Vientiane Times (Laos)

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) -- South Korea has agreed to continue supporting Laos in rural community development activities through the Saemaul Undong project.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The National Institute for Economic Research is partnering with the Development Research Centre of the State Council (DRC) of China to share ideas and lessons learnt on poverty reduction.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The Lao Telecommunication Regulatory Authority is developing an application for use as a possible option to speed up sim card registration. 

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) has provided more than 4.7 billion kip (US$5.5 million) for the second phase of a UXO project in Laos, up from the US$3 million contributed for the first phase.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN)  Limited procedural knowledge amongst both government authorities and traders at border areas is being blamed as the cause of trade bottlenecks at borders between Laos, Thailand and Vietnam.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The Thai companies PTT (Lao) Co., Ltd. and Zixgar Group Ltd. are looking at food business opportunities in Laos with a focus on travellers and office workers as their main customers.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Entrepreneurs and business owners in Laos are now able to utilise the vast expertise of Ortus Mining Laos to develop mining projects.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - World Vision International to Laos (WVI) and their partnership will provide over EUR 11 million in assistance to Laos from 2019 to 2021 to improve nutrition in three southern provinces. 9811098032

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The Plain of Jars in Xieng Khuang province is set to become an even bigger tourist attraction if the site is named a UNESCO World Heritage Site as expected when the UN body meets in Azerbaijan from June 30 to July 7.

LUANG PRABANG, Laos (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The battle of Dien Bien Phu in central Vietnam was a much celebrated turning point in Vietnam’s struggle to defeat French troops and throw off the yoke of foreign domination.