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New decree strengthens environment fund

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1. Tunnel works underway on Laos-China railway project
Efforts to bore tunnels for the Laos-China railway project have begun, marking a new and intensive stage to construction work underground for the landmark multi-billion dollar project.. More >>>

2. Business operations face high logistics costs, study says
High logistics costs in Laos are still a major obstruction for business operations throughout the domestic private sector and can also deter investors, a recent study suggests. . More >>>

3. Finance ministry welcomes public feedback with new hotline
The Ministry of Finance has launched the hotline number 1519 to better connect with members of the public so that consumers can more easily air complaints or provide recommendations regarding finance sector operations in the country. . More >>>

New decree strengthens environment fund
A new government decree on a key environmental fund will help bolster fundraising for the protection of environment across the country, sources say. . More >>>

Company to develop Mekong beach as popular tourist attraction in Vientiane
A private company seeks to put the Mekong River beach in front of Sithan Neua village, Sikhottabong district on the map as one of the most popular tourist attractions in Vientiane in a bid to attract more domestic and foreign visitors. . More >>>

Home news
- Laos, Vietnam to further human resource development
Laos and Vietnam have agreed to further cooperation on education and human resource development to reaffirm developing their friendly relations and bilateral cooperation. . More >>>
- Danish Red Cross cooperation contributions recognised with honours
The Danish Red Cross work in close cooperation with the Lao Red Cross to promote gender equity, reduce child mortality, eradicate poverty and promote hygiene in rural areas of the country has been recognised with a significant official honour from the state . . More >>>
- Women's Union seeks greater understanding of gender equality
The Vientiane Women's Union would like to create a greater understanding of gender equality among women in the target districts of a project aiming to reduce violence against women and girls. . 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 >>>


Killing for Traditional Medicine
Wildlife trade means the sale of wild animals or plants - either alive, dead or as processed parts. It includes food such as fruit and fish, forest products, leather and furs or medicinal plants. Wildlife trade can be . . . More >>>


Clothing products in demand by European markets
Garment products to European countries are seen as a leading export while vehicle parts and agricultural vehicles were the most imported products over the past few years, government data has shown.
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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

Media promoting Belt and Road television, film cooperation
Beijing: Media organisations in different countries along the Belt and Road are cooperating with film and television productions to promote mutual understanding and communication. . More >>>


What should be done to solidify bus regulations and passenger safety?
Some passengers have complained about bus services over the Lao New Year holiday claiming some drivers and bus staff were not complying with regulations or thinking about passenger safety. Vientiane Times asked bus passengers how they would like to see these types of issues solved in the future. . More >>>


LFF imposing stricter standards to improve local football
Lao Football Federation (LFF) is enforcing tougher licensing standards on all participating clubs in the Lao Premier League in an ongoing effort to improve the overall . . . More >>>


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 >>>


Artisan turning waste paper into gold
Hardscrabble childhood inspires up-cycled paper creations
Waste paper may appear a fairly useless commodity to some, but one industrious artisan and business woman is busy using it to earn several million kip each month. . More >>>




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