Vientiane Times (Laos)

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Eleven fuel companies that are given registrations to import fuel must complete all the business improvement measures stipulated in Prime Minister’s Decree No. 331 by November, a senior official at the Petroleum and Gas Association has said. 

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Laos recently began shipping the first 1,100 tonnes of polished rice to China as part of a 50,000-tonne export quota agreement between the Lao government and China National Cereals, Oils and Foodstuffs Corporation (COFCO).

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The Faculty of Engineering of the National University of Laos (NUOL) is encouraging students to gain science and technology experience by giving them the opportunity to learn from Korean and Thai students through a science camp.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Hand-woven textiles made in Xamtay district, Huaphan province, are proving to be very popular in one US city, where they were displayed at the 16th International Folk Art Market held in Santa Fe, New Mexico, last week. 

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The government has given the green light for Chinese companies to develop trade-facilitation related infrastructure and invest in agriculture with a view to bolstering exports to China.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) -- The Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development of Germany (BMZ) in cooperation with the Adventist Development and Relief Agency Germany (ADRA) has granted more than 8.3 billion kip (US$961,493) to fund a three-year food security and livelihoods project in Phoukoud district, Xieng Khuang province.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times) - Regularly clearing the breeding grounds of dengue mosquitoes is the most effective way of curbing the current outbreak of dengue fever in Laos.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times) -The Bank of the Lao PDR (BOL) last week appointed the former Director General of the International Cooperation Department, Mr Oth Phonxiengdy, as the new CEO of the Lao Stock Exchange (LSX). 

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times) - The government has warned civil servants not to abuse their positions of power for personal gain or to benefit their relatives and others close to them, or they will face disciplinary action.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times) - Vocational programmes will soon become part of the curriculum at formal education schools across the country as part of the government’s policy to produce more skilled workers to meet development needs.