August 08, 2018

Environment project spreads forest preservation message 

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All generous people, who wish to donate money to the floodedvictims in Sanamxay district, Attapeu province, can transfer it via the BCEL's bank account of the Fund Assistance to Disaster Victims, Ministry of Labour and Social WelfareKip: 010-110-001-508-937-001Baht: 010-110-201-508-937-001US$: 010-110-101-508-937-001Swift Code: COEBLALA For more information:+856-20 556-224-77+856-20 222-385-55 +856-20 222-193-55 +856-20 995-428-69 Another way is people can donate money easily on the BCEL One Heart in BCEL One application.

- Govt to inspect all dam standards, shelve new hydro projects
The government has announced it will examine the safety standards applied to the construction of hydropower dams across the country following the deadly disaster caused by the collapse of a dam in Attapeu province.
The cabinet made the announcement shortly after its two-day extraordinary meeting ended yesterday. .. More >>>

- Minister outlines four main areas of assistance for Attapeu
The government has said it will immediately focus on four main areas of assistance for people affected by the flood caused by the dam failure in Attapeu province’s Sanamxay district.
The four areas of concern were announced by Minister of Foreign Affairs Saleumxay Kommasith at a briefing conference held in Vientiane yesterday.... More >>>

- Volunteers needed to sort clothing donated for Attapeu
About 300 people a day are needed in Vientiane to sort through clothing and other items donated by the public for distribution to people left homeless by the flooding in Attapeu.
But, at present, only 100 volunteers from the Lao Women’s Union and Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare, as well as another 50 individuals, are helping with this important work.... More >>>

- Disasters claim 108 lives, cause 466 trillion kip losses in eight years
Various disasters have claimed 108 lives and caused more than 466 trillion kip in infrastructure losses and property damage across the country from 2010 to date, a new report has revealed.
The disasters recorded in Laos included storms, storm-caused flooding, drought, fires, disease outbreaks and insect outbreaks damaging crops, according to the report from the National Ad Hoc Committee in charge of dealing with the aftermath of the deadly flood in Sanamxay district, Attapeu province.. . More >>>

Environment project spreads forest preservation message 
The Human Resources Development for Protected Area and Wildlife Management Project has been successful in studying these areas and monitoring the wildlife they contain.
This year the project has produced some textbooks for use by students taking bachelor degree courses at the Faculty of Forestry, National University of Laos... 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 >>>

More news stories

- Medics get lessons in treatment of snakebite victims
Medical staff from the capital’s district and central hospitals operated by the Ministry of Health gathered in Vientiane yesterday to learn about the management of snakebites.
The workshop was chaired by the Director General of Setthathirath Hospital Prof. Dr Khampe Phongsavath and a specialist in tropical medicine from Germany, Dr Joerg Blessmann.....More >>>

- Tourism personnel training aims to meet Asean standards
To meet Asean tourism standards, Laos is gearing up to improve the standards of personnel in the sector through the Asean National Tourism Trainer and Assessor Training Programme, which is underway in Luang Prabang province from August 6 to 16.....
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- Indonesian Embassy’s Bahasa event promotes nation’s rich language
The Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Vientiane organised Bahasa Indonesia Language competitions on Saturday as part of activities to mark the 73rd anniversary of Indonesia’s independence (August 17).... More >>>

- KIS students win medals at Asean science contest in Malaysia
Three top students from Kiettisack International School (KIS) in Vientiane have won silver and bronze medals at the 7th Asean Plus Three Junior Science Odyssey, held in Malaysia from July 29-August 4.... More >>>


Medical teams beef up field coordination in Sanamxay
It has been a week since World Health Organisation (WHO) Field Incident Manager Dr Reiko Tsuyuoka arrived in Attapeu province to support the Ministry of Health with field coordination. . .. More >>>


The Mekong: the heart of a rewarding lifestyle
The Mekong River is the source of many good things that help people through their daily lives. It lowers their cost of living by providing them with fertile soil in which to grow vegetables and enables them to make money by selling their crops and the fish they catch.... More >>>


Determined man fulfils ambition to study overseasA Lao man who always persevered despite being an average student in secondary school and university has gone on to study electrical engineering and automation in China.
“Knowledge is endless and you can learn from everything around you,” says Mr Vannalin Chamsomphou, better known to his family and friends as Lo.. . . . More >>>


National heroine proud to serve national development effort 
Ms Phaengphone Khanthayongthong is the 92nd person to be named a national hero and has become the 23rd woman in Laos to be honoured with this title. This recognition of her valour did not happen by chance but acknowledged the personal sacrifices she made for the revolutionary task... More >>>


Gardener her love for traditional trees speciesMs Manivanh Chanthalangsy is a diligent gardener whose love and quest to preserve traditional plant and tree species encouraged her to start a conservation campaign from her Chantha garden.   .. More >>>


President Souphanouvong, the symbol of solidarity for national liberation

This story is written to commemorate the 109th anniversary of the birth of President Souphanouvong (July 13, 1909 - July 13, 2018). ..More >>>


Tree planting project yields improved living standards
  In the five years since Mr Inthavong Thavixay joined the tree plantation project run by the Burapha Agro-Forestry Company, the living standards of his family have gradually improved..... . More >>>


Boun Khao Phansa celebrates start of Buddhist Lent
The Buddhist Lent festival (Boun Khao Phansa) takes place today when people nationwide mark the occasion by going to their local temple in the early morning to give alms.... More >>>


When in Xayaboury, be sure to visit Ngeun district

If you’re visiting Xayaboury province, you should make every attempt to see the attractions in Ngeun district.. . .. More >>>


Lao Samsung Electronics opens institute for mobile app development
Lao Samsung Electronics has set up the Samsung Tech Institute at the Faculty of Engineering, National University of Laos (NUOL), to provide training in mobile Android app development. . More >>>


Lao fashion show promotes traditional textiles
The ‘Local Textile to Fashion Exhibition’ launched on Monday at the Vientiane Center to promote traditional textiles from Laos’ 17 provinces....More >>>


Memories are all that remain for some flood victims
Several villages located in the plains bordering the mountains in southern Laos were obliterated by the floods caused by the collapse of a dam in Attapeu province, and some people now have only their memories to remind them of their former homes....More >>>

World news

Largest wildfire in California history still growing
LAKEPORT, Calif. (AP) -- Wildfires tearing through trees and brush, rampaging up hillsides and incinerating neighborhoods: The place-names change but the devastation is showing signs of becoming the new normal in California.. ..More >>>


France offers diversity of cooperation with Laos
The historical ties between France and Laos make the two countries special partners in a variety of important fields.
France assists Laos in its development through support for urban and rural development, the health sector, and the preservation of heritage. . ..More >>>


What should be done to compensate the families of people who die delivering aid to flood victims?
Since the dam wall burst in Sanamxay district, Attapeu province, people everywhere have been assisting in the flood relief effort. Unfortunately, one person died in a road accident while..
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Victors celebrate badminton medals at Assembly President’s Cup
A host of new junior and open level winners celebrated their badminton success as the 18th National Assembly President’s Cup ended in Vientiane on Sunday.
..More >>>

Dining Out

Spicy salad – hot sales pep up revenue at Vientiane eatery
The Tum Sabaijai Restaurant has turned spicy salad, described by some as the national dish of Laos, into one of its star attractions. . . . 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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