5 February 2019

Ministry targets rural labour skills development  

- Public officials urged to set road safety example
Vientiane policymakers have proposed that Party and state officials should set an example in adhering to traffic regulations and that those breaking the rules should be subject to an additional penalty. The policymakers listed this proposal in the draft of an administrative order from the Vientiane Mayor, designed to counter the increasing
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- Lao Airlines expects Chinese bookings to reach new heights
Lao Airlines staff believe the number of Chinese customers could surge to 241,500 this year. This would be an increase of about 42 percent compared to last year when Chinese nationals made 170,500 flight reservations.
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- Chinese, Vietnamese celebrate Lunar New Year in Vientiane
Vietnamese and Chinese folk in Vientiane yesterday began Lunar New Year celebrations with many taking the opportunity to gather with family and friends to kick off the traditional festivities. The Lunar New Year is the best opportunity for communities from the two countries to come together and enjoy activities such as
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- Ministry targets rural labour skills development
The Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare has outlined plans to improve workers’ skills, especially in rural and remote areas, to boost their access to the job market. Director General of the ministry’s Department of Labour Administration, Mr Phongxaysack Intharat, gave details of the plan at the recent ... More >>>

- Village education project enters new phase with skill training
The Australian government, UNFPA, Pro Victim Foundation and TX Foundation have provided more than 7.3 billion kip (US$852,500) towards the Village Education in Southern Laos project, which aims to improve educational standards in Laos. A Memorandum of Understanding was signed in Vientiane yesterday between the ... More >>>

- City fire crews fight five fires in six days
Millions of kip in damage was caused by five separate fires over six days between January 28 and February 26, according to the Vientiane Prevention and Protection Police Department. The department’s Deputy Head of Office, Major Savaeng Saengmany, told Vientiane Times on Monday the largest fire occurred in Nongda village, . More >>>

Rose Hotel, health department ink exchange deal on new facility
Construction of a new building to house the Vientiane Health Department will start this year in the capital’s Xaysettha district following an agreement with a hotel operator last week. The new health department building is being financed by New Rose Boutique Hotel Co., Ltd. with the existing building and land exchanged to construct the ..  More >>>

-Solar power on the cards for Thakhaek specific economic zone 
Lao authorities have given the go-ahead for a Chinese company to conduct surveys with a view to building a solar power plant at the Thakhaek Specific Economic Zone in Khammuan province. Total investment in the project is more than 385 billion kip (US$45 million), with funding being provided by Hainan-Edentour GmbH Co., Ltd. of China. ..  More >>>


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Newest address for fine dining in Vientiane
Khao poon cheo khing - noodles served with a ginger sauce – is becoming popular in Vientiane as it is both a tasty dish as well as healthy. This dish is a huge hit, especially at lunch time, with office-goers, families and friends.. ...
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My 14 days as a novice
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Oudomxay’s improving infrastructure supporting rural communities’ road to sustainable tourism
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Lao artists bound for Japanese performing arts gathering
Ms Tantavanh Sivilay from Kaona Laos Entertainment and Mr Ounla Phaoudom (Kaka) from the Fanglao Dance Company will attend this year’s Tokyo Performing Arts Meeting in Yokohama (TPAM), Japan, next month to promote cultural exchange and the performing arts between Laos and other nations.. ... More >>>