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April 19, 2017

Women's New Year dress not respecting Lao traditions ## Over 250 m kip in damages reported in two fires

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1. Tourism sector looking to boost its capacity
The engagement of local authorities and investments will help the government boost the number of foreign travellers over the years to come, reports a senior tourism official. More >>>

2. Authorities retrieve 50b kip from corrupt officials
The State Inspection Authority (SIA) has retrieved more than 50 billion kip over the past two years from corrupt officials who had previously embezzled State properties. More >>>

3. Caffeine high as Laos tops South-East Asia's coffee producer rankings
Laos is riding high as largest coffee exporter in Asean followed by Vietnam in second place and Thailand third according to figures compiled by the Lao Ministry of Industry and Commerce . More >>>

Twenty-two die in Lao New Year road carnage
In just the three days of the Lao New Year holiday 159 road accidents occurred across the country resulting in 22 fatalities with incidents of drunk driving and speeding higher than ever. More >>>

Asianface director reportedly involved in business fraud in Cambodia
Investors in an allegedly fraudulent scheme offered by the Asianface company are increasingly concerned after the involvement of its operator in similar activities in his home country were revealed. More >>>

Home news
- Regulations, safety ignored claim bus passengers
A number of passengers have complained about bus services over the Lao New Year holiday as they claim some drivers were not complying with regulations or thinking about passenger safety. More >>>
- Women's New Year dress not respecting Lao traditions
Many young ladies were still not following regulations regarding the wearing of appropriate dress when entering temples during the Lao New Year 2017 celebration, the Vientiane Vice-Mayor confirmed. More >>>
- Over 250 m kip in damages reported in two fires
Two building fires have occurred in Vientiane just after the New Year with damages estimated at over 250 million kip. More >>>

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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Lao New Year consumer spending has positives and negatives
Huge spending by local consumers during the week-long celebration of Lao New Year can have both positive and negative impacts on the national economy, a senior economist has commented. More >>>


Home-grown Dearest Sister to hit local screens next month
The Lao film Dearest Sister by acclaimed director Mattie Do will hit local cinema screens in Vientiane next month after receiving good reviews from critics and the public alike at numerous international film festivals. . More >>>


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

Anhui opens to the world
B eijing : Anhui is on its way to becoming a new frontier in the opening-up of China's inland regions and an important connection point of the Belt and Road Initiative through its rivers. More >>>


How can we avoid electricity shortages during the hot weather?
With the hot weather upon us electricity usage has increased rapidly as more fans, refrigerators and air conditioners work harder to keep us cool. Many are concerned there won't be enough electricity to go round. Vientiane Times asked some people for their thoughts on the best ways to save electricity. 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 >>>


Waste not want not as carver up-cycles offcuts to preserve forests, boost income
The Joy Wooden Handicraft Factory is one of many factories in Vientiane to see the importance of using wood that might otherwise go to waste to preserve forest resources, support business expansion and employee livelihoods. More >>>



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