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Xamtay to Vietnam road construction expects delays

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1. People nationwide welcome the Year of the Rooster
People from all walks of life both nationwide and abroad have celebrated Pi Mai Lao and welcomed the New Year as the Year of Rooster. . More >>>

2. Historic pottery discovered in Savannakhet
Around nineteen historic pottery items have been found in Savannakhet province's Vilabouly district in the past two weeks, with experts estimating the uncovered handicraft items are around 300 years old. . More >>>

3. Maximum concession period cut to half century in investment promotion overhaul
A newly-amended Investment Promotion Law has moved to cut by half the maximum investment period for new concession projects to 50 years, down from previous maximum period of 99 years. . More >>>

Xamtay to Vietnam road construction expects delays
Construction of a new road connecting Xamtay district in Huaphan province to Thua Thien Hue province, Vietnam will not be finished according to plans, say officials of the project. . More >>>

Govt warned to manage growing debt
Economists have warned the government needs a long-term strategy for managing its burgeoning debt against obligations while it works on securing more efficient and additional revenue sources. . More >>>

Home news
- Private developer eyes tourism development in Thoulakhon district
A Lao private investor, who defines itself as a family business, is keen to develop a natural waterfall and large fish pond into an important tourism site in Thoulakhom district, Vientiane province. . More >>>
- Design changes delay building of hospitals in Huaphan, Xieng Khuang
Construction of the new hospitals planned for Huaphan and Xieng Khuang provinces has been delayed due to design changes. . More >>>
- Fire victims receive new dwellings
Twenty-six families in Donkham village, Houn district in Oudomxay province have received newly rebuilt houses after their dwellings were engulfed in flames in February. . More >>>
- Regional programme to increase language capacity of gov't staff
In an effort aimed at developing knowledge and capacity in the English language, a number of government officials recently took part in a programme entitled “Professional Communication Skills for Leaders.”
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Camping the best way to experience reservoir's pleasures
The reservoir of the Nam Ngum hydropower dam in Vientiane province is a wonderful place to spend a day or two in the fresh air enjoying nature's pleasures. . .More >>>

Poverty Eradication

Concerted efforts bringing change to Khammuan
Social and economic development is the foundation for progress in Yommalath district, Khammuan province, and at the forefront of the battle to improve living standards and bring prosperity. . . . . . . . . More >>>

Arts & Culture

Lao New Year is back with even more colourful fun
Lao New Year or as it's called in Lao, Pi Mai Lao , is back again this week with more wet fun, including world class DJs, but is still looking to preserve the charm of its traditions. More >>>


Cleaner, safer motoring envisioned by schoolgirl art contest winner
An artistic vision for better, cleaner and safer motoring has won a Vientiane secondary school student cash, a trophy and the chance to have her entry compete abroad. . . . 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  

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Electricity powers up exports towards a better trade balance
Thailand and Cambodia remain leading electricity importers from Laos among the ten-member Association of South East Asian Nations (Asean). . More >>>


Anniversary issue features nation's modern, traditional couture
Laos is a country increasingly known abroad for its traditional couture, particularly that of the feminine variety.
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Trainee chef recommends award-winning aromatic native chicken dish
"I want to be a good chef in the future.”
It looks like the future is coming more quickly than even she expected for winner at the Lao Food Festival 2017, Ms Vanmanivone Leuangbounkham.
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World news

3 years on, still no closure on Sewol tragedy
SEOUL/ANSAN, Gyeonggi Province (The Korea Herald) -- For many South Koreans, facing April 16 does not get any easier. The day brings back traumatic memories of . . More >>>


How was your Lao New Year celebration?
Pi Mai Lao (Lao New Year) was celebrated across the nation and beyond with merit making and sacred devotions, joy, feasting and revelry in various measures. Vientiane Times reporters asked members of the public about their celebrations. . More >>>


Badminton federation looking for International Series sponsors
Lao Badminton Federation is currently looking for sponsors for additional support in organising the Lao International Series 2017 in Vientiane from October 31 to November 5.
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Depression and its prevention
Even though depression is not a preventable condition, there are still measures that you can take to keep yourself and your loved ones happy, balanced, and stable. With effective preventative measures, you can take steps to address your depression before it becomes a problem. .. . More >>>


Local livelihoods benefit from common river fish
Many people around the world enjoy eating fish and usuallyhave their favourites just like the people living by the reservoir of the Nam Ngum hydropower plant, who have their own way of catching and cooking a particularly delicious variety. More >>>








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