Vientiane Times (Laos)

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Construction of the 414-km Laos-China railway from the Chinese border to Vientiane is progressing well and is now 78.2 per cent complete.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Laos has registered a trade surplus of US$178 million in the first nine months (as of the end of the third quarter) of the year, although money transfers are below target. 

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - A professional and experienced supplier of closed circuit TV cameras, parking control systems and parachute training to the South Korean government sector, Gentop Co., Ltd., is joining forces in a specialised project with Asia Investment Development & Construction Sole Co., Ltd. (AIDC) of Laos.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Unicef has announced the star of Korean boyband Super Junior, Mr Siwon Choi, as the organisation’s new regional ambassador for east Asia and the Pacific.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Buddhists from all walks of life gave alms to monks at the That Luang esplanade on Monday morning on the last day of the traditional annual festival to honour the grand stupa.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith said on Monday that key agencies such as the National Commission for the Advancement of Women, Mothers and Children continue to work for the protection, promotion and development of Lao children so that they grow up to become productive members of society.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The implementation of the 2019 socio-economic and state budget plans has encountered many difficulties across Laos, a Deputy Prime Minister told the opening ceremony of the National Assembly session yesterday morning.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Lao companies impressed their peers with a strong outcome at the Asean Business Awards (ABA) Gala Night 2019 – an annual event initiated by the Asean Business Advisory Council in 2007 and held every year since to recognise outstanding enterprises across the whole Asean region that have contributed significantly to Asean’s economic growth and prosperity while being role models in business growth, sustainability and innovation in their respective home countries. 

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The Australian government has provided about 1.5 billion kip (AUD 250,000) to support the Lao government’s efforts to assist people affected by the recent floods.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith yesterday expressed optimism that economic growth would recover in the near future, saying the current stagnation was necessary because the government was attempting to put the economy on a sustainable path.