Vientiane Times

Laos, UNDP tackle removing UXO obstacle to development

Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare in cooperation with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is continuing to strengthen national capacities to achieve Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 18 – Lives Safe from Unexploded Ordnance (UXO).Representatives of the government’s concerned authorities and development partners on Tuesday discussed ...

Ounkham Pimmata

Champassak eyes Pakxe’s transformation into smart city, logistics hub

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Champassak province and Tai Hoe Holdings will cooperate in conducting a development feasibility study to set up a smart and eco-city in Pakxe in the nation’s south, after reaching an agreement this week.Director of the Champassak Department of Planning and Investment, Dr ...

Times Reporters

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

NA to consider 23 laws next year

The National Assembly (NA) plans to consider 10 new laws and amend 13 existing laws next year as parliament steps up efforts to ensure Laos is governed by the rule of law.According to the Assembly’s work plan for 2020, which lawmakers approved at the close ...

Ekaphone Phouthonesy

Over 5,600 malaria cases recorded nationwide this year

Vientiane province: There have been over 5,600 of malaria cases so far this year across the country, but fortunately no deaths as the number of infections continue to drop.The update was reported at the meeting to summarise the work of the Ministry of Health over ...

Phomphong Laoin

Laos, USA cooperate on business environment improvement

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Private sector conditions in Laos are likely to improve following the launch of the New Laos Business Environment Project by the Ministry of Industry and Commerce and United States of America.The project will provide capacity building and advisory services aimed at ...

Souksamai Boulom

Conference shines spotlight on nation’s family planning policy

Laos will continue to work with its development partners, including the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) to make policy breakthroughs on the national family planning programme.Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment, Dr Kikeo Chanthaboury, made the remarks in Vientiane on Friday at the convening of ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth

Germany continues support for Lao biodiversity protection

The government of Germany has agreed to continue financial support of EUR 6.2 million to implement the second phase of the Protection and Sustainable Use of Forest Ecosystems and Biodiversity (ProFEB) project in Laos.Representatives of the Lao and German governments yesterday signed the technical implementation ...

Times Reporters

Int’l organisations help Savannakhet children get new school building

More than 100 children of Dong Nakharm village in Atsphangthong district, Savannakhet province have a new school to study in – thanks to Acronis Cyber Foundation that provided aid for its construction.The Acronis Cyber Foundation partnered with Child’s Dream Foundation and handed over the school ...

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