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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 »

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Land Use Right Holders on 450 Year Road Reject Compensation

Land Use Rights 450 years Rd

Owners of land use rights for the remaining 167 plots along the 450 Year Road in Vientiane are still refusing to accept the compensation offered in return for the land they lost to the US$104 million highway, an official told the Vientiane People’s Council yesterday.

The government approved the construction …

Asia Peak Aims High in Nong Khai

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Asia Peak, a mega-development tourism complex is in the plans for Nong Khai. Asia Peak will be a huge wholesale, retail, and entertainment center located behind the Asawann Shopping Complex and behind the Nong Khai Provincial Administration Office, covering an area of 48,000 square meters.

Several Thai investors saw the …

Attapeu International Airport Shuts Down

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After flights between Vientiane-Attapeu ceased since October 2016, the Attapeu airport has been temporarily shut down.

Passenger numbers were continually low, and flights were infrequent, with only 139,600 people living in Attapeu Province.

Authorities of Attapeu province revealed that Lao Airlines decided to stop offering flights from Vientiane to Attapeu …

Vientiane Sustainable Urban Transport Project Underway

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An official in charge of the Vientiane Sustainable Urban Transport Project has said that financial support has been obtained that will help establishment of a BRT (Bus Rapid Transport) system, which is one major goal of the project.

The Asian Development Bank approved a loan of US $35 million to …

PUM Netherlands Senior Experts Ready to Assist Businesses in Laos

PUM helps businesses in Laos

Does your business have an issue that you just cannot resolve? Or do you think your business can achieve more? Do you ever wonder how bigger and more experienced companies have succeeded? Many of us have most definitely given thought to these questions. Unfortunately, a majority of Lao SMEs either do not have …

LAOS: Electricity Facts

Electricity Facts Laos

Certain members of the foreign media have hailed Laos as the “battery of Southeast Asia,” with one of the nation’s economic development strategies centered on the export of electricity to Thailand and other neighboring countries.

With 42 power plants now operational, the country is poised to realize its electricity ambitions. With …

Vientiane Capital Aims to Become More Livable City

Vientiane Capital Infrastructure Development

Authorities hope to make major improvements to infrastructure in Vientiane Capital with the aim of making it a more livable city.

Improvements are to be made in easing traffic congestion, road upgrades, construction of embankments, waste management, and a host of other issues.

Mayor Dr Sinlavong Khoutphaythoune made an announcement …

More Funds Required to Develop Lao Education

Lao Education

More funds are required to develop Lao education, according to the Ministry of Education and Sports, as disparity between urban, rural and remote is still quite broad. The Ministry of Education and Sports is working to bolster education and sports development in target areas, however.

According to the ministry, …

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