Vientiane Times (Laos)

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The Lao government is expected to kickstart the planned construction of ‘Amata Smart and Eco City’ in Luang Namtha and Oudomxay provinces after a project agreement was signed in 2018.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The government has officially approved the establishment of Hin Nam No (Stone Forest) National Protection Area in Bualapha district, Khammuan province as a national park as part of efforts to protect biodiversity and wildlife habitat.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Inflation continued to increase in December, sending a strong warning that serious action is needed to rein in the price of goods and services to prevent them rising further, according to a senior economist.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Strict allegiance to the public’s interests has engendered lasting support for the Lao People’s Army by the multiethnic people since it was established 71 years ago, according to a statement by the army’s top commander.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The under construction Laos-China railway is the biggest development project taking place in Laos and is a part of China’s Belt and Road Initiative.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The Ministry of Industry and Commerce will set a new official price for pork sold throughout the country after vendors have been unable to sell the popular meat at the set government price of 36,000 kip per kg.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The Lao government believes that the planned fifth Friendship Bridge across the Mekong River, linking Bung Kan province in Thailand and Pakxan district in Borikhamxay province, will greatly facilitate regional transport and trade.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Women in Luang Namtha province continued to fall prey to human traffickers last year, with many being tricked into fraudulent marriages.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The Ministry of Science and Technology is furthering its attempts to make greater and appropriate use of intellectual knowledge for technological development. 

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Vat Phou temple in Champassak province and Vat Xiengthong temple in Luang Prabang province were the recipients of sustainable tourism standard awards at the Asean Together Forum Brunei 2020 on Thursday.