Vientiane Times (Laos)

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Laos and Cuba have agreed to promote cooperation in the fields of public health and medical science.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry yesterday defended its decision to lower the rice production target for 2019, saying it was unavoidable because of the severe flooding that had occurred this year and last.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - China Southern Power Grid (CSG) and Electricite du Laos (EDL) have teamed up to supply power for the China-Laos railway with a ceremony held in Vientiane last week to announce the joint venture.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The government has instructed dealers who import and sell vehicles to present their documents to the Department of Import and Export of the Ministry of Industry and Commerce no later than November 29. 

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Lao children at risk and persons with disabilities will benefit from next week’s 10th Asean Ministerial Meeting on Social Welfare and Development – ‘Strengthening Social Protection on Vulnerable Children’ being held in Vientiane.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The government will improve its working methods nationwide, in the belief that this will speed up the implementation of Party and government policies, according to Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith.  

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - National Assembly (NA) members yesterday continued their debate on the performance of the government, stressing that although the government has had several successes, it needs to ensure effective policy enforcement and coordination. 

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has agreed with the concept of establishing a special taskforce committee, to address unresolved issues relating to the improvement of the business climate.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Construction of the 414-km Laos-China railway from the Chinese border to Vientiane is progressing well and is now 78.2 per cent complete.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Laos has registered a trade surplus of US$178 million in the first nine months (as of the end of the third quarter) of the year, although money transfers are below target.