22 October 2021

Huawei Laos “Seeds for the Future 2021” project ends successfully with inspiring closing ceremony


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- New project to strengthen management of educational institutions 
Laos and the United States are partnering to strengthen management, administrative and technical abilities so that educational institutions can more effectively contribute to the socio-economic development of Laos. Continuing the United States’ support to Laos in strengthening academic institutions, the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ministry of Education and Sports have launched the .. ..More >>>

- Technical inspection of Laos-China railway begins
The Laos-China Railway Company Ltd., began a technical inspection of the railway on Wednesday by sending a test vehicle between the station in Vientiane to the Chinese border. The railway has now entered a comprehensive technical inspection phase, which is a sign that operators can start counting down to the official opening day as planned. ....More >>>

- Annual Vientiane boat racing festival cancelled amid Covid-19 outbreak
Vientiane authorities have cancelled all events that are traditionally part of the annual boat racing festival, which had been planned from October 20-30. The boat racing, which coincides with the end of Buddhist Lent, is a major and popular annual festival. The decision to cancel comes in the wake of a continuing rise in the number of Covid-19 infections. It was considered unwise to ...More >>>

- Huawei Laos “Seeds for the Future 2021” project ends successfully with inspiring closing ceremony
Huawei Laos conducted the closing ceremony of the “Seeds for the Future 2021” project and handed over training completion certificates to trainees online, on October 20, 2021. CEO of Huawei Technologies (Lao) Sole Co., Ltd., ...More >>>


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- Trade union body to seek hike in minimum wage
The Lao Federation of Trade Unions (LFTU) plans to ask the government to approve an increase in the monthly minimum wage from 1.1 million kip to 1.3 million or 1.5 million kip. It is widely recognised that a monthly income of 1,100,000 kip is not enough to live on, with the cost of household goods steadily increasing and .....More >>>

- Laos promotes renewable energy for export
Laos has huge potential for the development of solar, wind and other renewable sources of energy for export to neighbouring countries, according to a senior government official. It is believed the capacity for solar power could range from 10,000MW to 15,000MW while the potential for wind power could be as much as 100,000MW, Deputy Minister of Energy and Mines Dr Sinava Souphanouvong told Vientiane Times recently. ....More >>>

- Taskforce reports 392 new Covid cases, 2 more deaths
The National Taskforce for Covid-19 Prevention and Control on Thursday announced 392 new Covid cases and two more deaths from the virus. This brings the total number of Covid cases to 33,998 and the number of fatalities to 49.
One of those who died was a 71-year-old woman from Saphanneua village in Kaysone Phonvihane city, Savannakhet province, who contracted the virus from a family member. ....More >>>

- More staff to be assigned to intensive care units
Health authorities are increasing the number of medical staff working in intensive care units as the Covid-19 infection rate soars. Deputy Director General of the Department of Healthcare and Rehabilitation under the Ministry of Health, Dr Khamsai Detvixay, told Vientiane Times the ministry is using all methods possible to treat people who are seriously ill with Covid. ......More >>>

- Minor earthquake recorded in Xayaboury
An earthquake measuring 1.9 on the Richter scale was recorded in Xayaboury province on Wednesday, but the tremor was small and no damage was done. The Meteorology and Hydrology Department of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment said the quake was recorded at 22:23pm on October 20 in ......More >>>


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Vientiane to have expanded water supply
The Vientiane Capital Water Supply Expansion Project will see the construction of a new Chinaimo water ... More >>>

CRI announces news contest on Laos-China relations
China Radio International (CRI) is organising an online news contest on ......More >>>

Strengthening municipal capacity for public - private partnerships in waste management

In Kaysone Phomvihane City, Savannakhet province, Laos, good O&M contract management and community support will ensure the sustainability of a new sanitary landfill facility.
Like many rapidly urbanising cities, Kaysone Phomvihane faces a growing waste problem.
Increased business and employment opportunities are drawing more people to live and work in the area, which is being developed by the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (the Lao PDR) into an economic hub. Strategically located by the Mekong River bridge between the Lao PDR and Thailand,

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Mekong River overfished, under pressure, MRC says
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How do you feel about the cancellation of the Boat Racing Festival?
Due to the rising number of Covid-19 infections, authorities in Vientiane ....More >>>

Itinerant coach with a lifetime of learning

From a childhood spent in the shadow of the Kop and getting his first taste of big-time football with the 1966 World Cup in England, Steve Darby has spent five decades in the game remaining true to himself – and to the players he coached.

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A new holiday gem awaits in Vangvieng
People who like to travel but who don’t want to go too far from Vientiane now have a great new opportunity for.. More >>>