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June 14, 2016
Feasibility study begins on Borikhamxay irrigation project
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1. Vangvieng upgrading tourism standards to match rising reputationTourism authorities in Vangvieng district, Vientiane province are determined to build on the destination’s popularity among domestic and overseas visitors by lifting standards of attractions, facilities and service. . . More >>>

2. Nonghan Lake springs back to life after factory closure
Residents in Pakngum district’s Natham village of Vientiane are happy again with their neighbouringNonghan Lake full of fish and aquatic animals allowing them to make a living from the water source.. More >>>

3.Yunnan pushing trade, investment between Laos, China 
Kunming: Trade value between Laos and China’s south-western Yunnan province has reached US$1.37 billion, making up 40 percent of the total trade between the two nations. . More >>>

4. Thoulakhom-Pakngum road heads out of the slow lane
Work is accelerating on the 47 km road upgrade from Nanokkhoum village in Thoulakhom district, Vientiane province, to Naxay village in Pakngum district in the capital following earlier delays, according to the contractor.. . More >>>

5. Severe form of dengue fever surfaces in Vientiane
Health authorities say Laos still faces challenges in preventing dengue fever this year, especially with the emergence of dengue hemorrhagic fever. More >>>

6. All children, pregnant women must be vaccinated by law
Parents and legal guardians will face punishment if they don’t present children to participate in vaccination activities to seasonal diseases according to the Law on Vaccination, health officials confirmed.More >>>

Home news

- Standard system seeks to unlock Lao labour market productivity
Lao Standard Classified Occupation (LSCO) system or LSCO-6 Digits developed by the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare seeks to contribute towards job seeker recruitment and labour skills development to meet the need of labour markets.. . More >>>

- Medics get training in use of life-saving equipment for newborns
Ministry of Health officials and pediatric staff from around the country met last week in Vientiane to learn about the use of life-saving equipment in treating newborns. . . More >>>

- Laos to mitigate risk management of SME lending
The Bank of the Lao PDR (BOL) is seeking ways to better promote more effective promotion of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in Laos by focusing on risk management of SME lending.. . More >>>

- Vientiane authorities to cleanup around Khuadin Market
Vientiane authorities will start cracking down on illegal parking and vendors selling goods along sidewalks around Khuadin Market from June 20, aiming to tidy up the city centre and reduce traffic congestion.
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- Student teams to attend global natural history contest
Lao student teams will participate in the Global Natural History Day Contest taking place from July 19-25 in Chongqing, China. . . More >>>


Top spot to enjoy sunset at That Luang Lake
Taking in Beung That Luang (That Luang Marsh), the capital’s That Luang Lake Specific Economic Zone boasts a lake with beautiful views that attracts hundreds of people each day, particularly in the evenings for walking, cycling and watching the sunset over the water. . .. More >>>

Poverty Eradication

Farming a surefire way to banish poverty
It is quite difficult to save money and improve one’s lot by having only one source of income, as Mr Keo Bounkhampha and his family found out, so they decided to grow crops and also raise animals. .. . More >>>

Arts & Culture

Chinese paper art skills shared by visiting teacher
Well-known Chinese artist and teacher Ms Cao Xiaoqin is happy and proud to transfer techniques on Chinese paper cutting arts to Lao students.
She offered a four day workshop to teach lessons, knowledge and skills to students in the capital....More >>>


Rainy season marks the abundance of natural mushrooms in Laos
The rains bring the season for rural residents to enjoy collecting a variety of forest products to eat or sell along the country’s roadsides, especially fresh mushrooms and bamboo shoots. . . More >>>


Borikhamxay eyes 1.3 billion kip in investment this year
Borikhamxay anticipates that the energy sector will be key to bolstering the value of investment in the province this year, which is estimated to be worth as much as 900 billion to 1.3 billion kip.. . .More >>>


Chinese Culture Week welcomed to Lao capital with focus on neighbouring, Xishuangbanna Yunnan
The launch of China Culture week titled ‘Continuing and new Creation-Chinese intangible cultural heritage’ took place at the National Culture Hall in Vientiane on Saturday night and attracted a large audience. . .More >>>


Car man’s conversion to organic farmer
A Vientiane couple have created an inspirational organic melon farm on the capital’s outskirts at Ban Pawaa in Hadxaifong district and opened it to the public to share their dream. ..More >>>

World news

China’s Hubei port can detect illegal goods
Hubei province, China: Illegal goods hidden inside shipping containers, such as drugs, are unable to pass undetected through Yangluo Port in Wuhan, Hubei province, as the port is equipped with a hi-tech inspection system. . More >>>


Do you think Laos has problems with child labour and how can we resolve them?
June 12 marks World Day Against Child Labour. In Laos, children’s’ rights are still not always respected and child labour is still a problem. Vientiane Times asked some members of the public what should be done to stop child labour.. .More >>>


Young Savannakhet gun joins Kalasin FC in Thai League
Lao U-18 representative midfielder Phatthana Phommatheb will play for Kalasin FC this year in the new Thai League 3 division after signing this month with the northeast Thailand provincial side. . . More >>>


Monk uses Buddhist teachings to combat smoking
Respected members of society like monks can be important role models in drug control to address the problem of tobacco use in schools and educational institutes. . More >>>


Tailoring doll’s clothes sews up a sustainable income 
Skills in tailoring doll’s clothes is a task that can raise enough income for a family to eat and helps pay the bills.
Ms Chansamone Xaypanya, 50, sews doll’s clothes in Xaysomboun village of Xaythany district in the capital.
She began this career receiving orders of 1,000 dresses from local factory per day... . More >>>


Book festival opens young minds to revelations of reading
Reading is a profitable pastime of eternal  value. Outstanding success in any field and the achievement of life goals requires lifelong learning, and reading quality books is one of the surest ways to acquire such knowledge. . .... .More >>>


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