July 7, 2018

Lao Women’s Union readies anniversary celebrations

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- Korean association’s 32 billion set to help the poor
The Sharing Culture Arts Association of Korea has provided clothes, shoes, desks and chairs to benefit the poor to the Lao government worth over 32 billion kip (US$3,894,720).
It will also aim to assist in alleviation efforts for disaster victim and disadvantaged people in rural areas.... More >>>

- Students tackle international schools science comp in Malaysia
A group of 13 students from Vientiane’s Kiettisack International School (KIS) will head to Malaysia next week to participate in the International Young Scientists Innovation Exhibition 2018 (IYSIE).
While learning, participation and experience is a reward unto itself, students are also quietly hoping for a chance to find on the winner’s podium and perhaps head home with the ultimate prize in hand... More >>>

- Land use master plan gets NA approval
The National Assembly has approved a master plan for land allocation across Laos, defining different types of land plots to be allotted from now until 2030.
The master plan, adopted during the 5th Ordinary Session of the National Assembly’s 8th Legislature, highlighted the need to increase forest cover to 70 percent of the nation’s entire terrain, with the remaining 30 percent being designated for development activities. ... More >>>

- Lao Women’s Union readies anniversary celebrations
Free health checkups including checks of insulin and for hepatitis B and hepatitis C are among the extra special activities to celebrate the 63rd anniversary of the Lao Women’s Union this year. The Lao Women’s Union committee provided more details on activities including free health checkup to be held on July 13 at Lao Women Training centre in Vientiane...More >>>

- Reality on Unsettled Border Areas between Laos and Cambodia
Vientiane Times is publishing the contents of a book about the Laos-Cambodia borderline situation. The book is being published section by section in issues running from April 10 to April 13....More >>>

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- Language, water, sanitation sees DIC grant 6.4 billion kip
Deseret International Charities (DIC) to Laos has agreed to boost English language training, clean water and sanitation development in Vientiane and province value more than 6.4 billion kip (US$ 765,000). A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for English language training, clean water and sanitation project III was signed yesterday in Vientiane between Director General of Department of External Relations under Ministry of Education and Sports, ...More >>>

- Savannakhet informed paper factory to clean up its act
Savannakhet provincial authorities have informed a Xepon district paper factory to urgently take action after villagers around the plant have complained about foul smells since June 5. Last month, residents in the district’s surrounding Kaenghuapa, Kaengthamae, Kaengchee, Naluang, Oudomsouk, Vongvilay and Phoxay villages called on authorities to do something about the bad odours coming from the foreign-owned facility.
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- Vientiane urban transport appoints consultant for Bus Rapid Transit
Authorities in the capital signed a contract on Wednesday to appoint an implementation consultant for the Vientiane Sustainable Urban Transport Project. The consultant will support the implementation and management of the detailed project design for the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) throughout its five years. The contract was inked between Director General of Transport Department, .. More >>>

- Nam Ou power to see blackout-free Luang Prabang by 2020
Power cuts have long been a frustrating fact of life in the provinces of developing nations like Laos when too many consumers demand a lot of energy during hot weather.
Luang Prabang province will no longer need to concern itself with such limitations upon the completion of Nam Ou 1 hydropower project in 2020. The Nam Ou River originates from the junction of Jiangcheng County, Yunnan province in China, and flows through Phongsaly and Luang Prabang provinces of Laos....More >>>


Making sure the vegetables you eat are clean
Health officials have advised the public to eat more vegetables to stay healthy. The question is, how can we be sure our vegetables are clean, especially during the wet season? ... . .. More >>>


The Mekong: the heart of a rewarding lifestyle
The Mekong River is the source of many good things that help people through their daily lives. It lowers their cost of living by providing them with fertile soil in which to grow vegetables and enables them to make money by selling their crops and the fish they catch.... More >>>


Model sets sights on joining police force
A freelance model who came to Vientiane from  Bokeo province, Bounmy Chanthong, says he hopes to work for the police force when he graduates with a degree in Business Law from the National University of Laos... .. . . . More >>>


Senior writer proud of winning Mekong Literature Award
Mr Hongheun Khounphithack, a senior poet with more than 40 years of experience in cultural research and writing stories, poems and news articles, is one of the two Lao winners of the Mekong River Literature Awards 2018.
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Gardener her love for traditional trees speciesMs 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.   .. More >>>


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.


Tree plantations bring much-needed facilities for rural communities
The living standards of villagers in some parts of Savannakhet, Khammuan and Saravan provinces have gradually improved since the Stora Enso Lao Company has established tree plantations in these areas... . More >>>


Thousands enjoy Xayaboury’s rocket festival and Visit Laos Year celebrations
Thousands of people, including tourists, had a wonderful time at the annual rocket festival held recently in Thongmixay district in Xayaboury province in northwestern Laos. . ... .
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See you next time, Spring City Kunming
Having a chance to visit to Kunming, the capital of China’s Yunnan province recently for the first time, this writer found “the city of eternal spring” both charming and impressive.. . .. More >>>


Provincial disparities in private sector support, index reveals
The performance of provincial governments in supporting and promoting the private sector remains relatively low with disparities evident among provinces, the 2017 Provincial Facilitation for Investment and Trade index (ProFIT) shows.... More >>>


Charity fashion pushes Lao Young Designers’ Project
The Lao Young Designers’ Project of the Lao Fashion Week put on show “Dinner for a Good Cause” to raise money to support the Lao Young Designer Project.....More >>>


ERIA economic research body celebrates 10th anniversary, sets three key objectives 
The Governing Board of the Economic Research Institute of Asean and East Asia (ERIA) on May 25....More >>>

World news

Tourist boat sinks in Thailand leaving ten dead, dozens missing
PHUKET, Thailand (AP) -- Thai divers scoured the wreckage of a boat with Chinese tourists that sank in a storm off the resort island of Phuket, as the death toll rose to 10 with about 45 others missing on Friday, officials said....More >>>


Village life goes electric via government, partner efforts
Cooperation with international organisations and boosting infrastructure in poor villages are among the measures adopted by the Lao government to move the nation out of the list of least developed countries (LDCs). . ..More >>>


What do you think about the brazen theft and sale of state property?
Officials have warned owners of scrap metal shops in Vientiane to stop purchasing manhole covers, water consumption meters and other items used in the water supply system. , ..More >>>


Wushu warriors to kick it up a level in China
Four men’s and two women’s wushu fighters in various categories will raise their skills in training camp in China from July to August 10...More >>>

Dining Out

Hotpot eatery serves up stick-to-the-ribs fare
The Bounthavy Hotpot restaurant has become a mainstay for locals looking for a satisfying and communal-style meal in Naxaithong district, Vientiane.
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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 >>>

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