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May 29, 2017

Government focusing on youth for tree planting

 
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1. Konglor looking to benefit from Asean tourism standard
The Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism is preparing to present the Asean Community Based Tourism Standard to Konglor village in Laos’s Khammuan province in September. The village is located in Khounkham district and the site of the well-known tourist destination - the huge Konglor Cave. The amazing cave is about 7.5km in length and 80-100 metres wide. . More >>>

2. Japan to provide grant aid for education development
The government of Japan will provide grant aid of over three billion kip (46 million Yen) to Improving the Lower Secondary School Environment in the Central and Southern Provinces.. . More >>>

3. Laos-China railway operational in 2021, 51 tunnel entrances bored
The Laos-China railway is planning to be officially operational in December 2021 with many tunnels already being bored, a senior government official has confirmed last week. . . More >>>

4. Works underway for Vientiane-Vangvieng expressway
Works are being carried out to complete a feasibility study and other details around a planned Vientiane-Vangvieng expressway, an official in charge of the project has said. . More >>>

5. First heart centre opens in Vientiane
Laos will benefit from a Cardiac Catherisation Laboratory in Vientiane which aims to assist the diagnosis and treatment of heart conditions. The first heart centre in Laos was officially opened on Friday in the capital at Mahosot Hospital following over 9 billion kip in support from the government and a local private company.  . More >>>

6. Government focusing on youth for tree planting
This year the government is focusing on mobilising and raising tree planting awareness among young people during National Arbor Day and International Children’s Day on June 1 to increase the country’s forested areas.More >>>

Home news

- Prevention, prosecution insights shared at transnational crime summit
Laos is hoping that lessons learnt and close coordination and collaboration among the Asean member states and dialogue partners will help bolster regional and international stability and security as a whole, according to a senior public security official.. . More >>>
- Save the Children Korea grant US$180,000 to improve Borikhamxay education
Save the Children Korea has supported more than US$180,000 (1.5 billion kip) through Save the Children International Laos to carry out the Literacy Boost Pilot Project in Viengthong district, Borikhamxay province.. . More >>>
- Nation reducing number of deaths from smoking
In recent years Laos has successfully reduced the number of deaths from smoking-related illnesses, according to a leading health official.
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- Water faculty improves governance, regional cooperation
Newly established Faculty of Water Resources (FWR) helped develop its human resources, curricula and knowledge through a seminar on water governance and regional cooperation last week.
Some 35 participants from FWR under the National University of Laos, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Oxfam and other involved organisations attended the two-day seminar, which Acting Dean of FWR Associate Prof Ouanma Thammavong chaired. The seminar was supported by IUCN... . . More >>>

Travel

Rocket festival: A fun tradition that really strickes a chord, brings the thunder
The dancing of lamvong on an open air stage, the singing folk songs, the tasting of traditional food, the throwing of mud and the smell of gunpowder in the air and you can guess one of the most amazing festivals in Laos... More >>>

Poverty Eradication

Persistence as rice farmer ploughs way to profit
Some farmers are deciding to give up planting rice to low prices, but Mr Ounheuan Thammavong thinks differently.
Today, he is still busy with fork and plough at the ready at his two-hectare rice farm in Hongngua village . . More >>>

Arts & Culture

Terracotta artist keeping Vat Phou heritage alive
Down a small road in the old section of Champassak town, Mr Soulivan Phounthareuansy, 57, sits in a small workshop underneath his house concentrating on the carving of a terracotta Naga.More >>>

Education

Schoolchildren beginning to see the value in trees
"Schoolchildren hold the future of the country’s trees’ in their hands” is the message being relayed by teachers’ looking to create more understanding of the importance of the conservation and planting of trees. .... .More >>>

Environment

Five Reasons for the Conservation of Biodiversity
Ecosystems in Laos range from lowland plains to mountainous areas and are home to numerous animals and plants. . More >>>

Business

Bankers open to emerging technology trends
The Lao banking sector will have an opportunity to apply the use of new technology in banking solutions especially for payment and enterprise integration... . .More >>>

Entertainment

NUoL students shine at Art and Literature Competition

Some 28 contestants from the Faculty of Education under National University of Laos (NUoL) contested the Art and Literature Competition on Wednesday in front of a large audience.. . .More >>>

Feature

Vongkham Eco-resort shares traditional style comforts with local, international guests
If you are looking for a place with both Lao and international food with a natural, relaxed atmosphere then the Vongkham Eco-resort and restaurant located just outside Vientiane may be the spot to answer your relaxing and dining needs.....More >>>

World news
 

UN to advance Belt and Road Initiative in Asia-Pacific

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) has re-affirmed its commitment to support China’s Belt and Road Initiative through its multi-sectoral work in regional economic cooperation and integration.....More >>>

Opinion

What should be done to reduce the number of smokers in Laos?
World No Tobacco Day is on May 31. It’s a day in which both the government and society recognises the negative health risks associated with smoking and focuses on ways to deter people from adopting the habit. Vientiane Times asked people in the capital what they think about smoking in Laos and what we can do to curb the addiction..... More >>>

Sport

ELA supports 7-a-side football competition
The English Premier League Lao Fan Club Association (ELA) is once again holding the Warrior EPL Fan Club 2017 seven-a-side competition at Lanexang Indoor Sport Centre in Vientiane this year. .. . More >>>

Health

Overcoming infertility
A young couple walks through the entrance to the National Mother and Newborn Hospital with anxious faces because they have something important to discuss with a doctor.. .. .
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Lifestyle

Young artist sees profile, popularity rising on path to prosperity with pixels
Mr Hathaphom Vikhamsao, 23, first fell in love with drawing when he was a child.
Now the young artist known to friends and family as Mr Choy and his work are becoming increasingly known after his profile of popular singer Anita won popularity. .. . More >>>

















 

 

 








 



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