April 24, 2018

NA members push for compliant land allocation

 
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- Major upgrade slated for Sangthong-Paklai road
Construction of the 104.89 km road upgrade linking Vientiane’s rural Sangthong district to Paklai district in Xayaboury province is expected to start in October.
The road runs along the Mekong River from Namsang Bridge in Namsang village, Sangthong district, Vientiane, and then to Khokkhaodor Mountain in Xanakham district, Vientiane province and Paklai Bridge in Paklai district, in Xayaboury province, Project Director Mr Artnada Boulom told Vientiane Times yesterday.
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- Luang Prabang flying-high with central China
Laos and China plan to open additional flights between world heritage site Luang Prabang and Changsha, the capital of China’s Hunan province, toward the middle of the year. Direct flights are also expected to open at that time, the Vice President of the overseas Chinese association of Hunan province in China Mr Sun Min Sheng told the Deputy Minister of Information, .. More >>>

- Govt approves minimum wage increase
The government has approved a minimum wage increase from the present 900,000 kip to 1.1 million kip a month, according to the Prime Minister’s Office.
The pay rise is expected to take place from May 1 this year when Laos celebrates International Labour Day and should bring pride and pleasure to all Lao workers.
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- NA members push for compliant land allocation
Compliance with land policies and implementation measures, along with the rights of people living nearby conservation, protection and production forests and other protected areas have been set for National Assembly discussion regarding the National Master Plan on Land Allocation. The National Master Plan on Land Allocation draft was on the agenda of the Assembly members’ intersession which began yesterday, chaired by Assembly Vice President Somphanh Phengkhammy... More >>>

 
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- Outbound travellers drop as Laos promotes domestic tourism
The number of outbound Lao travellers dropped by 0.32 percent in 2017 compared to the previous year because the country stepped up efforts to promote domestic tourism, an official has said. The Director General of the Tourism Marketing Department under the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism, Mr Soun Manivong, told Vientiane Times yesterday the number of outbound travellers .. More >>>

- Lao women increase income but lack nutrition for family
Lao women now have more opportunities for work, but this can lead to the lack of time to prepare traditional healthy food and leave family members at risk of insufficient nutrition, a report from the Nutrition Sensitive Agriculture Study said of Laos recently. The study highlighted that Lao women have started more regular work related to agricultural activities which results in less occasions to cook healthy and nutritious food for their families.
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- Poisonous mushrooms fatal to five in Huaphan
Five people have been killed and two people are hospitalised, and currently in a very serious condition, after consuming a quantity of foraged poisonous mushrooms last week. The funghi were from a forest near Mar village, Kuan district, Huaphan province. The incident occurred in the Mar village around lunchtime on April 18, when six people of a family and a 7 year-old boy ate poisonous mushrooms from forest nearby the village after cooking them in a soup...More >>>

- Lao-Thai medical cooperation boosts critical care, anaesthesiology
Lao doctors will need to develop their skills in the use of new medical equipment for critical care patients and in anaesthesiology to improve health services in the country.
The use of outdated equipment was no longer responding to the demands of the public so new technology and methods were required, a health official said. ..More >>>

Health

Community leader boosts village health standards
Sitting on a concrete bench under the shade of big tree, Mr Yiayingvang, a recognised leader in his Hmong community, explains the importance and benefits of immunisation and other health services.
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Lifestyle

Khaen plays integral role in Lao culture 
The sound of the khaen has been an inherent part of Laos for thousands of years. Today, wherever there are Lao people, there is always the sound of the khaen. .. More >>>

Education

Local model balances fashion career with college finance, banking studies
Mr Savansek Aekbanlang, well-known locally for his work on the Lao Super Model stage, recently graduated with a certificate in Finance and Banking from Lattana Business Administration College... .. . . . . More >>>

Profile

Blind stool maker crafts his own determined path through life
While life has a way of throwing up all sorts of challenges for us in the pursuit of our dreams, perhaps the best test of character is how we deal with any misfortunes which befall us... More >>>

Environment

Thirteen elephants knocking on heaven’s door
Thirteen elephants handed over to Elephant Conservation Centre by Lao government.

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History

Wall exhibit breaks down barriers to Vientiane’s past
While Laos’ convoluted history is often just studied in textbooks, today’s generation can now sample a part of it from the 16th century for themselves – the Vientiane city wall.
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Development

Pioneer breaks the mould of football managers
How many women would dare to manage a men’s football team and have the strength, tenacity and determination to turn around a struggling squad?. . More >>>

Culture

Almsgiving - a tradition worth preserving
Almsgiving is a fine tradition that Lao people have practised every day around the country since ancient times, so much so that it has become a reflection of the country’s culture. ... .
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Travel

Nam Song weaves its magic for visitors through stunning Vangvieng
Vangvieng is full of fascinating places to visit including natural and manmade attractions that every day draw large numbers of domestic and overseas visitors to the picturesque town. .... More >>>

Business

Australian International School hosts the first international maths contest
The Australian International School (AIS), one of the best international schools in Laos, has increased efforts to raise its teaching and learning methodology to meet global educational standards. . . More >>>

Entertainment

Night Fashion Show to unleash young designers’ creations
The highly anticipated Night Fashion Show will be hosted by the Lao Young Designer Project this Saturday (April 28), 7pm at the Fountain Square in Vientiane...More >>>

Feature

Thai  Lao New Year celebrations: Close ties and shared culture
Songkran (Thai New Year) or Pi Mai Lao (Lao New Year) is one of the most special occasions of the year, widely celebrated across many countries in Southeast Asia, including Thailand and the Laos..
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World news

Paris attacks suspect Abdeslam gets 20 years in related case
BRUSSELS (AP) -- A Brussels court on Monday found 2015 Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam and an accomplice guilty of attempted murder over shots fired at police they sought to avoid arrest in a Brussels suburb... More >>>

Cooperation
 

Laos-Vietnam special solidarity becomes priceless legacy
Laos-Vietnams relations have been marked by an unalloyed solidarity that is rare around the globe. The rare relationship has become a priceless legacy of the two nations.
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Opinion

How important is it to learn the English language?
English is a very important language for communication and business around the world, and it’s also a working language in Asean. To mark the English Language Day on April 23, Vientiane Times asked members of the public for their opinion on whether learning English can be helpful... More >>>

Sport

Laos ready for action at Asean Youth Football Tournament 
The Lao U-21 team is eyeing a spot in the second round and ultimately the Hassanal Bolkiah Trophy at the Asean Youth Football Tournament 2018 being hosted by Brunei from April 20 to May 5...More >>>

Dining Out

Seafood buffet a perennial hit in Vientiane
Seafood buffets are a huge hit with diners in Vientiane, especially families and groups of friends, even though they aren’t easy to find in the capital’s restaurants. . . More >>>

Technology

Upcoming e-Library expected to provide faster, more accessible information
A quick glance into the library and one might not see many people there. But nowadays that’s not such a strange sight because fewer people enjoy reading books at the library. ... .
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