June 8, 2018

NUOL announces first bachelor’s programme in development economics and planning

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- Ministry vows to remove tourism barriers
With various barriers hindering the development of the tourism industry, authorities in charge will work closely with the relevant sectors to remove these obstacles, a minister told parliament yesterday. Responding to questions raised by National Assembly (NA) members at the ongoing 5th ordinary session of parliament, Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism Prof. Dr Bosengkham Vongdara said he agreed
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- New orchid species identified
The discovery of a new orchid species in Laos, Paphiopedilum papilio-laoticus, has been documented in the most recent publication of OrchideenJournal by a specialist working in the herbarium at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, UK. The paper was contributed to the journal by Mr André Schuiteman from the herbarium and co-authored by Mr Sulivong Luangaphay and Shunsuke Iio.... More >>>

- Govt takes steps to repay debts to local firms 
Despite budgetary tensions, the government is working to pay a total of 3.25 trillion kip owed to private companies under the triangle-debt-diversion disbursement initiative. Addressing the National Assembly yesterday, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Mr Somdy Duangdy, clarified the government’s position regarding the implementation of this initiative... More >>>

- NUOL announces first bachelor’s programme in development economics and planning
The Faculty of Economics and Business Management, National University of Laos (NUOL) will open the nation’s first bachelor’s programme in Development Economics and Planning for the next academic year 2018-2019. Ministry of Education and Sports and the university jointly organised a ceremony to announce the new programme on Wednesday in Vientiane.
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- Laos, Japan mull improvements to Vientiane bus services
Lao and Japanese cooperation has been improving public transport services in Vientiane through a project which is upgrading the bus management system implemented by Eagle Bus Company of Japan. The issue was discussed at a final report meeting of the “Verification Survey for the Bus Operation Optimisation System” project which took place in the capital on Thursday... 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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- WHO awards Laos for efforts to curb smoking
The Ministry of Health will continue to work with international partners to reduce tobacco smoking in Laos even though there has been some success in this field. Tobacco is a major risk factor for non-communicable diseases. To address this, every year the World Health Organisation (WHO) recognises individuals or organisations for ..More >>>

- Xekong adds caves to list of tourist attractions
Xekong provincial authorities have identified two caves in Lamam district called Tham Ongkeo and Tham Ongtor for development as visitor attractions. An official from the provincial Information, Culture and Tourism Department, Mr Chanthaboun Tharongsengchanh, told Vientiane Times local authorities had ..More >>>

- Singaporean university hands over school facilities in Vientiane province
Nanyang Technological University (NTU) of Singapore under its Overseas Exposure Programme (OEP) is continuing to help improve education facilities in Laos through community service. NTU on Wednesday presented an building annex to Nong Luang Primary School in Hinheub district, Vientiane province after 250 undergraduate students participated in the community service project since 2015... More >>>

- Ministry urges people of all ages to apply for birth certificates
The Ministry of Home Affairs is aiming for 70 percent of Lao adults and newborns to obtain birth certificates from local authorities by the year 2024. In support of this target, the National Committee for the Advancement of Women and Mother-Child in cooperation with the Ministry of Home Affairs last week set up .. 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 >>>


From employee to company shareholder
Sitting before a computer screen in her office, the Deputy Managing Director of Burapha Agro-Forestry Company, MsSouphayvanhThiengchanhxay, 50, explains the importance of tree plantations in creating jobs and protecting the environment.. ... 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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The Monsoon cruise: a must for visitors to Luang Prabang
Welcoming Visit Laos Year 2018, Vientiane Times is publishing a series of feature articles and images inviting you to experience the authentic nature, culture, history and hospitality of Laos, Jewel of the Mekong... More >>>


NORINCO - A company that truly cares about the well-being of the Lao people
China and Laos are friendly neighbours linked by mountains and rivers. As one of the largest state-owned enterprises in China, .. More >>>


Miss International Laos 2017 among international judges for Mister National Universe 2018 
Miss International Laos 2017 Phounesup Phonnyotha will be one of the judges for the Mister National Universe 2018 competition to be held in Thailand this month...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

Death toll of Baghdad explosion rises to 14
BAGHDAD (Xinhua) -- The death toll of a huge explosion in eastern Baghdad on Wednesday rose to 14, while more than 90 others were wounded, an Interior Ministry source said...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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What do you think of the continually rising price of fuel?
Members of the public and businesses are complaining about the rising price of fuel and the effect this is having on the economy and people’s pockets. In Vientiane premium petrol now costs 10,510 kip per litre, regular grade costs 9,370 kip, and diesel costs 8,400 kip, as of June 7. .More >>>


Ford, Jaguar Land Rover rev up support for national football team
Lao Ford City and Jaguar Land Rover Laos have kicked in US$10,000 for the national football team to compete in the Asean Football Federation (AFF) Suzuki Cup 2018 from November 8 to December 15.
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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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