Vientiane Times (Laos)

CHAMPASSAK, Laos (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Fully grasp Party and state policies and guidelines to maximise the benefits of external cooperation and drive development, officials in charge of external cooperation affairs in the information, culture and tourism sector have been told.

LUANG NAMTHA, Laos (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Construction of a railway tunnel at the Laos-China border in Luang Namtha province will require the use of materials that are resistant to salt damage, so the track is not affected by the large salt deposits in the ground.

VIENTIANE PROVINCE, Laos (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Dansavanh Nam Ngum Resort has earned the reputation as being a place that only the wealthy and most powerful people in Laos go to, an exclusive resort for the cashed up high rollers, beautiful people and their flashy cars.  These days, the costs and amusements offered are attracting a more down to earth clientele looking for a relaxing place to spend time with family and friends.   

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The agriculture sector is expected to expand by up to 3 percent this year, if Laos does not encounter any serious natural disaster like last year.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The Asean-Korea Cooperation Fund supported a training programme on Electronic Business (E-Business) platforms to expand opportunities for women entrepreneurs, improve revenues and women’s well-being in the country. 

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.