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Vientiane Times, the first English newspaper in the Lao People's Democratic Republic, officially launched as a weekly tabloid in April 1994. By 1996 the newspaper published twice weekly on Tuesdays and Fridays, expanding to Monday to Friday in 2004 and adding a Saturday edition in 2007.
The newspaper covers a wide range of domestic and international news and provides information reflecting government policy and socio-economic development in the Lao PDR.
Vientiane Times is part of the Lao Press in Foreign Languages, a specialised agency of the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism. The press agency is managed by a board of directors and manned by over 50 staff, including reporters and administrative officials. The founders of the newspaper included Mr Somsanouk Mixay, who is also
Former Director General and Editor-in-Chief of Lao Press in Foreign Languages, Mr Savankhone Razmountry, who is also former Director General and Editor-in-Chief of the paper, Mr Thongsavath Chansombath the former Director General and Editor-in-Chief of the paper.

Director General and Editor-in-Chief of Lao Press in Foreign Languages: Thonglor Duangsavanh
Deputy Director General of Lao Press in Foreign Languages and and Managing Director of Vientiane Times: Ms Phonesavanh Thikeo
Deputy Director General of Lao Press in Foreign Languages: Mr Sisay Vilaysack

Local News Division

1. Mr Somsack Pongkao
2. Mr Souksakhone Vaenkeo
3. Mr Khonsavanh Latsaphao
4. Mr Sangkhomsay Phoubphanouvong
5. Mr Phetphosay Sengpaseuth
6. Ms Keoviengkhone Bounviseth
7. Ms Siladda Souliyong
8. Mr Phomphong Laoin

Business News Division
1. Mr Manichanh Pansivongsay
2. Mr Bounfaeng Phaymanivong
3. Mr Khamphone Syvongsay
4. Mr Ounkham Phimmata
5. Ms Viengdavanh Banphahaksa
Foreign News Division

1. Mr Ekaphone Phouthonesy
2. Mr Xayxana Leukai

3. Mr Meuangkham Noradeth
4. Ms Lamphone Phasanthong
5. Mr Patithin Phetmeuangphuan
6. Mr Sisouphan Amphonephong

Technique, Page Layout and Archive Division

1. Mr Souknilundon Southivongnorath
Ms Vansoukhy Thammavong
3. Ms Amphavanh Souvannalath
4. Ms Samly Singhanath
5. Ms Viphaphone Phommabouth
6. Mr Vanhphachanh Sengphongphanh

Adminstration Division

1. Mr Panyasith Sensouphon
2. Mr Somsanith Sensouphoun
Ms Chansamone Xaypanya
4. Ms Khonemany Oudom
5. Ms Monekhai Inthirath
6. Ms Lina Matxaypadith
7. Ms khamphao Vongkesone
8. Mr Vixian Insysiengmay

Advertising and Distribution Division

1. Mr Bounthong Kongmany
2. Mr Phonsavanh Vongsay
3. Ms Vatsana Sisomvang
4. Ms Souksamai Boulom
5. Ms Chanthachon Phaosadakhom

Online News Division

1. Mr Panyasit Thammavongsa
2. Mr Somphavanh Siramath
Mr Phoonsab Thevongsa
4. Mr Bouaphanh Vibounsak
5. Mr Chansavath Chansombath

Vientiane Times Phonpapao Village, Unit 32, Sisattanak District, P.O.Box: 5723 Vientiane, Lao PDR
Tel: (856-21) 336042, 336043; Fax: (856-21) 336041;
Copyright © 1999 Vientiane Times Newspaper.