Vientiane Times (Laos)

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The Lao Telecommunications Company, a leading comprehensive telecommunications operator in the country, has acquired VimpelCom Ltd for US$42 million.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Farmers from four provinces in Laos have learned about cattle rearing methods through the Lao Quality Beef Initiative (LQBI).

LUANG PRABANG, Laos (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The Mekong River Commission (MRC) yesterday hosted a regional meeting when Mekong stakeholders discussed the updated features of the planned Paklai dam on the Mekong River. 

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has called on senior government officials in charge of economic affairs to explore ways to ensure that all revenue streams are fully utilised, and to spur economic growth.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Visitors are welcome at the Boun Kabongyay festival in Savannakhet next month to join Brou people from across the province in a celebration of food and culture. 

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The Rice Research Centre under the National Agriculture and Forestry Research Institute (NAFRI), Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, has admitted the country’s rice export targets will not be met largely because farmers are not using good quality rice seed.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Authorities are looking at ways to address issues that were identified during Visit Laos Year 2018 in order to improve conditions for tourists during Visit Laos-China Year 2019.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Deputy Prime Minister Sonexay Siphandone said last week authorities from the labour and social welfare sector across the country should speed up the registration of illegal foreign workers.  

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The Department of International Trade Promotion, Thai Ministry of Commerce, in collaboration with The Federation of Thai Industries introduced the Bangkok RHVAC 2019 and Bangkok E&E 2019 fairs to Lao entrepreneurs in the hope of attracting more visitors from Asean countries.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Local garment manufacturers can potentially utilise loans from the Lao Development Bank to upgrade their machinery and production technology to remain globally competitive, according to a leading industry figure.