Vientiane Times/ANN

Vientiane authorities get motoring on electric tricycle inspections

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Vientiane authorities will begin stricter checks on electric tricycles and motorcycle sidecars in the capital with more illegally making their way onto the city’s streets.Head of the transportation management division under Vientiane Public Works and Transport Department, Mr Sivone Subthavy told Vientiane ...

Phomphong Laoin

Foreign affairs officials discuss plans amid changing global environment

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Thursday officially kicked off its 14th meeting, aiming to review and approve a new working plan to cope with the changing global environment.Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Saleumxay Kommasith presided over the official opening ceremony of ...

Times Reporters

Exhibition marks conclusion of peach pit carving workshop in Laos

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The National Institute of Fine Arts (NIFA) exhibited carved peach pits on Thursday at the conclusion of a special workshop conducted by a Chinese trainer.The carved pits were very beautiful and in many forms and sizes, such as Buddha images, flowers ...

Visith Teppalath

Laos ministry calls for coordination to boost tourist inflows

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism is aiming to contribute more revenue to national socio-economic growth by requesting the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to be its key supporter.Through coordination with the foreign ministry, overseas embassies and consulates are expected to provide ...

News Desk

Public, private sectors address Japanese business constraints in Laos

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Representatives of the public and private sectors from Laos and Japan met in Vientiane on Monday to discuss addressing constraints for Japanese firms doing business in Laos.They met for the 13th annual meeting of the Lao-Japan Public and Private Sectors Joint Dialogue ...

Somxay Sengdara

General public seeking salary hike amid growing inflation

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The general public wants the National Assembly (NA) to push the government to increase salaries for officials to keep pace with the rising cost of living, according to a senior NA official.Speaking at the end of the NA conference on Friday, NA ...

Ekaphone Phouthonesy

Vientiane, Pakxe set in motion wastewater, solids treatment project

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Vientiane and Pakxe are set to improve waste management and treatment services, including collection, waste-to-resource opportunities, and wastewater treatment.Authorities officially launched the ‘Wastewater and Solid Waste Treatment Capacity Building Project for City Environment Improvement in Laos’ project in Vientiane on Monday.The project ...

Keoviengkhone Bounviseth

Switzerland increases employment opportunities for local disadvantaged in Laos

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The government of Switzerland has provided a budget of US$8.6 million to assist vocational training and employment support for disadvantaged people in Laos.Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment, Dr Kikeo Chanthaboury and Regional Director for Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), ...

Times Reporters

Laos-Vietnam promote tourism cooperation to strengthen bilateral ties

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Laos and Vietnam have discussed plans on tourism cooperation, aiming to attract more visitors and strengthen ties between the two countries.Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, Prof. Dr Kikeo Khaykhamphithoune welcomed Vietnamese Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Mr Nguyen Ngoc Thien ...

Viengdavanh Banphahaksa

NA closes with support for domestic development agenda

The National Assembly (NA) conference has concluded with the adoption of several legal documents aimed to create favourable conditions for the government to implement the national socio-economic development plan.The 8th session of the 8th legislature’s closing ceremony took place on Friday at the NA grand ...

Ekaphone Phouthonesy

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