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Lao Leaders Car Auction Delayed, Chinese Businesspeople Particularly Interested

Lao Leaders Car Auction Delayed, Chinese Businesspeople Particularly Interested

The auction of cars reclaimed from Lao leaders has been delayed once again. Originally scheduled for Tuesday this week, the auction is now to More »

Prime Minister Declares Land as Focus for Transport Development

Prime Minister Declares Land as Focus for Transport Development

During the annual conference of the Public Works and Transport sector held this week, Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith cautioned that decisions regarding water and More »

Bo Nam Hiem: The Largest Hot Springs in Laos

Bo Nam Hiem: The Largest Hot Springs in Laos

Fancy a soak and a bite to eat at the same time? Head on up to Huaphan where the hot springs of Hiem offer More »

Laos Only ASEAN Member To Give Up Luxury State Cars

Laos Only ASEAN Member To Give Up Luxury State Cars

By now you’ve probably heard about the extraordinary move by Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith to reclaim all Lao leaders luxury vehicles and replace them More »

Private Airline Lao Skyway Adds Airbus Helicopter to Its Fleet

Private Airline Lao Skyway Adds Airbus Helicopter to Its Fleet

Shepherd Media has announced that Lao Skyway has recently purchased a brand new H125 Helicopter from Airbus Helicopters for civil and parapublic missions, including domestic charter More »

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Vientiane Authorities Promote Road Safety

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The Traffic Police Department of the Ministry of Public Security, in partnership with Lao Brewery Co., Ltd, is continuing its road safety awareness project to reduce the rising number of accidents and traffic congestion.

Director General of the Traffic Police Department, Colonel Khamthavai Phetouthai noted at the road safety awareness …

Residents Await Laos-China Railway Compensation Payments

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Preliminary counts have been completed in the provinces through which the Laos-China railway will pass, to pave the way for compensation to be paid to the affected villagers and residents who will be relocated.

However affected residents in the provinces through which the railway will pass, and particularly the owners …

Conference Boosts Big Data Use

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The use of core information technology, which provides results in terms of innovation, is being discussed by experts in these fields who are meeting in Vientiane this week.

The IT and technology experts are meeting for the 3rd International Conference on Big Data Applications and Services (BIGDAS-L) running from December …

New species Found in Greater Mekong Region: WWF Report

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A rainbow-headed snake resembling David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust character, a dragon-like lizard and a newt that looks like a Klingon from the movie Star Trek are three of the 163 new species discovered recently in the Greater Mekong region, according to a report released by the World Wide Fund for …

Lao News Agency to Stop Print Edition of English Paper

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The Lao News Agency has announced that the last issue of its English language newspaper will roll off the presses on December 31, ending more than 10 years of publication of the daily KPL News.

But the newspaper will not disappear as readers can go online for their daily news …

Laos-Thailand Railway Link Set for Expansion Next Year

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Phase II of the Laos-Thailand railway, which will see the line extended from the suburbs to central Vientiane, is set to resume after the project was suspended in 2011.

The line will be built over a distance of 7.5km to link the track from the outlying Thanalaeng railway station in …

New Year’s Celebration Holiday

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The Prime Minister’s Office has announced that January 2, 2017 will be a public holiday and day off in recognition of the International New Year 2017.

The announcement was made based on the Prime Minister’s agreement on December 19 and article 55 of the labour law in 2013.

Therefore, the …

Santiphab Sangkasi to Expand Steel Production for Growing Domestic Market

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Santiphab Sangkasi Lao Co., Ltd, a leading producer and distributor of galvanized iron sheeting, plans to build a new factory to ensure the future growth of its business.

President of Santiphab Sangkasi Lao Co., Ltd. Mr Sangkhom Chansouk gave an interview to KPL News on Wednesday saying that the new …