November 14, 2017

Minister: Laos, China enjoy robust cooperation in trade, investment

Top stories

1. Laos, China agree to deepen ties, ink 17 deals
President Bounnhang Vorachit and visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping have agreed to work together to take the comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership between Laos and China to a new level. . . More >>>

2. PM reiterates Asean success at summit
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has reiterated the success of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) over the past 50 years through enhancing Asean centrality and narrowing the development gap between member countries. .  . More >>>

3. Launch of Visit Laos-China Year 2019 ‘highly possible’, minister says
Lao authorities have engaged in talks with their Chinese counterparts to push forward a plan to jointly introduce Visit Laos-China Year 2019, a minister has said. “The launch of the Visit Laos-China Year 2019 campaign is highly possible,” Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism Prof. Dr Bosengkham Vongdara told the ongoing 4th Ordinary Session of the National Assembly’s 8th Legislature. . . More >>>

4. Minister: Laos, China enjoy robust cooperation in trade, investment
Laos and China have enjoyed comprehensive cooperation with particularly robust growth in investment and trade, the Chair of the Laos-China Cooperation Committee has said. Ms Khemmani Pholsena, who is also Minister of Industry and Commerce, told Lao and Chinese media last week that China has been Laos’ top foreign investor. . . More >>>

More news stories

- Govt officials, development partners review progress in education
Government officials and development partners met in the capital on Friday to discuss and review progress in education development across Laos. The Education Sector Working Group Meeting: Executive Level was attended by the Minister of Education and Sports, Ms Sengdeuane Lachanthaboun, Australian Ambassador to the Lao PDR Mr John Williams, and EU Ambassador Mr Leo Faber. . . More >>>

Pakpasak, Hainan University cement partnership with opening of Laos-China education centre
Representatives of Pakpasak Technical College in Vientiane and Hainan University in China met in Vientiane on Saturday to sign an agreement for ongoing cooperation and to officially open the Laos-China International Education Centre. The centre is considered important in developing human resources and education cooperation between the two countries and particularly for strengthening ties between Vientiane and Hainan province. . . More >>>

 - Local companies keen to develop tourism in Attapeu
Several companies are keen to develop the tourism industry in Attapeu after realising the province’s huge untapped potential for domestic and international visitors. Director of the provincial Department of Planning and Investment, Mr Soulichan Phonekeo, told Vientiane Times on Friday that business operators are primarily interested in attracting more visitors to places of natural beauty, such as waterfalls. . . More >>>

- Vocational teachers study poultry farming
Fourteen teachers from vocational schools are attending training sessions on how to increase the productivity of egg-laying chickens. The one-month training course is taking place at the State Poultry Breeding Research Station and is deemed an important skill, according to experts from the centre, who believe teachers should pass on these lessons to their students. Mr Keosantisouk Xaykhamvong, a trainer at the station, said the training involves egg hatching techniques, how to take care of chicks in the nursery, feeding, vaccination, and how to manage farms. . . More >>>


How to protect yourself against pneumonia
Pneumonia is the world’s leading killer of children under the age of five and among the most common cold weather diseases that children are likely to develop. . . More >>>


Khaolam: making the most of newly harvested rice
The end of the year also sees the end of the rice harvest in Laos. The gentle fragrance of the new rice as it’s steaming wafts out from kitchens around the country and is a reminder of days past when khaolam was cooked by housewives at this time of the year.. More >>>


Thai boy triumphs after struggling to get an education in Singapore
Children often have problems at school when they move with their parents to another country where a different language is spoken.
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Fashion designer draws inspiration from his failure
Khamphao Sungdai spent a month at a temple in Vientiane to restore balance in his life after the failure of his 10-year-old garment business. ... . More >>>

Arts & Culture

Chao Anouvong statue commemoration marks king’s contribution to Laos
This weekend marks the 7th anniversary of the installation of the Chao Anouvong statue in Vientiane with activities organised today and tomorrow to commemorate this important event.
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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 >>>











Tourism operator envisages massive benefits from Visit Laos Year 2018 campaign
Welcoming Visit Laos Year 2018, Vientiane Times is publishing a series of feature articles and photographs inviting you to experience the authentic nature, culture, history and hospitality of South-East Asia’s Simply Beautiful Laos.
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Jo Bounmy opens inland container depot at Thakhaek SEZ
The Jo Bounmy Group International Transport Vessel ICD Co Ltd has officially opened an inland container depot (ICD) at the Thakhek Specific Economic Zone (SEZ) ... More >>>


Lao singer recounts tale of deceitful love
Young star Tar Apacts has produced a new single titled ‘Phormunlorkluang’, an ode to young love - both pure and deceitful.
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Belt and Road Initiative produces tangible benefits for Laos
The Belt and Road Initiative has been producing tangible benefits for Laos including the China-Laos railway, first Lao Satellite and conversion of local terrestrial analogue radio... More >>>

World news

Cultural heritage sites to be nominated for UNESCO designation
MYANMAR (Eleven, ANN) -- Efforts are being made to nominate cultural heritages in MraukU Township in Rakhine State to Unesco’s world heritage list, said the. .More >>>


China and Laos: Working together for a community with a shared future and strategic significance
At the invitation of Bounnhang Vorachit, Secretary General of the Central Committee of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party and President of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, I will soon pay a state visit to the Lao PDR.. .More >>>


Why do children in rural areas leave school at such a young age?
In Saravan province, the enrolment of children in lower and upper secondary schools is as low as 66 percent and 31.1 percent respectively, far behind the national averages of 82.9 and 51.4 percent... More >>>


Vientiane judo team wins NA President’s Cup
Vientiane Judo Club’s Team A took first place in the 9th All Lao Judo Championships 2017 - National Assembly President’s Cup at the Lao-Japan Budo Centre on Sunday.
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Dining Out

Som pa – a fishy souvenir from Vientiane province
Pickled fish wrapped in banana leaves, or som pa, is a well-known traditional Lao food, which can be found across the country.. .. . More >>>

Poverty Eradication

Traditional straw mats boost income for villagers in Khammuan
Buckling under the weight of two heavy loads of straw balanced on her shoulders, Ms Muan Vannalath hurries to put her load down as she arrives home.
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