Vientiane Times (Laos)

XIENG KHUANG (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Xieng Khuang province was once known to some as the land of unexploded ordnance because of the prevalence of cluster bombs dropped by US warplanes during the Indochina War of 1964-1973.  

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Korean firms are hoping to enter the markets in Laos and exchange information on smart security technology from the ICT Consortium of the Republic of Korea.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The Oriental Pearl Company of the Republic of Korea has received approval from the Lao government to conduct a feasibility study for the Laos Resort Complex to be developed at km 62 in Phonhong district of Vientiane province. 

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Agence Française de Développement (AFD), the French Global Environment Facility (FFEM) and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)  have agreed to implement conservation activities centred in six high biodiversity landscapes of Laos, Myanmar, and Cambodia. 

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The government has promised to handle the investigation of the cause of the collapse of the auxiliary dam of Xe Pian-Xe Namnoy Hydropower project transparently and openly with assistance and participation of multilateral parties of industry specialists, the nation’s Deputy PM has confirmed.

BORIKHAMXAY, Laos (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a grant of US$48 million to help improve urban environmental services and enhance economic connectivity in Pakxan district of Borikhamxay province and Thakhaek district of Khammuan province in Laos.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The government has agreed to cut various taxes and fees in flood-stricken areas in order to promote greater production during the coming dry-season to compensate damage by this year’s devastating floods.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Women in Naxaithong district of Vientiane love to preserve the tradition of making handicrafts, including baskets made of bamboo strips that have been popular since ancient times. 

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Companies eyeing opportunities to import and distribute vehicles in Laos must have a large investment fund, according to a newly drafted prime ministerial decree.

SAVANNAKHET, Laos (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Savannakhet province recently held a “Responsible Business Forum” to promote investments in ecotourism and corporate social responsibility in the tourism service sector.