Vientiane Times (Laos)

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The spotlight is now squarely on Xieng Khuang province and this quiet region of Laos is set to become a top visitor attraction after the Plain of Jars was named a World Heritage Site by Unesco last July.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Small businesses and startups in Laos will have a new option when seeking funding for their operations and can now turn to microfinance institutions instead of banks, which impose extremely limiting criteria on borrowers. 

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - All vehicle imports and exports will have to be recorded under the Lao National Single Window (LNSW) system at the Lao-Thai Friendship Bridge checkpoint starting on March 1.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The Creating Linkages for Expanded Agricultural Networks (CLEAN) project in cooperation with the Department of Agriculture is helping farmers in production and value chain development to identify export growth potential.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Electricite du Laos (EDL) is working with the Japan Electric Power Information Centre (JEPIC) to ensure dam safety in Laos.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The Wildlife Inspection Division took possession of two young Asiatic black bears for transfer to the Free the Bears sanctuary in Luang Prabang province following a handover ceremony in Vientiane on Monday.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Authorities in Kasy district, Vientiane province, have banned  people living along a section of the Lik River from using and drinking water and eating fish from the river after lifeless fish were found in some places.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Laos will play host to the Special Asean-China Foreign Ministers’ Meeting on measures to control the coronavirus outbreak, and the 5th Mekong-Lancang Cooperation (MLC) Foreign Ministers’ Meeting on economic cooperation.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The government has told the business sector that it is pro-actively tackling the remaining issues that are impediments to business operations in Laos.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Foreign ministers from countries in the Mekong basin and China will gather in Vientiane this week to discuss regional cooperation with Laos and China co-chairing the meeting, which opens on Thursday.