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April 21, 2015

Villagers to benefit from new school, healthcare centre


Several swimming pools throughout Vientiane saw local residents flocking to escape the extreme heat over the past few days. The outside temperature in Vientiane at noon reached 41 degrees Celsius. According to a weather forecast from the Department of Meteorology and Hydrology yesterday, not only in Vientiane did temperatures exceed 40 degrees but also in Luang Prabang, Savannakhet, Xekong and Attapeu provinces and Thakhek town of Khammuan province. However for the lucky residents of Pakxong district, Champassak province, temperatures did not exceed 28 degrees Celsius. --Photo Phetphoxay

1. Lao trafficking victims await proof of nationality
The human trafficking victims suspected to be Lao nationals that were rescued recently in Indonesia will be repatriated to Laos once they are proved as citizens of the country, acc ording to an official from the Lao Ministry of Foreign Affairs. More >>>

Hotel operators: competition keeping lid on prices
Local hotel operators maintain that competition for tourists' business is minimising room rate price rises around the country. More >>>

3.  Be on the alert for summer storms, public warned
People in many parts of Laos should be prepared for the possibility of localised storms and heavy rains due to rapid changes in temperatures during this time of year. More >>>

4. Villagers to benefit from new school, healthcare centre
Hundreds of remote community villagers in Luang Prabang province will benefit from new school classrooms, a health centre and a community hall, thanks to generous support from the Nam Ngum 5 Hydropower Company. More >>>

5. US Secretary of State passes on Lao New Year best wishes
US Secretary of State John Kerry has passed on best wishes to the Lao people on the occasion of Lao New Year and reaffirmed that the US remains a significant partner for Laos. More >>>

6. Public opinions sought on constitutional amendments
Policymakers are sounding out opinions from various sectors in society and those good and reasonable opinions will be taken into account into the draft of the amended constitution. More >>>


April 21, 2015
- Japanese encephalitis vaccination begins
Children aged from one to 15 years in Borikhamxay province and the capital city Vientiane already received Japanese encephalitis (JE) on the first day of the vaccination campaign. More >>>
Projects improve farmers' livelihoods
A new project to further enhance the agricultural techniques of farmers is being developed to follow on the success of the completed Lao Uplands Food Security Improvement Project C2a. More >>>
45 people killed in road accidents nationwide
The Ministry of Public Security reported there were 325 road accidents that occurred nationwide during the celebration of the Lao New Year or Pi Mai Lao from April 12-18, which resulted in 45 deaths and 528 injuries. More >>>
Mother, two children found dead in Vientiane
A pregnant mother and two children were found dead at a pond in Nongvaeng village, Hadxaifong district Vientiane on April 18. More >>>

April 20, 2015
- Khammuan reviews mother and child health project
The International Support and Partnership for Health (ISAPH) and Khammuan provincial Health Department recently evaluated the results of the Mother and Child Health Improvement Project at the close of the third phase. More >>>
Barrier removal a threat to road users
Roads in Vientiane are becoming increasingly congested and conditions in the rush hour make travel particularly difficult for motorists but the authorities are putting measures in place in an attempt to solve the traffic congestion. . More >>>
Southern smallholders boost crop yields through nutrition project
Smallholders in the southern provinces have been able to get better crop yields after receiving useful advice from staff working with the Food and Nutrition Security and Market Linkage programme (FNML), supported by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).
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Ministries promote hygiene at primary schools
The Ministry of Education and Sports and the Ministry of Health have launched a ‘School and Community' manual and ‘Basic Orientation' video to promote hygiene in primary schools. . . More >>>

April 13, 2015
- New Khammuan healthcare centre ready to combat disease
A new healthcare facility has opened to treat residents of three villages in a rural area of Xebangfay district, Khammuan province, as part of initiatives to reduce illness and death rates especially amongst mothers and children. More >>>
Heavy cargo boats resume as normal on the Mekong
The unusually low water level in the Mekong River that hampered the movement of cargo ships last month has risen and services have resumed as normal. . More >>>
Traffic police adopt novel measure to reduce road toll
Traffic police nationwide are once again taking an unconventional approach in an attempt to reduce the number of road accidents over the Lao New Year holiday. . More >>>
Medics, police promote Pi Mai road safety
The Ministry of Health has presented alcohol breath-testing equipment to the Traffic Police Department of the Ministry of Public Security, aimed at reducing the number of accidents over Pi Mai Lao. . More >>>

April 10, 2015
- Few illegal workers in Thailand come from Champassak
There are almost no labourers from Champassak province in the southern part of Laos working illegally in neighbouring Thailand.
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Drug prevalence a growing threat to internal security
Drugs continue to leak into the Laos through the borders and are being widely traded in the country despite the efforts of the police to try to limit their prevalence in society. . More >>>
Singapore helps Lao officials improve land management knowledge
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Singapore funded a course on sustainable town planning and land management for 19 Lao government officials from March 16 to 20. . More >>>
Development group gives boost to rural households
The Association for Rural Mobilisation and Improvement (ARMI) is providing technical advice and support to producers in the provinces in a bid to boost production and assist household economies. . More >>>

April 9, 2015
- Central security police review work
Officers from the Central Security Police Headquarters met yesterday to review security work for Party and government leaders over recent years and set the plan for public security in the months and years ahead. . More >>>
Xayaboury provincial Party outlines future development
Xayaboury province will strive to grow the province's economy by about nine percent per year in the next five years, with its development to run in a sustainable way within 10 years. . More >>>
Police caution public over New Year thefts
Police yesterday reminded the public to be on their guard against opportunist thieves on the streets, vehicle theft, and social disorder over the coming weekend. . More >>>
LWU opens gender equality project
The Lao Women's Union (LWU) has begun the project of ‘Strengthening Women Capacity Building Environment Protection and Gender Equality in the Mining and Hydropower Sectors' to be implemented in target districts in the four provinces of Xaysomboun, Khammuan, Savannakhet and Vientiane. . More >>>

New project to help young children with disabilities

- Laos, Vietnam enhance cooperation ties
Lao acrobats have new show for audiences
- Laos, Vietnam enhance cooperation ties
- Party points the way for continuous growth
- Exhibition highlights achievements under Party leadership
- Kimonos, yukatas on show in Vientiane
- Kuwait agrees to 192 billion kip loan to finance irrigation project
- Lao-Japan launch new laboratory for parasites
- PM calls for accurate answers in census survey
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- Global markets end lower in a wobbly week
- EDL-Gen Friday surge buoys market liquidity


Nam Khan 2 power plant readies for generation Nam Khan 2 hydropower plant expects to start energy generation within the next five months after construction began in 2011 in Luang Prabang province. More >>>


Lao Super Models 2014 encourage youngsters to join the contest The winners of Lao Super Model 2014 are urging children and young people to apply to join the contest to promote the development of Lao traditions and fashions before the start of the Asean Economic Community at the end of the year. More >>>


Association for Autism helps children lead better lives Autism spectrum disorder (ASD)is quite common in Laos but it is not well known and generally underdiagnosed in comparison with other countries in the... More >>>

World news

Walk-assist robot suit awaits OK

JAPAN (The Yomiuri Shimbun, ANN) -- Cyberdyne Inc., a start-up in Tsukuba, Ibaraki Prefecture, has applied for government approval to produce and sell a robotic suit that helps people walk, the company said. More >>>


How do you think we can support and preserve the traditions and culture of Laos? Laos has many ethnic groups and all of them have their own beautiful traditions and culture. But recently many traditional activities seem to have died out or at least are harder to find. Vientiane Times reporters asked some members of the public for their thoughts. More >>>


Lao athletes confide medal at SEA Games The Lao Amateur Athletics Federation will be more confident of winning medals at the upcoming 28th SEA Games after its athletes performed well in the test event in Singapore last week. More >>>


Unexpected spiritual beauty at wooden temple by the sea
When one thinks of Pattaya in Thailand one thinks of its beaches and other attractions and I for one certainly wasn't expecting to come across the most spectacular example of carpentry and wood carvings I had ever seen. .... . . More >>>

Poverty Eradication

Borikhamxay makes strides towards poverty eradication
The living standards of people in all districts nationwide are changing for the better step by step, and officials in Viengthong district are among those attempting to develop their communities. . ... More >>>

Arts & Culture

Buddhist predictions for Lao New Year 2558
The Lao Buddhist Calendar contains much information that can be revealed to knowledgeable monks such as the weather and how this will affect people's fortunes and those of their crops as well as. ...More >>>


Let's explore bookshops across the border
In a busy shopping mall in the heart of Thailand, youngsters calmly browse through cartoon books page by page before pulling out money from their pockets to buy, while some adults are busy searching for.. ...More >>>


Smoke-free areas attractive to tourists

Declaring places to be World Heritage Sites and smoke-free zones is becoming increasingly popular as people realise that it attracts more visitors, which generates more income for local people. . ....More >>>


Fish-a-plenty as water levels fall; but for how long, locals ask?
Many kinds of aquatic life can be found in the Nam Lik river, which then in turn flows into the Nam Ngum on its way downstream to meet the Mekong south of Vientiane. More >>>


Teaching children to care for the environment
Every morning before classes start the children at Pakpok school collect then deposit empty water bottles and drink cans in a place where rubbish is kept before being taken away, as one of the school's regular morning activities. . . . . .More >>>

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