2 October, 2023

- Govt orders better management of rare earth mining
The Prime Minister has instructed the relevant agencies to expedite the drafting of a strategy on rare earth metals and other minerals, to ensure proper management of mining operations in Laos. ...More>>>

- Health officials, development partners debate advances in rehabilitation services
Rehabilitation services in Laos have improved and expanded at district and provincial hospitals throughout the country, thanks to efforts by authorities in charge with support from development partners....More>>>

- Vientiane Mayor orders changes in traffic flow
Changes will be made to the traffic flow in Vientiane, mainly on roads near the Mekong River, in an attempt to ease traffic congestion during rush hours. ...More>>>

- Uniting for an Inclusive Digital Future: Huawei, Asean Foundation, and SEAMEO Spotlight Asia-Pacific’s Emerging Tech Leaders at Seeds for the Future Summit 2023
Comprehensive collaboration between Huawei and ITU embarks on a promising journey of digital development for the region....More>>>

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- Bus rapid transit system to have ‘smart’ management
Installation of an Intelligent Transport System to regulate vehicles and other aspects of the Vientiane Sustainable Urban Transport project has been given the green light and is expected to be complete by November 2024. ....More>>>

- Govt, partners kick off new phase of poverty reduction programme
A new phase of a poverty reduction programme being carried out in Bokeo, Borikhamxay, Khammuan and Vientiane provinces was launched in Vientiane Thursday. ..More>>>

- New ambassadors present credentials to President
Ambassadors representing their countries on Thursday presented their credentials to President Thongloun Sisoulith following their appointment as diplomatic representatives to Laos, in a ceremony held at the Presidential Palace in Vientiane....More>>>

- Deputy minister calls for stronger cooperation to tackle Laos’ financial woes
Representatives of government, development partners and the private sector last week met to discuss ways to strengthen investment and funding for development. ...More>>>

- Lao Red Cross commits to stronger Asean partnership
The Lao Red Cross will continue to work with other Asean partners to improve the performance and effectiveness of the humanitarian agency’s operations. ...More>>>

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MARUHAN Japan Bank Lao approved as govt bond sub-dealer
MARUHAN Japan Bank Lao has been approved as a government bond sub-dealer ...More>>>

International designers marvel at Lao’s textile production
Khang Gallery brand owner Ms Viengkham Nanthavongdouangsy recently ...More >>>

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Plan International Laos empowers SDG progress in the Lao PDR through ongoing contributions
Plan International Laos is excited to announce the launch of the fourth phase of the Integrated ...More >>>

China’s 8-day National Day holiday sparks travel, consumption frenzy
BEIJING (Xinhua) -- Approximately a week prior to the Mid-Autumn Festival and National Day holidays, more than 6,000 hotel...More >>>

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What do you think about the changes being made to the Patuxay Park?
Work is under way to make changes to the Patuxay Monument Park, carried out by the Vientiane City Office for Management and Services.  ....More >>>

Laos picks up bronze medals in sepak takraw at Asian Games
The Lao women’s team won a bronze medal in their sepak takraw event at ...More >>>

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Singkham statue: Powerful magnet to woo tourists to Oudomxay
Vientiane Times is publishing a series of articles in relation to Laos’ Asean Chairmanship, ....More>>>

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