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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 »

HEADLINES

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 …

Laos and US Strengthen Ties During Official Visit

Laos and the US strengthen ties

Laos and the US  will develop stronger economic ties and enhance comprehensive partnership, according to discussions held during a visit to Laos by a senior US official.

Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Southeast Asia W. Patrick Murphy visited Laos from January 16-17. He was received by Deputy Minister of

Laos To Export Electricity To Malaysia by September

Laos Export Electricity Malaysia

Laos is to export electricity to Malaysia by September.  100 megawatts of electrical power will be sent to Malaysia by this September, according to the head of the Lao Ministry of Energy and Mines.

Dr Daovong Phonekeo said last week that the Laotian government was launching the first phase of …

Vientiane Sightseeing Bus Hits the Road

Vientiane Sightseeing Bus

The Hop-on Hop-off Vientiane Sightseeing Bus has caught the attention of Vientiane residents as it makes its rounds through the city.

The hop-on hop-off tourist bus is the brainchild of Mr Vilaysone Louangaphay, operator of Xang Lao Travel.  Mr Vilaysone said he wanted to offer this service to tourists in

Nineteenth SEA Write Awards Winner Satisfied With Success

SEA Write Awards

The nineteenth winner of the SEA Write Awards Soubanh Luangrath is proud to have been recognized as an outstanding writer for the country and will continue his endeavors to promote Lao literature.

The poem “Mounmang Langmanmork” (The Heritage Behind the Clouds) written by Lao writer Soubanh Luangrath was selected as the best

Laos and Thailand Must Further Promote Investment

Laos and Thailand Business Forum

Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has called upon the business sectors in Laos and Thailand to promote further investment and cooperation.

The Prime Minister attended the 2017 Lao-Thai Business Forum in Vientiane yesterday, and made his announcement there. The event, which was attended by nearly 200 participants, was jointly organized by

Lao Electricity Not Always Cheap for Neighbors

Lao Electricity Imported to Cambodia

Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen visited the opening of the new Lao-Cambodian border last Tuesday, and thanked the government of Laos for selling electricity at a cheap rate to Cambodia.

Experts have warned that Lao electricity prices are not as low as they seem, saying that a prolonged reliance upon

Lao National Television to Broadcast News on YouTube

Lao National Television

Lao National Television has confirmed that it will begin to broadcast news on YouTube.

The station has recently signed an agreement with Music Rights Management of Thailand Co., Ltd., to begin a news broadcasting service on YouTube.

The agreement was signed with the Thai company to protect the copyright

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