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August 11, 2017

Luang Prabang boat racers ready vessels for August 21 festival date

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1. New road to reduce traffic congestion in capital's south
A 26.2-km road under construction is also designed to serve as an embankment to prevent flooding in Vientiane and also handle rising numbers of vehicles from other parts of the capital. Built under the US$36.5-million Flood and Drought Risk Management and Mitigation Project (FDM), the road will connect Hadxaifong district's Thanalaeng village to Pakngum district's Huaymark Hiew water gate. . . More >>>

2. Achieve lagging millennium goals, targets, PM instructs
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has said the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) should be continued since the country has fallen short of achieving some of the targets. Mr Thongloun, also the Chairman of the National Guiding Committee for Implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), made the proposal in his address to the inaugural meeting of the panel yesterday. . . . More >>>

3. PM tells Xieng Khuang to fight corruption, illegal car imports, logging
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has directed the leadership of Xieng Khuang province to intensify the fight against corruption, illegal logging and drug smuggling. The premier issued the directive during talks with top provincial officials on Wednesday as part of his two-day working tour to the northern province. . More >>>

4. Oudomxay gears up to improve basic infrastructure
Oudomxay provincial authorities will continue to improve basic infrastructure in a bid to keep the province orderly. Improving basic infrastructure is in line with the government's 8th National Socio-economic Development Plan (NSEDP). . . . More >>>

5. Luang Prabang boat racers ready vessels for August 21 festival date
The boat racing festival at Xiengthong village, Luang Prabang district, Luang Prabang province will be held on August 21, on the Nam Khan river. As the biggest boat racing festival in Luang Prabang province, the festival draws huge interest from Luang Prabang province. More >>>

Home news

- Flood recovery effort welcomes 600 million kip government allocation
The Lao government has authorised about 600 million kip for flooding disaster assistance to local people in seven provinces impacted by flash flooding after heavy rains recently. Provinces experiencing flooding were Borikhamxay, Champassak, Vientiane, Oudomxay, Xekong, Saravan and Attapeu. . More >>>

- Lao National Television completes broadcasting system upgrade
Lao National Television has completed the upgrade of their technical equipment as part of the broadcaster's Channel 3 project, thanks to the support provided by the Chinese government. . . More >>>

- Improved health services for Savannakhet's expectant mothers
About 50 percent of expectant mothers in the 15-45 age group in Savannakhet province's Xepon, Nong and Thapangthong districts can now access more health services at hospitals and dispensaries. . . More >>>


Planned Dokkhoun Hawaii flower scheme to provide tourist attraction in Laos
Agroup of Lao people and their friends plan to see a roadside by the capital's Mekong Riverside lined with Dokkhoun Hawaii trees (Rain Shower flower tree) to create cool shade in a tourism hot spot. More >>>

Poverty Eradication

Raising livestock helps remote area family to escape the poverty trap
People in remote areas nationwide have been working in animal husbandry and agricultural production for many centuries, and animals and crops remain crucial because selling them is a way many families can earn money. . .   . .. .. . 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 >>>


Community Engagement in Protected Area Management
Laos has 24 established National Protected Areas (NPA) but only in one NPA, the Hin Nam Nor NPA in Khammuan province. A comprehensive co-management system is currently piloted in the Hin Nam Nor NPA. . . More >>>




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Golden Mountain Garden Group opens new company in China
The company better known as the Golden Mountain Garden Group in Xieng Khuang province, Laos, has expanded its business to China. . . . More >>>


Tan Soutthivong's pathway to song
Becoming a popular singer is not easy because the job requires special talents, such as a sweet voice. This means only singing a short part of a song before listeners can say ‘yes'. . .More >>>


Small for China, Suining city at heart of economic activities in Chengdu region
Sichuan province, China: Located in the hinterland of the Chengdu-Chongqing Economic Zone, the central part of Sichuan basin and the middle reaches of Fujiang River, Suining is a small city. . . .More >>>

World news

Nepal's new law criminalises centuries-old Chhaupadi custom
KATHMANDU (The Kathmandu Post/ANN) -- As per the new law, which will come into effect soon, anyone forcing a woman to follow the custom will be liable to a three-month jail sentence or Rs 3,000 fine or both. . . More >>>


Looking back at the achievements of Vientiane Times over 23 years
Vientiane Times has moved forward determinedly and upheld its mission to supply information to the public in a timely and responsible manner, using multimedia platforms to better serve its growing readership in Laos and overseas. . . More >>>


Laos U-12's face Myanmar at Ching Ling Cup playoff
DK FC U-12 representing Laos are determined to win the third-place playoff against Myanmar today after they lost to Thailand 0-1 in the Soong Ching Ling Cup 2017 semi-final in China on Wednesday. . . More >>>


Preventing water-borne diseases in flooded areas nationwide
Many villagers have faced problems accessing clean water following recent heavy rains and fl ooding in Oudomxay province, with concerns that contaminated water.. . More >>>


Young businessman celebrates decade on air with Lao Star
Amid a strongly growing economy, the number of enterprises is on the rise in Laos, a land-locked country with a population of almost 7 million people. . .More >>>


Homsavan student off to world art contest in Japan
Mr Khamphou Syhalath,11, a year one Homsavan Secondary School student in Hadxayfong district has won the 8-11 years category of “Toyota Dream Car Art Contest 2017”. . . .... .More >>>

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