June 11, 2018

Attapeu revolutionary area being developed as memorial, historical site

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- Govt announces 268-hectare botanical conservation area
The government has announced the establishment of the Huaynhang forestry conservation area in Dongmakkhai village, Xaythany district, Vientiane, with the aim of creating a protected forest area free from encroachment.
A ceremony to officially announce the 268-hectare Dongmakkhai Botanical Garden took place in the village on Saturday morning.
The event was attended by President Bounnhang Vorachit, Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Dr Lien Thikeo, Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Mr Sommad Pholsena, other high ranking officials and local authorities.. ... More >>>

- Teacher shortage continues as govt quota declines
Schools throughout the country have put in requests for an additional 2,979 teachers, while the government has provided a quota of just 1,850 civil servant teachers to the Ministry of Education and Sports this year. Minister of Education and Sports Ms Sengdeuane Lachanthaboun reported the figures during the ongoing ordinary session of the National Assembly, taking place from June 5-28.... More >>>

- Laos unable to rise above LDC status by 2020: PM
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith told the National Assembly on Friday that Laos is unable to graduate from the United Nations’ Least Developed Country (LDC) list by 2020 as targeted. The premier was responding to questions raised by members of parliament at the ongoing 5th ordinary session of the Assembly’s 8th Legislature. .. More >>>

- Power company launches development fund for Nakai villagers
Khammuan province and the Nam Theun 2 Power Company (NTPC) have teamed up to launch the Nam Theun 2 Development Fund, an innovative community development fund for the post-resettlement period on the Nakai Plateau in Nakai district.
The agreement was signed recently in Khammuan province by provincial Governor Mr Oday Soudaphone and Chief Executive Officer of NTPC, Mr Frederic Hofmann... More >>>

Attapeu revolutionary area being developed as memorial, historical site
Attapeu province will develop a revolutionary area used during the Indochina war in Oudomxay village, Sanamxay district, as a memorial to President Khamtay Siphandone and a tourist attraction.
An official at the Attapeu provincial Information, Culture and Tourism Department, Mr Kongchak Sisavath, revealed the plans to Vientiane Times on Friday, saying that authorities recently inspected the revolutionary area with a view to creating a memorial to President Khamtay Siphandone.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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- Laos, Russia attach great importance to developing ties
Laos and Russia will continue the development of cooperation marked by important political events in the bilateral relationship between the countries.
Russia attaches great importance to the development of ties with Laos, its traditional friend in Southeast Asia, the Russian Ambassador to Laos, Mr Mikhail V. Baranov said on the occasion of the National Day of the Russian Federation, which was celebrated in Vientiane on Thursday. ..More >>>

- School exam takers to face stricter rules
The Ministry of Education and Sports has set higher invigilation standards for final year exams at lower and upper secondary schools, which take place this and next week.
The rules for students sitting final year exams will be stricter and pupils will be disciplined if they violate the conditions...More >>>

- Minister attends ILO conference on workers’ rights
Laos joined governments from around the world and high-level UN representatives in Geneva, Switzerland, from May 28 to June 8 for the 107th Session of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Conference. 
Topics centred on labour rights protection and the interests of workers, and a progress report on the implementation of the Convention of the International Labour Organisation and the Convention on Employment of Indigenous Peoples. ... More >>>

- Branding a key element for success of tourism, expert says 
Laos is doing everything possible to reach the target figure of 5 million tourists in 2018 and achieve tourism revenue of US$900 million by diversifying activities and creating branding, which are seen as key factors in attracting more foreign visitors.
Most visitors to Laos in 2016 and 2017 came from Thailand, Vietnam and China, while visitors from various countries in Europe also made a significant contribution to the growth in tourist arrivals over the past year. .. More >>>

- Drunk driving cited as leading cause of road fatalities
Over 400 people were killed in road accidents around the country in the first four months of this year, with most crashes attributed to drunk driving.
Major General Somkeo Silavong reported the statistics when responding to a question raised by members of parliament at the ongoing 5th ordinary session of the National Assembly’s 8th Legislature, which runs until June 28.. .. More >>>


Better hand hygiene enhances safety at healthcare facilities  
Promoting good hand hygiene is one of the most cost-effective ways to enhance the safety and quality of health care facilities. Good hand hygiene – including among patients and health workers – helps stop the . .. 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 >>>


Singapore chefs highlight island nation’s culinary prowess
Award-winning Singapore chefs Vincent Bio, Fabian Teo and Ronnie Seng Who Lee dazzled Lao guests with their culinary skills at an exclusive dinner party held at the Suntara Restaurant in Vientiane by the Embassy of the Republic of Singapore... ...
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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.


Ice-cream refreshes life of young entrepreneur

Making ice-cream has helped Mr Anan Thongsavath to earn at least 1.6 million kip a day, resulting in his family becoming a model household in Phonphanao village, Xaysettha district, Vientiane... . 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 >>>


Study begins for Laos Resort Complex Project in Vientiane province
The government has authorised the Oriental Pearl Company of the Republic of Korea to study and gather data on the development of the 1,200-hectare Laos Resort Complex Project at km 62 in Phonhong district, Vientiane province.. More >>>


Exhibition reveals artists’ emotional depthAn exhibition showcasing prints and textiles made by two foreign artists living in Laos is now taking place at the Eastern Art 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 >>>

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Facebook closes some accounts of Myanmar hard-liners
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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 can be done to end child labour?
In Laos, children’s rights are not always respected and child labour remains a problem, especially for children living in poverty. Because children don’t often have a voice or a platform, they are especially vulnerable to those who are looking to abuse them.. . .More >>>


Lao Telecom, TVLao to broadcast World Cup
Football fans in Laos will be able to follow every match of the FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia live on their smartphones and TVLao, with the tournament taking place from June 14 to July 15. ..More >>>

Dining Out

Top of the range restaurant offers one-stop taste of Indochina in Vientiane
Located in the heart of the Indo-Chinese peninsula, Laos has diverse tourist attractions such as the world heritage town of Luang Prabang and the beautiful city of Vientiane, while the landlocked country also offers a variety of international cuisines.. . . 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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