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13 September 2018 Weathermen warn of tropical storm Barijat  

- World Economic Forum: PM calls for collective effort to advance Asean
Asean member countries need to collectively forge ahead to develop the 10-member regional bloc and maintain its centrality and unity to overcome regional challenges, Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith told the 27th World Economic Forum yesterday.
The theme of the forum this year is ‘Asean 4.0: Entrepreneurship and the Fourth Industrial Revolution’ and is taking place in Hanoi, Vietnam. t.
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- New guidelines to regulate railway development, management 

Policy-makers are drafting a law that provides guidelines for the efficient development of a railway network and its commercial operation, to maximise the benefits of rail transport and drive socio-economic development. .... More >>>

- Weathermen warn of tropical storm Barijat
Tropical storm Barijat is forecast to affect the north and central regions of Laos and everyone should be on the alert for heavy rain and winds due to storm activity from September 12-18.
The weather warning has been issued by the Meteorology and Hydrology Department for 13 provinces as the storm makes its way towards Laos via the South China Sea and Vietnam.. ......  More >>>


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Travel

Boat trip offers new challenges in the rainy season

After many weeks of rain, there’s been so much flooding in Laos that it’s hard to travel anywhere unimpeded. This year, widespread flooding has caused problems throughout the country and thousands of people have lost their .. .... More >>>

Business

Laos, China to further strengthen economic ties

Laos and China expect to build up and strengthen their cooperation, with a Lao delegation led by Deputy Prime Minister Somdy Duangdy yesterday attending the opening ceremony of the 15th China-Asean Expo (CAEXPO 2018) in Nanning, China.... More >>>

entertainment

Winners of Lao secondary school short film contest announced
 
The winners of the annual secondary school student short film contest, which took the theme “Self Responsibility”, were announced after the films were judged in Vientiane on Tuesday... More >>>

feature

Attapeu’s flood victims begin the long road to normality
The small towns and villages of Attapeu province’s Sanamxay district, devastated by floods triggered by the collapse of a dam in July, are slowly limping back to normalcy as authorities step up efforts to deliver relief supplies.... More >>>

world news

Thailand hosts visit by region’s media ahead of taking Asean chair in 2019
Thailand’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs last week hosted a familiarisation visit to the country by media from the Asean+3 countries, aiming to teach them about the country’s culture, history, and future direction.... More >>>

cooperation

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 >>>

opinion

What should be done to prevent the illegal hunting and sale of wild animals?
Although the hunting and sale of endangered wild animals is illegal, reports of illicit activities occur almost every day. Vientiane Times asked members of the public what they think about the current status of wildlife preservation in Laos and what should be done to protect animals and their habitat.d .. More >>>

sport

Laos pinning Asean University Games gold medal hopes on vovinam
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dining out

Savannakhet’s tasty chicken a tempting treat for travellers
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technology

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 >>>

health

Laos’ first ever cholera vaccination drive underway in flood-hit Sanamxay district
The Ministry of Health with support from the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organisation (WHO) has launched the first ever cholera vaccination campaign in Laos targeting flood-affected communities. ... More >>>

lifestyle

Photographers suffering death by smartphone
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education

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profile

National heroine proud to serve national development effort 

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environment

Gardener her love for traditional trees species

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history

August 23, a day of national pride

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Tapioca factory creates jobs in Vientiane province

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