Environment and natural resources

Feasibility study for Forestry and Eco Agriculture project gets underway

The government has given the green light to Jia Run Agricultural Development Co., Ltd. to carry out a feasibility study for an ecological agriculture development project in Sanamxay district, Attapeu province. the company planned to operate the project on area of 5,000 hectares, as a ...

Viengdavanh Banphahaksa

Eight die in pleasure boat capsize on Sunday

Eight people drowned when a pleasure boat capsized on Sunday morning during a trip on Nam Ngum Lake – a popular tourist spot in Vientiane province, which borders on the capital Vientiane. The boat was carrying 39 people and capsized at about 9 am after ...

Times Reporters

More funding for biodiversity, environmental protection

The Environmental Protection Fund (EPF) will provide over 7.9 billion kip to strengthen biodiversity conservation and natural resource management activities in six target provinces.The 11 subprojects will take place in the provinces of Vientiane, Xayaboury, Huaphan, Luang Namtha and Attapeu, and in Vientiane, all of ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth

Japan helps advance MRC capacity in addressing Mekong flood issues

The government of Japan last Friday granted USD2.9 million to the Mekong River Commission (MRC) to implement its new strategic plan, seeking to promote responsible development in the region.The Mekong River and its tributaries support nearly 70 million people in the Lower Mekong Basin, providing ...

KPL

Mekong River Levels See Slight Increase, Monsoon Rains to Begin Earlier

Water levels in some sections of the Mekong River have increased slightly over the last seven days, the Mekong River Commission (MRC) Secretariat said today.According to MRC’s observed water level data, the outflow at Jinghong hydrological station rose from 786 cubic metres per second (m³/s) ...

Latsamy Phonevilay

UNDP in Partnership with Go Teddy Tackle Single-use Plastic Pollutions Through Eco-friendly Packaging for Food Delivery

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) joins hands with Go Teddy, a local food delivery start-up, to launch a new campaign promoting eco-friendly packaging in food delivery services.This event introduces a new service of Go Teddy mobile application called “Eco Tab” which allows users to choose plastic-free ...

KPL

Garbage Burning Remains a Hot Issue for Vientiane Capital

Residents in Vientiane Capital have complained that garbage burning remains a problem, despite hopes a hotline for complaints would put a stop to the issue.The Vientiane Capital Department of Natural Resource and Environment established a hotline, 1523, in September last year, allowing residents to report the illegal ...

Phayboune Thanabouasy

Illegal logging remains an issue despite PM’s order

Although the Prime Minister’s Order relating to control of the timber industry is being strictly enforced, illegal logging continues to be of great concern although it has declined in recent years.In 2020, more than 2,600 cubic metres of illegally harvested wood and over 290 tonnes ...

Somsack Pongkhao

Hydropower vs Heritage: Will Laos Lose Luang Prabang?

The Lao government’s high-risk plan to install a massive dam on the Mekong River, perilously close to the renowned UNESCO World Heritage site of Luang Prabang, shows a disregard for its legal obligations to protect the renowned site, according to conservation experts.Keep reading  ...

Tom Fawthrop

Laos to earn revenue from sale of carbon credit next year

The people of Khongxedon district and surrounding areas in Saravan province will have better opportunities for healthcare and medical treatment thanks to the US government’s support for the renovation of facilities at Khongxedon district hospital.Keep reading   ...

Times Reporter

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