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 »


Japan Tech Firms Start Lao PDR Data Center Project


Toyota Tsusho, Internet Initiative Japan, and Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities announced the start of a joint demonstration project in the Lao PDR.

The firms said the project is aimed at evaluating the effectiveness of greenhouse gas emission reduction effect and energy efficiency using advanced container-type data center technology.

Lao …

CARE Works with Laos to Eradicate Violence against Women, Children


CARE International has cooperated with the Lao government, Lao Women’s Union and line ministries to promote gender equality and combat violence against women and children in Laos.

“Today, we have fifteen projects being implemented across the country. Among which, three projects are focused on preventative measures against violence against women …

Boun Khao Chi (Makhaboucha)


During February (depending on the lunar calendar)

This ceremony is held at “Wats” (temples) across the country in the morning, when a special “bread made of sticky rice” is offered. The festival is held during the third full moon of the lunar calendar. The festival commemorates the original teachings of …

Preparations Discussed for 13th Meeting on Foreign Affairs


Over 100 senior officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs met in Vientiane to discuss their preparations for the 13thNational Meeting on Foreign Affairs, which has been scheduled for Dec 15-16.

“The meeting will review the implementation of the Party policy on external affairs over the past five …

Vietnam’s PM Asks Lao, Vietnamese News Agencies to Foster Links


(KPL/TTXVN) Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has suggested the Vietnam News Agency (TTXVN) and the Laos News Agency (KPL) continue maintaining cooperation to meet communication requirements in each country.

In a reception for visiting KLP General Director Sounthone Khanthavong in Hanoi on December 7, the Vietnamese Prime Minister highlighted

Bangkok Porn Actress Apologizes For Filming Sex In Lao College Girl Uniform


Out of remorse, a Thai woman filmed herself apologizing to the entire country of Laos after she reportedly caused an uproar by appearing in a pornograhic movie wearing the uniform of Lao university students.

In the video, which has been featured in local media, the unnamed actress identified herself …

Indochina Aviation Centre Introducing Bizav to Mekong Region


First-time MEBAA exhibitor Indochina Aviation Centre (Stand 936) is here to introduce potential customers to travel opportunities in the Mekong region and to meet with current partners and clients. “We want to tell people that the region is open,” said Indochina Aviation director and founder Christian Mosebach. “People might not …

BCEL-KT: Trade Summary (Dec 8, 2016)


Trade Summary

Lao Securities Exchange trade mixed on Thursday. The index ended lower by 1.4 percent or 14.43 points to 1,014.05 points, weighed sharply by loss of the hydro-power stock by 100 kip to close at 5,000 kip. Even though. EDL-Gen lost 150 kip to 4,950 kip at mid morning, …

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