Vientiane Times (Laos)

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - I’ve been to Luang Prabang many times and like most people I think it’s a stunning town, especially given its location nestled within a mountainous embrace. For the most part, I think it’s a wonderful place and clearly many others have the same opinion and visitors always seem to want to linger longer than planned.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The 18 winners of the Asean Business Awards (ABA) Laos 2019 were officially acknowledged as talented economic players with great potential for domestic business expansion as well as within the Asean business community.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The Xayaboury hydropower plant on the Mekong River has scheduled a Commercial Operation Date (COD) for next month, with construction of the dam close to completion.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Lao Telecommunications Public Company (Lao Telecom) has begun tests of the new 5G technology, the much-touted high-speed fifth generation communication network.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Government officials, development partners, local organisations and authorities recently gathered for a seminar to promote the contribution of the French technical support programme (the 5 Percent Initiative) to the fight against tuberculosis, HIV and malaria in Laos.

SARAVAN (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Farmers in 50 villages of Khongxedon district, Saravan province, are preparing to plant over 3,000 hectares of dry season rice after they lost a large amount of the wet season rice crop in the recent floods.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The public and private sectors will team up to tackle issues plaguing the tourism sector as part of the government’s efforts to bolster the contribution of the service sector to economic growth.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The Savan-Seno Special Economic Zone is performing well, has built a good reputation for itself and the country and is drawing immense interest from foreign investors, Deputy Prime Minister Dr Sonexay Siphandone said recently.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Banque pour le Commerce Exterieur Lao Public (BCEL) and the EV Lao Co., Ltd. are partnering in the production of a smart card for the payment of charging costs for electric vehicles.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The second phase of the Nam Ou Hydropower project, comprising dams no. 1, 3, 4 and 7, is expected to be operational by the end of this year.