21 March 2019

Australian gov’t reveals plan to manage population growth


- Japan grants over 76 billion kip for Lao development
The Japanese government has agreed to provide grant aid of over 76 billion kip (US$8.9 million) for four projects of country development. A signing ceremony for the Exchange of Notes on Four Grant Aid Projects was held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Vientiane on Wednesday with the notes signed by Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Sengphet Houngboungnuang and ... More >>>

- Govt awards medal to outstanding UK researcher
The Lao government has awarded the Cross of Labour medal to a researcher from the United Kingdom in recognition of the outstanding contribution he has made to the quality of lab and data management systems at Mahosot Hospital Microbiology Laboratory in Vientiane. The medal was awarded to Prof. David Allan Brett Dance in a ceremony that .. More >>>

- Govt concludes observations on implementing child rights’ convention
Laos remains committed to realising the rights of the child with authorities holding workshops to discuss concluding observations for all sectors at central and provincial level in order to develop their action plans. This was the message at a consultation workshop with development partners in Vientiane ...More >>>

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- Australian gov’t reveals plan to manage population growth
CANBERRA (Xinhua) -- The Australian government has revealed its plan to address unsustainable population growth in major cities by boosting that of regional areas. Prime Minister Scott Morrison, Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population Alan Tudge, Minister for Immigration, Citizenship and .. More >>>

- Authorities intervene as Na No land dispute escalates 
Authorities have stepped in to prevent escalation of a dispute over land rights in Ban Na No, Xaysetha district, Vientiane. In an interview with local media on Monday, the deputy governor of Xaysetha district, Mr Phouthaphone Khotpanya, said that a committee to address land allocation disputes  .. More >>>

- Health ministry targets sustainable traditional medicine production
Health authorities are working to develop a sustainable traditional medicine sector in the country based on ecologically sound practices, a meeting in Vientiane province on Tuesday heard. During the meeting, attended by Minister of Health, Associate Prof. Dr Bounkong Syhavong and Director General of the ministry’s Food .. More >>>

Research Centre expands rattan programme to meet demands
The Forest Science Research Centre under the National Agriculture and Forestry Research Institute is expanding its sustainable rattan seedling programme in response to increased growth and demand in the country’s rattan furniture industry.   Director of the facility, Mr Vongvilay Vongkhamsao said   ..  More >>>

- Feasibility study for Donkang Khong development gets green light 
A green light has been given to the Krittaphong Group to carry out a feasibility study for the development of Donkang Khong in Sangthong district, Vientiane. The proposed investment to develop the island is expected to be worth more than 2, 576 billion kip (US$ 300 million), according to .. .  More >>>

- People breathe easier after rain in Vientiane
Air pollution levels of particulate matter that are 2.5 micrometres and less in diameter (PM2.5) have returned to safe levels after a few days of rainfall. According to a weather test by the Natural Resource and Environment Research Institute at the Meteorology and Hydrology Department in Vientiane, .. .  More >>>


China’s cultural and natural heritage sites attract numerous visitors Welcoming Visit Laos-China Year 2019, Vientiane Times is publishing a series of feature articles and images promoting the two ... More >>>




Japan supports better bookkeeping The Lao National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LNCCI) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with ... More >>>

Senior performing arts personnel benefit from workshop in Vientiane Forty-two senior personnel from performing arts organisations ...More >>>

Career soldier helps preserve handicraft production techniques First Lieutenant Buavone Keomany is a career soldier and devoted wife and ... More >>>




Chinese top legislator calls for closer ties with Laos BEIJING (Xinhua) -- Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s ..More >>>

Deputy minister highlights Laos’ tourism growth, global cooperation on international stage
Deputy Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism of the Lao PDR, Mr Savankhone Razmountry, was invited to attend the Asean Chambers of Commerce and Industry Business Meet-2019 ....... More >>>

What should we do to erase racial discrimination? The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is observed on March 21every year.
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Provinces turn to youth for 2020 National Games Many provinces are emphasising the selection of young up-and-coming athletes for . . More >>>

Home owner turns house and garden into popular eatery  With so many restaurants opening up in Vientiane it’s becoming harder and harder to make a choice, . More >>>

Upcoming e-Library expected to provide faster, more accessible information A quick glance into the library and one might not see many  ... More >>>





Waste management remains a challenge for Lao hospitals Waste management in hospitals remains a challenge because most health ....  More >>>

Successful grower reveals secrets of his lime tree orchard Mr Sommalath Vongkhounsy worked as a soldier and a mason before he realised that . More >>>

Vientiane students win big at int’l math, robot contests
Some 21 students from the International School of Laos (formerly Eastern Star Schools) in Vientiane recently returned victorious after representing Laos at the 8th International Math Challenge and International Robot Challenge in Thailand. .... More >>>





Young man passes on his love of English in the classroom The ability to speak English is increasingly important in Laos because the country ... More >>>

Poisoned fish worries village as Sangthong district promotes good agricultural practices The people of Kua village in Sangthong district, ...  More >>>

President Kaysone Phomvihane, a true patriotic hero President Kaysone Phomvihane was beloved by all ethnicities, a great patriot and revolutionist ... More >>>




New road paves way for development A 32-kilometre road running from the Lao-Thai Friendship Bridge to Dongphosy and Huaymarkhiew has been ... More >>>

Phouthai New Year festival puts age-old traditions on show A large number of Phouthai people from across Laos gathered in Vientiane last week to ... More >>>