Home Lao Facebook Page
Photo Essay

The National Institute of Justice of Laos and the Institute of Justice of Vietnam on Monday held a training course on conflict resolution skills, including the use of mediation and referees, under a programme to support the Lao institute. The training course was done virtually by Lao and Vietnamese officials. The course was attended by the Director General of the National Institute of Justice, Mr Bounta S. Phabmixay, and his Vietnamese counterpart. Following the theoretical training in the classroom, the organisers of the training course will arrange for the participants to go on an in-person study tour and to write a harvest paper. The programme is being supported by Vietnam.

Students from the Lao-German Technical College in Vientiane learn first aid from members of an emergency rescue team. The first aid training session took place at the College on Wednesday, supported by the BHS Corrugated Company of Germany. Since 2015, the College and BHS Corrugated have cooperated in human resource development in the field of vocational education. The company has provided scholarships for 197 Lao students, aiming to build careers for young people so they can get jobs in Laos or other countries.

The Lao Women’s Union (LWU) and the National Commission for the Advancement of Women, Mothers and Children meet to prepare for this year’s “16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence” campaign. Deputy Director General of the Department of Planning and International Cooperation, Ms Sisavanh Detvongsone, said “This campaign is very important for the LWU to create awareness within society about the harm of violence against women, and for learning together about how to mitigate it.”                          --Photo United Nations

Members of the Lao Youth Union and UNFPA staff last week attend an event to celebrate International Youth Day, which took the theme “Intergenerational Solidarity: Creating a World for All Ages”.          --Photo Phetphoxay

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr Phoxay Khaykhamphithoune and his officials inspect the border area in Thongmixay, Botaen and Kaenthao districts in Xayaboury province which has not been surveyed and demarcated. Mr Phoxay observed damage to the embankment along the Nam Heuang river and other areas affected by recent flooding. 

The Australian Embassy to Laos and Austcham Laos on August 10 host an event to provide an opportunity for the Australian and Lao business communities and alumni to network and socialise. The Austcham Sundowner is also part of activities to mark the 70th anniversary of Laos-Australia diplomatic relations. Photo shows the Australian Ambassador to Laos, Mr Paul Kelly (fourth from right) and President of the Lao National Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Mr Oudet Souvannavong, along with other participants at the Sundowner.

Lao delegates Ms Thepduangchan Bounthideth (Sinh Sinh -Luang Prabang) and Ms Souphanith Phaengmala (Cola - Vientiane) last week attend a three-day workshop on capability building for youth advocation on cultural wisdom for climate change action in Bangkok, Thailand, organised by the Southeast Asian Cultural Heritage Alliance.

The Directors of the Confucius Institute at the National University of Laos (NUOL) and the Mandarin course participants  recently gathered for a group photo after a successful conclusion of the 11th annual Mandarin language training course for teachers from secondary schools that are teaching the language. The course was aimed at promoting techniques for teaching Mandarin and it enabled the participants to share their knowledge and experiences in teaching, while also focusing on practical actions to be taken during daily classes in schools. The Confucius Institute is gradually becoming a model project for promoting people-to-people exchanges between Laos and China, encouraging locals to learn Mandarin to gain a greater understanding of the northern neighbour, and contributing to the socio-economic development of Laos.

Newspaper Subscription l Newspaper Advertisement l Online Advertisement l Online Subscription

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: [email protected]
Copyright © 1999 Vientiane Times Newspaper.