Vientiane Times (Laos)

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The three-month Buddhist retreat that began during the rainy season in July and is known as Buddhist Lent ends today with colourful celebrations.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Only weeks ago, the world’s leading climate scientists warned that 2˚C of global warming would have even worse impacts than anticipated. The report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change called for a more rapid decarbonisation of the global economy to limit warming to 1.5˚c. 

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The government has reaffirmed its commitment to removing the barriers that hinder business operations and investment in Laos.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - A Thai expo organiser has announced that 10 to 20 companies from Laos, mainly manufacturers of handicrafts and furniture, are expected to take part in a large-scale trade show in Bangkok next year.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Laos’ capital city of Vientiane is home to an intriguing village where most of the land is brightly coloured by various blooms, as almost 80 percent of the families living here grow flowers for sale.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Combined imports and exports between Laos and China’s Chekiang province reached 1.23 billion yuan in the first eight months of this year, an increase of 18.59 percent over last year’s corresponding period.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The cabinet has directed the Ministry of Industry and Commerce to play the role of a coordinator to develop policies and mechanisms that facilitate Lao businesses.

HONG KONG (Vientiane Times/ANN) - A huge expo to be held in August 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand, aims to boost trade between Hong Kong and Asean countries and will enable manufacturers from these countries to tap regional markets.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The government cabinet has told an ad hoc committee to remain focussed and to make progress in determining the root cause of the collapse of a dam in southern Laos in July which left dozens of people dead.

ATTAPEU, Laos (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Dam construction companies have ordered 450 modular housing units, worth over 29 billion kip, from overseas to accommodate families who still have nowhere to live after they lost their homes in the flood that hit Sanamxay district, Attapeu province, in July.