Vientiane Times (Laos)

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism has unveiled the latest tourism figures, which indicate a big jump in visitor arrivals in 2019.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Luang Namtha is well known as a place for nature-based adventure and is home to the largest protected area in Laos with more than 85 per cent of its terrain being mountains.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The Lao National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LNCCI) and the Mekong Institute (MI) have agreed to enter into a five-year cooperation agreement.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Lao growers of Arabica coffee have been able to sell their beans for a higher price to local businesses compared to what they can get on the world market this harvest season, due to the fact that the harvest period has changed, according to the website (LCPP).

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Laos is seeking ways to boost the annual sale of locally-reared cattle to over 500,000 animals – the number required by Yunnan province in China. 

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The Vientiane Industry and Commerce Department’s goods price and service management committee has proposed a new price for pork to resolve the short-term impact of limited supplies.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has ordered authorities responsible for investment promotion to speed up efforts to address the obstacles currently facing investors and business operations by improving the one-stop service.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Health authorities have strengthened screening and quarantine measures at border crossings in an attempt to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus (2019-nCoV), which has caused a pneumonia outbreak in Wuhan, Hubei province, China.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Laos-US cooperation and relations have improved after the two nations decided to leave the past behind, according to the United States’ top diplomat in Laos.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Vangvieng authorities say they will allow the concessionaire of the Nam Xong Bridge, which is a key river crossing in the popular tourist hotspot, to continue charging people a fee to use the bridge.