Vientiane Times (Laos)

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Two international organisations plan to form a partnership to help Laos deliver better education outcomes in its remote border areas.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The government is finalising a National Action Plan aiming to eliminate asbestos-related diseases among the population by putting an end to the import and use of the hazardous material across the country by 2020.  

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Local communities impacted by flooding are benefitting under a ‘cash for work’ project as part of the collaboration between the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare and the United Nations Development Programme.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Millions of people across the country enjoyed the traditional Pi Mai Lao celebration this week by welcoming the New Year 2562, which is the Year of the Pig.  

OUDOMXAY, Laos (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has asked Oudomxay provincial leaders to scrutinise private investment projects in detail so that economic growth in the northern province can be driven by high quality developments and programmes.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The Lao New Year celebrations not only provide happiness for the Lao people and a chance for foreign visitors to share in activities such as splashing water on each other, exchanging good wishes and going to parties, but this occasion can also be a huge boost for business and tourism.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - On Sunday April 7, the Vientiane Times turned 25 and the Board of Directors and staff of Laos’ only English newspaper held a grand event to celebrate the occasion.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Most people have made plans to celebrate Lao New Year (Pi Mai Lao) from April 14-16 when people throughout the country will visit temples, eat and drink with friends, and joyfully throw water over each other. 

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The development of Laos’ power transmission grid will receive a strong boost from private investment after the Ministry of Energy and Mines and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) signed a cooperation agreement.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Splurging on unnecessary luxury items and entertainment during Lao New Year will not create any positive lift for the Lao economy as the country is heavily dependent on imported products, a senior economist says.