• Tri-Country Freight Train to Run through Malaysia, Thailand and Laos
  • The new tri-country freight train, or ASEAN express, between Malaysia, Thailand and Laos will begin operating in October of this year. The railway in Malaysia will also have connections to provinces in China, including Kunming, Chengdu and also to Chongqing via Tanaleng station, Vientiane Capital. ...

  • Overflow alert issued for Mekong communities
  • Xayaboury province is advising people living alongside the Mekong River to prepare for possible flooding, while neighbouring Thailand has warned its seven north-eastern provinces to brace for sudden overflows along the river until Thursday. The Lao province issued the alert following heavy rainfall in recent ...

  • Thousands affected by floods in the north
  • Thousands of people in northern areas of Laos are suffering after rivers flooded following several days of heavy rain. Xayaboury, Huaphan and parts of Luang Prabang and Vientiane provinces have been the hardest hit, with at least 10 districts affected. In some areas, roads have ...

  • Sithandone SEZ Unveils New Development Projects
  • The project plans were finalized on 25 July after 45 days of discussion by the government and contractors. The Mekong Intercontinental hotel, one of the projects, is projected to be the highest hotel Laos. The other project involves the construction of a large warehouse. Construction ...

  • Association: fuel supply will be normalised in the near future
  • Residents of Vientiane are concerned about another fuel shortage with several petrol stations in the city being closed since Monday.However, the concerned sectors have issued reassurances that fuel will soon be available in sufficient quantities to meet daily demands. The fuel shortage has occurred at ...

  • Call for proposal
  • Description: The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature(IUCN) are currently accepting Letters of Inquiry (LoIs) from non-governmental organisations, community groups, Indigenous People’s organisations, women’s groups, private companies and other civil society organisations for projects that address the conservation of biodiversity in ...

  • [Online conference]: PEOPLES DATA ON LAND, WHAT FOR?
  • Description: The International Land Coalition LAC in association with regional platforms will organize a presentation of the regional result of the land governance index (LANDEX). The event also invites us to reflect on the challenges of the use and positioning of complementary (non-official) data. This discussion ...

UNESCO: One Opportunity, One Teacher, Limitless Dreams in Lao PDR

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