Vientiane Times (Laos)

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - A young government employee, Mr Bounsom Sisoulisay (Bie), who enjoys the bounties of nature, is using his free time after work and at weekends to run his own restaurant, named the Amazing Tamsaeb Restaurant.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The Enterprise Registration and Management Department, Ministry of Industry and Commerce, has eased the registration process for foreign investors, local entrepreneurs and those who want to start a new business in Laos.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The International School of Laos has been teaching a robotics class for three years as it is a key part of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Health authorities say medical staff have examined Chinese nationals working for construction companies in Laos to see whether they show symptoms of the coronavirus.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Authorities in Paktha district, Bokeo province, are keeping a close eye on livestock after finding foot-and-mouth disease in at least 10 cattle and goats.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Luang Namtha authorities recently destroyed 1.2 hectares of opium poppies growing in Suanya village, Luang Namtha district.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The Lao People’s Revolutionary Party’s Politburo has told Party leaders of central and provincial Party committees to oversee work to improve policy on the provision of credit or loans for rural development and poverty reduction, to raise wealth levels.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The number of people holidaying in Vangvieng district, Vientiane province, has dropped in recent weeks due to the coronavirus outbreak.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Our region is at a critical stage in the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak. Most cases are still in China, but the virus has now also been confirmed in many other parts of the world. 

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - A new set of challenges is likely to affect the economy this year, mainly the long dry season, the coronavirus outbreak, and the US-China trade war.