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Four die, one injured in Kasy road accident

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1.Lao businesses eye new markets at China expo
Nanning, Guangxi, China: More than 120 booths set up by Lao businesses are displaying products at the 14th China-Asean Expo (CAEXPO) and the 14th China-Asean Business and Investment Summit (CABIS), hoping to expand their market and promote Lao products in the region. . More >>>

2. Hydro company denies responsibility for Xaysomboun flash flood
The Nam Ao dam in Xieng Khuang province was not the cause of flash flooding that occurred on Monday in Thathom district, Xaysomboun province, a construction company told Vientiane Times . . . More >>>

3.Revenue shortfall challenges 2018 growth target
Revenue shortfall is likely to force the government to maintain state investment in 2018 at the same level as this year, which will pose a challenge in achieving next year's economic growth target, according to a government report. . . . More >>>

4. PS crisis: meeting yields no solution
PS Lao Enterprise and its depositors failed to reach a solution during the course of their chaotic meeting at the company's offices on Monday. . . . More >>>

5. Banking Institute enrols successful exam takers
The Banking Institute in Vientiane has begun registration until the end this month for applicants who passed last month's entrance exams to study at the institute this academic year. . . More >>>

6.Crime, social ills prove ongoing challenges to public security
Social ills including drug trafficking, robbery, road accidents and gang activities remain a grave threat to the maintenance of peace and order in Laos, a meeting heard. Chaired by Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith last week, the two-day meeting of government cabinet members, Vientiane mayor and provincial governors agreed to beef up security in the run-up to Visit Laos Year 2018. . . More >>>

Home news

- Pesticide controls tightened in new decree
The government has moved to tighten control of pesticide imports, exports and transit nationwide aiming to ensure safety and quality to minimise adverse impacts on humans, plants and the environment. . . . More >>>

- Four die, one injured in Kasy road accident
Four people were killed and a young boy was critically injured when a Hyundai Starex van recently lost control and overturned in Khokmeuad village, Kasy district, Vientiane province. . . . More >>>

- Govt sets targets to reduce stunting, low weight in infants
The government is aiming to reduce the number of underweight children under the age of five to 21 percent and the proportion of stunted children in the same age group to 33.2 percent by the end of 2018. . . . More >>>

Khammuan prepares for Visit Laos Year 2018
The Khammuan provincial Information, Culture and Tourism Department will organise a traditional dance performance contest, a traditional music contest, a sports competition and a trade fair to mark Visit Laos Year 2018.More >>>


Make time to visit some of Thailand's fascinating places
If you are planning to visit or spend your holiday in Thailand, these places may be good choices for you to consider. . . . More >>>

Poverty Eradication

Rearing fish for sale a sound investment
Everyone has a different way of earning a living depending on their skills, and Mrs Somlan Bounmychit's family chose to breed fish for their personal consumption and sale so they could have better living standards. . .   . .. .. . More >>>

Arts & Culture

Hor Khaosalark festival: preserving tradition with basket offerings
Yesterday morning, people nationwide enjoyed visiting their village temples to present bamboo baskets of offerings to monks and novices on the day of Boun Hor Khaosalark or Hor Khaosalark festival. More >>>


Ministry delegation explores environmental education in Germany
Let's join in relates to a No Plastic! initiative in the city of Bonn, Germany. This tagline became the daily motto of a Lao Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (MoNRE) delegation exploring environmental education. . More >>>


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Gov't promotes logistics capacity
The government hopes that Laos' geographical location at the heart of Asean will help it accrue greater benefits from logistics services and value chains as human resource development i s further enriched, a senior transport official told attendees of a seminar yesterday. . More >>>


Mini fashion show provides spectacular start to Lao Fashion Week
A mini fashion show to open the main fashion event of Lao Fashion Week 2017 at the French Embassy residence in Vientiane on Monday attracted a large audience. . .More >>>


Steak a hit with Lao diners
European cuisine is available in Vientiane and other provinces of Laos, at street food stalls and high end restaurants that cater to varying tastes and budgets. . More >>>

World news

Asean cyber security drill aims to boost cooperation
HANOI (Vietnam News) -- Ten Asean nations are testing their cyber security emergency response preparedness with a drill that began here Tuesday.. . More >>>


Do we need more lane markings on our roads?
Most roads in Laos don't have lane markings which causes problems for road users. This matter is a public concern and a lot of people would like the agency responsible to rectify the situation. Vientiane Times asked around for people's thoughts on the matter. More >>>


Petanque players' teamwork leads to medal success
The teamwork developed by two Lao women petanque players has helped them achieve success at the national and international level including the 29th SEA Games in Malaysia last month. . . . More >>>


Hand washing keeps children healthy
A key food safety issue in Laos is that many people don't wash their hands before a meal and experts believe a change can be made by starting with children. . . . More >>>


Organic crops eating into veggie sales
Organic croppers serving the capital's markets are shifting produce in increasing volumes, generating significant incomes for households and local communities. ..More >>>


Skilful coaches lead athletes to sporting achievement
Lao coaches have been passing on their knowledge and experience at the national and international level for many years and will continue leading sports teams to medal and trophy winning success in the future. . .

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