Vientiane Times (Laos)

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The Japanese government has agreed to provide grant aid of over 76 billion kip (US$8.9 million) for four projects of country development.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Wooden sculptural items made in Laos must rely on foreign markets for greater sales, a senior official of the National Institute of Fine Arts said yesterday.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Government officials and representatives of the business sector gathered for a workshop aimed at building greater understanding of the contents and dispute resolution under the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sales of Goods (CISG).

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Buyers from Sichuan province in China are expected to import up to 50 tonnes of fruit from Laos each year including bananas, pineapples and passionfruit.  

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Local labour authorities will continue to inspect factories as part of efforts to protect the rights and benefits of all members of the national workforce. 

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Laos has helped farmers improve their rainwater management infrastructure that helps to prepare the region for changing weather patterns associated with climate change and which secures the agricultural sector in Xayaboury province.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The government has given a green light to debate and study the possibility of using marijuana for medicinal purposes.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The government requires an additional US$4.5 million this year to effectively carry out unexploded ordnance (UXO) operations including mine surveys and clearance along with risk education and victim assistance.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - I want to raise the issue of lottery selling. It is a complex problem that could have serious consequences for the Lao people if the government doesn’t act to do something about the situation soon.

KHAMMUAN, Laos (Vientiane Times/ANN) - When elderly people in Thakhaek and Nabong villages get together with their friends, they’re likely to debate when and if the dirt roads that run in front of their homes will be asphalted.