Vientiane Times (Laos)

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Apart from Thong Hai Hin or the Plain of Jars located near Phonsavanh city centre and recently listed as a UNESCO world heritage site - there are at least 90 more megalithic sites hidden in the jungle waiting to be discovered.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - South Korea’s Economic Development Cooperation Fund (EDCF) has agreed to provide low interest loans worth almost US$44 million to support water supply development projects in Champassak and Saravan provinces in southern Laos.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) -  Laos will conduct the Census of Agriculture III (LCA III) and Economic Census III (EC III) for 2019-2020 to use the findings as a reference for the next national socio-economic development plan for 2021-25.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The Vientiane Expressway No 1 Project yesterday paid more thanUS$ 4 million as the second installment of compensation to property owners affected by the venture.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - UXO experts from Laos and other Asean Plus countries and their dialogue partners are meeting in Vientiane from December 3-6 to discuss plans on clearing mines in the region over the next three years.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The government has been focusing on anti-corruption awareness-raising among civil servants and students to increase transparency in the country, according to a leading official. 

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Laos and Yunnan province of China have agreed on a cooperation plan to promote development in northern Lao provinces aiming to strengthen ties between the two countries.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Representatives of the Laos-China Economic and Trade Promotion Association (LCETPA) and Lao officials have benefited from a training course on the policy and establishment of Free Trade Pilot Zone held in Chongqing, China, last month.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The government is planning to encourage farmers to produce at least 1 million tonnes of paddy rice for sale in the domestic market and export next year.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The Lao banking sector is taking additional measures to implement the Basel II principles and to make officials aware of the International Financial Reporting Standard (IFRS 9).