Vientiane Times (Laos)

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The Belt and Road Initiative was instigated in 2013, and since then this China-led project has received a warm welcome from the global community. 

LUANG PRABANG, Laos (Vientiane Times/ANN) - In about two years from now, Lao-Chinese trains will emerge from a tunnel, cross the Mekong River railway bridge in Luang Prabang and then quickly disappear inside another mountain.  

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Lao exports to China this year are expected to increase to US$1,510 million, while imports will decline to US$985 million, according to the latest projections from the Ministry of Industry and Commerce.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - More clean and green services and interesting tourist activities are key factors to sustain hotel and guesthouse bookings into the future after recent fluctuating fortunes.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Drilling a well in Laos will no longer be as simple as it used to be now that the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has stepped in to regulate these operations.

CHAMPASSAK, Laos (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Fully grasp Party and state policies and guidelines to maximise the benefits of external cooperation and drive development, officials in charge of external cooperation affairs in the information, culture and tourism sector have been told.

LUANG NAMTHA, Laos (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Construction of a railway tunnel at the Laos-China border in Luang Namtha province will require the use of materials that are resistant to salt damage, so the track is not affected by the large salt deposits in the ground.

VIENTIANE PROVINCE, Laos (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Dansavanh Nam Ngum Resort has earned the reputation as being a place that only the wealthy and most powerful people in Laos go to, an exclusive resort for the cashed up high rollers, beautiful people and their flashy cars.  These days, the costs and amusements offered are attracting a more down to earth clientele looking for a relaxing place to spend time with family and friends.   

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The agriculture sector is expected to expand by up to 3 percent this year, if Laos does not encounter any serious natural disaster like last year.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The Asean-Korea Cooperation Fund supported a training programme on Electronic Business (E-Business) platforms to expand opportunities for women entrepreneurs, improve revenues and women’s well-being in the country.