16 October 2018 World Standards Day sees ministry outline work  

- Govt, ADB, WB review funded-projects in Laos
The Lao government, Asian Development Bank (ADB) and World Bank (WB) jointly opened the floor for discussion in Vientiane yesterday on ADB and World Bank-funded projects in Laos. The annual Joint Country Portfolio Review (JCPR) consultation meeting also took stock of the status and achievements .. More >>>

31 missing still as Sanamxay search ceases, DPM says
As many as 31 persons remain unaccounted for despite extended search operations to locate all victims of the July 23 flash flooding caused by a collapse of a dam in Sanamxay district, Attapeu province, Deputy Prime Minister said yesterday. Authorities in charge have decided to officially .. More >>>

- Science, technology development  as govt, private sector discuss
Government officials, representatives of the private sector, research institutes and universities and entrepreneurs from Laos and abroad met in the capital yesterday to exchange experiences for the development of science, technology and innovation in the country. The Science and Technology Cooperation Forum ..More >>>

- World Standards Day sees ministry outline work
The Ministry of Science and Technology has outlined its work and the importance of international standards to mark World Standards Day on October 14. The Minister of Science and Technology, Prof Boviengkham Vongdara, told a news conference in Vientiane on Monday about the history ..More >>>

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- Lao Youth Union, HJA volunteers bolster vocational development
The Vocational Development Department of Lao Youth Union has teamed up with Huam Jai Asasamak Association (HJA) for a project to boost vocational development for disadvantaged Lao youth in six provinces. An opening ceremony for the first one-day training course of the “Partnership Cooperation Project of Lao Youth”... More >>>

- Judges discuss use of new technologies, emerging criminal trends
Sixty judges from eight provinces and representatives of the People’s Supreme Court gathered in Vientiane recently for a seminar that focused on the use of modern technologies in their work. The seminar also discussed emerging criminal trends and the tools to properly address new types of crimes, according to the Institute for Legal Support.... More >>>

- Regional researchers recognise importance of adolescence
Around 150 participants from different government ministries; research institutions and international organisations of Laos, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia and India attended the 3rd Annual Adolescent Research Day in Vientiane on Monday. The scientific conference provided a platform for researchers, policymakers and .More >>>

Support for disaster victims ongoing, Vientiane Foundation vows
Vientiane Foundation for Disaster Victim Assistance has pledged to continue aiding society and to raise awareness about its activities during a meeting in the capital’s Xaythany district on Friday. The meeting heard that while the organisation was established in November 2015 and has been assisting victims .... More >>>


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 >>>


Cattle farming emerges as new agribusiness in Savannakhet

Cattle farming has begun to take off in the central province of Savannkhet after the government started promoting this agribusiness industry.
An established and functioning cattle farm in the province is Mixay Cattle Farm, which currently covers 340 hectares in Phalanxay district .. More >>>


Piyamat Phounpaserth crowned Miss International Laos 2018

Ms Piyamat Phounpaserth was crowned Miss International Laos, 2018 on Sunday night at Hotel Crowne Plaza, Vientiane. Ms Yardfa Phommavongxay won the First Runner Up title, and Ms Khounnasin Phimpha the Second Runner Up title at the Miss International Laos, 2018 pageant... More >>>


Poverty reduction scheme gives Savannakhet folk a better life
A project aimed at alleviating poverty in two villages in Champhon district, Savannakhet province, has succeeded in improving the lives of more than 140 families. The project was set up in Khampanae and Pakuay villages a few years ago and is operated and supported by the Golden Dolphin Ice and Drinking Water Factory (Lomakham) in the province’s Kaysone Phomvihane distric. ... More >>>

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Merkel’s Bavarian ally suffers great election loss

MUNICH (Xinhua) -- Despite garnering the most votes, German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s ally, the Bavaria-only Christian Social Union (CSU) suffered great loss in the state election on Sunday.
According to initial forecasts, the CSU took just 35.5 percent of the vote, ... More >>>


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 >>>


Could a reduction in farmers’ electricity bills assist production in the dry season?
This year Laos has faced flooding and agricultural production has been hit. Farmers have to work on increasing their efforts to make up for their losses.
Some affected farmers have asked the government to consider lowering power bills to support them in the dry season. Vientiane Times .. More >>>


New coach aims to get Lao footy fans cheering 

Fans of the national men’s football team will be hoping for an improved performance in the international friendly match against Mongolia tonight at the National Stadium under their new manager. ... More >>>

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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 >>>


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 >>>


Sanamxay hospital stresses appropriate waste disposal
In the wake of the collapse of a dam at the Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy hydro plant on July 23, followed by devastating floods that left thousands of people homeless, doctors and nurses in Sanamxay district, Attapeu province, .... More >>>


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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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 >>>


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 >>>


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 >>>


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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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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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 >>>