July 9, 2018

Over 61 percent of Savannakhet Road No 9 bridges complete

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- Laos-China Rail produced beams popping up in capital
The Laos-China Railway Project is building pre-stressed concrete beams to be placed on pylons to create a stretch of high-speed railroad on the relatively flat Vientiane Plain, with approximately 800 beams required.
A Chinese staff member at railway construction site No 6 in Vientiane told Vientiane Times last week that the site has initially manufactured the requisite number of concrete beams.  These will then be placed on pylons to support the rails..... More >>>

- Ethnic leaders meeting to strengthen the nation’s solidarity
Eminent persons from all ethnic groups across the country and overseas will meet next month in Vientiane is expected to shine a light on the efforts to strengthen the solidarity of the entire Lao nation.
The upcoming meeting of eminent ethnic persons and related activities will take place from August 11-13... More >>>

- Growth projections push Bolaven Plateu airport feasibility study
A Chinese firm is carrying out a feasibility study for the development of a new township on the Bolaven Plateau in southern Laos to support a number of mega projects.
 The company is interested in constructing an international airport, a modern town, natural tourism sites and seeking large-scale land concession for agricultural production and animal husbandry.
 The company is also keen to promote organic crop production and build factories to process crops produced on the plateau for export to China... More >>>

- Online registration only road to uni entrance exams
Online registration is the sole avenue for students seeking to study at National University of Laos (NUoL) in the 2018-19 academic year. Those wishing to study can register for entrance exams via online registration, officials report....More >>>

Over 61 percent of Savannakhet Road No 9 bridges complete
More than 61 percent of the project to build two bridges along National Road No 9 –Xekoumkam Bridge and Xethamuak Bridge - in Savannakhet province has been completed to some 61.28 percent.
“We expect the bridges will be completed before the planned timeframe. Currently, we importing beam bridges from Japan to continue the construction,” the deputy project director, Mr Khammanh Senphimmachack, told Vientiane Times on Friday....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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- Lao, Japan reps review legal sector development 
Lao and Japanese representatives met in the capital on Friday to review the completed phase two of a project for human resource development in the legal sector in Laos.
Representatives across involved sectors joined Deputy Minister of Justice Mr Bounsavad Boupha in attending the 8th Joint Coordination Committee Meeting and Project Completion Ceremony of the Project for Human Resource Development in the Legal Sector (phase two). ...More >>>

- Doctors trial new form of breast cancer treatment
The Association of Breast Cancer Disease is inviting women with breast cancer to try out a new cure, which will be provided at Mahosot Hospital in Vientiane free of charge.
The new treatment method involves the removal of asbestos from a woman’s body, which some people believe is a cause of breast cancer. Association President Dr Saifon Phounsavanh said this week he wants all women who have already been treated by the association to try the new cure. ..More >>>

- Aspirations set in stone as Saravan pushes cross-border tourism
Saravan province’s tourism authorities are promoting a natural stone wonderland in Khamteu village, Khongxedon district, aiming to attract more tourists to visit the intriguing area and surrounds. The riverside location is close to the border with Thailand and boasts large stone outcrops that visitors can climb on to watch and enjoy relaxing views both of water and mountains. .. More >>>

- Youth depart for degree, diploma studies in France
France is continuing to support government officials and youth of Laos to further their education by studying for master’s degrees and doctoral studies in France this year.
Seven scholarships from the government of France were awarded for master’s degrees and doctoral research in the health sector, engineering, accounting and environmental sectors at universities in France....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 >>>


Young woman’s Phuan handicrafts reawaken ethnic roots
Phuan is one of the ethnic groups of Laos nourished by deep roots in Xieng Khuang province in the nation’s north.
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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 >>>


Korean firms from Jeju eye market niches in Laos
Korean firms are hoping to extend their interests overseas by selling their products to companies in Laos, with business operators from the two countries meeting in Vientiane last week to discuss the options..... More >>>


New voice prepares video release via KPY
A fresh face and voice on Lao KPY entertainment label, 21-year-old Southat Noynaly (thut) also known Thut Southat, is expected to release a music video for his new song Khon Thi Tong Chep on June 24......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

Cambodian political parties begin campaigns for general election
PHNOM PENH (Xinhua) -- Cambodian political parties launched a three-week campaign on Saturday for the July 29 general election.....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 >>>


How does online registration for entrance exams at university affect you?
It’s the first time for the National University of Laos (NUoL) to open an online registration system for prospective students...More >>>


Lao bodybuilding goes international
Mr Fitness Lao and Miss Fitness Lao will take the opportunity to compete to display their muscle tone in international bodybuilding competitions in neighbouring countries this year and beyond after recent success in Cambodia....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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