• Laos Suspends Power Supply to Cryptocurrency Mining Businesses
  • Electricite du Laos (EDL) has announced that it will no longer supply electricity to cryptocurrency mining operations in Laos, citing long-term outstanding debts.The notice, issued by EDL on Wednesday, states that Laos experienced drought conditions during the first six months of 2023, with extreme heat causing ...

  • Laos-Vietnam railway set to open for service in 2028
  • The Laos-Vietnam Railway is expected to be completed and open for service in 2028. The Petroleum Trading Lao Public Company (PTL) in cooperation with Yooshin Engineering Corporation & Korea National Railway will conduct a detailed design study of the railway before construction begins. A cooperation ...

  • Nong Khang Airport Sees its First Successful Aircraft Landing
  • The Nong Khang Airport has been under construction since 2013 and is built according to safety standards set by the Department of Civil Aviation (MOS 2009) and international standards (ICAO). This airport has reference code 3C (Aerodrome Code 3C) and could accommodate 70-100-seat aircraft, such ...

  • Champassak bans planting of soil-degrading crops in Pakxong
  • A new directive issued by Champassak authorities has banned the cultivation of crops and trees that are likely to deteriorate soil quality in the coffee-rich Pakxong district, part of the Bolaven Plateau. The banned crops include cassava, large bananas (kuay hom), Jatropha, and eucalyptus.A 12-page ...

  • [Webinar]: Taking Data Back: Women’s Sovereignty over Land Data
  • The theme for this year’s International Women’s Day is “DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality” aiming to celebrate women and girls who are championing the advancement of transformative technology and digital education.Focus: What can be done to include Indigenous women in the data cycle in ...

  • [Webinar]:Topic: "The state of Open Data~Land ownership roundtable."
  • D4D is launching a new process to update the State of Open Data to reflect how the open data agenda has shifted to reflect the pandemic and global developments since the first edition.The discussion will cover: (1). Recent progress in open land data. The links between the ...

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