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Lotteria Opens Second Lao Branch at Dongdok

Lotteria Opens Second Branch at Dongdok

Popular Korean fast food chain Lotteria has opened a second branch at Dongdok, near the National University of Laos.

Lotteria is a leading business in Korea that has been writing the history of the domestic fast food industry through ceaseless business innovation, aggressive investments, and new product development.

The Trump Presidency And Its Implications for Laos

Trump and Laos

The Trump era has begun.  What does this mean for the famed Pivot to Asia? Could this turn the tide on US relations? And just what does Trump mean for Laos?

The United States and the Lao People’s Democratic Republic have significantly warmed to each other in recent years, stepping …

Lao Leaders’ Luxury Cars to be Auctioned Next Month

Lao Leaders Luxury Cars

Lao leaders’ luxury cars are expected to be auctioned next month.

The first auction will see bidding on six BMW 7 Series vehicles, and five Mercedes-Benz cars that were driven by Lao leaders.

Party and government leaders have agreed to forgo luxury vehicles as part of a new strategy to

Chinese Institute to Upgrade Lao English Teachers


The English Language Institute of China (ELIC) has provided a grant of over 33 billion kip (US$ 4 million) for development of human resources in Laos aimed at English language skills development in universities and colleges.

The project will support the National University of Laos and the Arts Education College

Xaysana Drug Ring Assets Seized Accomplices Still At Large

Xaysana Drug Ring-Assets-Seized

The Thai Office of Narcotics Control has released further details of its recent operation to capture wanted suspects and seize the assets of the Xaysana drug ring. Mr Xaysana Keophimpa was the leader of a drug ring known to be trafficking narcotics throughout ASEAN.

The office will now trace …

Lao Drug Lord Xaysana Keopimpha Arrested at Suvarnabhumi Airport

Lao Drug Lord Xaysana Keopimpha Arrested

A Lao drug lord has finally been apprehended by Thai authorities after a five-year operation.

Thai police arrested the alleged Lao drug lord and three compatriots at Suvarnabhumi airport last night.

Mr Xaysana Keopimpha, 41, alongside a man and two women whose names are yet to be released, were arrested …

Laos to Export More Rice to China: PM


China has agreed to purchase 20,000 metric tons of organic rice per year from Laos, according to a statement by Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith.

Approximately 4,000 tons of sticky rice and non-glutinous rice has already been delivered to China as part of an earlier agreement to export 8,000 tons of

Deputy Prime Minister to Stamp Out Corruption in Laos

Corruption in Laos

While corruption in Laos remains problematic, the Deputy Prime Minister has made it his mission to stamp it out, and raise public awareness of the issue.

Deputy Prime Minister and Head of the Party and Government Inspection Authority and Anti-Corruption Organization, Dr Bounthong Chitmany, says the issue must be raised …

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