Vientiane Times (Laos)

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Amendments to the Law on Family Registration passed by the National Assembly (NA) recently will ease and regulate marriage between Lao and foreign nationals as well as family registration affairs in general.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Officials have proposed suggestions to the government for the removal of various barriers facing the tourism sector in a bid to boost visitor arrivals in Laos.

CHAMPASSAK, Laos (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Siphandone, in southern Laos, also known as the 4000 Islands, is a huge area of the mighty Mekong River that flows out into many channels, creating numerous islets and rapids. It’s also an area with an abundance of fish.  

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Shilin Stone Forest about 90 km from Kunming city, Yunnan province of China is a leading natural tourism site of the region attracting more than 30,000 visitors every day.  

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Sepon mine ownership is expected to transfer after tenement holder MMG Limited (MMG) agreed to the sale of its 90 percent stake in Lane Xang Minerals (LXML) to Chifeng Jilong Gold Mining Co Ltd (Chifeng) for US$275million.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Laos is still grappling with several challenges and pending issues impeding macroeconomic development despite robust expansion of the country’s economy when compared to regional peers. 

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Back in 1975, learning to play the khaen was not very popular among students at the National School of Performing Arts in Vientiane. It seemed that the tradition would die out and that young people were ready for change, preferring to forget the habits of their elders.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - A growing consumer class, regional economic integration and infrastructure improvements are three main reasons attracting Australian firms to Asean nations, according to a recent business study.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) -- A company South Korea has received a land concession on the shore of the Nam Ngum 1 reservoir in Keo-oudom district of Vientiane province to develop a boat mooring facility.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The removal of barriers to bank lending and borrower withdrawals foreign currencies are set to benefit enterprise in Laos after the Bank of the Lao PDR removed restrictions in this regard, according to an announcement from the central bank.