Vientiane Times (Laos)

VIENTIANE(Vientiane Times/ANN) - The government is turning its full attention to the growth of special and specific economic zones (SEZs) as a means of generating more employment opportunities for local people.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Furniture makers say the government shouldn’t put such tight controls on the export of wooden furniture, so they can boost sales at a time when the overseas market for Lao products is expanding.

KHAMMUAN, Laos (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Authorities in Khammuan province are confident the local economy is flourishing and have set a growth target of 8 per cent this year. 

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Laos and China have agreed to cooperate in the area of renewable energy and to train personnel in this line of work.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Representatives of the food industry, scientists, small and medium agro-entrepreneurs and farmers’ cooperatives gathered in the capital on Friday to discuss the strengthening of agri-food products traceability.

KHAMMUAN (Vientiane Times/ANN) - A formal application to request the addition of the Hin Nam Nor National Protected Area in Khammuan province to Unesco’s list of world heritage sites is scheduled to be delivered next year after Laos and Vietnam signed a related document recently.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) -- The United States has provided more assistance for the clearance of unexploded ordnance in Laos, to prevent local residents being injured, disabled or killed.

LUANG PRABANG, Laos (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Luang Prabang is full of fascinating places to visit and a week’s holiday is not nearly long enough to see them all.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The government is optimistic that the value of exports to China will rise this year in view of the continuously increasing trade and economic cooperation between the two countries.

Vientiane (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Local and foreign property investors are requesting the government to consider passing a condominium law that would allow foreigners to own apartment and condo units, saying this would accelerate growth of the property market.