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1. Authorities working to resume stop-start Vientiane road projectAuthorities are working to kick-start construction of the 11 km road from Donnokkhoum village in Sisattanak district to the 450 Year Road in Xaysettha district which has been delayed for two years.. . More >>>

2 Labour ministry recognises Lao-Vietnamese cooperation in protecting workers
Lao-Vietnamese cooperation has successfully developed labour skills in Laos, protected workers’ benefits and advanced the special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between the two countries, according to a leading official.... . More >>>

3. Inspections undertaken to ensure accurate civil servant salary payments nationwide
Inspections have been carried out to ensure accurate salary and supporting allowances and civil servant numbers, a senior government official has said.. . More >>>

4. New service fee regulation to boost SME, selected sectors
A newly-approved Presidential Decree on Service Fees is set to give a significant boost to Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) and other promoted sectors, the government spokesman has said. . . More >>>

5. Law on Minerals under revision
The government is revising the Law on Mining in the hope that its amendment will support sustainable development of valuable natural resources and bring the highest benefits to the nation. . . More >>>

Home news

- Hooking news audiences via smartphone a necessity
“Fish where the fish are” That was the advice from Australian media expert Mr Steve Ahern to Lao media representatives during a workshop on new media, social media and radio production in Vientiane this week. . More >>>

- Beef prices depend on supply as nation’s producers stock up
Beef prices in Vientiane are still high for this time of year but consumers can expect the price slightly decrease if producers’ plans to supply market’ demands are realised, according to officials responsible for the sector. . . More >>>

UNAIDS asks media’s help to combat HIV/AIDS
UNAIDS in Laos wants members of the public who are in HIV infection risk groups to test their blood at healthcare centres to prevent expansion of the HIV virus..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 >>>


Striking river cave, starry nights as photographers’ dreams come true in Khammuan province
Over several fortunate years this roving photojournalist has had the precious opportunity to visit so many beautiful places in Laos and abroad. .. 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 >>>


Phongsavanh Group, CMEC strengthen business cooperationTwo major Lao and Chinese companies, Phongsavanh Group and the China Machinery Engineering Company (CMEC), signed a . .More >>>


Lao entrant wins Mister National Universe Media Choice Award
Lao Model MrThotsaphoneSitphaxay has taken out the Media Choice Award during the Mister National Universe 2017 final on Tuesday at Intercontinental HuaHin Resort in Thailand.. . .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

Jilin rice challenging to Japanese varieties as China’s FM backs local produce
Beijing, China: Rice in Jilin province is of top quality and is ready to compete with the world’s best, diplomatic envoys and representatives of international agencies from over 100 countries heard at a promotion event in Beijing, China. . . More >>>


How should we best protect our elders from abuse?
Yesterday was World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. The elderly often face problems within their extended families and in society that can cause their life to become difficult. Vientiane Times asked people about ways to protect elders. ..More >>>


Nation’s best players to train in regional petanque camps
The best eight male and eight female players will attend training camps in Thailand and Vietnam next month before competing at the 29th SEA Games in Malaysia this August.
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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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