June 5, 2018

Govt, int’l experts dig deep to resolve problem of damaged roads 

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- US extends support for school meals programme
The United States government has announced new support of US$27.4 million in funding for the school meals programme to help strengthen the Lao government’s national school meals initiative. Deputy Minister of Education and Sports Mr Boualan Silipanya and US Ambassador to Laos Rena Bitter, Country Representative for the UN World Food Programme (WFP) in .. More >>>

- Australia backs project to reduce child undernutrition 
The Macfarlane Burnet Institute for Medical Research and Public Health of Australia is providing over US$700,000 from 2018-2021   to help reduce child malnutrition in target districts of Vientiane province. A ceremony to ink an agreement on funding for the project was attended by the Director of the Lao Tropical and Public Health Institute under the Ministry of Health, Dr Sengchanh Kounnavong, .. More >>>

- Korea’s new foreign policy to boost cooperation with Asean, Laos: diplomat
The Republic of Korea’s renewed foreign policy will advance relations and cooperation with Southeast Asian countries including Laos, the Korean Ambassador to Laos has said. The ‘New Southern Policy’ under President Moon Jae-in’s administration is designed to expand economic ties with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), the 10-member bloc of which Laos is a member... More >>>

- Govt, int’l experts dig deep to resolve problem of damaged roads 
Government officials and members of international organisations met in Vientiane yesterday for talks on road maintenance, with a view to better regulating road transport and preventing damage by overloaded trucks. The meeting on Axle Load Control and Inspection of Land Transport Operations took place at the Lao-Japan International Cooperation Training Centre... More >>>

Champassak readies hilltop site for tourists
Champassak provincial authorities are eyeing a site at Phou Sa Lao Mountain in Phonthong district, with a view to turning it into a tourist attraction and bringing more people to the area. Local authorities are compiling data for a tourism management plan after inspecting the site and will develop various facilities according to their suitability...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 >>>

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- NUOL holds first ever University Challenge Quiz 
The National University of Laos (NUOL) held the nation’s inaugural University Challenge Quiz in Vientiane last Wednesday with contestants battling it out to answer questions on a variety of subjects. The quiz was conducted entirely in English and aimed to promote students’ general knowledge, English language skills, and love of learning...More >>>

-  Laos joins global environmental campaign against plastic
Laos has joined other countries in urging its population to reduce the use of plastic as part of efforts to create a better world environment. The Department of Environment Quality Promotion, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, last Saturday held activities to celebrate World Environment Day (June 5) under this year’s theme of Beat Plastic Pollution...More >>>

- Local app developers creating innovative solutions to everyday problems
Young IT developers in Laos are continuing to create useful applications such as those promoting local services and hospitality businesses to locals and visitors via smartphones.
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- Workshop upgrading electrical engineering skills at NUOL
A training workshop for electrical engineers in the use of a Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) began at the Faculty of Engineering, National University of Laos (NUOL), on Monday. The workshop, which runs until June 8, is instructing 28 trainees from the faculty’s Department of Electrical Engineering, Department of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering, and Department of Computer Engineering and Information Technology, .. More >>>


Tobacco breaks hearts

World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) 2018 focuses on the impact tobacco has on the cardiovascular health of people worldwide.   . .. More >>>


Age-old traditions sustain Bokeo fishermen
On a broad swathe of the Mekong River in Phonsavang village, there is an island where local fishermen have built a small hut so they can shelter from the rain and take a nap when they feel tired... More >>>


Lao woman pioneers social development through Global Shapers Vientiane Hub
Ms Kannika Inthaxoum, 26, from Haisok village in Chanthabouly district, Vientiane, has been selected as a member of the Global Shapers Vientiane Hub (GSV), which creates activities that encourage young people to stay away from drugs. . . . More >>>


Creative Lao woman is proud winner of Outstanding Asean Women Entrepreneurs Award
Mrs Dalyvanh Sitpraxay was one of nine Lao businesswomen who received the Outstanding Asean Women Entrepreneurs Award (AWEN) 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand, recently... 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.


Laos launches action plan to tackle violence against children
At an event organised to mark International Children’s Day, Deputy Prime Minister Sonexay Siphandone on Thursday launched a multi-sectoral response with priority actions to address violence against children in Laos.. . 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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Bokeo’s Fort Carnot a must for history buffs
Fort Carnot in the small town of Huayxai in Bokeo province is definitely a place worth spending an hour or so if you want to gain a deeper understanding of the area..... More >>>


Conference spurs use of blockchain technology in Laos 
Experts and scholars in the global blockchain field and hundreds of industry elites from various countries gathered in Vientiane on Friday to learn about the international Internet, mobile payment technology, and the blockchain system.
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Hmong lifestyle showcased in Vientiane photo exhibition 
A photo exhibition showcasing the rich Hmong culture and lifestyle is now open to the public at the i:cat Gallery in Vientiane...More >>>


Student volunteers dream of decent education at rural schools
Children are the foundation of the future and will build on the knowledge and examples that we pass on to them, so the success of our society in the future depends on how much we can give children today...More >>>

World news

Russian president’s upcoming visit is of great significance: China’s top diplomat
JOHANNESBURG (China Daily/Xinhua) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin’s upcoming state visit to China is of great significance to the planning of....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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How can we help to protect the environment?
Environmental protection implies the sustainable use and management of natural resources, including wildlife, water, air, and mineral deposits. Environmental preservation is necessary because Earth’s resources are limited and threatened by human activity...More >>>


Young Lao athletes eyeing medals at Asean Student Games
Local student athletes are preparing in Vientiane in the hope of winning medals at the 10thAsean Student Games to be hosted by Malaysia from July 19-27..More >>>

Dining Out

Vientiane eatery serves up tried and tested noodle soup
Arguably Laos’ most popular dish, one restaurant in Vientiane has been serving up this traditional staple since 1968, turning out countless bowls of noodle soup, known as fer... . . 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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