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Laos, China join forces to improve Lao tourism

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Lao and Chinese representatives gathered in Beijing on Monday to share ideas and exchange skills to develop and promote tourism in Laos.The seminar to promote investment in the tourism sector in Laos was held at Beijing Union University, China, at the ...

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Laos, Vietnam trade growing contributor to domestic economy

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The combined trade value of imports and exports between Laos and Vietnam in eleven months of this year achieved US$1,038 million, a rise of 12.28 per cent compared to the same period last year.The bilateral trade figure is expected to reach ...

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Tech equipment handover adds flavour to school meals programme

World Food Programme (WFP) has provided information and communications technology (ICT) equipment to support the School Meals Programme to ensure its sustainability and strengthen local ownership in target schools.An equipment handover ceremony was held in Vientiane on Monday to assist Education and Sports bureaus in ...

Times Reporters

Nation reaffirms commitment to good governance, rule of law

Laos will continue to work with its development partners to enhance the capacity building of central and local law-making bodies to promote good governance, human rights, and the rule of law.Minister of Justice, Mr Xaysi Santivong made the remarks yesterday in his speech to open ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth

Authorities hail success of Visit Laos-China Year

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Visit Laos-China Year 2019 officially concluded on Monday with authorities from both countries attending a ceremony as the campaign not only boosted tourism exchanges but also significantly improved the relationship between the two neighbours.The Visit Laos-China Year 2019 closing ceremony took place ...

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Luang Prabang house fire claims three lives

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Three people were killed when a house in Meuangnga village, Luang Prabang city was engulfed in flames on Sunday.An official from the Fire Prevention and Control Police Department of Luang Prabang, Major Phet Phengnanuan told Vientiane Times on Monday that the ...

Phomphong Laoin

Laos finance ministry sets revenue collection target of US$2 billion

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Revenue collection in the first 11 months of 2019 reached 77.89 per cent of the annual plan, while domestic revenues touched 82.76 per cent or a 3 per cent increase compared to the same period last year.These figures were part of ...

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Luang Prabang 11th in Architectural Digest Top 20 Places to Travel in 2020

Laos’s Luang Prabang ranks 11th in a list of top 20 places to travel in 2020, published by Architectural Digest.Architectural Digest publishes its list of top travel destinations every year. To be included in the list, a travel destination must be appealing to architecture and ...

Jasmina Yap

Lao PDR: Additional Funding Approved for Disaster Recovery

(KPL) The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors approved on Dec 13 US$50 million of additional financing for the Lao People’s Democratic Republic Southeast Asia Disaster Risk Management Project and the Lao Road Sector Project II.The additional funding will help reduce the financing gap for ...

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Northern rice farming improvements sow seeds of kao kainoi success in Laos

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Farmers in Laos’ two northern provinces of Xieng Khuang and Huaphan have witnessed increased yields and quality from seven seed varieties of local khao kainoi rice.The Agro-Biodiversity Initiative (TABI) is continuing its programme to assist farmers in the provinces of Xieng ...

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