Vientiane Times (Laos)

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The national flag carrier, Lao Airlines State Enterprise, will offer a special price on flights between Vientiane and Xieng Khuang province during the National Games next month.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Lower Mekong countries comprising Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam are discussing efforts to develop and manage sustainable value chains for teak to contribute to socio-economic development.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The Agro-Biodiversity Initiative (TABI) under the National Agriculture and Forestry Research Institute, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, continues to improve locals’ incomes in Luang Prabang province by creating products made from forest materials.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Laos has benefited from multimillion-dollar cooperation projects carried out under the Mekong-Lancang Cooperation (MLC) framework, according to an official report.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The Bank of the Lao PDR is warning the public to pay careful attention to kip banknotes after a significant number of fake notes were found to be in circulation in Khammuan province.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has advised inspectors to crack down on corrupt activities in their early stages and to publicly disseminate inspection results and the conclusions drawn.  

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Laos and the United States have agreed to initiate a disaster risk management system (DMRS) and capacity building to monitor, plan for and respond to disasters.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Laos has been named second runner-up in the Top Country rankings in the UK’s Wanderlust Reader Travel Awards 2020, behind Namibia and Peru.

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.