10 November, 2023

- Swiss govt funds land management project
The Swiss government has agreed to fund a landmark project worth US$4.5 million to promote sustainable land management and investments for climate-resilient livelihoods.. ...More>>>

- Education ministry approves revised primary teaching standards
The Ministry of Education and Sports has approved revised primary teaching standards, following a major reform of the primary school curriculum and the roll out of the new curriculum for Grades 1 to 5. . ..More>>>

- Govt to allocate more funding for road repairs
The government will provide more funding for flood recovery efforts and road repairs.
Addressing the National Assembly this week, Minister of Public Works and Transport, Mr Ngampasong Muongmany, said that in the past the Ministry of Public Security had provided financing for this work from government funds set aside for emergency disaster relief in conjunction with that provided by local government agencies, which is partly used to assess the extent of damage caused....More>>>

- Gwangju Trade Mission held at Crowne Plaza Vientiane
The 2023 Gwangju Trade Mission took place in Vientiane on November 2, featuring 10 renowned companies that manufacture competitive products such as beauty and cosmetics items and processed food from Gwangju province. ...More>>>

- Pilot mining operations causing huge losses, impacts, top inspector tells NA 
Piloted mining operations have caused huge losses and harmful impacts, so the scheme should be ceased, the top state inspector has told the National Assembly (NA). ...More>>>

More news stories
Subscription only

- Electric taxis hit streets of Vientiane
Some 150 electric taxis will be available for hire following the launch of the service in Vientiane yesterday by Vietnam’s Green and Smart Mobility (GSM) firm.. ..More>>>

- Lao, Thai journalists strengthen ties in media development
Members of the Lao Journalists Association and the Thai Journalists Association recently met in Vientiane to review and enhance their cooperation in media development. . ..More>>>

- UXO removed from over 18,000 hectares in Xieng Khuang
Over 18,000 hectares of land in Xieng Khuang province have been cleared of unexploded ordnance (UXO), mostly agricultural land and areas slated for future development, with 599,992 unexploded devices removed and rendered harmless...More>>>

- Labour ministry seeks to increase membership in social security scheme 
Access to health services under the Social Security Fund is poor for Lao people who are not government employees, compared to the situation in other Asean countries, a recent study undertaken by the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) in cooperation with central hospitals has revealed. . ...More>>>

Subscription only Subscription only

Central bank tightens regulation of leasing companies 
The Bank of the Lao PDR will more closely monitor leasing companies that offer services in foreign currencies, after it was found that some...More>>>

Japanese company presents certificates to Lao textile weavers
The Lao Handicrafts Festival in collaboration with Lao Handicrafts Association signed a ... More >>>

Subscription only

Laos ends Buddhist Lent with traditional boat races
With the large majority of people in Laos being Buddhists, the festival to mark the end of Buddhist Lent at the end of October is ...More >>>

G7 ministers back up humanitarian pauses in Gaza and two-state solution
(China Daily/ANN) -- Foreign ministers of the Group of Seven called for urgent actions to respond to ..More >>>

What's on in Laos

Subscription only Subscription only

What should we do to promote tourism and attract more visitors to Laos?
According to statistics from the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism, 2,498,691 ...More >>>

Lao company, Borussia Dortmund to partner in football development
TPLUS Digital Sole Co., Ltd. and Borussia Dortmund (BVB) from Germany ...More >>>

Subscription only

Lakeside Great Wall of China: stunning views, pleasant weather and abundant greenery Beijing, China: ¬†Walking up the steps of China’s most iconic sight, ....More>>>

Lao | Chinese | Eng-Facebook Page | Lao-Facebook Page| Video Clips | Websites | Media Partners

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