9 April, 2024

- PM advises Xekong to improve governance
Prime Minister Sonexay Siphandone has advised Xekong provincial authorities to strengthen governance and upgrade production and the service sector, in order to bolster the province’s development and ensure sustainable growth....More>>>

- Train tickets go on sale seven days in advance of Pi Mai travel dates

Passengers wanting to travel on the Laos-China Railway Co., Ltd. during the Lao New Year holiday period can buy tickets up to seven days in advance of their planned travel date, instead of just a few days as is normally the case. ...More>>>

- The Vientiane Times in a changing media landscape

This year marks yet another anniversary for the Vientiane Times, the first English language newspaper in Laos. Throughout the 30 years of its journey, this state-run media outlet has proved itself to be of public value through fast, reliable and responsible news delivery. ...More>>>

- Digital Literacy Initiative project launches in Laos, fostering future-ready youth
The Digital Literacy Initiative project officially kicked off at the Crowne Plaza Vientiane last Wednesday, marking the beginning of its implementation in Laos. ...More>>>

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- Huaphan eyes private investment in province’s tourism industry
Huaphan authorities are encouraging tourism-related businesses, both from Laos and Vietnam, to share in developing the tourism industry in the province. ....More>>>

- Traffic police to be out in force during Pi Mai Lao festivities
The Vientiane Traffic Police Department has arranged for 724 traffic police to be stationed on the city’s streets to prevent accidents and ease traffic flow during the Lao New Year (Pi Mai Lao) celebrations. ..More>>>

- Bokeo enjoys surge in tourism
A total of 83,549 Lao and foreign nationals entered Bokeo province during the first three months of this year at the Golden Triangle Special Economic Zone border crossing, according to local media. ...More>>>

- More​ than 1.9 million UXO items deactivated in past 28 years
From 1996 to March 2024, unexploded ordnance has been cleared from more​ than 87,300 hectares of land and more than 1.9 million unexploded devices have been deactivated. ..More>>>

- Laos moves to eradicate adolescent pregnancy, child marriage
The government, alongside UNFPA and UNICEF, has voiced its commitment to lowering the high rate of adolescent pregnancy, with the launch of a pivotal report titled “Understanding Pathways to Adolescent Pregnancy in Southeast Asia: Findings from the Lao PDR”. ..More>>>

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Finance ministry, central bank wraps up outcomes of the regional meeting
The 11th ASEAN Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting (AFMGM) was briefed on the overall regional and international macroeconomic challenges by the IMF, AMRO and ADB. ... More >>>

Miss Universe 2023 experiences life in Laos during first visit
The Miss Universe 2023, Ms Sheynnis Palacios, and a team from the Miss Universe Organisation received ... More >>>

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The scent of frangipani heralds the arrival of Lao New Year
Vientiane Times is publishing a series of articles on Laos’ ASEAN Chairmanship, .....More>>>

US should not politicise trade issues, Premier Li tells Yellen
(Global Times) -- Chinese Premier Li Qiang on Sunday met with US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen in Beijing, where he urged the US to work ... ....More >>>

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What recommendations do you have for the Vientiane Times?
As we approach the 30th anniversary of the Vientiane Times, we asked a mix of Lao and foreign readers what they thought about the newspaper and what could be done to improve content and news ...More >>>

Muay Lao contestants compete for glory in national championships
Lao contestants are muscling up in preparation for the third round of the Muay Lao Championship in hopes of winning a Government Honour Belt, with the upcoming bouts to take place . ...More >>>

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Exploring the tranquil beauty of Nong Khiew: A boat journey along the Nam Ou river
Vientiane Times is publishing a series of articles on Laos’ Asean Chairmanship, the Asean Tourism Forum, and Visit Laos Year,....More >>>

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