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Ten Crimes Reported during Boat Racing Festival

A total of 10 crimes were reported to the Vientiane Public Security Headquarters during this year’s boat racing festival with pickpocketing being the most common misdemeanour.

Roads still Open for Boat Racing Festival

Vientiane Traffic Police Department confirmed yesterday that roads around this year’s boat racing festival will remain open with the exception of Chao Fa Ngum Road which is closed from the International Clinic junction to Pakpasak junction.

Police Outline Boat Racing Festival Security

The Vientiane Traffic Police Department will station some 300 police around the capital’s downtown from October 11-17 to ensure public safety during this year’s boat racing festival.

Boat Racing Finish Line Moved Again

The finishing line for this year’s boat racing festival in Vientiane has been moved 200 metres downstream from the old location as the Mekong River level is higher this year.

Vendors Complain about Boat Racing Festival Stall Fees

Some vendors are complaining about lease fees for selling goods during the boat racing festival from October 14-17 in Vientiane, saying they are too expensive and increase every year.

Ethnic Culture Park Boat Racing Underway

The Inpeng Ethnic Culture Park traditional boat racing festival is underway near the Lao-Thai Friendship Bridge from September 19-25 with the finals set for this weekend.

Vientiane Rescue Prepares for Boat Racing Festival

Over 20 volunteers from Vientiane Rescue 1623 are performing drills to assist anyone in the water in preparation for this year’s boat racing festival in the capital next month.

Luang Prabang Prepares for Annual Boat Racing Festival

Luang Prabang provincial authorities will organise their annual boat racing festival in Namnheungkhan village, Luang Prabang district, seeking to promote Lao culture and customs to visitors.