Vientiane Times (Laos)

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith met with Australian business leaders last weekend to explain the benefits of investing in Laos.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Asean member countries plan to create occupational health guidelines for industries by risk factor, to provide preventive measure recommendations for the health of workers in Laos and the region.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The Lao government and the European Union (EU) have agreed to strengthen their cooperation in promoting and protecting human rights in bilateral and international forums, according to a joint press release issued by the EU-Lao PDR Human Rights Dialogue.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) -Extending the country’s forest cover from the current 59 per cent to 70 per cent by 2020 is achievable because measures are in place in pursuit of this goal, the Minister of Agriculture and Forestry said this week.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Health experts from Laos and other Asean member countries are meeting in Vientiane this week to discuss regional alcohol policy and knowledge-sharing in the field.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Laos and Cambodia have agreed to continue labour sector cooperation with the aim of exchanging more information and sharing experiences in this field.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Laos will join Cambodia, Myanmar and China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region in holding activities to mark this year’s World Wood Day, Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Dr Lien Thikeo told a press conference yesterday.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) -TheChinese Embassy to Laos attaches great importance to protecting the rights and interests of Lao nationals working for Chinese companies, China’s Ambassador to Laos Wang Wentian told the Minister of Labour and Social Welfare last week.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The National Regulatory Authority (NRA) for the UXO/Mine Action sector plans to continue to remove and destroy unexploded ordnance (UXO) while also providing more education to affected communities about the risks involved in living with UXO. 

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - While Vientiane’s streets have seen an explosion in the number of motor vehicles over recent years, some dedicated souls have been bucking the trend and hopping on the growing global self-powered non-polluting bandwagon of cycling.