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Ministry Focused on Wiping Out Malaria

Ministry Focused on Wiping Out Malaria

With the theme being ‘End Malaria for Good,’ for World Malaria Day 2017, the Ministry of Public Health has set forth an ambitious goal More »

Cash Will No Longer Be Accepted for Tax Payments in Laos

Cash Will No Longer Be Accepted for Tax Payments in Laos

According to the Minister of Finance, Mr Somdy Douangdy, several new systems have been installed to ensure tax payments can be processed through banking More »

Officials Require Progress on Land Concessions

Officials Require Progress on Land Concessions

The government will begin to firmly regulate concession projects by withdrawing land if no advancement is made on the proposed project, urging authorities to More »

Ministry Emphasizes Importance on Copyright Protection

Ministry Emphasizes Importance on Copyright Protection

The issue of copyright protection, or lack thereof, has persisted throughout Laos for a number of years. Director General of the Department of Intellectual More »

Put on Your Stretchy Pants; 6th Annual European Food Festival on May 6th

Put on Your Stretchy Pants; 6th Annual European Food Festival on May 6th

With more than 30 European food vendors and restaurants scheduled to partake at the European Food Festival this year, festival goers in the capital More »

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Three Lao Startups Accepted for the Mekong Innovative Startup Tourism (MIST) Startup Accelerator Program

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The Mekong Business Initiative (MBI) and the Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office (MTCO) have announced that three innovative tourism startups from the Lao PDR got accepted for the Mekong Innovative Startup Tourism (MIST) Startup Accelerator program.

More than 250 travel tech and traditional tourism startups applied to the MIST program. The …

Team BUG5 becomes the first Laotian team to compete at Imagine Cup Regional Finals

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Team BUG5, a group of three young innovators from Laos has earned the nomination to represent Laos in the South East Asia Regional Final Round of 15th Microsoft Imagine Cup 2017, Microsoft’s global accelerator program to empower the next generation of computer science students. They will make history as …

Ministry of Finance Opens Hotline for Public

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The Prime Minister’s Office has established a hotline for the general public to utilize, if and when members of the community  wish to be heard about concerns they may have on financial matters.

Thanks to Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith, the Ministry of Finance has opened a hotline ‘1519’ so that

Drug Lord Xaysana Pleads Not Guilty to Drug Charges

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On Tuesday, notorious Lao drug lord Xaysana Keopimpha, aka Vanlob, appeared before the Criminal Court in Bangkok where he plead not guilty to charges filed against him, including smuggling and possession of narcotics.

As previously reported by The Laotian Times, Xaysana was apprehended by Thai police at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi

Vice President Tackles Corruption Within Organizations

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Organization directors have been notified by Vice President Phankham Viphavanh that corruption uncovered within their organization, including subordinates serving under their supervision, will not be tolerated and will lead to dismissal.

The motion was put forth to handle and control corruption within the government and to prevent it from escalating

I Scream, You Scream, We all Scream for Mango Ice-Cream!

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Nothing screams ‘summer’ louder than ice-cream, and no one does ice-cream better than Swensen’s. With the hottest time of year steadily approaching, Swensen’s variety of scoops,  smoothies, and sundaes will be sure to cool down everyone in the family.

Though mangoes are delicious all on their own, the sweet, fleshy …

More Buses for Pi Mai, Fixed Prices

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The Northern Bus Station is ready and equipped to provide service to passengers and commuters who plan to return to their hometowns or visit other people’s hometowns, during the Lao Lunar New Year on April 14-16.

Director of Northern Bus Station, Mrs Chitpasong Luangdetmixay assured that all buses serving northern

Pi Mai Lao Anticipated to Draw Another Big Crowd This Year

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With officials announcing Pi Mai Lao (Lao New Year) extended to five days this year, people nationwide are eagerly anticipating the festival to begin next week.

In preparation for the widely celebrated holiday, Vientiane has assembled a variety of fun activities for locals and visitors to enjoy and partake in,