Vientiane Times (Laos)

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) -The government of the United Kingdom will provide grant aid worth more than 9 billion kip (US$1,078,253) for long-term commitment to supporting the Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) clearance activities in Laos implemented by Norwegian People’s Aid.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - A senior official in charge of the Vangtao-Phonthong economic zone in Champassak province has said work on the project is on track and expects that both domestic and foreign investors will want to invest in the zone.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Laos may have to import more agricultural produce to meet the growing demand for fresh fruit and vegetables.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - High levels of childhood malnutrition present a staggering, yet avoidable, loss of human and economic potential for Laos, according to the World Bank.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Senior officials from member countries yesterday discussed preparations for the 11th Asean Ministerial Meeting on Youth (AMMY XI) which is focusing on enhancing young people’s role in sustainable development and regional integration.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Laos is facing an outbreak of the most virulent form of the dengue virus this rainy season.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The Xayaboury hydropower plant yesterday began a trial operation of its fifth generator, setting the first run-of-river dam in the lower Mekong basin on track to begin commercial operation at the end of this year.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Today (Tuesday) is the start of Buddhist Lent and is accompanied by the ceremony known in Laos as Boun Khaophansa when devotees visit temples to gain merit and show their respect for monks.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The Vientiane Pig Farm Group is hopeful that the government will help it to tide over its debt-related issues.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Thailand is looking to expand its exports by selling electrical and electronic products to Asean countries, especially Laos.