Vientiane Times (Laos)

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - All of China is beautiful, clean and modern, but my latest visit with other foreign journalists revealed one of the greatest surprises of this astonishing country with a trip to Jinan, one of the nation’s “smart” cities. 

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Banque pour le Commerce Exterieur Lao Public (BCEL) is partnering with Swift Pass to enable payments through WeChat Pay and AliPay so that Lao shops and other businesses are more attractive to Chinese customers.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The “Smart Technology for Green and Sustainable Development” exhibition is currently underway in Vientiane to give added impetus to industrial development in Laos. 

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Government officials, researchers, students and individuals from the private sector gathered in Vientiane yesterday to discuss research and development in the Industry 4.0 era.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Laos will soon have a high-quality facility to ensure the required international hygiene standards of plant and animal products as well as providing training.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Namtha is the capital of Luang Namtha province but isn’t on most travellers’ itinerary like Meuang Sing because people tend to think that, as the provincial capital, Namtha is a busy commercial hub. But in fact it is full of interest and well worth a few days of exploration.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - It is time for old-fashioned media outlets, especially newspapers, radio and television, to fall in line with modern-day working methods and the changing demands of society. This should be reflected in content, online platforms, methodology and marketing.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Tests were run last week on the first of four electricity generators at the Don Sahong hydropower plant on the Mekong River in Champassak province, after construction began in January 2016.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - People nationwide on Sunday joyfully celebrated the end of Buddhist Lent (Boun Ork Phansa) by attending tak baat (almsgiving) ceremonies at temples followed by keenly-watched boat races.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The Ministry of Planning and Investment is continuing efforts to enhance cooperation in response to challenges in implementing the government’s socio-economic development plan up to 2020.