January 22, 2018

Savannakhet to provide job skills training for young people

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- Vientiane vows to improve investment climate to drive growth
The Vientiane administration has vowed to improve the investment climate to attract more private investment and facilitate business operations as part of measures to achieve 10.5 percent economic growth.
The Vientiane People’s Council recently approved the city’s 2018 socio-economic development plan, which set the growth target...... More >>>

- More than 200 markers installed along Laos-Thailand border
Some 210 markers have been installed along the border between Laos and Thailand, covering most of the two countries’ 735km land border.
This was reported at the 11th meeting of the Joint Border Committee, which took place on January 17-19 in Bangkok, Thailand. . .. More >>>

- Xeno airport project slow to take off 
The government is planning to build an international airport at the former Xeno airfield in Savannakhet province, which has lain unused for many decades.  
The airport would serve the region and accommodate the growth of foreign investment and tourism in the area.
The government gave the green light for a Singaporean company to undertake a feasibility study on the project last year, but there has been no progress for financial reasons.    .... More >>>

- Seven companies eye investment in Vientiane expressway
Seven local and foreign companies have submitted bids for investment in the construction of an expressway linking Vientiane city centre to the outskirts, which is planned as part of efforts to reduce traffic congestion.
Vientiane authorities issued an announcement recently inviting local and foreign investors to bid for the construction of the 15-km road, which will link Lao-ITECC in Xaysettha district to Dongmakkhai village in Xaythany district.. ... More >>>

- New road creates linkages in the south 
The construction of National Road No. 16B, linking Xekong provincial capital to the Vietnamese border, has seen significant progress after a number of delays due to financial reasons.
Director of the Public Works and Transport Department, Mr Soutsana Sihavong, told Vientiane Times on Friday that work on the 120-km road began in 2009 and should have been finished 5-6 years ago, but unforeseen delays occurred.    .. . . More >>>

More news stories

- Billboard company contributes to Visit Laos Year campaign
Aek Printing Sign Company is one of several companies lending their support to Visit Laos Year 2018 to promote the nation as a major destination by offering advertising hoardings.
The billboards costing about 250 million kip were officially handed over by Aek Printing Sign Company to the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism on Thursday. ... More >>>

- Savannakhet to provide job skills training for young people
Savannakhet provincial authorities are turning their focus to the improvement of job skills among the workforce so as to benefit from industrial growth and fast-track economic advancement.
Deputy Director of the province’s Department of Planning and Investment, Mr Kongkham Xaypanya, told Vientiane Times on Friday that provincial authorities have held a number of meetings to discuss ways to encourage more young people to undergo vocational training as demand for practical skills increases. ...More >>>

- Laos, Japan wrap up waste management project
A grassroots project to help develop an effective waste utilisation system in Vientiane with citizen participation ended recently after being rolled out in 2015.
An official from the Vientiane City Office for Management and Service (VCOMS), Ms Vilayphone Chanthalaty, said the project had taught people to separate their garbage and follow the “reuse, reduce and recycle” maxim wherever possible.. .. More >>>

- GE helps empower Laos’ human resources 
General Electric (GE) Renewable Energy, an American corporation, has helped to empower human resources in Laos, thanks to cooperation between the company and the Polytechnic College.
US Ambassador to Laos Rena Bitter visited the college on January 18 to observe firsthand how teaching and learning has been upgraded through cooperation between GE and the college. More >>>


Aerobic exercise delivers health benefits
Ms Toy swears by the health benefits of aerobic exercise, which she does regularly in addition to taking regular medicine to control her diabetes.. . . More >>>


Masks evoke emotions through innovative drama
Magic of the Mask, a performing arts piece comprising theatre, dance and live music, delighted packed houses that turned up to watch the innovative performance in Vientiane earlier this month.. More >>>


Suburban school recognised for good environmental practices
Students are sitting on the grass and chatting under the shade of big trees. Some of them are reading books to prepare for their next class. . . . . More >>>


Lowly soldier becomes prominent businessman 
Working hard to overcome difficulties was the well of strength that enabled a Second Lieutenant to become a businessman and eventually a millionaire in Khammuan province...... More >>>

Arts & Culture

Sericulture farm preserves Lao weaving culture
Women from rural communities in Xieng Khuang province have improved their skills and helped preserve the traditional silk weaving culture while working at a mulberry farm run by the Lao Sericulture Company (LSC)... . More >>>


69 years of progress for Lao People’s Army
Lao people of all ethnicities are happy to celebrate the 69th anniversary of the Lao People’s Army today, as soldiers around the country ably continue to carry out their duty of national protection and development. .. . .


Vientiane tour bus operator plans to broaden horizons
A trolley bus tour operator in Laos is considering expanding the service to promote tourism in Luang Prabang and Oudomxay provinces, after seeing the success of the venture in Vientiane.. . More >>>


Vientiane fishermen lured to provinces by promise of a big catch
Many recreational fishermen from Vientiane are getting hooked on travelling to provincial reservoirs and rivers every weekend to cast a line during the fishing season. .. More >>>


Furniture makers advised to capitalise on Laos-China railway Local furniture makers can benefit from the under construction Laos-China railway, but they need to prepare themselves so they can make the best use of it......More >>>


Japan Festival back for fourth edition in Vientiane
The Embassy of Japan to Laos will stage its 4th Japan Festival next month at Lao-ITECC in Vientiane, highlighting the very best in culture from the land of the rising sun. ... More >>>


The Year 2017 in Review
The year 2017 saw Laos make remarkable progress in national protection and development despite the global economic uncertainties. ..More >>>

World news

Drone rescue off Australian beach heralded as world first
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- A flying drone has dropped a flotation device to two teens caught in a riptide in heavy seas off the Australian coast in what officials describe as a world-first rescue.. ..More >>>


Laos-Vietnam special solidarity becomes priceless legacy
Laos-Vietnams relations have been marked by an unalloyed solidarity that is rare around the globe. The rare relationship has become a priceless legacy of the two nations.
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What can farmers do to prevent the spread of livestock diseases?
The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry reports that a large number of livestock have died from an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease in northern Laos. . ... More >>>


Ministry lends muscle to army athletes with new stadium
The Ministry of National Defence is building and equipping a new sports stadium in Vientiane to assist the development of the army’s athletes.....More >>>

Dining Out

Noodle restaurant serves local dishes with healthy twist
If you’re looking for organic noodles or a restaurant in Vientiane that serves up healthy food, the Fer Vieng may be just the perfect choice... ... . More >>>

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