WHO Commends Laos on Efforts to Reduce Tobacco Demand

WHO Commends Laos on Efforts to Reduce Tobacco Demand

Whether you are a smoker, ex-smoker or non-smoker, the graphic health warnings on a cigarette packaging has more than likely caught your attention. The More »

Laos Urges Thailand to Extend Border Hours

Laos Urges Thailand to Extend Border Hours

In an attempt to maximize further opportunities for tourism in both countries, Laos has strategically requested Thailand for longer hours at border checkpoints. Lao More »

Small But Steady: Lao Businesses Expanding Abroad

Small But Steady: Lao Businesses Expanding Abroad

When people think of Laos, they think of a third world country that has been somewhat eclipsed by larger, surrounding nations for centuries.  However, within More »

Government Issues Order to Cut Superfluous Spending

Government Issues Order to Cut Superfluous Spending

In an effort to decrease frivolous spending, government officials have announced that new vehicle purchases for State administrative affairs will be restricted for 2018, More »

Maternal Mortality Rates Still Unacceptable in Vientiane Hospitals

Maternal Mortality Rates Still Unacceptable in Vientiane Hospitals

With so much effort and focus being directed towards free healthcare for mothers, it has been made clear by an obstetrics expert from the More »


Commission Determines to Produce a Competent Workforce


The National Human Resource Development Commission is planning to build human resources in the fields of natural science and technology to advance socio-economic development and match regional and international standards.

With the ever quickening pace of development in science and technology, the commission and its development partners are jointly supporting …

Ministry Renews Registration for Illegal foreign workers

To go with AFP story 'Laos-economy-invest-China,FEATURE' by Amelie Bottollier-Depois
Photo taken March 11, 2011 shows Chinese workers repairing a road leading to the border town of Boten, a special economic zone land hired by China, in the Northern province of Luang Namtha. Recently still dependent on foreign development aid, Laos is benefitting from massive investments from its vietnamese and chinese neighbours.  AFP PHOTO / HOANG DINH Nam

Authorities have extended registration for illegal foreign expatriates who are working in Laos illegally, the Minister of Labour and Social Welfare has said.

The extension was made after the last registration period from January to September this year was phased out, which has registered 24,000 foreigners working illegally in provinces …

Ministry, Room to Read Laos Extend Support for Rural Education


The Ministry of Education and Sports and Room to Read Laos are teaming up for the fourth phase of the Enhancing the Education of Lao Children project in six provinces.

The project is funded by the Room to Read Global Office at a cost of US$9 million, or over 72 …

BCEL-KT: Trade Summary (Dec 26, 2016)


Trade summary

Lao stock market edged higher on Monday, as BCEL got good start before preparing for long holiday to increase by 450 kip finished at 5,500 kip, amid lake of offering order. EDL-Gen closed unchanged at 5,000 kip, with 33,400 shares traded, generating just 167 million kip of …

Lao People’s Army to Modernize

Laos Army

Party Secretary General and President Bounnhang Vorachit has called for the modernization and improvement of the Lao People’s Army and encouraged military personnel to ensure national security and political stability in the interests of socio-economic development.

President Bounnhang, who is Secretary General of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party’s Central Committee, …

Indochina Bank Sees Customer Increase

Indochina Bank Customer Increase

The number of VIP customers holding accounts at the Indochina Bank has seen a rapid increase this year. A bank executive revealed the figure at the annual VIP Appreciation Dinner last week, saying that from about 100 VIP customers in 2009, the number has now soared to more than 1,200 …

Dirty Water Supply Draws Public Complaints

Dirty Tap Water

Householders in some areas of Vientiane have expressed concerns about red colored water when they turn on their taps, prompting questions about the quality of the capital’s supply. However, an anonymous official from the Vientiane Water Supply Company (Nampapa Nakhoneluang) told Vientiane Times on Friday that householders shouldn’t be too …

Full Steam Ahead for Laos-China Railway

laos-china railway

The Laos-China Railway will officially see construction begin this week after an official ceremony was held in Luang Prabang Province yesterday.

The railway, which will link Vientiane Capital with Kunming, China, is said will assist in transforming Laos from a landlocked country to a land-linked country, and offer a new …