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11 October 2018 DPM calls for improving basic infrastructure for flood victims in Attapeu  

- Illicit stash torched to mark National Day Against Drugs
A massive quantity of drugs was burnt in Xaythany district, Vientiane yesterday to mark the 17th Anniversary of National Day Against Drugs.
Illicit drugs going up in smoke on the day included 50kg of amphetamines, 308 kg of dried cannabis, 5.9 kg
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Climate change threatens nation’s food security  
Climate change is threatening agricultural production and posing a major challenge to Laos and other countries’ efforts at strengthening world food security, according to a leading official. Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, Dr Lien Thikeo made the remark yesterday during a press conference ... More >>>

- Mother and Child Hospital claims success with IVF treatment
Mother and Child Hospital (MCH) in Vientiane has presented its successful results of in vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatments using intracytoplasmic sperm Injection (ICSI) for women wanting to fall pregnant. This year, the hospital has recorded a 90 percent success rate in women ...More >>>

- DPM calls for improving basic infrastructure for flood victims in Attapeu
Allocation of farm land and provision of rice seedlings to people displaced by floods must be hastened, Deputy Prime Minister Sonexay Siphandone has told authorities in Attapeu province. ..More >>>


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- Plain of Jars potential as Unesco World Heritage Site considered
A meeting will be held this week in Xieng Khuang province to report on the progress made for the consideration of the Plain of Jars (Thong Hai Hin) as a potential UNESCO World Heritage Site. The two-day meet organised by the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism, ... More >>>

- Australia continues support for relief efforts in flood-hit Sanamxay district
Australia has reaffirmed its commitment to work with the Lao government and other development partners to continue supporting recovery efforts for people affected by floods in Sanamxay district of Attapeu province. The commitment was made after the Australian Ambassador to Laos, Mr Jean-Bernard Carrasco, travelled to the area last ... More >>>

Biogas benefits understood as China-assisted course updates officials
Lao government officials are learning the numerous benefits of biogas during a course supported by the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China. The course taking place from October 10 until December 3 is being run by the Ministry of Planning and Investment. ... More >>>

- Free eye check-ups to mark World Sight Day
Many people availed of free eye check-ups in Vientiane yesterday on the occasion of World Sight Day, and some with cataracts benefited from free surgery and treatment at the ophthalmology centre in Thongpong village in Sikhottabong District of Vientiane on October 11. The free eye check-ups were done at ... More >>>






Travel

Bali - a paradise for tourists, a jewel of Indonesian archipelago
Bali an island, located in the eastern part of Indonesia, is a popular tourist destination that attracts people from around the world because of the sheer beauty of its sandy beaches, coral reefs, exotic temples set against natural backdrops and lively nightspots.  This writer recently had the chance to visit to Bali, the jewel of Indonesia, for the..... More >>>

Business

IFC commits billions of dollars to SME development, job creation

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has committed US$3.4 billion in the current fiscal year in East Asia and the Pacific spurring the growth of the private sector in the region. ... More >>>

entertainment

Trainers, MC of Miss Tourism Queen Laos to help train contestants
Pageant-winning Lao ladies Christina Lasasimma, Tonkham Phonchanheuang and Kai Overdance have expressed their appreciation at being chosen to act as trainers for the contestants participating in ... More >>>

feature

University graduate finds sweetest success selling traditional desserts

 Agraduate of the National University of Laos turned his back on a regular job several years ago to chase success selling traditional Lao desserts.
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world news

Lao minister praises regional disaster management efforts

Minister of Labour and Social Welfare of Lao PDR, Dr Khampheng Saysompheng has successfully attended the recent 33rd Meeting of the Asean Committee on Disaster Management (ACDM) in Malaysia. ... More >>>

cooperation

France offers diversity of cooperation with Laos

The historical ties between France and Laos make the two countries special partners in a variety of important fields. France assists Laos in its development through support for urban and rural development, the health sector, and the preservation of heritage. .... More >>>

opinion

What should we do to protect, enhance Lao independence?

Tomorrow is Lao Declaration of Independence Day (October 12). To mark this important event
Vientiane Times asked folk to voice their thoughts on the value of the nation’s independence.
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sport

South-North run heads into Savannakhet on long slog for charity

The South to North Laos - Charity Run was expected to arrive in Kaysone Phomvihane City, Savannakhet province late on Wednesday after runners started from Saravan province at 5:30 am yesterday morning... More >>>

dining out

Noodle soup: A bowl for the road for all

Noodle soup is one of the flavourite dishes among people in Laos, especially those who living in a big city such as Vientiane. Eating noodles for breakfast, lunch, dinner or a late snack after a night out is common among the local people, particular residents of busy .... More >>>

technology

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 >>>

health

Celebrating World Environmental Health Day and its call for food safety

World Environmental Health Day falls on September 26 annually and the theme for this year is Global Food Safety and Sustainability... More >>>

lifestyle

Wild food is abundant, but for how long?

Laos’ thick green grass and rice fields harbour all kinds of vegetables, insects and animals that local people collect for their meals, providing tasty and
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education

Lao computer whizz proves Microsoft Office skills in US contest

Somsith Phonphakdy, 18, has become one of the top 10 contestants in the Microsoft Office Specialist World Champions 2018 held in the United States..... More >>>

profile

Lao media get firsthand insight into tourism in Indonesia
Media representatives from Laos participated in a familiarisation trip (famtrip) to popular tourist destinations in Jakarta, Bali and Yogyakarta to learn about the culture of the Republic of Indonesia. ... More >>>

environment

Gardener her love for traditional trees species

Ms 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.  By growing these endemic varieties ... More >>>

history

Lao Independence Day tale a treasure younger generation must know

October 12, 1945 was a critical day in Lao history as it marked a turning point in the country’s struggle for liberation from foreign domination.
Celebrated on that date every year since, this year marks the 73rd Lao Independence Day.
Retired Major Sisouk Inthavong, a veteran of Xieng Khuang province Military Command, shared his thoughts on the importance of the day.


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development

Tapioca factory creates jobs in Vientiane province

The Hinheup Cassava Flour Factory in Vientiane province is installing a second machine to ensure sufficient production to meet customer demand in the years to come.
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culture

Boun Khao Phansa celebrates start of Buddhist Lent

The Buddhist Lent festival (Boun Khao Phansa) takes place today when people nationwide mark the occasion by going to their local temple in the early morning to give alms. After almsgivinge.... More >>>