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1. UNDP programmes launched to support further development
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator and Chair of the United Nations Development Group, Ms Helen Clark, visited Laos yesterday to acknowledge the country's progress on the development agenda and launch a strong partnership with the government. . More >>>

2. Laos to pursue trade, business environment improvement
The government of Australia will contribute US$2.5 million in additional funding for the ongoing Second Trade Development Facility Project (TDF II), aiming to improve trade and Laos' business environment. . More >>>

3. Govt toughens up on foreign worker registration
The labour and security sectors are gearing up to register and issue temporary work permits to foreign workers as part of government efforts to strictly regulate foreign nationals. . More >>>

Laos, UK continue cooperation in education development
The Ministry of Education and Sports will continue its cooperation with the UK government in furthering the development of the country's education sector. . More >>>

Govt grants exequatur to new Swedish consul
The government yesterday presented an exequatur to the Honorary Consul of the Kingdom of Sweden to the Lao PDR at a ceremony held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Vientiane. . More >>>

6. Laos showcases tourist attractions at Berlin trade fair
Laos put its tourism products in the spotlight at the world's largest trade fair, the ITB (Internationale Tourismus Börse), held in Berlin, Germany, from March 8-12. . More >>>

Home news
- Knowledge development crucial for Lao logistics
Lecturers and students need to boost their understanding of engineering and transport to improve capacity development in the sector, according to a leading academic. . More >>>
- Agarwood association established to strengthen industry in Laos
Agarwood enterprises in Borikhamxay province will be developed and expanded as part of efforts to ease access to foreign markets after the provincial Agarwood Association was established by the provincial Governor. . More >>>
- Vangvieng to hold market fair
The first Vangvieng market fair will be held from March 18-24 at the old airfield in Vangvieng district, Vientiane province. . More >>>

Monta Champassak Garden draws visitors to Pakxong
Monta Champassak Garden in Pakxong district, Champassak province, is set to become a highlight for visitors with an interest in agriculture after temporarily opening in December 2016. . .More >>>

Poverty Eradication

Saravan family turns to pig farming to bring home the bacon
Waking up early and starting the hard work of tending to animals and crops each day is normal for Mr Phouy Chanthavong and his family and they depend on their labour to keep themselves above poverty. . . . . . ..

Arts & Culture

Holy water sprinkling a respected Buddhist tradition
The holy water sprinkling ceremony that took place at That Luang on Sunday to honour the country's most senior and revered monk carries great meaning for all monks and Lao people. . .More >>>


Mobile library opens new chapter in children's education
Reading is essential for children if they are to rise up the education ladder but many of them are held back because so many schools don't have enough books, both in rural areas of Laos and towns. . . .
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Investor: Preparation for Savan-Lao Bao railway construction ‘well progressed'
The Right-of-Way Railway corridor of the planned 220 km railway project linking central Savannakhet province with Vietnamese. . More >>>


“Dolls of Japan” opens at fine arts gallery in Vientiane
The Embassy of Japan to Laos alongside the Japan Foundation Asia Centre and the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism on Friday opened an exhibition in Vientiane titled “The Dolls of Japan”.
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Popular Lao restaurant reopens in Vientiane
I don't know if others will agree with me or not but when I travel one of the most important things is a taste of the local cuisine which, for me, touches on the real culture and tradition of an area. . More >>>

World news

Police arrest two more suspects in Bandung attack
Jakarta (The Jakarta Post) -- The National Police said on Monday that they had arrested two more suspects in relation to an attack that occurred in Bandung at the Pandawa field on Feb. 27. . More >>>


What should be done to keep our towns clean?
Keeping our towns clean is everyone's responsibility but in Laos we are failing to take up this challenge and public places are dirty. Vientiane Times asked people why there is so much litter and what might be done to solve the problem. . More >>>


Oudomxay dominates table tennis opposition at Champa Cup
Oudomxay province men's and women's table tennis players dominated the 3rd Lao Gold Champa Tea Cup in Vientiane from March 11-12 taking out numerous singles and doubles events. . More >>>


Medics mull strategies to cope with health impacts of climate change
Senior Lao doctors and ministry and institution officials have discussed public health strategies in response to climate change . . . More >>>


Straw pictures both artistic and environmentally friendly
The piles of yellow straw that appeared in fields whenever farmers had finished harvesting their rice inspired an innovative man to create pictures made from straw. . More >>>


Celebrating RAMSAR Convention Day
Anniversary of the signing of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, internationally known as the “Ramsar Convention”, named after the city of Ramsar in Iran where the convention was signed on February 2, 1971 . . . More >>>

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