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19 October 2018 Laos-China catalyse science, technology cooperation on one belt, one road   

- Viengxay caravan, celebration revisit proud history of nation, district
Vehicles’ from around the country are set to join a caravan in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the founding of Viengxay district in Huaphan province to be held at the end of next month. The caravan will join the enormous nationwide celebration in Viengxay district set to take place on November 30 at the site of national liberation forces’ command centre, a provincial Information, Culture and Tourism Department official said. .. More >>>

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Govt tables measures to boost growth at cabinet meeting  
The government cabinet kicked of its monthly meeting yesterday in Vientiane setting to debate challenges and opportunities facing the implementation of the 2018 socio-economic development plan.
Chaired by Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith, the two-day meeting scheduled to review the implementation of the plan and budget plan, which is poised to fall short of targets... More >>>

- Laos-China catalyse science, technology cooperation on one belt, one road   
Science and technology representatives from Laos and Guangxi of China met in Vientiane to discuss the strengthening of cooperation networks aiming to develop the sector between both nations. The cooperation aimed to enhance coordination and mutual support in implementing projects and provide a scientific basis for strengthening friendship and comprehensive cooperation between both countries on the one belt one road initiative, according to a leading official...More >>>


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- Fun aplenty awaits Vientiane boat racing festivalgoers
Domestic and international visitors will be able to enjoy a variety of colourful activities during the Vientiane boat racing festival to be held in Chanthabouly district this month. Chanthabouly district governor, Ms Bualone Vongdarasen, told Vientiane Times recently that activities during the festival are similar each year, though 2018 is special being celebrated as Visit Laos Year.. ... More >>>

- Laos prepares for Asean Forum on Migrant Labour in Singapore
Government officials and international organisations met in Vientiane yesterday to discuss the themes of the 11th Asean Forum on Migrant Labour (AFML) as part of preparations for the event to be held in Singapore on October 29-30. The Lao National Tripartite Preparatory Workshop for the Asean Forum was attended by the Director General of the Department of Skill Development and Employment under the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare, Ms Anousone Khamsingsavath..... More >>>

- Education ministry targets student retention in development plan
Helping all children to stay in school and complete the full five grades of primary schooling is part of the Ministry of Education and Sports’ development plan for the 2018-2019 academic year. In making attempts to raise the standards, the ministry has also released its plan to improve basic vocational training for youth and adults and to develop a new curriculum and textbooks as well as improvement of teaching-learning materials. .More >>>

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Laos, partners cultivate agricultural innovation to tackle climate change
Laos looks forward to cooperating with its partners to increase understanding of knowledge management in strengthening agriculture innovation systems as the Asia-Pacific’s agricultural production is challenged by climate change. Deputy Director General of National Agriculture and Forestry Research Institute (NAFRI), Dr Chansamone Phongudom made the remark during the Knowledge and ... More >>>

Travel

Travelling in wonderland - Visit Laos 2018 from another perspective

Laos is a dream for many travelers from Western countries. In some reports it has already been called a “wonderland”. And for the first time - coming from Berlin, Chicago, Seoul or Sydney - to embark on a tour, it may seem like that from the outset. Even in busy neighbouring countries like Thailand or Vietnam you do not easily get that feeling. ..... More >>>

Business

Savannakhet pig farmers cry foul on Vientiane market access
Piggery owners in Savannakhet province have called on the government to eliminate cross-province barriers so they can easily distribute their products across the country. Speaking with visiting journalists from Vientiane last week, a pig farm manager in Savannakhet. .. More >>>

entertainment

Seven teams chosen for final round of KTM Cover Dance Contest
Seven teams have been chosen for the final round of the KTM Cover Dance Contest 2018 organised by Kai Overdance, which is offering 10 million kip as a cash prize and other gifts from sponsors. The seven teams were chosen during the semi-final round, which attracted more than 20... More >>>

feature

Laos’ diplomatic relations continue to grow after 73 years
The nation continues to reach out to other countries and its international relations are growing steadily as the Lao Ministry of Foreign Affairs marks the 73th Anniversary of Diplomatic Ties. Laos has many friends in the neighbourhood and across the world - friendships built from October 12, 1945.. More >>>

world news

16 Seoul city employees committed suicide under mayor Park Won-soon: lawmaker

South Korea (The Korea Herald) -- A total of 16 low-ranking civil servants working for the Seoul Metropolitan Government took their own lives since Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon took office in 2011, many of them due. ... More >>>


cooperation

France offers diversity of cooperation with Laos

The historical ties between France and Laos make the two countries special partners in a variety of important fields. France assists Laos in its development through support for urban and rural development, the health sector, and the preservation of heritage. .... More >>>

opinion

In what way is modern technology beneficial for development?
Nowadays there are so many developments in terms of technology, which improves so many aspects of our life and that drives change at a faster pace as well as making things easier and more convenient. Vientiane Times asked around for people’s thoughts on the benefits of technology for Laos.  .. More >>>

sport

Veteran Keoviengphet farewelled by national team, fans
Experienced representative footballer Keoviengphet Litthideth has retired from the national team at a comparatively youthful 26 years of age, signing off to fans at the conclusion of the international friendly match against Mongolia at the National Stadium on Tuesday evening. ..... More >>>

dining out

Morning Coffee shop is a hit with java lovers
If you want to drink a cup of the best coffee at good prices in Vientiane, you should make your way to the Morning Coffee cafe. This café is popular with locals and foreigners living in Vientiane because its sells coffee produced by plantations on the famed Bolaven Plateau in Pakxong district of Champassak province, and blends tea via Japan and Thailand. .... 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. ... More >>>

health

Clean hands always a recipe for health

As part of her daily routine, Ms Vannapha Keokham helps her two-year-old son to wash her hands with soap before they eat lunch together. A resident of Somsanouk village, Hadxaifong district, Vientiane, .... More >>>

lifestyle

Wild food is abundant, but for how long?

Laos’ thick green grass and rice fields harbour all kinds of vegetables, insects and animals that local people collect for their meals, providing tasty and
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education

Lao computer whizz proves Microsoft Office skills in US contest

Somsith Phonphakdy, 18, has become one of the top 10 contestants in the Microsoft Office Specialist World Champions 2018 held in the United States..... More >>>

profile

Dr Somphou Douangsavanh receives Japan’s Order of The Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star
It is not often that a person receives an award from a foreign country for making significant contributions to relations between two nations. The Chairman of the Cultural and Social Committee of the National Assembly, Dr Somphou Douangsavanh, is one person who has been honoured with such an award.. ... More >>>

environment

Gardener her love for traditional trees species

Ms Manivanh Chanthalangsy is a diligent gardener whose love and quest to preserve traditional plant and tree species encouraged her to start a conservation campaign from her Chantha garden.  By growing these endemic varieties ... More >>>

history

Lao Independence Day tale a treasure younger generation must know

October 12, 1945 was a critical day in Lao history as it marked a turning point in the country’s struggle for liberation from foreign domination.
Celebrated on that date every year since, this year marks the 73rd Lao Independence Day.
Retired Major Sisouk Inthavong, a veteran of Xieng Khuang province Military Command, shared his thoughts on the importance of the day.


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development

Tapioca factory creates jobs in Vientiane province

The Hinheup Cassava Flour Factory in Vientiane province is installing a second machine to ensure sufficient production to meet customer demand in the years to come.
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culture

Boun Khao Phansa celebrates start of Buddhist Lent

The Buddhist Lent festival (Boun Khao Phansa) takes place today when people nationwide mark the occasion by going to their local temple in the early morning to give alms. After almsgivinge.... More >>>