July 11, 2018

Construction of new vocational college kicks off in Capital

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- Luxembourg backs hospital in Borikhamxay
Patients will have more confidence in treatments after the opening of a new modern hospital yesterday in Borikhamxay province as part of an overhaul to raise health services to international standards in central and southern provinces in Laos.
This new hospital is the second supported by the Luxembourg government in Laos after endorsing plans for the construction of a hospital in Vientiane province over ten years ago.... More >>>

- Japan backs Mekong fish friendly irrigation scheme
The Japanese government has pledged to continue its support for the Mekong River Commission (MRC) to implement a regional project to promote the installation of fish passages in irrigation facilities in the Mekong basin.
A senior official from the Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Mr Hidefumi Murashita, and his delegation reaffirmed their government’s commitment of US$1.4 million to finance this MRC project during a meeting with the MRC CEO, Mr Pham Tuan Phan, in Vientiane last week..... More >>>

- Expressway corridor linking China, Laos, Thailand earmarked
A road corridor has been assigned for the planned Boten-Huayxai Expressway connecting China to Thailand via Laos.
The Ministry of Public Works and Transport held a meeting on Friday and approved the selection of 181 km “Corridor K” to traverse Lao lands.
The expressway links Boten in Luang Namtha province at the Laos-China border with Huayxai in Bokeo province bordering Thailand.... More >>>

- PM extends condolences following Japan’s fatal flooding, landslides
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith on Monday sent a message to Japanese counterpart PM Mr Shinzo Abe expressing the sympathies to all the victims of heavy rain and landslides in Japan’s west which caused dozens of deaths and losses of properties.
Torrential rains continued to pound parts of western and central Japan on Sunday causing at least 80 deaths with 50 people still missing as a result of landslides and floods.....More >>>

- Vacationers vital for tranquil Mekong jewel Vat Phou

The World Heritage Site of Vat Phou in Champassak province in southern Laos is a stunning testament to ancient culture and ingenuity of the country’s ancestors, yet remains relatively quiet with just a trickle of local and foreign visitors compared to its potential appeal.
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- 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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- Konglor Cave temporary closure after heavy rains
Visitors to popular tourist site of Konglor cave in Khounkham district of Khammuan province will have to wait for waters to fall before entering the famous river cavern after a temporary closure was announced following a short-term rise in the level of water near the mouth of the cave as a result of heavy rains.
The temporary closure of the cave was primarily a precautionary safety measure of management who deemed it would be risky to allow visitors to go inside considering the high level of water, Konglor-Natan Eco-tourism Association president Mr Saly Thongsavanh told Vientiane Times yesterday...More >>>

- Construction of new vocational college kicks off in Capital
The construction of the second Lao-German Technical College has begun in Vientiane with the support of grants from the Lao and German governments to boost human resource development. The Deputy Director General of the Technical and Vocational Education Department under the Ministry of Education and Sports, Mr Somlith Virivong, told Vientiane Times that workers are currently improving the site where the buildings will be built...More >>>

- Resettlements reviewed as govt, Nam Theun 2 complete relocations
The government and Nam Theun 2 Power  Company have completed movement and resettlement implementation efforts with over 6,000 people in 1,310 families in Nakai district whose lands were affected by the eponymous hydropower generation project.
The issue was discussed at the 28th Panel Expert meeting between representatives of Lao government and the Nam Theun 2 Power Company (NTPC) in Vientiane on Tuesday. .. More >>>

- Training course to improve human resources in tourism sector
The Mass Media, Culture and Tourism Institute under the Information, Culture and Tourism Ministry has organised the Asean National Tourism Trainer and Assessor Training Programme as part of efforts to attract more tourists to the country during Visit Laos Year 2018.....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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A trip to Kunming isn’t complete without visiting Yuantong Temple
The beautiful city of Kunming in China’s Yunnan province has many cultural and natural tourism sites that attract foreign and domestic tourists, but when you travel to the city, you shouldn’t miss its . .. . .. More >>>


Phool Ngeun to expand rice plantation after success of products in Lao markets
The Phool Ngeun International Trade Export-Import Company Limited, manufacturer of Golden Champa Biological Fertiliser and organic rice, plans to expand .. More >>>


Art works catch eyes  
"Collective Art Exhibition” is promoting the work of local artists at the art studio of National Institute of Fine Arts in Vientiane......More >>>


Phousi attracts many visitors but more needs to be done to tackle garbage
While climbing the steep stairway with more than 300 steps that leads to the top of Phousi mountain in Luang Prabang province, one feels a little sad to see the numerous plastic water bottles discarded by visitors..More >>>

World news

Mission Day 3 begins to evacuate final five
Thailand (The Nation) -- Efforts resumed on Tuesday morning to evacuate the remaining five Mu Pa Academy football club members from Tham Luang Cave in the hope of bringing.....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 should be done to improve food and water factories and ensure health and safety?
Since early 2018, many food factories in the capital were found to be unclean, Food and Drug Division of the Vientiane Health Department Head, Dr Somchine Singharaj told a meeting last week. . . ..More >>>


Korean budget boosts baseball stadium construction
The Lao Baseball Federation is seeking international assistance via the government of the Republic of Korea to provide budget support to build a new baseball stadium . ...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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