Vientiane Times (Laos)

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - A development project is underway in Nong district of Savannakhet province to bring a better life to the people of three villages who live in abject poverty.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Bananas continue to be a top earner among all agricultural products, earning revenue for local development, despite the government banning the creation of more plantations.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The value of products imported by Laos declined slightly from US$5.8 billion in 2018 to US$5.7 billion last year, with construction equipment topping the list of more than 10 categories of imported goods.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Social media users may face legal action if they post and share false information that causes harm to others, according to a senior official from the Ministry of Information and Culture and Tourism.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Representatives from The Agro-Biodiversity Initiative (TABI) recently met Xieng Khuang province’s agriculture authorities to review 10 years of pro-gress at the forest-agricultural interface from 2009-2020. 

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Local authorities and experts need to do more to improve labour skills standards in response to the needs of the job market while at the same time protecting workers’ rights.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The government of Japan has given personal protective supplies to the Ministry of Health to help medical staff if they are required to care for people infected with the coronavirus.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Health authorities have told tour operators to suspend package tours to cities where the coronavirus (Covid-19) has been reported, notably South Korea, where the virus has spread rapidly in recent days.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The Laos-China Railway Company will hire 300 Lao nationals this year and will select suitable candidates for training in China.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Laos is full of interesting traditions and an attractive way of life; it forces you to slow down and be a part of the laidback lifestyle, and to become one with nature, especially in rural areas.