June 20, 2018

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- Laos, Vietnam vow to cement ties
Vice President Phankham Viphavanh and his visiting Vietnamese counterpart Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh yesterday agreed to work together to deepen the friendly relations, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between the two neighbours.
Ms Dang and her delegation arrived in Vientiane yesterday for a four-day official visit to Laos from June 19-22 at the invitation of Mr Phankham, the Lao Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a press statement... More >>>

- NA debates draft law on central bank
The duties and structure of the Bank of the Lao PDR’s executive board were at the centre of debate at the National Assembly (NA) yesterday, with the aim of strengthening the bank’s management and preventing illegal financial activities.
Assembly members debated an amendment to the Law on the Bank of the Lao PDR, with some wanting the chairman of the bank to be a deputy prime minister as previously, while others wanted someone of that position to be president of the bank. .. More >>>

- PM highlights significance of connectivity for regional ties
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has reaffirmed that regional connectivity will be realised after the completion of railways linking China to Asean member nations.
Mr Thongloun was responding to questions raised by Thai media leader and respected veteran journalist Suthichai Yoon during an exclusive interview in Bangkok recently. .. More >>>

- Attapeu authorities seize another illicit cargo of wood
Attapeu provincial authorities last week found yet more illegally harvested wood, in this case maikha young (rosewood), when they stopped a bus driven by a Vietnamese national en route for Vietnam. At 7:30pm on June 14, officials from the provincial Forestry Inspection Department teamed up with local police and stopped the bus in Hadxan village, Xaysettha district, to carry out an inspection... More >>>
Students sitting upper secondary exams up almost 7 percent
The number of Grade 7 students sitting upper secondary level exams throughout the country increased from 62,254 last year to 66,586 this year, according to official reports.
Meanwhile, the number of exam centres and exam rooms also increased from 281 and 2,997 respectively last year to 285 and 3,210 this year.
In the capital, more than 10,600 students from 91 state and private schools are sitting their upper secondary school exams at 22 exam centres in 530 exam rooms, according to the Vientiane Education and Sports Department.More >>>

- Reality on Unsettled Border Areas between Laos and Cambodia
Vientiane Times is publishing the contents of a book about the Laos-Cambodia borderline situation. The book is being published section by section in issues running from April 10 to April 13....More >>>

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- Healthcare improving, but more work needed: Minister
Health officials and medical staff across the country need to work even harder to improve services and reduce the number of public complaints.
This was the message delivered by Minister of Health, Assoc. Prof. Dr Bounkong Syhavong, at a workshop held on Saturday to celebrate Lao Medics Day (June 18) in Vientiane.....More >>>

- Bus operator launches new airport route
The Vientiane City 2 Bus Service recently announced on its Facebook page the launch of a service between Wattay International Airport and Lao-ITECC.
For the new service, which started on June 15, passengers can download the route and timetable information at Facebook: @VientianeCity2Bus or via the Lao Bus Navi Android App. ..More >>>

- Rabies vaccination aims to reduce Vientiane disease risk
The Vientiane Livestock and Fisheries Department last week vaccinated dogs and cats against rabies as part of efforts to prevent the disease in the capital.
The department’s Deputy Director, Mr Mountry Khounsouvanh, speaking to local media during the vaccination drive, detailed rabies prevention activities and the importance of giving vaccinations. .. More >>>

- Spa services set to rise to Asean standards
Visitors to spas in Laos could soon be enjoying higher standards of service comparable to those in other Asean countries, after spa managers attended a training session on the business yesterday. The operators of massage and spa facilities learnt more about acceptable standards of service and spa management at a workshop supported by Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).... More >>>


Phyathai 2 Hospital’s heart centre aiming to be Asia’s cardiology hub
Phyathai 2, one of the most popular private hospitals in Thailand, is investing more than 100 million baht (US$3.12 million) in its Heart Centre. . .. More >>>


The Mekong: the heart of a rewarding lifestyle
The Mekong River is the source of many good things that help people through their daily lives. It lowers their cost of living by providing them with fertile soil in which to grow vegetables and enables them to make money by selling their crops and the fish they catch.... More >>>


Book lover promotes reading through online business

Everyone can sell books. But how to operate a business for many years is the question especially in times of fierce competition and amid the onslaught of social media.. . . . More >>>


Model set sights on more fashion shows after school graduation
Ms Catharine West, a 19-year-old model who participated in the Lao Super Model 2017 event, has graduated from Panyathip International School. .... More >>>


Lao businessman committed to making country greener
Come summer, when the temperature in Laos can shoot up to 40 degrees Celsius, one can see people making a beeline for trees so that they can rest under them or park their cars in the shade... More >>>


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.


Ice-cream refreshes life of young entrepreneur

Making ice-cream has helped Mr Anan Thongsavath to earn at least 1.6 million kip a day, resulting in his family becoming a model household in Phonphanao village, Xaysettha district, Vientiane... . More >>>


Thousands enjoy Xayaboury’s rocket festival and Visit Laos Year celebrations
Thousands of people, including tourists, had a wonderful time at the annual rocket festival held recently in Thongmixay district in Xayaboury province in northwestern Laos. . ... .
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Nam Ngum reservoir, ‘the Sea of Laos’, is an excellent getaway
It’s not easy for people who live in landlocked countries to enjoy a day at the beach or to go for a cruise on a boat unless they travel overseas. .. More >>>


Companies support forest protection to boost economic growth
Japan’s Eisei Corporation and the Borikhamxay White Charcoal Industry Factory and Plantation & Charcoal Processing Co., Ltd. in Laos are moving forward with a forestry protection awareness project with the ... More >>>


Entertainment MC gives voice to new singing career
Freelance entertainment MC, Mr Khaoly Phetdala (Koy), is set to launch a singing career with his first single. ....More >>>


Ancient traditions flourish in Bokeo
Although small and landlocked, Laos is full of strong traditions and customs that are regularly practised among its 49 ethnic groups....More >>>

World news

Asean, Chinese journalists explore beauty of Laos and Thailand
Thailand: Journalists from Asean countries and China this month are exploring the charms and beauty of Thailand and Laos as they experience world-famous tourist attractions....More >>>


Do officials need to increase checks of imported farm products at border crossings?
Businesses and those in involved in agriculture have urged the authorities to make closer checks of imported farm products, as they are considered an obstacle to attracting investment in and growth of the sector.
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What’s the best way to dispose of expired shop products?
Many illegal and fake goods as well as products that are past their sell-by date are confiscated from shops and are usually burned as a way of disposing of them. But this is an unhealthy practice,...More >>>


Provincial preparations aplenty for National Games
Provinces are keenly preparing their best athletes in the hope of being amongst the medals at the 11th National Games being hosted by Xieng Khuang province in November.
Many provinces are organising home games and training camps so they can select their best talent for the National Games....More >>>

Dining Out

Top of the range restaurant offers one-stop taste of Indochina in Vientiane
Located in the heart of the Indo-Chinese peninsula, Laos has diverse tourist attractions such as the world heritage town of Luang Prabang and the beautiful city of Vientiane, while the landlocked country also offers a variety of international cuisines.. . . More >>>


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. ... . More >>>

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