Category Archives: Politics


Prime Minister Visits Sakura Park in Viengxay


Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith recently visited the Lao-Japan Friendship Sakura Park in Viengxay district, Huaphan province, to tour the park planted with Sakura or cherry blossom trees.

Viengxay district officials told Vientiane Times that the experts have maintained the Sakura trees well and expected they will begin blooming during the …

SDGs’ Message Dispersed in Luang Prabang


About 500 officials, lecturers and students at Souphanouvong University in Luang Prabang province gained insight about the implementation of the nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) this week.

The information on SDGs was presented in Luang Prabang on Monday by speakers from international agencies along with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs …

Foreign Aid on the Decline


Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has called for central and local departments to do more to pursue the development agenda and strive for greater self-reliance as foreign aid to Laos declines.

The premier gave the advice at a two-day meeting held last week to instruct officials on the implementation of the …

PM’s Order Poses Positive Outcomes for Lao Forests


Prime Minister’s Order No. 15 has successfully curbed harmful practices in the forestry sector and timber industry, while restoring public trust in the Party and government.

This message was delivered at an annual meeting in Vientiane this week to review past achievements and discuss the plans of the agriculture and …

Lancang-Mekong River Plan May “Shift” Thailand-Laos Border


THAILAND may lose territory under the plan approved by the Cabinet on Tuesday to improve navigation in the Mekong River between Thailand and the Laos border at Chiang Rai, which will include the dredging of rapids, local people warned yesterday.

The Cabinet agreed in principle with the international Lancang-Mekong River

Water Route to Sky Lake in Attapeu Remains Unexplored


Attapeu province has yet to conduct a water route survey to the popular NongFa (Sky Lake) after the provincial governor approved a proposal some months ago.

Developing a water route to NongFa is considered to be the most comfortable way for visitors to access the site and also see natural …

Pakxong to Become Champassak’s Second Largest Town


The district of Pakxong will be developed into the second largest urban centre in Champassak province after Pakxe, according to a provincial official.

Champassak province has been undertaking groundwork to develop the town with Ho Chi Minh City of Vietnam creating a new urban plan for Pakxong to deal with …

PM Urges Agriculture Officials to Realise Country’s Potential


Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has called on the agriculture and forestry sector to act in the interests of the country by providing green and clean food to the nation and the global market.

The prime minister made the call yesterday when addressing the sector’s annual meeting.

The sizeable rice harvest …