Lotteria Opens Second Lao Branch at Dongdok

Lotteria Opens Second Lao 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 More »

The Trump Presidency And Its Implications for Laos

The Trump Presidency And Its Implications for 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 More »

Lao Leaders’ Luxury Cars to be Auctioned Next Month

Lao Leaders’ Luxury Cars to be Auctioned Next Month

Lao leaders’ luxury cars are expected to be auctioned next month. The first auction will see bidding on six BMW 7 Series vehicles, and More »

Chinese Institute to Upgrade Lao English Teachers

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 More »

Xaysana Drug Ring Assets Seized Accomplices Still At Large

Xaysana Drug Ring Assets Seized Accomplices Still At Large

The Thai Office of Narcotics Control has released further details of its recent operation to capture wanted suspects and seize the assets of the More »


Xekong Hydro Plant Out of Action


The Xekhaman III hydropower plant in Xekong province has not been generating electricity for a few days since a pipe that delivers water to the turbine developed a leak.

Head of the province’s Administration Office, Mr Khanty Silavongsa, told Vientiane Times on Monday that the pipe became unserviceable last Friday.…

Project to Help Human Trafficking Victims


The US government has provided more than 5.35 billion kip (US$655,700) to launch a project on preventing and strengthening the victims and people at risk for human trafficking in Laos, through the Village Focus International NGO.

The project center is located at Phonpapao village, Sisattanak district, Vientiane; but the assistance …

Reform Measures Improve Governance


The implementation of governance and public administration reform has improved various ministerial sectors in the country.

This conclusion was reached at a meeting held in Vientiane yesterday to review the National Governance and Public Administration Reform Programme (GPAR).

Strengthening Capacity for Service Delivery for Local Administration Projects (SCSD) and the …

WB Helps Laos to Upgrade Rural Roads


The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors is providing US$25 million credit for Laos to strengthen its road maintenance systems and improve road connectivity throughout the country.

The credit comes from the International Development Association (IDA), according to a report published on the World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors’ website …

Laos-China Railway: Details of Required Workforce still Unknown


Authorities are still waiting for information on the kind of work to be undertaken by Lao labourers and the number required to help build the railway that will link Vientiane to the Chinese border.

Minister of Labour and Social Welfare, Dr Khampheng Saysompheng, told local media last week that his …

Oudomxay Planning to Roll Out Welcome Mat for Visitors


Oudomxay province is setting its sights on developing tourist attractions so as to bring in more Chinese investors and visitors.

Chinese visitors are steadily increasing in number at the province’s main tourist destinations and now Oudomxay is planning to attract another two million.

Provincial Deputy Governor, Mr Somchith Panyasack, told …

Huawei Technologies Launches GR5 2017 in Laos


VIENTIANE – Annita, brand ambassador of Huawei Technologies (Laos), sings at the launch event of Huawei GR5 2017, in Vientiane, capital of Laos, Dec. 17, 2016. Huawei Technologies launched Huawei GR5 2017 to Laos’s consumers in Vientiane on Saturday.


Huawei Technologies introduced Huawei GR5 2017 into the market of Laos …

How Social Media Has Enhanced the Lao Government’s Legitimacy

Lao government

In April of 2016, after the 10th Party Congress had been concluded, it had become evident that Thongloun Sisoulith would become the next Prime Minister of Laos. Shortly after taking office, Prime Minister Sisoulith embarked on a most ambitious quest, as did his predecessors, to steer the small nation …

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