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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

IFC to Develop Credit System in Laos

Credit System in Laos

The International Finance Corporation, the financial arm of the World Bank Group, is in talks with the Bank of the Lao PDR (BOL) to reform the credit system in Laos.

The reform is part of broader efforts to improve the country’s financial infrastructure and facilitate lending for smaller businesses,

That Luang Lake Walking Street: Vientiane’s Newest Night Market

That Luang Lake Walking Street

Vientiane Capital has an insatiable appetite for night markets. For a city that not so long ago fell asleep at sundown, evening activity has steadily increased over the last few years. Residents now enjoy a variety of locations to spend their evenings. And now there’s one more option: the That

Laos Claims Gold, Bronze at Asian Vovinam Championships

Laos Vovinam Team

Laos has secured one gold and five bronze medals from dancing events at the 4th SEAVF Southeast Asian Vovinam Championship 2017 being hosted by Siem Reap, Cambodia, from January 11-14.

Phailath Thammavongsa won gold in the men’s dancing event with a weapon, while the bronze medals awarded included efforts in …

Singapore President Tony Tan Makes Official Visit to Laos

Singapore-and-Laos

President Bounnhang Vorachit received the President of the Republic of Singapore, Dr Tony Tan Keng Yam, at the Presidential Palace yesterday for diplomatic discussions.

Laos and Singapore are to strengthen relations and continue cooperation in a number of areas.

Dr Tan and his delegation arrived in Vientiane on Wednesday, and …

New Vientiane Bus Station Construction Delayed

New Vientiane Bus Station

Construction of the new Vientiane bus station in Nongchan Village, in central Vientiane, has been delayed due to an amendment to its design.

Chitchareune Construction, the same developer that recently completed the new National Library of Laos, has decided to increase the height of the ground floor of the …

Traffic Accidents Bleeding the Lao Economy

Traffic Accidents in Laos

Traffic accidents are one of the largest causes of death in the Lao PDR, and are also causing massive economic losses, according to one economist.

Police reports state that 1,086 deaths were caused by traffic accidents in 2016, with the number of injuries caused by traffic accidents reaching 8,912.  The …

50 Dengue Fever Cases Already Reported in 2017

Dengue Fever

More than fifty cases of dengue fever have already been reported across Laos since the beginning of 2017.

The Surveillance Unit of the Ministry of Public Health has warned that although the nation has implemented strategies to reduce outbreaks of dengue fever, there have already been multiple cases reported this …

ALO Technologies Ambushes Lao Smartphone Market

ALO M5 Lao Smartphone

ALO, the world’s first Lao smartphone, will make its debut in stores around Laos later this month.

The ALO brand of smartphone is part of a larger group of electronic products offered by ALO Technologies Laos. The company hopes to become the number one choice in technology products and …

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