Vientiane Times (Laos)

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Last week, the government told the National Assembly it had saved more than 3.5 trillion kip (almost US$419 million) by preventing the money being spent on overvalued state-funded projects.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Our environment is deteriorating by the day. Global warming, ozone depletion, poor waste management and pollution are the major causes. Unless we take quick steps to reverse this, our home - Planet Earth – will become unlivable for the future generations.

XAYABOURY, Laos (Vientiane Times/ANN) -Hongsa Power Company Limited (HPC) hopes the Hongsa Mine Mouth Power Project will become an environmentally-friendly model mining operation and also provide sustainable social development, a senior company official has said.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Fifty-one students have been awarded a Laos-Australia National Scholarship (LANS) to study at the National University of Laos for this academic year 2018-2019, with the group attending an Scholarship Awards congratulation ceremony in Vientiane on Friday.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Laos and Asian countries look forward to increased opportunities in quality standards improvement for agricultural production and enhanced access to overseas markets.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The government plans to inject more funds into research activities so that it can use the scientific studies as a reference when developing an agriculture promotion policy, according to a senior government leader.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The Laos-Vietnam joint border committee agreed yesterday in Vientiane to work together to increase border trade and investment along their shared border, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has said.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Laos’ first official Biomass Technology Information and Learning Centre (BTILC) opened on Monday in Vientiane aiming to promote the production of solid biofuel for energy generation to replace fossil fuel usage.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The leadership of the newly appointed governor of the Bank of the Lao PDR (BOL) will be critical in enhancing the role of the central bank in managing the stability and liquidity of foreign currencies and stimulating economic growth.   

CHAMPASSAK, Laos (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Forest conservation areas are suffering from encroachment by local communities in remote areas, which is hindering the government’s efforts to achieve 70 percent forest cover by 2020.