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Lao Leaders Car Auction Delayed, Chinese Businesspeople Particularly Interested

Lao Leaders Car Auction Delayed, Chinese Businesspeople Particularly Interested

The auction of cars reclaimed from Lao leaders has been delayed once again. Originally scheduled for Tuesday this week, the auction is now to More »

Prime Minister Declares Land as Focus for Transport Development

Prime Minister Declares Land as Focus for Transport Development

During the annual conference of the Public Works and Transport sector held this week, Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith cautioned that decisions regarding water and More »

Bo Nam Hiem: The Largest Hot Springs in Laos

Bo Nam Hiem: The Largest Hot Springs in Laos

Fancy a soak and a bite to eat at the same time? Head on up to Huaphan where the hot springs of Hiem offer More »

Laos Only ASEAN Member To Give Up Luxury State Cars

Laos Only ASEAN Member To Give Up Luxury State Cars

By now you’ve probably heard about the extraordinary move by Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith to reclaim all Lao leaders luxury vehicles and replace them More »

Private Airline Lao Skyway Adds Airbus Helicopter to Its Fleet

Private Airline Lao Skyway Adds Airbus Helicopter to Its Fleet

Shepherd Media has announced that Lao Skyway has recently purchased a brand new H125 Helicopter from Airbus Helicopters for civil and parapublic missions, including domestic charter More »

HEADLINES

Almost 1,000 Illegal Chainsaws Destroyed in Khammuan

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A chainsaw destruction ceremony took place in Khammuan province recently, demonstrating that the government is getting stricter in the management and inspection of timber exploitation.

The destruction of the chainsaws aimed to implement Prime Minister’s Order No 15 issued recently to enhance the strictness of management and inspection of timber …

Public Complaints Go Unanswered

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Public concerns raised with the National Assembly (NA) through the hotline during the recent ordinary session are still waiting for responses from the sectors concerned.

According to the NA’s Inspection Department, which is entrusted to collect complaints, around 1,900 calls and messages were made via the hotline during the second …

Traffic Police Gear Up for New Year Duties

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The Vientiane Traffic Police Department has rostered over 200 police for security detail over the Christmas and New Year period.

Deputy Chief of the Vientiane Traffic Police Department, Major Sangkhom Phommalath, told Vientiane Times on Wednesday that guidelines from the Ministry of Public Security require them to assign 207 police …

71 Households Receive Compensation from Irrigation Project

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Some 71 affected households from Sanghuabor village, Xaythany district have received compensation for construction of a Vientiane irrigation development project.

A compensation handover ceremony took place yesterday in the village and was attended by President of Vientiane People’s Council and Chairman of Grievance Redress Committee for the Flood and Drought …

Patient Numbers at Public Hospitals Continue to Tumble

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The number of patients checking in to receive advice and treatment at government hospitals continues to decline because healthcare services were lacking in quality.

Minister of Health, Associate Prof. Dr Bounkong Syhavong made the admission at a signing ceremony for construction of a patient’s service building at Mittaphab Hospital in …

Trucks Being Charged more at Napao-Chalo Border

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Some goods trucks are avoiding using the Napao-Chalo international border between Laos and Vietnam in Khammuan province as the trucks are being levied higher charges at this border.

Previously, the trucks crossing the border only paid a relatively modest fee but now they are charged anywhere from 300,000 to 500,000 …

Govt Extends Condolences Over Terrorism in Germany, Turkey

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Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith on Tuesday sent a message to the Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany to extend the government’s condolences over the tragic event that occurred in Berlin, Germany on Monday.

We have learned with deep sorrow about the tragedy that occurred at the Christmas market in …

Lao Government to Forgo Luxury Vehicles

Luxury Vehicles in Laos

The Party and Government have agreed to forgo luxury vehicles in a new bid to curb excessive spending and promote frugality. Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith made the announcement during a two-day meeting on the socio-economic development plan and the budget for 2017.

The Prime Minister raised the issue of frivolous …