Public land lease
Villagers in Laos worry large mining concession will disrupt their lives
The Attapeu provincial government signs a contract with a construction company to conduct a survey for pagodite and other soft stones in Khamvongsa village, Phouvong district, Attapeu province, Laos, on Feb. 8, 2023. Residents in southern Laos’ Attapeu province are concerned that more than one-fourth of ...
South Korean Company Authorized to Build Multi-Billion Dollar Resort
Laos has signed an agreement with a South Korean company giving it a concession for the use of a 1,200-hectare plot of land to build a resort worth USD 2.9 billion.Acting Director General of the General Logistics Department, Police Brigadier General Mr. Thongsouk Yaeulaoly and ...
Nam Ou hydropower project developed by Chinese firm in Laos starts full operation
A ceremony was held here on Tuesday to start the full power generation of all seven plants of the Nam Ou River Cascade Hydropower Project developed by Power Construction Corporation of China (PowerChina). The power generation ceremony was held simultaneously by video conference in PowerChina’s ...
Provincial Official in Laos Wants to Cancel Concession for Chinese Coal Company
Officials for the local government in Laos’ Houaphanh province say they want to cancel the survey contract of a Chinese coal company after learning that its operations in the province have caused hardship for villagers who have yet to see any compensation.The company reportedly damaged ...
RFA’s Lao Service
Villagers in Laos Resist 50-year Land Concession to Thai Developer
Residents of seven villages in Laos’ Luang Namtha province are resisting a 7,000-hectare land concession granted to a Thai company that would force them to relocate.The villagers are also concerned that the proposed industrial zones that would be developed on the site by Thailand’s Amata ...
RFA’s Lao Service
Concession agreement signed for Vientiane Expressway Number 1 Project
VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Vientiane authorities have authorised the Vientiane Expressway Number 1 Sole Company Ltd to build the Vientiane Expressway No 1 from the Thatluang Marsh Specific Economic Zone to Dongmakkhai over a distance of 15.30 km.The agreement for the build-operate-transfer (BOT) concession was ...