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Why the Mekong River Commission Matters

Why the Mekong River Commission Matters

Despite its limitations, the body is key to ongoing efforts to save one of the world’s largest and longest rivers. The Mekong River Commission More »

Thai Kasikornbank Eyes Regional Expansion; Plans 2nd Branch in Laos

Thai Kasikornbank Eyes Regional Expansion; Plans 2nd Branch in Laos

Thailand’s Kasikornbank Pcl said on Tuesday it plans to open a second branch in Laos and upgrade the status of its local bank in More »

China Is Transforming Southeast Asia Faster Than Ever

China Is Transforming Southeast Asia Faster Than Ever

China’s investment is transforming its smaller Southeast Asian neighbors like never before while helping turn Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar into bigger destinations for its exports. That’s More »

Japan Tech Firms Start Lao PDR Data Center Project

Japan Tech Firms Start Lao PDR Data Center Project

Toyota Tsusho, Internet Initiative Japan, and Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities announced the start of a joint demonstration project in the Lao PDR. The More »

LG CNS Sells Electronic Tax System to Lao Government

LG CNS Sells Electronic Tax System to Lao Government

LG CNS, the IT solutions arm of LG Group and one of the Korea’s leading IT service providers in the e-Government sector, is accelerating More »

Your Next Hangout?

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This place will definitely be my next hangout after the amazing food this evening. My mouth is still tingling from the explosion of flavours!

HangOut is a new and exciting restaurant serving mainly modern Lao food but also a range of international dishes. The restaurant is directly opposite the Lao

Why the Mekong River Commission Matters

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Despite its limitations, the body is key to ongoing efforts to save one of the world’s largest and longest rivers.

The Mekong River Commission (MRC) is gearing up for another test of its effectiveness following the announcement of Laos’ plans to construct the Pak Beng hydropower project, the third …

Thai Kasikornbank Eyes Regional Expansion; Plans 2nd Branch in Laos

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Thailand’s Kasikornbank Pcl said on Tuesday it plans to open a second branch in Laos and upgrade the status of its local bank in China in 2017 as part of a regional expansion.

With assets of $68 billion, Thailand’s fourth-largest lender by assets is looking to open branches in Vietnam, …

China Is Transforming Southeast Asia Faster Than Ever

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China’s investment is transforming its smaller Southeast Asian neighbors like never before while helping turn Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar into bigger destinations for its exports.

That’s driving some of the world’s fastest economic growth rates and providing Chinese companies with low-cost alternatives as they seek to move capacity out of …

Japan Tech Firms Start Lao PDR Data Center Project

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Toyota Tsusho, Internet Initiative Japan, and Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities announced the start of a joint demonstration project in the Lao PDR.

The firms said the project is aimed at evaluating the effectiveness of greenhouse gas emission reduction effect and energy efficiency using advanced container-type data center technology.

Lao …

CARE Works with Laos to Eradicate Violence against Women, Children

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CARE International has cooperated with the Lao government, Lao Women’s Union and line ministries to promote gender equality and combat violence against women and children in Laos.

“Today, we have fifteen projects being implemented across the country. Among which, three projects are focused on preventative measures against violence against women …

Boun Khao Chi (Makhaboucha)

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During February (depending on the lunar calendar)

This ceremony is held at “Wats” (temples) across the country in the morning, when a special “bread made of sticky rice” is offered. The festival is held during the third full moon of the lunar calendar. The festival commemorates the original teachings of …

Preparations Discussed for 13th Meeting on Foreign Affairs

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Over 100 senior officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs met in Vientiane to discuss their preparations for the 13thNational Meeting on Foreign Affairs, which has been scheduled for Dec 15-16.

“The meeting will review the implementation of the Party policy on external affairs over the past five …

Vietnam’s PM Asks Lao, Vietnamese News Agencies to Foster Links

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(KPL/TTXVN) Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has suggested the Vietnam News Agency (TTXVN) and the Laos News Agency (KPL) continue maintaining cooperation to meet communication requirements in each country.

In a reception for visiting KLP General Director Sounthone Khanthavong in Hanoi on December 7, the Vietnamese Prime Minister highlighted

Bangkok Porn Actress Apologizes For Filming Sex In Lao College Girl Uniform

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Out of remorse, a Thai woman filmed herself apologizing to the entire country of Laos after she reportedly caused an uproar by appearing in a pornograhic movie wearing the uniform of Lao university students.

In the video, which has been featured in local media, the unnamed actress identified herself …

Indochina Aviation Centre Introducing Bizav to Mekong Region

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First-time MEBAA exhibitor Indochina Aviation Centre (Stand 936) is here to introduce potential customers to travel opportunities in the Mekong region and to meet with current partners and clients. “We want to tell people that the region is open,” said Indochina Aviation director and founder Christian Mosebach. “People might not …

BCEL-KT: Trade Summary (Dec 8, 2016)

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Trade Summary

Lao Securities Exchange trade mixed on Thursday. The index ended lower by 1.4 percent or 14.43 points to 1,014.05 points, weighed sharply by loss of the hydro-power stock by 100 kip to close at 5,000 kip. Even though. EDL-Gen lost 150 kip to 4,950 kip at mid morning, …

Sericulture Requires Support

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Laos needs to promote sericulture (the production of silk products) in the effort to create jobs for local people in response to labour market demands.

A recent training session was attended by a representative of the Vientiane Agriculture and Forest Research Centre and an administrator of the Lao Handicrafts Association.

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