Vientiane Times (Laos)

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) -The authorities will no longer approve the construction of fuel depots and petrol stations close to communities, key government offices, temples, rivers or television and radio stations, according to a new ministerial decision.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) -The amount owed by the government to private enterprises has been put as high as 10.14 trillion kip, putting considerable pressure on the government to address this issue and sustain economic growth. 

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Almost 600 pigs have died in 17 villages of Xon district in Huaphan province, although it is not yet known whether African swine fever was the cause of death. 

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.