Vientiane Capital, Lao P.D.R

JICA volunteers further Laos-Japan relations

Over past years, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has played an important role in strengthening and furthering relations between Japan and Laos thanks to the services provided by Japanese volunteers. Japanese volunteers bid farewell to the Deputy Director General of the Department of International Cooperation, Mrs Saymonekham Mangnomek. Five of these volunteers recently bid […]

ASEAN Foundation spotlights digital divide across the region

The ASEAN Foundation, with support from, unveiled research findings on digital literacy at the ASEAN Regional Symposium: Unveiling Insights into the Region’s Digital Literacy, held on March 20, 2024, in Bangkok. The vehicles presented by the Vietnamese Ministry of Public Security to the Lao Ministry of Public Security in Vientiane on March 18.  –Photo […]

Huaphan, Son La provinces stage festival to promote local culture, tourism

The Huaphan and Son La Cultural Tourism Festival, showcasing these remote northern provinces of Laos and Vietnam as a leading regional tourist destination, is taking place in Huaphan province from March 20-23. Son La province in Vietnam borders on Huaphan to the east and the two provinces are working to develop and benefit from their […]

Lao Pharma factory partners with China in traditional medicine research 

A state-run pharmaceutical enterprise in Laos and three Chinese agencies have agreed to share their work with the aim of bolstering research in the field of traditional medicine.  The Lao entity in this partnership has been named as the State Enterprise Pharmaceutical Factory No. 3 in Vientiane, while the three Chinese partners are Kmoeba (Zhuhai […]

UK provides extra funding of US$585,400 for HALO’s UXO clearance project

The government of the United Kingdom has signalled the continuation of their support for The HALO Trust’s UXO clearance operations in Savannakhet province though an award of US$585,400 for HALO’s UXO clearance project in Phin and Nong districts. The project continuation was launched on March 14 after The HALO Trust signed a Memorandum of Understanding […]

Over 4,000 number plates changed since city name switch

City authorities are in the process of changing vehicle number plates so that they display the designation Vientiane Capital instead of Vientiane Municipality, with over 4,000 vehicles already being fitted with new plates. Director of the Vehicle and Driving Management Division of the Ministry of Public Works and Transport, Mr Bounpon Bounsomvang, said that from […]

Exciting find as Buddha images unearthed in Bokeo

Bokeo​ authorities are continuing their search for Buddha images​ after more than 30 were unearthed during excavations that took place from March 16-18. Head of the Information, Culture​ and​ Tourism​ Department​ in Bokeo province, Dr Somkhit Vongpanya, told Vientiane Times that the age and origin of the Buddha images was unclear but that most were […]

Vietnam assists Laos in ensuring security in ASEAN Chairmanship Year

The Vietnamese Ministry of Public Security on March 18 handed over 50 vehicles to the Lao Ministry of Public Security to help it ensure safety for activities held during Laos’s chairmanship of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) this year. With the hand-over being part of the Vietnamese Government’s assistance package to Laos in […]

Asean secretariat chief pledges support for Laos’ Asean chair

The visiting Secretary General of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), Dr Kao Kim Hourn, has said the Asean Secretariat stads ready to assist Laos in achieving its goals and objectives as chair of the regional bloc in 2024. Prime Minister Sonexay Siphandone (right) welcomes Dr Kao Kim Hourn. The Asean Secretariat chief paid […]

Mr Chen Guangbiao provides assistance, attracts investors to Laos

Chairman of the Board at China Enterprise Development Fund Management (Beijing) Co., Ltd., Mr Chen Guangbiao, who received the title of moral model and excellent labour model of China, will encourage assistance for communities’ development and attract Chinese entrepreneurs to invest in Special Economic Zones in Laos. Dr Sinlavong Khoutphaythoune shakes hands with Mr Chen […]