 ethnic groups....More >>>

World news

Inequality dominates discussions at German global media event
Inequality around the world was the topic of discussion last week as 2,000 participants from 120 nations took part in the 11th Global Media Forum (GMF) in Bonn, Germany....More >>>


Do officials need to increase checks of imported farm products at border crossings?
Businesses and those in involved in agriculture have urged the authorities to make closer checks of imported farm products, as they are considered an obstacle to attracting investment in and growth of the sector.
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What should be done to tackle drug trafficking?
Addressing the National Assembly last week, the Minister of Public Security said the trade in and abuse of drugs is widespread and likely to increase despite efforts to suppress the scourge.
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TV station asks public to comply with World Cup broadcast rights
A Vientiane TV station has asked members of the public to comply with the copyright on the live broadcasts of World Cup football matches in Laos...More >>>

Dining Out

Top of the range restaurant offers one-stop taste of Indochina in Vientiane
Located in the heart of the Indo-Chinese peninsula, Laos has diverse tourist attractions such as the world heritage town of Luang Prabang and the beautiful city of Vientiane, while the landlocked country also offers a variety of international cuisines.. . . 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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