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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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Education, Skills Key to Graduation from LDC Status

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Moving out of Least Developed Countries (LDC) status requires raising people’s education and skill level as well as improving their health.

The matter was stated by Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment, Dr Kikeo Chanthaboury during the conference on launching related issues, held in Vientiane on Tuesday.

“Stamping out of …

ASEAN Strengthens Cooperation on Disaster Response

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Military officers from ASEAN countries and dialogue partners met in Vientiane yesterday to discuss ways forward in their cooperation for more effective humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HADR).

The officers were gathered for the 9th ASEAN Defence Ministers Meeting-Plus Experts Working Group on Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Meeting as the …

First Lao ICT Expo 2016 Kicks Off in Vientiane

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The Lao ICT Expo 2016 kicked off yesterday featuring an exhibition of new applications, devices, telecom operators, e-commerce businesses and finance technology.

The expo is hosted by the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications and will take place from December 14-18 at the National Convention Centre in Vientiane.

Present at the …

Govt Fights Corruption, Vows to Cut Excess

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The government has instructed its anti-corruption body to work out necessary measures and carry out inspection to fight against corruption in all forms.

The instruction was made at the two-day meeting between the government cabinet, Vientiane Mayor and provincial governors that concluded on Wednesday in Vientiane.

Chaired by Prime Minister …

Lao Dancer C-Lil Shines at World Street Dance 2016 in France

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Lao dancer, Mr Phayviboun Silimongkhoun or C- LiL, from Lao Bang Fai dance group, came in first and second place in two categories at the World Street Dance 2016 competition held recently in France.

C- LiL won the first place in the Power Move Battle and 2nd Place at the …

BCEL-KT: Trade Summary (Dec 14, 2016)

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Trade Summary

LSX index hovered over 1,004.54 points with 23,400 shares traded, translating to about 116,990,000 kip contributed mainly by foreign investors and securities. EDL-Gen closed at 4,950 kip, seeing 4,500 shares of trading volume, while BCEL still closed at 5,000 kip with 18,900 shares exchanged. LWPC, PTL and SVN …

Two Dead, More Than 10 Injured in Salakham Accident

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Two people were killed and 19 people sustained injuries after a Hyundai pickup truck overturned in Salakham village, Hadxaifong district, Vientiane on Sunday.

A senior official of the Vientiane Traffic Department, Captain Vixay Vilaisay, told Vientiane Times yesterday that the accident occurred at 4:30pm on December 11.

The driver of …

Govt, Development Partners Evaluate Disaster Risk Projects

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Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has reviewed the progress of three disaster risk management projects in Laos, which have been implemented in five provinces around the country.

The three projects are: Integrated Disaster and Climate Risk Management (IDCRM) and Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) which were both implemented in …