Vientiane Times (Laos)

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Namtha is the capital of Luang Namtha province but isn’t on most travellers’ itinerary like Meuang Sing because people tend to think that, as the provincial capital, Namtha is a busy commercial hub. But in fact it is full of interest and well worth a few days of exploration.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - It is time for old-fashioned media outlets, especially newspapers, radio and television, to fall in line with modern-day working methods and the changing demands of society. This should be reflected in content, online platforms, methodology and marketing.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Tests were run last week on the first of four electricity generators at the Don Sahong hydropower plant on the Mekong River in Champassak province, after construction began in January 2016.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - People nationwide on Sunday joyfully celebrated the end of Buddhist Lent (Boun Ork Phansa) by attending tak baat (almsgiving) ceremonies at temples followed by keenly-watched boat races.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The Ministry of Planning and Investment is continuing efforts to enhance cooperation in response to challenges in implementing the government’s socio-economic development plan up to 2020.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - A mass almsgiving will take place in Vientiane on October 26 to coincide with the arrival of some 100 to 150 monks and Buddhists from five different countries in the Mekong Basin region.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Over 700 kg of illegal drugs seized in police raids were set alight in Dongmakkhai village, Xaythany district, Vientiane, on Saturday to mark National Day against Drug Abuse and Trafficking, which falls on October 12.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) -- President Bounnhang Vorachit has advised authorities in Vientiane’s Naxaithong district to provide officials with more in-depth political ideology education as well as to put a stop to undesirable social conduct.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - I’ve been to Luang Prabang many times and like most people I think it’s a stunning town, especially given its location nestled within a mountainous embrace. For the most part, I think it’s a wonderful place and clearly many others have the same opinion and visitors always seem to want to linger longer than planned.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The 18 winners of the Asean Business Awards (ABA) Laos 2019 were officially acknowledged as talented economic players with great potential for domestic business expansion as well as within the Asean business community.