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5 December 2018

Best wishes pour in on Lao National Day  

- Laos, int’l partners discuss development cooperation
The economy, social affairs, the environment, and other cross-cutting aspects of governance were the focus of talks between the government and its development partners at their two-day Round Table Meeting, which continues today. Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment, Dr Kikeo Chanthabouly, and UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Laos,
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- Cambodian PM pays official visit to Laos
Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen will arrive in Vientiane today for an official visit to Laos from December 5-6, according to an announcement from Laos’ Ministry of Foreign Affairs last week. The two-day official visit by the Cambodian Prime Minister and his delegation is in response to an invitation from his Lao counterpart Thongloun Sisoulith,
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PM vows to step up efforts to improve business climate as Laos’ ranking slides 
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has told the National Assembly (NA) that his government will do more to improve the business environment after Laos’ global ease-of-doing-business ranking fell 13 places. Responding to questions from members of parliament last week, the premier said the measures the government had imposed to improve ease of doing business needed more time to yield fruit. ...More >>>

- Best wishes pour in on Lao National Day
Foreign leaders, on behalf of their states and peoples, have extended best wishes to Laos, its leaders and people on the occasion of the 43rd anniversary of Lao National Day on December 2. General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam and President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Nguyen Phu Trọng,
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- NA asks govt to review rural development policy
The National Assembly (NA) has recommended that the government improve coordination between related sectors and assess whether completed projects have actually made a difference to people’s living standards. NA members made the suggestion when debating the
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- Laos strengthens ties with partners on path to Zero Hunger
Laos will continue to cooperate with its partners in accelerating efforts to achieve Zero Hunger and ending malnutrition in all its forms by 2030. This was the message from Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, Dr Phouangparisak Pravongviengkham, when he recently addressed policymakers
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- Local medics claim progress with new breast cancer treatment
Lao health authorities expect more women with breast cancer will be treated at Mahosot Hospital after local experts gave a presentation on a new technique. The so-called breast cancer immune therapy method uses components such as acupuncture, with patients given results of an evaluation within about two hours,
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Travel

Ban Don, one of 4,000 islands: go there before it’s lost Welcoming Visit Laos Year 2018, Vientiane Times is publishing a series of feature articles and images inviting you to experience the authentic nature, ... More >>>

business

entertainment

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May deadline to slash number of fuel businesses Petroleum importers in Laos are making changes to their operations to comply with the standards ... More >>>

Experience jungle life with The Carnival of the Animals The Carnival of the Animals is back by popular demand to bring the jungle to life .. More >>>

Provincial governments need improvement to be business friendly The attitude of provincial governments is by and large neutral .. More >>>

world

cooperation

opinion

Ukrainian president moves to end friendship treaty with Russia KIEV (Xinhua/China Daily) -- Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Monday .. More >>>

France offers diversity of cooperation with Laos The historical ties between France and Laos make the two countries special partners in .... More >>>

What problems do you face as a coffee farmer? Pakxong is known as the land of Lao coffee, with most locals earning a living from the crop, .... More >>>

 

SPORT

DINING OUT

TECHNOLOGY

Volleyball federation serves up President’s Cup action The Volleyball Federation President’s Cup running from December 3-9 was launched .. More >>>

Take to the water for a great meal in Pakxe
The Mekong Lanexang is a well-known restaurant in Pakxe, the capital of Champassak province, and is located on a boat on the Mekong River offering Lao, Thai, Vietnamese and Chinese dishes.. ... More >>>

Upcoming e-Library expected to provide faster, more accessible information A quick glance into the library and one might not see many  ... More >>>

 

HEALTH

LIFESTYLE

EDUCATION

Attapeu still in need of medicine for flood victimsAlmost four months have passed since that fateful night in July when at least 40 people died and ....  More >>>

Orphaned schoolgirl gets scholarship to pursue her dreams
Ms Tadam Vongphakdy, 18, a promising student from a modest background, has won a scholarship from SCG’s Sharing the Dream Project sponsored by SCG Lao.
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Always believe in yourself, says Lao student awarded Asean scholarship Ms Kounlasatty Manivong was recently awarded a 2018 Asean ... More >>>

 

PROFILE

ENVIRONMENT

HISTORY

Former warrior reflects on his wartime experiences Mr Ornchan Sommany, an 83-year-old resident of Viengxay village, Viengxay district in ... More >>>

Gardener her love for traditional trees species Ms Manivanh Chanthalangsy is a diligent gardener whose love and quest to preserve   ...  More >>>

Viengxay - the district of victory
After attending the first open government meeting on March 22-23 this year in Viengxay district, Huaphan province, I decided to research the ... More >>>

 

DEVELOPMENT

CULTURE

Tapioca factory creates jobs in Vientiane province The Hinheup Cassava Flour Factory in Vientiane province is installing a second machine ... More >>>

Kathin festival strengthens Buddhism, supports temple restoration Merit makers from the capital and Savannakhet, Champassak, Saravan ... More >>>