October 19, 2017

Rural development benefits from navigation satellite system

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1. State top auditor: Trillion kip spent unlawfully
More than one trillion kip of state spending without approval from the National Assembly (NA) has been uncovered, the state top auditor told the parliament this week. The finding was the result of auditing the 2015-2016 state budget, President of the State Auditing Organisation (SAO), Dr Viengthong Siphandone told the NA’s ongoing ordinary session. . . More >>>

2. Huaphan’s Xamtay district getting help, more needed after flash flooding
Thirty-six families in Meuangkern village, Xamtay district, Huaphan province require construction materials and daily essentials, including food, rice, and clothes after 37 houses were affected by flash floods recently, with the damage assessed at over five billion kip. . . More >>>

3. NA debates health, education, welfare for poverty alleviation
Members of the National Assembly (NA) have called on the government to invest additional funds in educational development, health promotion and to intensify efforts to resolve outstanding social and economic issues to achieve widespread poverty alleviation and more sustainable rural development. . . More >>>

4. Rural development benefits from navigation satellite system
Laos plans to use the Navigation Satellite System (NSS) to gather data on land use and agricultural development to accelerate information analysis and support socio-economic development. . . More >>>

5. International Humanitarian Law seminar updates local officials
Lao government officials gained better awareness and understanding of International Humanitarian Law (IHL) from experts in the field at a seminar held in Vientiane yesterday. . . More >>>

6. Hospitality service upgrades among those sought ahead of Visit Lao Year 2018
The government is preparing to strengthen the nation’s tourism sector to leave a better impression and attract more travellers from at home and abroad during Visit Lao Year 2018, the nation’s Deputy Prime Minister announced recently at a press conference in Vientiane. . . More >>>

More news stories

- Custom officers key to combating wildlife crimes
Customs officers play a crucial role in efforts to combat wildlife crimes, including the interception of contraband and collection of crucial evidence for follow-up investigations. . . More >>>

- Travel agents anticipate new Visit Laos Year activities
Travel agents are keenly looking forward to new activities being developed by the Tourism Development Department (TDD) of Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism to add to their tour programmes for Visit Lao Year 2018. . . More >>>

- Bokeo improving service, sites to welcome visitors in 2018
Bokeo province is preparing beautiful tourist attractions and exciting activities as it gears up to welcome more arrivals for Visit Lao Year 2018. . . More >>>

- Khammuan, Savannakhet brush up on dental health via grant from Japan
The improvement of oral health care services in two of the country’s central provinces is the purpose of grant assistance provided by the government of Japan valued at more than 2.2 billion kip (US$273,530). . . More >>>


Washing our hands can prevent diseases and save lives
"Have you washed your hands? With soap?”
These are questions that many children grow up hearing from their dutiful parents and elders, and find themselves repeating to the next generation.
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Xekong family proudly making mark with handmade textiles
An ethnic family in Xekong province is proud that many people, including foreigners, have expressed an interest in their handmade textiles. . . More >>>


JDS scholar shares her experiences in Japan
Miss Phonthip Sinbandith, or Ko as she is known to her family and friends, was a stand-out student while studying at the National University of Laos. . . More >>>


Visitors discover the hidden charms of Attapeu province                           
Welcoming Visit Laos Year 2018, Vientiane Times is publishing a series of feature articles and photographs inviting you to experience the authentic nature, culture, history and hospitality of South-East Asia’s Simply Beautiful Laos.. . More >>>

Poverty Eradication

Bamboo products provide sustainable source of income for Sangthong artisans
She takes a seat and slowly explains the background of the bamboo products that are popular among customers today in Vientiane.
For almost 10 years...
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Arts & Culture

Xayaboury festival drumming up visitors to rural district
The recent drumming competition in rural Thongmixay district is one of Xayaboury province’s biggest festivities throughout the year and always lively, colourful and meaningful for participating residents and visitors.. More >>>


Ministry delegation explores environmental education in Germany
Let's join in relates to a No Plastic! initiative in the city of Bonn, Germany. This tagline became the daily motto of a Lao Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (MoNRE) delegation exploring environmental education. . More >>>


Savannakhet province sees huge increase in imports
The value of imports in Savannakhet province jumped to US$1.2 billion (9.68 trillion kip) over the first six months of this year, about five times more than the set plan. . . More >>>


Vientiane film screening commemorates 100th anniversary of Russia’s October Revolution
A film screening commemorating the 100th anniversary of Russia’s October Revolution was organised at the National Culture. . . More >>>


Belt and Road Initiative produces tangible benefits for Laos
The Belt and Road Initiative has been producing tangible benefits for Laos including the China-Laos railway, first Lao Satellite and conversion of local terrestrial analogue radio... More >>>

World news

Socialism with Chinese characteristics key in adapting to new era of prosperity, Xi tells Party Congress
Beijing China: Securing a decisive victory in building a moderately prosperous society in . . .More >>>


How can we tackle the drug problem?Drugs are a huge problem for many countries around the world, including Laos. The government has been trying to stem the drug trade for several years but it remains a scourge within our society.
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U-19 team targeting AFC Championship qualification
The Lao team are preparing themselves for the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U-19 Championship 2018 Qualifiers to be hosted by Chinese Taipei from November 4-8. . . More >>>

Dining Out

Vientiane bakery serves up Japanese delights
A special treat awaits you when you get a taste of original Japanese bread and cream puffs at Beard Papa’s at the ITECC Mall in Vientiane..
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Design student dreams of owning small business  
Mr Phonpadith Siphanit, a recipient of a scholarship from Certified Public Tax of the Republic of Korea..
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