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IFC to Develop Credit System in Laos

IFC to Develop Credit System in Laos

The International Finance Corporation, the financial arm of the World Bank Group, is in talks with the Bank of the Lao PDR (BOL) to More »

Singapore President Tony Tan Makes Official Visit to Laos

Singapore President Tony Tan Makes Official Visit to Laos

President Bounnhang Vorachit received the President of the Republic of Singapore, Dr Tony Tan Keng Yam, at the Presidential Palace yesterday for diplomatic discussions. More »

Traffic Accidents Bleeding the Lao Economy

Traffic Accidents Bleeding the Lao Economy

Traffic accidents are one of the largest causes of death in the Lao PDR, and are also causing massive economic losses, according to one More »

50 Dengue Fever Cases Already Reported in 2017

50 Dengue Fever Cases Already Reported in 2017

More than fifty cases of dengue fever have already been reported across Laos since the beginning of 2017. The Surveillance Unit of the Ministry More »

ALO Technologies Ambushes Lao Smartphone Market

ALO Technologies Ambushes Lao Smartphone Market

ALO, the world’s first Lao smartphone, will make its debut in stores around Laos later this month. The ALO brand of smartphone is part More »

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Lao National Television to Broadcast News on YouTube

Lao National Television

Lao National Television has confirmed that it will begin to broadcast news on YouTube.

The station has recently signed an agreement with Music Rights Management of Thailand Co., Ltd., to begin a news broadcasting service on YouTube.

The agreement was signed with the Thai company to protect the copyright

IFC to Develop Credit System in Laos

Credit System in Laos

The International Finance Corporation, the financial arm of the World Bank Group, is in talks with the Bank of the Lao PDR (BOL) to reform the credit system in Laos.

The reform is part of broader efforts to improve the country’s financial infrastructure and facilitate lending for smaller businesses,

That Luang Lake Walking Street: Vientiane’s Newest Night Market

That Luang Lake Walking Street

Vientiane Capital has an insatiable appetite for night markets. For a city that not so long ago fell asleep at sundown, evening activity has steadily increased over the last few years. Residents now enjoy a variety of locations to spend their evenings. And now there’s one more option: the That

Laos Claims Gold, Bronze at Asian Vovinam Championships

Laos Vovinam Team

Laos has secured one gold and five bronze medals from dancing events at the 4th SEAVF Southeast Asian Vovinam Championship 2017 being hosted by Siem Reap, Cambodia, from January 11-14.

Phailath Thammavongsa won gold in the men’s dancing event with a weapon, while the bronze medals awarded included efforts in …

Singapore President Tony Tan Makes Official Visit to Laos

Singapore-and-Laos

President Bounnhang Vorachit received the President of the Republic of Singapore, Dr Tony Tan Keng Yam, at the Presidential Palace yesterday for diplomatic discussions.

Laos and Singapore are to strengthen relations and continue cooperation in a number of areas.

Dr Tan and his delegation arrived in Vientiane on Wednesday, and …

New Vientiane Bus Station Construction Delayed

New Vientiane Bus Station

Construction of the new Vientiane bus station in Nongchan Village, in central Vientiane, has been delayed due to an amendment to its design.

Chitchareune Construction, the same developer that recently completed the new National Library of Laos, has decided to increase the height of the ground floor of the …

Traffic Accidents Bleeding the Lao Economy

Traffic Accidents in Laos

Traffic accidents are one of the largest causes of death in the Lao PDR, and are also causing massive economic losses, according to one economist.

Police reports state that 1,086 deaths were caused by traffic accidents in 2016, with the number of injuries caused by traffic accidents reaching 8,912.  The …

50 Dengue Fever Cases Already Reported in 2017

Dengue Fever

More than fifty cases of dengue fever have already been reported across Laos since the beginning of 2017.

The Surveillance Unit of the Ministry of Public Health has warned that although the nation has implemented strategies to reduce outbreaks of dengue fever, there have already been multiple cases reported this …