Visitor Since 03 January 2013

hits counter

January 28, 2014

Top stories
1.Mr Thongloun Sisoulith ( right ) and Hor Namhong sign the cooperation agreement at the meeting.
2. Ms Pany Yathortou ( second right ), Prof. Dr Bosengkham Vongdara ( second left ), Mr Zhao ( left ) and Mr Guan Hua Bing together light a firecracker to officially open the performance at the National Convention Centre in Vientiane.

1. Joint meeting makes milestone of Laos-Cambodia cooperation
Laos and Cambodia have looked to open general consulates in each other's major cities; namely Champassak in Laos and Siem Reap in Cambodia, to facilitate visits between people of the two nations and promote tourism and investment. More >>>

2. Laos-China New Year party increases friendship
Laos and China held the first great event of the Chinese New Year 2014 celebrations on Saturday at the National Convention Centre, Vientiane. More >>>

3. Copper tops mining investment in Laos
Copper has become the most commonly mined commodity in Laos since the government moved to promote foreign investment in the mineral extraction industry in the year 2000. More >>>

4. National development governance reform critical: experts
Another 16 new districts joined the District Development Fund (DDF) system last year with 16 local One Door Service (ODS) centres continuing to provide easier access to local citizens' services. More >>>

5. Ministry reshuffles department directors general
The Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism on Friday announced a reshuffle of the directors general of many departments and departmental-equivalent organisations in a move to improve public administration.
More >>>

6. Mekong road residents ask for compensation
Villagers are requesting compensation for a road widening project in Vientiane despite authorities having announced that no compensation will be paid for those already affected. More >>>


January 28, 2014
- More >>>
- More >>>
- More >>>
- More >>>

- More >>>
- More >>>

January 27, 2014
- Xaythany to boost dry season crops
The Agriculture and Forestry Office in Xaythany district expects to produce 100,000 tonnes of rice and a total of 8,600 tonnes of meat this year, a senior agriculture and forestry official said recently. More >>>
- Hydropower research study shows need for improvement
Agricultural land, irrigation water for agriculture and income generation are major subjects impacted by the decision-making on hydropower development projects in Laos according to a report of the National University of Laos (NUOL) research team. More >>>
- Challenges ahead for drug-free school programme
Vientiane Education and Sports Department is determined to declare a further 86 of the city's schools as drug-free by 2015 and overcome the hurdle of rising drug abuse amongst youth. More >>>
- Hit and run accidents cause problems for police
Vientiane Police admit that hit and run accidents are a major issue they are confronting despite efforts to reduce the death toll on the city's roads. More >>>
- Blood donation can help save lives
The Lao National Blood Transfusion Centre is aiming to collect 35,000 bags of donated blood this year to generate enough supply to support the public in medical cases where blood transfusions are necessary. More >>>

January 24, 2014
- Japanese organisation helps prepare Lao businesses for Asean integration
The Lao-Japan Human Resource Development Institute (LJI) is continuing to build the management skills of Lao businesses ahead of the country's integration with the Asean Economic Community in 2015.More >>>
- House and grass fires wreak havoc in Vientiane
Vientiane firefighters have been kept on their toes this week, battling three blazes across the capital in just two days. More >>>
- Three on one motorbike hospitalised after collision with foreign driver
Three local Lao people were knocked off their motorcycle on Wednesday night when they collided with a car being driven by a foreign national, police have reported. More >>>
- Poverty, distance force women to give birth at home
Poverty and the distance to healthcare centres in many communities are two major obstacles forcing rural women to give birth at home instead of going to proper healthcare facilities, a study found recently. More >>>
- Rural education boosted by Phu Bia Mining
Phu Bia Mining Ltd recently completed a major upgrade of Ban Xiengmee Primary School in Longxane district, Xaysomboun province. More >>>

January 2, 2014
- UXO clearance to target poorest districts
The National Regulatory Authority (NRA) is working towards its target to clear bombs in line with the government's Rural Development and Poverty Eradication plan. More >>>
- Medics ensure tobacco control law is effective
The Hygiene and Health Promotion Department of the Ministry of Health is gearing up to encourage owners of hotels, guesthouses, restaurants and other public places to strictly follow the law on tobacco control to ensure a healthy society. More >>>
- Khammuan sees potential as food security source
The Rice Mill group offers major potential for Khammuan province to encourage its farmers to produce abundant quality rice and help provide the government with food security. More >>>
- Big provinces asked to help smaller neighbours with healthcare
The health sectors in Luang Prabang, Savannakhet and Champassak provinces will be advised to assist smaller or neighbouring provinces that are facing a shortage of medical staff in the years to come. More >>>
- Police warn offices to increase security
Officers from the Vientiane Police Office warned local businesses yesterday to be more aware of thieves breaking into offices to steal valuables from safes. More >>>

January 22, 2014
- Medics set new plan to fight AIDS
The National Committee for Combating AIDS will increase access channels for all at-risk groups of sex workers, homosexuals, drug users and mobile workers to contain the rate of infection of HIV/AIDS in Laos. More >>>
Health education targets malaria control
Health officials expect that the incidence of malaria will reduce gradually from now to 2015 and achieve the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) by 2015. More >>>
11th Lao TESOL conference takes place in Vientiane
English teachers from the National University of Laos and Lao teachers from around country plan to upgrade their knowledge and skills at the 11th Lao Teaching English to Speakers of Languages course from January 21-22. More >>>
New centre provides legal education and consultation
Students interested in a legal education will have a facility for improving their skills on the subject, while poor people will also have more channels to access justice following the opening of the legal consultation centre at the National University of Laos. More >>>
Thieves impersonating police to pilfer people's possessions
Sisattanak district police are warning members of the public and particularly motorists to beware of thieves when they driving on the roads, reminding them that they should take more care of their lives and property. More >>>

Lao Stock Market Information is available here

- Global markets end lower in a wobbly week
- EDL-Gen Friday surge buoys market liquidity
- Dodgy week ahead for gold
- EDL-Gen stock rallies in first day's opening trade
- Tuesday trades a slender improvement


Egg prices rise as cold strikes
The price of eggs is higher after dry season cold weather caused chickens on many farms to get sick and not eat properly. More >>>


Top students English speaking contest
As tudent from Lao Top College won first place at the English Speaking Contest held last Friday at Lao American College, arranged by the collage and the US Embassy. More >>>


A child of revolution recounts
It was night time. My brother and I were left in the cave while our parents had a meeting. Mother told us to fold the laundered clothes while they were away. My brother was folding the clothes while I messed them up. More >>>

World news

Six policemen killed in terrorist attacks in Pakistan's Karachi
ISLAMABAD (Xinhua) -- At least six policemen were killed and another was injured Saturday night in two different terrorist attacks in Pakistan's southern port city of Karachi, local media reported. More >>>


What do you think about the protection of wildlife in Laos?
With reports that wildlife in Laos is under constant threat from illegal hunting and other activities what can be done to preserve the number of native animals in our natural environment? Vientiane Times reporters ventured out to ask members of the public for their thoughts . More >>>


Lao Toyota FC hopes high for league
Lao Toyota FC is ready to compete in the Lao Premier League 2014 starting in Vientiane next month, with the team hopeful of attaining first or second place. More >>>


Viengxay district: land of the alluring caves
Viengxay district in Huaphan province, a small region strewn with soaring limestone karsts and lush valleys, has been attracting visitors to its historic battlefields where former revolutionary.. ... More >>>

Poverty Eradication

Focal development points help to improve life in Phongsaly
Living conditions of people in Nhot-ou district, Phongsaly province are gradually improving year by year and the creation of focal development points is helping to change the living standards of local people for the better. . .... More >>>

Arts & Culture

Taiy misses chance to enter music comp

Lao singer Taiy, known for his popular hit single last year Chao Bormaen Akard , has missed out on a chance to enter the Lao Music Award 4 competition that will be held in the middle of next mo

More >>>


A cup a day, keeps the study blues away

Ever wake up in the morning feeling a desperate need for that first cup of coffee. Then join the ranks of the millions around the world that are addicted to caffeine. . .. . . More >>>


Simple measures can prevent the common cold

When temperatures drop, conditions become more favourable for the outbreak of viruses, including both avian influenza and ordinary flu. . ... More >>>


Lettuce-growers raise profile of Xaythany district
Pakxapkao village in Xaythany district, Vientiane is now well-known for its working farms which produce lush green lettuce plants. More >>>


Rescued passengers head for open Antarctic water
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- All 52 passengers rescued after being trapped for more than a week on an icebound Russian research ship in the Antarctic were aboard an Australian icebreaker slowly cracking through heavy sea ice on Friday toward openr. ...More >>>

Web Master l Newspaper Subscription l Newspaper Advertisement l Online Advertisement l Online Subscription

Vientiane Times Pangkham Rd, P.O.Box: 5723 Vientiane, Lao PDR
Tel: (856-21) 216364, 251619; Fax: (856-21) 216365;
Copyright © 1999 Vientiane Times Newspaper. 005