October 17, 2017

EPF supports diverse natural forest protection in NT2 area

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1. NA session opens as measures to drive economic growth announced
A review of the implementation of the National Socio-Economic Development Plan for 2017, discussions on plans for the coming year and introduction of draft laws up for debate were on the agenda as the National Assembly (NA) kicked off its fourth ordinary session yesterday in the capital.
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2. Govt seeks funding boost as budget deficit bites
The government will require 14.23 trillion kip in response to a budget deficit for 2017 after finding that the country will face a revenue shortfall again this year. . . More >>>

3. EPF supports diverse natural forest protection in NT2 area
The Environmental Protection Fund (EPF) has pledged a budget of over 24 billion kip (US$ 2.99 million) to support environmental protection activities in the Nam Theun II area. . . More >>>

4. Asean-Japan Centre recommits to sustainable regional tourism initiative
The Asean-Japan Centre in Tokyo has reaffirmed its continued commitment to future ‘Interpretive Planning’ programmes at main Asean heritage sites to achieve sustainable tourism in the region.. . More >>>

More news stories

- School kids get a helping hand with hygiene programme
Awareness and understanding of the importance of handwashing with soap continue to expand to primary schools across the country. . . More >>>

- Wastewater treatment a rising need in rapidly expanding capital
Efforts to enhance urban wastewater treatment systems utilising recycled media (KIDs) brought together representative from development partners, line departments of the Ministry of Public Works and Transport and capital authorities last week in Vientiane. . . More >>>

- Lao-German College, Khounta company to cooperate for vocational training courses
The Lao-German Technical College in Vientiane has agreed to cooperate with Khounta Sign Advertising Co. Ltd for vocational training courses and to upgrade the teaching and learning of the students. . . More >>>

- Charitable run aiding Luang Prabang children’s hospital
Team We Run in cooperation with Australia Embassy to Laos have organised a 385 km charity run this week to support Lao Friends Hospital for Children in Luang Prabang. . . More >>>


Washing our hands can prevent diseases and save lives
"Have you washed your hands? With soap?”
These are questions that many children grow up hearing from their dutiful parents and elders, and find themselves repeating to the next generation.
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Xekong family proudly making mark with handmade textiles
An ethnic family in Xekong province is proud that many people, including foreigners, have expressed an interest in their handmade textiles. . . More >>>


JDS scholar shares her experiences in Japan
Miss Phonthip Sinbandith, or Ko as she is known to her family and friends, was a stand-out student while studying at the National University of Laos. . . More >>>


Luang Namtha offers traditional lifestyles, natural beauty to travellers
The storm clouds give way to clear skies at the end of the long and tempestuous rainy season in Laos.. .. . . . More >>>

Poverty Eradication

Bamboo products provide sustainable source of income for Sangthong artisans
She takes a seat and slowly explains the background of the bamboo products that are popular among customers today in Vientiane.
For almost 10 years...
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Arts & Culture

Xayaboury festival drumming up visitors to rural district
The recent drumming competition in rural Thongmixay district is one of Xayaboury province’s biggest festivities throughout the year and always lively, colourful and meaningful for participating residents and visitors.. More >>>


Ministry delegation explores environmental education in Germany
Let's join in relates to a No Plastic! initiative in the city of Bonn, Germany. This tagline became the daily motto of a Lao Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (MoNRE) delegation exploring environmental education. . More >>>


Seven percent economic growth in 2018 projected
The government will pursue policy settings towards a goal of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth of some 7 percent in 2018, raising the total value of annual production nationwide to some 149,471 billion kip. . . More >>>


Party held to celebrate success of Lao Fashion Week
A party held last Friday at Ansara Hotel in Vientiane to celebrate the success of the Lao Fashion Week 2017 attracted officials, models and sponsors of the event.. . More >>>


Belt and Road Initiative produces tangible benefits for Laos
The Belt and Road Initiative has been producing tangible benefits for Laos including the China-Laos railway, first Lao Satellite and conversion of local terrestrial analogue radio... More >>>

World news

Children’s Cancer Foundation programme highlights care, support for young cancer patients
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN (Borneo Bulletin/ANN) -- The Children’s Cancer Foundation (YASKA) hosted a Childhood Cancer. .More >>>


What should be done to escape from poverty?
Today (October 17) marks International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, which promotes people’s awareness of the need to eradicate poverty and destitution worldwide, particularly in developing countries. Vientiane Times asked people about their ways to bring families out of poverty...
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Chanthabouly upset Army in Division 1 semi-final first leg
Army FC will have to up their game in their second semi-final leg against Chanthabouly district FC at the National Football Stadium on Wednesday after going down 1-2 in Saturday’s first leg. . . More >>>

Dining Out

Vientiane bakery serves up Japanese delights
A special treat awaits you when you get a taste of original Japanese bread and cream puffs at Beard Papa’s at the ITECC Mall in Vientiane..
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