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Laos Visas Explained

Laos Visa Explained

By RDK Group
Most foreigners require a visa before entering the territory of Laos. Generally speaking, obtaining a visa to Laos is a relatively simple process, although specific information is not always easy to find. This guide explains each type of visa available, as well as the application process for …

Lao, Chinese Officials Exchange Views on Socio-economic Development


Confirmation of Laos’ commitment to participate in China’s One Belt, One Road’ initiative will add fresh impetus to and broaden the prospects for the two countries’ future cooperation.

The initiative will further improve the well-being of the Lao people and promote socio-economic development in the country as a whole.

China’s …

Vietnam Tops List of Destinations for Lao Students


From 2011-2016 Lao students and officials took more academic courses in Vietnam than any other country, according to figures from the Ministry of Education and Sports.

More than 13,300 Lao students took courses in Vietnam from 2011-2016, while this academic year 3,498 Lao nationals are studying in foreign countries.

Director …

Govt, Japan to Further Develop Human Resources in Legal Sector


To realise the government’s master plan of building the country into a state governed by the rule of law, Laos will continue to work with Japan to enhance their joint efforts to develop institutional and individual capacity in the legal sector.

This was the key message delivered by the Vice …

Four People Killed in UXO-related Accidents over 10 Months

UNDP Provincial Consultation in Xieng Kouang May 2012UXO Lao demining team at Ban PhouhoumMr Vanxai (59) Deputy project, Mrs Nangsaisamon (37) Team Leader (16years), Mrs Khanthaly (34) Deminer (16), Mirs Dang (30) Deminer (2), Miss Viengkeo (24) Deminer

Four people have died and 11people have been injured in UXO-related accidents from January to October 2016, according to a report from the Lao National Unexploded Ordnance Programme (UXO Lao).

The report was disclosed on Friday at UXO Lao’s annual meeting to summarise their work over the past year and …

Beekeeping Trial to Sweeten Champassak Honey Production


Laos and Vietnam are to begin cooperation in a commercial beekeeping trial to boost honey production in Champassak province.

After the trial, the cooperative project under the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD) will be able to supply beehives and training to local apiarists.…

Laos, Development Partners to Strengthen Ties for Effective Cooperation


Vientiane province : — Laos will need continuous support from friendly countries and development partners despite the significant achievements that have been made in socio-economic development in recent years.

High level government officials and local authorities revealed the circumstances at the 2016 Round Table Implementation Meeting, which ended yesterday in …

Group Visits Route to Freedom Taken by Leaders in 1960


Over 300 people gathered near Tadxone Waterfall in Vientiane’s Naxaithong district on Friday to trace the path taken by the 16 Lao Patriotic Front leaders who made a daring escape from Phonkheng Jail 56 years ago.

The breakout by the revolutionary leaders including Prince Souphanouvong, Nouhak Phoumsavanh and Phoumy Vongvichit …

Changing Mekong Currents Compound Dam Anxieties in Southeast Asia


The government of Laos officially submitted the Pak Beng Dam to the Mekong River Commission in mid-November and has begun preparatory work around the future dam site. While this announcement appears to indicate that the government of Laos and international funders for more than 100 hydropower projects are continuing …

Rice Cooperatives still Held Back by Marketing


Lao rice cooperatives have made good progress in terms of their rice production efforts but marketing and sales deficiencies are still causing problems for the co-ops.

Agricultural officials and representatives from model cooperatives in the provinces of Xayaboury, Khammuan, Savannakhet and Vientiane are currently meeting in Vientiane to exchange experiences …

Human Trafficking Needs Urgent Action: Mekong Nations


Human trafficking continues to flourish within the region, requiring a joint effort by the Mekong countries to actively stamp out the trade and penalise those responsible.

Human trafficking is harmful to socio-economic development and social order in the region and could worsen when the ASEAN Economic Community is fully integrated.…

Economists Query Accuracy of Investment Figure


Economists have queried the investment figure reported by the government, saying it does not reflect the reality of economic growth.

Minister of Planning and Investment Dr Souphan Keomixay told the National Assembly recently that the total investment figure over the past nine months of the 2015-16 fiscal year was 41.82 …

Laos, Vietnam Highly Value Time-honoured Ties, Sign Deals to Deepen Cooperation


Lao and Vietnamese leaders yesterday reiterated their deep appreciation of the time-honoured friendly relations, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between the two neighbours at the start of a three day state visit to Laos by the General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV), Nguyen Phu Trong.

General Secretary …