Category Archives: Economy


Laos Seeks Help From Indian Tea Expertise


Calcutta – The Laos government has sought help from the Indian tea industry to promote the tea grown in that country.…

Myanmar Likely to Join Asean Power Grid


MYANMAR is likely to be the fifth Asean country to sign up for the Asean Power Grid formed by Laos, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore, energy ministers have said.…

Lao Government Tackles Trade Challenges

Lao government has identified common challenges in foreign trade and is taking measures to further facilitate trade, the Ministry of Industry and Commerce said.…

Laos, Malaysia and Thailand Kick Off ASEAN Multilateral Power Trading


KUALA LUMPUR — Laos, Malaysia and Thailand on Wednesday have inked an agreement that paves the way for multilateral trade in electric power by 2018. This represents a push for regional cooperation to enhance connectivity and sharing of resources.…

Malaysia to Buy Power From Laos Via Thai Power Grid


VIENTIANE – Thailand and Malaysia concluded a deal on Wednesday which will see Malaysia buy 100 MW of electricity from Laos via Thailand’s power grid.

Top energy officials of the three countries signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the sidelines of the 34th ASEAN Ministers on Energy Meeting (AMEM) …

Malaysia Can Buy Up to 100MW of Hydropower From Laos By 2018


The governments of Malaysia, Thailand and Laos signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) today to facilitate the implementation of cross-border multilateral power trade of up to 100 megawatt (MW) between Laos and Malaysia, through Thailand.…

Migrants From Laos Experience Smoother Assimilation Into Thai Society


Migrant workers from Laos tend to assimilate better into Thai society than their counterparts from Myanmar and Cambodia, mainly due to similarities in language, lifestyle and culture.…

Laos-China Railway Construction to Begin in December


Construction of a historic railway linking Lao capital Vientiane to the Chinese border over a distance of 427 km is expected to begin in December this year, an official in charge said here Wednesday.…

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