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1. President welcomes fish release
President Bounnhang Vorachit along with government officials and members of the public across the nation yesterday gathered to release more than 40 million fingerlings into rivers, streams and conservation areas nationwide to mark the National Fish Releasing and Aquatic and Wildlife Conservation Day on July 13. . . More >>>

2. Government to open centres for returning Lao workers
The government called on all Lao workers returning home from Thailand to register at forthcoming provincial assistance centres and acquire passports so they can be legally re-employed in Thailand. . . More >>>

3. World Population Day celebrated in capital
An event to celebrate World Population Day with the theme “Family Planning: Empowering People, Developing Nations” was organised at the meeting hall of the Ministry of Planning and Investment on Tuesday. . .More >>>

4. Ministry, development partners discuss national health information system
Officials of the Ministry of Health and development partners met in Vientiane yesterday to review progress and assess the implementation and development of the national health information system with District Health Information Software 2 (DHIS2). . More >>>

5. Association for Autism team wins first Lao ICT awards
A team from the Association for Autism has won the top prize at the first Lao ICT Awards competition, which attracted entries from 10 teams from the government and private sectors. . . More >>>

Home news

- Military medical cooperation for disaster relief across region discussed in capital
Asean Chiefs of Military Medicine and Young Asean Military Medical Officers met in Vientiane yesterday to discuss ways to enhance military medical cooperation in the region, especially for disaster relief. . .More >>>

- Govt promotes disabled people's development, full social participation
The first draft of the Strategy and Action Plan on People with Disabilities for 2017-2025 was discussed yesterday with aims to develop lifestyle improvements for disabled people and to promote their participation in the nation's social-economic development. . . .More >>>

- Disability insight as organisations welcome Aussies onboard
Australian volunteers with disabilities help strengthen the work of disabled people's organisations to improve opportunities for people with disabilities in Laos to participate in community life. . .More >>>

Nutrition enhancement for women, children in Xieng Khuang Some 1,900 households in Phoukoud district, Xieng Khuang province now have better health, especially those with pregnant and lactating women and children under two years, through improved nutrition. More >>>


Rewarding German trip as detour offers travel challenges
My recent trip to Germany was very rewarding but involved some minor hitches that travellers sometimes deal with. It was my first trip to a developed European country in more than two decades since visiting Russia in 1995, so I hope my experiences are useful for people planning a trip to the west. . More >>>

Poverty Eradication

Weaving group faces marketing challenge
Ms Chansamay Sorsaengsouliyan politely answers a customer's question about the quality, and the background, of the cotton woven napkins she is displaying at her booth at Lao-ITECC, in Vientiane. Ms Chansamay, is a member of the Lao Silk and Cotton Handicraft Group in Khamyard village, Xanasomboun district, Champassak province. The province is located in the south of Laos some 700 km from Vientiane.   . .. .. . More >>>

Arts & Culture

Holy Buddhist Lent marks a fine time to take a break from drinking alcohol
Many people around the country have made a plan to stop drinking alcohol during the Buddhist Lent period and they believe it will help them to be healthier, happier, and save money as well. ...More >>>


Climate Change threatens livelihoods in Laos
Climate change has become a buzz word in Laos. But do people really understand what the term means? This is the third of five articles in Vientiane Times, which explains by means of 10 FACTS the causes and effects of climate change and how Laos is coping with its impacts. Each article incorporates two FACTS. This article focuses on FACT 5 and FACT 6. . More >>>



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SME centre to boost startup skills Boutviseth College in collaboration with TMC Consultant Co., Ltd and Top Vision Enterprise Co., Ltd have penned a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for conducting the Laos SME Development Centre at the college. . .More >>>


Celebrating Lao-Vietnamese friendship in stage play
An award winning Lao playwright has written a stage play to celebrate the 55th anniversary of Laos-Vietnam diplomatic relations and 40 years since the signing of the Vietnam-Lao Friendship and Cooperation Treaty. . .More >>>


Friendly Zopyao restaurant offers choice for city dinners
If you are looking for a restaurant that serves both local and overseas dishes at a reasonable price, Zopyao is a restaurant in Vientiane for you to consider. . .More >>>

World news

Phnom Penh Post joins Asia News Network
PHNOM PENH (ANN) -- The Phnom Penh Post, Cambodia's leading English daily, has joined Asia News Network (ANN), an alliance now comprising 23 media in 19 Asian countries. More >>>


Is it a good idea to have health warning images on cigarette packets and what ought done to ensure companies follow the regulation?
The Ministry of Health has declared all cigarette packets, including imported products, have a heath warning image displayed from August. The graphic health warning should cover at least 75 percent of each cigarette package. Vientiane Times asked some members of public what they though of this issue. .... More >>>


Students off to Asean Schools Games
Lao student athletes, support staff and Ministry of Education and Sports officials have departed for the 9th Asean Schools Games being hosted in Singapore from July 15-19. . . .More >>>


Defending against Dengue dangers on doorstep during three highest-risk months
It is not a new message, but it is one worth repeating when it comes to the perils of the dreaded mosquito-borne virus Dengue. Make sure you and your household is safe as possible from dengue by destroying breeding sources for mosquitoes in the rainy season. . . More >>>


International movie producer enjoys collaboration with Lao filmmakers Mr Jeetendra Marcelline, an international filmmaker and artist living in Laos, believes the country's emerging film industry has much to share with the world and learn from participating in prestigious global festivals such as the one in Ca nnes.More >>>


Bright spark to study electrical engineering in France
Mr Aliyadeth Thammavong, a hard working student from Vientiane Secondary School has received a two year scholarship to study in France in the field of electrical engineering. . . .... .More >>>

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