Vientiane Times (Laos)

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Champassak police reported on Tuesday that a suspect accused of spreading misinformation on Facebook Live about the government’s recent flood relief efforts in southern provinces has confessed to her crime.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The government has directed the public to get their information on authorities’ flood disaster response from state media, and to educate them on political ideology and maintain national solidarity.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The central banks of Laos and Vietnam will enhance bilateral cooperation in information technology, technical matters and other important areas related to banking.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The government has issued a prime ministerial decree to establish a Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise Promotion Fund, hoping the intervention will boost business access to finance. 

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Authorities are speeding up their assessment of the damage and losses caused after Tropical Storm Podul hit infrastructure including school buildings in the nation’s south.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The government has stressed the availability of food and clean water along with safety and disease prevention for flood-impacted communities still staying in temporary accommodation and shelters.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Phahom village in Vangvieng district of Vientiane province is a place where one can always see crabs in cages placed in front of shops while driving along the main thoroughfare in the area. 

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The Banking Operation Department under the Bank of the Lao PDR (BOL) has signed up 10 commercial banks to seek a loan of US$300 million from China Development Bank (CDB) for the promotion of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Laos.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - A delegation of the Communists of Russia (KR) led by Chairman of the Central Committee of the KR and Vice Chairman of the Legislative Assembly of Ulyanovsk Oblast, Maxim Suraykin is visiting Laos on the invitation of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party (LPRP).

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - A caravan of media teams from Asean countries arrived in Vientiane on Sunday as part of the China-Asean International Touring Assembly and China-Asean Journalists Rally.