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Analysis Indicates Fenpropathrin as Cause of Houayxay Fish Deaths

Fenpropathrin Fish Deaths Houayxai Laos

A toxic chemical known as “Fenpropathrin” has been identified as the cause of mysterious fish in the Nam Ngao Sanctuary in Houayxai District, the Department of Pollution Control, Ministry of Natural Resource and Environment has confirmed.

As previously reported by The Laotian Times, on February 12th, citizens of the

Queen Mathilde of Belgium Makes Official Visit to Laos

Queen Mathilde Visits Laos

In the first visit to Laos by a member of the Belgian royal family, Queen Mathilde met with Vice President Phankham Viphavanh at the Presidential Palace on Monday.

According to the Lao News Agency, Queen Mathilde, who is also the Honorary President of Unicef Belgium, and Her Royal Highness’s

Sengdara Fitness Plans Major Makeover

All New Reception Area at Sengdara Fitness Center Makeover

Established in 2003 as one of the first full-service fitness and recreation centers in Laos, Sengdara Fitness swiftly gained a loyal following among Vientiane’s growing middle class, a group with growing spending power and increasing sensitivity to concerns over their health and well-being. Since then, Sengdara has been at the helm of the domestic fitness …

Laos to Build First Vehicle Inspection Center

Laos Vehicle Inspection Center

Laos aims to establish the nation’s first vehicle inspection center, focusing on the safety of road transport in the country.

The new inspection center will be established on a 5-hectare plot of land and has been scheduled to begin construction in 2018.  The center is estimated to cost more than

Everything You Need to Know about the Laos-China Railway

laos-china railway

The Laotian Times provides a concise, easy-to-read summary of the Laos-China Railway:

Total length: 414.332 kilometers (over 62 percent consists of bridges and tunnels: 258.5 km – due to mountainous terrain)

Number of total stations: 32 stations along the route

Train Track Specs: single 1.435-metre standard-gauge track electrified mixed-traffic line is to …

First Solar Project for Laos to Launch in March

Laos Solar Farm

The first of several solar power projects in Laos has been set up in Vientiane Capital.

The solar farm project will begin generating 10 Megawatts (MW) of solar power for Vientiane consumers in the upcoming month, says Mr Somphet Arounsavath, project coordinator of EDL-GEN Solar Power.

The initial project will

Laos and Lao Toyota Teams in Disarray Due to Match Manipulation

Lao Toyota Match-fixing

Due to the ongoing investigation by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), not many details have been divulged to the public in reference to the permanent ban of 22 Lao and Cambodian football players in connection to match-fixing.

The AFC has confirmed that the action follows an investigation that started in

Multiple Lao Drug Barons Arrested, Millions of Dollars in Assets Seized

multiple drug arrests made in Laos

A number of drug ring leaders have been detained after police officials ordered a massive clampdown on the illicit drug trade across the country.  It has been reported by a senior police officer that a total of 33 suspects have been apprehended in connection to the drug related crimes.