April 12, 2018

Luxembourger, French support gives heart to local cardiac patients

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The Pi Mai Lao (Lao New Year) holiday takes place from April 14 to 16. The Prime Minister’s Office has announced that April 17-18 will be an additional public holiday, meaning there will be no issues of the Vientiane Times from April 14-18. The next issue will be on Thursday April 19. The board of management and staff wish all our readers and customers a very happy and prosperous Pi Mai Lao and we hope everyone enjoys the 2561 Pi Mai Lao celebrations.

- Khaen music of the Lao people celebrated as humanity’s heritage
Hundreds of officials, foreign guests, musicians, performers and Vientiane residents gathered last night in Vientiane celebrating the international recognition of Khaen music of the Lao people as humanity’s heritage.
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith, Deputy Prime Minister Sonexay Siphandone, and Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, Prof Dr Bosengkham Vongdara joined the audience at the official celebration ceremony held yesterday evening at the National Culture Hall...... More >>>

Laos maintaining growth momentum for 2018, 2019: ADB
The nation’s economic growth is likely to be sustained this year and accelerate next year, while inflation will edge up according to the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
In ADB’s flagship annual economic publication, Asian Development Outlook 2018, the bank forecasts gross domestic product (GDP) growth for Laos to reach 6.8 percent in 2018 and to accelerate to 7 percent next year... . More >>>

PM assesses development in Savannakhet province
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has stressed for Savannakhet province authorities to enhance their management of government development projects and to create favourable conditions for private investment.
Mr Thongloun made the remarks when meeting with leaders and core officials on his visit to the province on Monday, with the province Governor Mr Santiphab Phomvihane in attendance.. . . . More >>>

- Luxembourger, French support gives heart to local cardiac patients
Aide au Dévelopment de la Santé (ADS) has confirmed it will continue to support the cardiology department at Mahosot Hospital to assist the diagnosis and treatment of heart conditions.
The ongoing support from the humanitarian association will continue to develop the capacity and knowledge of medical staff, including nurses and doctors, aiming to guaranty the quality of health services for the treatment of cardiac conditions......More >>>

More news stories

- Two poorest districts in Saravan receive new road access
Two of the least-privileged rural districts in Saravan province have gained road access to each other for both wet and dry seasons after 125km of road was recently completed under the Rural Infrastructure Programme Phase 6 (RIP-VI)... More >>>

- Xayaboury tourism authorities to encourage longer stays
Xayaboury authorities plan to promote its various tourism businesses, activities and sites to encourage domestic and international visitors to spend more time in the province.
Authorities have advised local businesses and communities to partner up and develop more activities including home-stays, cooking classes, local farming experiences and handicraft activities...More >>>

- Airport shuttle temporarily suspending services during Lao New Year
Vientiane City 2 Bus Service (VCBS) has announced on its Facebook page that the Wattay International Airport shuttle service will be suspended temporarily for three days during Lao New Year celebrations.
VCBS posted recently that the service will not be running April 14-16 as the route will be crowded with Lao New Year revellers making it difficult to operate bus services to the timetable. ...More >>>


Improved school curriculums teach children about nutrition
Under- and malnutrition are recognised in Laos as significant public health and development challenges, with annual economic costs to the country estimated at 2.4 percent of Gross Domestic Product.. . .... More >>>


Khaen plays integral role in Lao culture 
The sound of the khaen has been an inherent part of Laos for thousands of years. Today, wherever there are Lao people, there is always the sound of the khaen. .. More >>>


Learned Luang Prabang lad leads the way to national exam
While everyone has high hopes or dreams of being number one in their field it is not always the case for many of us. But one teenager is studying hard trying to be the best student in the nation. .. .. . . . . More >>>


Blind stool maker crafts his own determined path through life
While life has a way of throwing up all sorts of challenges for us in the pursuit of our dreams, perhaps the best test of character is how we deal with any misfortunes which befall us... More >>>


Thirteen elephants knocking on heaven’s door
Thirteen elephants handed over to Elephant Conservation Centre by Lao government.

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Wall exhibit breaks down barriers to Vientiane’s past
While Laos’ convoluted history is often just studied in textbooks, today’s generation can now sample a part of it from the 16th century for themselves – the Vientiane city wall.


Dried meat snacks a tasty treat

Today, many people are looking for the highest standard when it comes to food products, which is why businesses are striving to produce top quality products to boost their sales. . . More >>>


Almsgiving - a tradition worth preserving
Almsgiving is a fine tradition that Lao people have practised every day around the country since ancient times, so much so that it has become a reflection of the country’s culture. ... .
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Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam agree to expand cooperation
The leaders of Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam signed a joint declaration at the 10th Development Triangle Area Summit in Hanoi last month committing the three countries to fully expand cooperation beyond their border provinces. .. .. More >>>


Lao Coffee Festival 2018 brews up success
The Lao Coffee Festival 2018 was successfully held in Vientiane from April 6-8 highlighting an exhibition, seminar and competitions....... More >>>


Satboun project helps reduce accidents during Lao New Year
The Lao Samsung Electronics Sole Company organised the Satboun project to challenge Lao celebrities to promote efforts to reduce road accidents during Lao New Year this year. ..More >>>


Laos celebrates inclusion of khaen in Unesco heritage list
Residents of Vientiane and international visitors were surprised on Wednesday by a parade featuring musicians playing the traditional khaen instrument, performing morlam (folk songs) and dancing as a long line of colourful vehicles made its . ..More >>>

World news

CEO Zuckerberg apologises for Facebook’s privacy failures
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Under fire for the worst privacy debacle in his company’s history, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg batted away often-aggressive questioning from lawmakers who ....More >>>


Laos-Vietnam special solidarity becomes priceless legacy
Laos-Vietnams relations have been marked by an unalloyed solidarity that is rare around the globe. The rare relationship has become a priceless legacy of the two nations.
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What should be done to make bus services more convenient and safe during Lao New Year?
New Year celebrations will take place this weekend and people are now preparing to celebrate with family. .... More >>>


Weightlifting federation looking to gain experience at Asian Games

The Lao Weightlifting Federation is preparing to send three men and three women for the first time to the Asian Games in Indonesia this August.

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Dining Out

Seafood buffet a perennial hit in Vientiane
Seafood buffets are a huge hit with diners in Vientiane, especially families and groups of friends, even though they aren’t easy to find in the capital’s restaurants. . . 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. ... .
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