Vientiane Times

Khammuan tightens up preservation of Great City Wall 

Khammuan provincial authorities are working to preserve a massive ancient rock wall, known as the Great City Wall, which lies alongside a road in Thakhaek district and is being damaged by local people. Thakaek district Governor Mr Chan Boupphalivanh told Vientiane Times “Sections of this wall are ...

Vientiane Times

Govt takes action to increase aid effectiveness 

The government has vowed to increase aid effectiveness via proper management in order to maximise official development assistance (ODA) for national development.The Ministry of Planning and Investment on Wednesday officially launched the ODA Management Information System (ODA-MIS.Gov.LA) to centralize aid management to ensure the most ...

Vientiane Times

Compensation rate for railway-affected property approved

Authorities in charge have approved the amount of compensation to be paid to people who have lost land or other property due to the construction of the Laos-China railway. Governor of Luang Prabang province, Mr Khamkhan Chanthavisouk, recently issued a decision detailing the compensation rate ...

Vientiane Times

Laos, Cambodia vow to jointly resolve border dispute

Laos and Cambodia have agreed to work together to resolve the issue of their disputed border area as the two countries’ foreign ministers met for talks in Vientiane yesterday. Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Cambodia, Prak Sokhonn, was in Laos on a ...

Vientiane Times

Tour companies tout Laos as adventure lovers’ paradise

Local tour companies are continuing efforts to promote Laos as an adventure tourism destination with a recent exhibition held at the Vientiane Center shopping mall. The event to raise awareness of the country’s adventure activities is part of the ongoing Visit Laos 2018 campaign under the ...

Vientiane Times

New facilities at Mittaphab Hospital a shot in the arm for healthcare

Health officials plan to make the best use of an extension to Mittaphab Hospital in their efforts to raise the country’s health services to international standards. The new facility is expected to open in July to meet growing public demand for more health services. ...

Vientiane Times

Korea upgrading IT skills at Lao Youth Union

Young people are receiving training in Apple-based iOS application development as part of IT capacity building at the Lao Youth Union (LYU) supported by the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA).More ...

Vientiane Times

Laos, China move forward with cooperation projects

The governments of Laos and China are set to approve cooperation projects to be financed with Chinese assistance, the Lao Prime Minister’s Office has announced.More  ...

Vientiane Times

Laos, China seeking greater tourism cooperation

Laos and China have vowed to increase cooperation to promote tourism between the two countries with the aim of attracting more visitors.That was the message at the Laos-China Tourism Forum in Vientiane yesterday where participants shared their experiences in the promotion of bilateral tourism.More ...

Vientiane Times

Culture, Vientiane are top draws for tourists: survey

Places of scenic and cultural interest are the top draws for people visiting Laos, while the capital Vientiane tops the list of places visited by foreign tourists, according a 2017 statistics report. The Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism carried out a survey among 2,591 international ...

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