Former warrior reflects on his wartime experiences

Mr Ornchan Sommany, an 83-year-old resident of Viengxay village, Viengxay district in Huaphan province is a former warrior who has

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- Always aim for the highest score, says Lao scholarship student 
Students in Laos benefit from many scholarships provided by foreign governments, which usually involves applying for the scholarship and taking a written test. But the Asian University Network Scholarship programme selects students who get the highest grade in their course of study so they don’t have to pass an exam.. More >>>
- Lao film archivist wins coveted regional award
A senior film archivist, Mr Bounchao Phichit, has won a South East Asia-Pacific Audiovisual Archive Association (SEAPAVAA). More >>>
- Lao woman receives model farmer award
Mrs Phonexay Thammavong was recently presented with the  2018 FAO Model Farmer Award for her outstanding achievements after her participation in a season-long Farmer Field School on Save and Grow - Sustainable Intensification of Rice Production (Save & Grow - SIRP), supported within the context of FAO’s Regional Rice Initiative. . More >>>
- Burapha receives Asean Agrow Golden Award
Tree plantations that create jobs for local communities and a focus on environmental protection were the main factors in the Burapha Agro-Forestry Company winning an Asean Agrow Golden Award this year. The award engendered pride in the company’s employees, who have been working hard in these areas for almost 30 years. 
Deputy Managing Director of the Burapha Agro-Forestry Company, Ms Souphayvanh Thiengchanhxay, said that when she received a form from the Lao National Chamber of Commerce and Industry to enter the competition, she did not expect to win an award. . More >>>
- Dr Somphou Douangsavanh receives Japan’s Order of The Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star
It is not often that a person receives an award from a foreign country for making significant contributions to relations between two nations. The Chairman of the Cultural and Social Committee of the National Assembly, Dr Somphou Douangsavanh, is one person who has been honoured with such an award. Dr Somphou has been awarded the prestigious Order of The Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star, from the government . More >>>
- 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. The familiarity and culture-sharing trip from August 16-23, the first programme of its kind, was attended by five journalists from Lao National Television, the Vientiane Mai newspaper and the Facebook page Talk To Teens, as well as this writer from the Lao Press in Foreign Languages, representing Vientiane Times.. More >>>
- Thai chef steams up passion for dim sum in Vientiane
I can feel the honesty in every answer in a curious mix of Lao and Thai during a recent interview with the highly regarded chef at a five-star hotel in Vientiane. Mr Preecha Jintasuwan, 48, the Dim Sum Chef at the Lao Plaza Hotel told Vientiane Times that before his arrival in the capital he spent much of his life in restaurant kitchens in Thailand but it was here that he learnt to really craft exquisite dishes.. More >>>
- National heroine proud to serve national development effort 
Ms Phaengphone Khanthayongthong is the 92nd person to be named a national hero and has become the 23rd woman in Laos to be honoured with this title. This recognition of her valour did not happen by chance but acknowledged the personal sacrifices she made for the revolutionary task.  . More >>>

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