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Laos-Vietnam education cooperation expanded
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1. China injects 40 billion kip into poverty reduction
Sangthong and LuangPrabang district residents will have better lives after the Chinese government granted over 40 billion kip (33.3 million CNY) to implement the Laos-China Poverty Alleviation Pilot Project. . . More >>>

2. Unknown number killed in massive London high-rise blaze
LONDON (AP) -- Fire swept through a high-rise apartment building in west London early Wednesday, killing an unknown number of people and sending more than 50 people to area hospitals.. . More >>>

3. Govt working to sell timber backlog
Some 270,000 cubic metres remains of a timber stockpile despite the government already selling thousands of cubic metres to private companies, a senior official has confirmed. . . More >>>

4. Laos-Vietnam education cooperation expanded
Ministry of Education and Sports has been distributing 1,000 scholarships to Lao students and officials to study in Vietnam, after the Lao and Vietnamese governments agreed to their provision in February. . . More >>>

5. Lao medical staff to be professionally licensed
The Ministry of Health will start licensing healthcare professionals and all medical staff aiming to ensure the quality of treatment across the country.
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6. Order calls halt to hunting listed rare aquatic birds, wildlife
Authorities have warned local poachers to stop hunting aquatic animals and wildlife listed as conservation after learning a number of endangered animals are being hunted despite a poaching ban. . . More >>>

Home news

- ERIA energises Lao officials’ statistics capacity

Economic Research Institute for Asean and East Asia (ERIA) has supported Laos in building capacity of technical officials from the Ministry of Energy and Mines and line agencies in terms of energy statistics. . . More >>>

- Lao, Vietnam discuss civil law development

Local lawyers joined Vietnamese law professors and experts in Vientiane on Wednesday to exchange experiences of legal theory aiming to develop the civil law code in Laos. The Ministry of Justice began development of the country’s first-ever civil code in 2012 guided by the National Assembly (NA). . . More >>>

- Repeat gifts of blood easy, safe way to save lives

Blood transfusion services in Laos have steadily improved especially in recent years. The number of such units of blood available has increased from 36,653 in 2015 to 40,454 units in 2016 but it’s still not yet enough for patient needs. . . 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 >>>


Climate Change – What does it mean?
When recently a team from Lao National Radio conducted interviews on trees and the environment in Thakhek. . . More >>>


Sister cities boost trade and investment co-operation through Belt and Road initiative
Kunming: Representatives from Kunming of China, Vientiane of Laos, Chiang Mai of Thailand, Grasse of France, Juvaskyla of . . .More >>>


Contestants strutting their stuff for Lao Super Model
Contestants of Lao Super Model 2017 are currently asking for the public’s support and votes so they can progress in the latest instalment of the reality show. . .More >>>


Young student shines at picture art competition celebrating Laos-China friendship
Friendship and the close bonds between Laos and China were explored in a piece...More >>>

World news

Honghu Lake cleans to restore ecosystem
Jingzhou, Hubei province, China: Honghu Lake, the seventh largest lake in China is the focus of a massive clean-up programme to revive the lake ecosystem after over 1,500 households on houseboats were relocated. . . More >>>


How important is donating blood and what should interested people do to donate?
Hundreds of people donated blood at Lao ITEEC to mark World Blood Donor Day yesterday. Vientiane Times asked donors and doctors why it is important to donate blood..More >>>


Minar aiming for National Games’ Muay Lao
Lao professional boxer MsMinarKounlavong is turning her attention to the Muay Lao event at next year’s 11th National Games in XiengKhuang province.
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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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