Vientiane Times (Laos)

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Doctors say the main reason for the high number of dengue deaths is because people tend to seek treatment when it’s already too late.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Lao corn exports for the first quarter of this year dropped by 23.2 per cent to US$14.6 compared to around US$19 million for the same period last year, according to official figures.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Soukhoungheuang company plans to sell 12,000 tonnnes of bananas harvested from its farmland concession in Savannakhet province to Russia.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The government has adopted measures to stimulate economic growth while also taking steps to curb inflation, which could cause hardship if it spirals higher.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The unexploded ordnance clearance team MAG Lao PDR recently found and safely destroyed a large unexploded bomb in Phon village, Bualapha district, Khammuan province.

HUAPHAN, Laos (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Huaphan authorities have been told to speed up socio-economic development and address corruption in the northern province.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Lao government have signed an agreement for a US$30 million policy-based grant for the second subprogramme of the Health Sector Governance Programme to help expand healthcare coverage and improve health services.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The Bank of the Lao PDR welcomes the arrival of advanced technology to bolster its financial services, enabling increased access to finance by the Lao business sector, a senior banking official said.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The value of Lao exports to China in the first quarter of this year dropped by 9 per cent compared to the same period last year, while imports rose by 14.1 per cent.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The contribution by agriculture to the Lao economy continued to decline last year despite international development partners urging the government to strengthen this sector in order to alleviate poverty.