February 17, 2018

Vientiane police targeting street racers

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- 内蒙古时时彩开奖号码President urges Oudomxay to boost crop production for railway
Combating drug trafficking, boosting agricultural production for the railway project and strengthening party leadership are some of the significant highlights of President Bounnhang Vorachit’s visit to Oudomxay province on Thursday. Mr Bounnhang, who is Secretary General of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party, instructed 450 senior officials in Oudomxay province to redouble their efforts and take responsibility of maintaining public security and advancing economic growth. .. More >>>

PM calls on information, culture, tourism sectors to work harder Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith told the information, culture and tourism sectors to take action to remove all barriers hindering the development of the sector.
The premier made the suggestion at the two-day nationwide meeting of the sector that ended yesterday in Vientiane. More >>>

Over 100 fatalities in road accident in January
Road accidents have killed over 100 people around the country in the first month of this year resulting in losses of over 10 billion, according to traffic police. Traffic Police Department of the Ministry of Public Security reported that in January 595 road accidents occurred around the country with a total of 105 people losing their lives, 132 people were left in a critical condition, 358 were seriously injured and 399 people were slightly injured. .. More >>>

- Saravan carving out a warm welcome for visitors
Saravan province is creating a large wooden carving to welcome visitors while highlighting the local lifestyle of ten ethnic groups in the province, an official said yesterday.
Mr Bounpone Inthasone who in charge of the project told Vientiane Times the impressive carved figure is nine metres tall and five metres in circumference with its creation costing more than 1.9 billion kip supported by the government.
“Authorities want the carving to depict the local lifestyles of ten ethnic groups. Currently, the figure is 95 percent complete and will be unveiled to launch Visit Laos Year 2018 in Saravan province, he said.. ..More >>>

- Vientiane police targeting street racers
Vientiane police are cracking down on groups of young street racers endangering other road users and disturbing local residents by recklessly speeding on motorcycles through the capital at night.
Authorities are concerned about the ongoing antisocial activities which include traffic signs being sprayed with graffiti or being destroyed. ..More >>>

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- Ministry reviews progress in health sector
Ministry of Health officials and personnel from around the country met to review the sector in Vientiane yesterday particularly the Health System Development Project-Programme outputs for 2017 and discuss plans for the year ahead.
The meeting was attended by Minister of Health Assoc Prof. Dr Bounkong Syhavong along with 50 health officials with participants reporting on the progress of ongoing activities and sharing future plans. .. More >>>

- Media urged to concentrate on the people’s needs
The media has been urged to address the real requirements of the public, who want to be supplied with timely, accurate and useful information in their daily lives. Deputy Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, Mr Savankhone Razmountry made the remark yesterday in his address at the technical meeting of the information sector. ..More >>>

- ADWLE cooperating with communities to prevent violence against womenThe Association for Development of Women and Legal Education (ADWLE) plans to visit local communities in a target province as part of efforts to stop violence against women.
The “Strengthening the Rights of Women and Encouraging their Participation in Civil Society” project will commence this month with the association to provide a range of services including free legal advice to risk groups in Borikhamxay province. ..More >>>

- Many rural communities oblivious to wildlife law 
Rural people having difficulty accessing information on the Law on Wildlife is one the reasons for continuing illegal hunting in Laos, a meeting in the capital heard this week.
While the long-term aim of the nation’s wildlife law is to promote the sustainable use of natural resource including its flora and fauna distribution of information about the law is still limited around the country, particularly in rural areas. ..More >>>



Poor nutrition in early childhood can make you deaf
Nutrition is one of many health issues that the Ministry of Health is promoting. This is because if your children do not eat nutritious food daily, they may suffer from loss of weight and have higher risk of having learning disabilities. .... More >>>


Storybooks bring smiles to rural schoolchildren
Our world would be more beautiful if everyone shared what they had with other people. That was what I heard a young man at Reading Elephant Laos say, adding that a donation of just US$1 could bring a smile to a child’s face by paying for school writing books and pencils... More >>>


内蒙古时时彩开奖号码Lao model to study for MBA degree in Thailand
Mr Thotsaphone Sitphaxay (Oung), a model from First Modeling Lao, will soon be off to Thailand to study for a Master of Business Administration degree. . ... . . . . More >>>


Painter’s creations portray Lao lifestyle
He sits on a red stool with his right hand dexterously painting the figures of two women dressed in traditional costume........ More >>>


Wetlands and the paradox of urban development
World Wetlands Day is celebrated on February 2. This year, the theme is “Wetlands for a sustainable urban future”... . More >>>


69 years of progress for Lao People’s Army
Lao people of all ethnicities are happy to celebrate the 69th anniversary of the Lao People’s Army today, as soldiers around the country ably continue to carry out their duty of national protection and development. .. . .


Boost your savings by making cooking stoves
If you are unemployed and looking for a decent job, making environmentally-friendly cooking stoves might be a starting point, as everyone can benefit from having a clean oven in their home.. ... . More >>>












Relaxing among Bokeo’s elusive gibbons
To be in a tree house, on a hill, 20 metres above the ground caused me to be simultaneously scared and excited. I could barely look down but at the same time I was thrilled to see the lovely green view on the doorstep of my lodgings. ... More >>>


Phongsavanh Group, Lao Front join forces to promote rural agricultural production
The Phongsavanh Group and the Lao Front for National Development (LFND) took villagers and officials on a four-day study tour to agricultural development centres in Chiang Mai.....More >>>


Lao beauty to participate in Miss International Queen 2018 in Thailand
Longsee Seenakhone is hoping to make a splash at the Miss International Queen 2018, the world’s largest and most-respected beauty pageant for transvestites....More >>>


China-Laos railway to launch the country into a new era developmentAs the construction of the China-Laos Railway project continues, residents are preparing themselves for the big changes this new connectivity will bring to. ..More >>>

World news

In aftermath of shooting, a community mourns and wonders why
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) -- Nikolas Cruz jumped out of the Uber car and walked toward building 12 of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, carrying a black duffel bag and a black backpack. .More >>>


Laos-Vietnam special solidarity becomes priceless legacy
Laos-Vietnams relations have been marked by an unalloyed solidarity that is rare around the globe. The rare relationship has become a priceless legacy of the two nations.
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What are you impressions of special alms-giving events?
Thousands of residents of Vientiane, including senior officials, joined the special practice of alms-giving to more than 1,000 monks at Pha That Luang esplanade last Saturday morning.. . More >>>


Soft drink giant signs on for Pepsi Lao Premier League
The nation’s top tier football competition featuring eight teams this year will officially kick off on February 24 in Vientiane as the Pepsi Lao Premier League. ..More >>>

Dining Out

Grandma Choy’s Banh Kuan keeps customers coming back
It may not be easy to find Chinese and Vietnamese restaurants in Vientiane for a meal during the Lunar New Year but Grandma Choy Sivilay hasn’t closed her eatery during the celebrations for many years. ... . More >>>


内蒙古时时彩开奖号码Upcoming e-Library expected to provide faster, more accessible information
A quick glance into the library and one might not see many people there. But nowadays that’s not such a strange sight because fewer people enjoy reading books at the library. ... .
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