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Phongsavanh Group Backs Smart City Development Project in Vientiane Capital

Managing Director of Phongsavanh Bank, Mr. Phaiboun Phongsavanh says that the smart city project’s structures and other facilities will be constructed on 1,500 hectares of land, with Phongsavanh Group contributing to the project’s design and development on 300 hectares.A Smart City has been described as ...

Phayboune Thanabouasy

Mekong Countries Urged to Take Action as River Experiences Three Years of Low Flows

The Mekong River Commission (MRC) Secretariat has renewed its call for the six Mekong countries to urgently address regional low flows, water fluctuations and drought as the Lower Mekong River experiences record low flows for the third consecutive year. Keep reading  ...

Latsamy Phonevilay

Vaccine Hesitancy Higher in Rural Communities Across Laos

People in rural communities fear potential side effects attributed to vaccines, with health officials working in remote areas reporting the widespread belief that side effects from Covid-19 vaccines and other vaccinations can be fatal. Meanwhile, those living far from urban centers say they believe they ...

Phayboune Thanabouasy

Laos-China Railway Inaugurated Amid Mounting Debt Concerns

Officials from China and Laos today marked the official launch of the $5.9 billion railway connecting the two nations, officially completing the first link of a long-envisioned rail line connecting southwest China with Singapore. The project will no doubt bring an economic jolt to Vientiane ...

Sebastian Strangio

Start of rail passenger, freight services scheduled for December 3

The inauguration of the Laos-China railway on December 3 will see the start of both passenger and freight transport. All tests of the railway have now been completed and trains are ready to be put into service on Friday. Keep reading  ...

Times Reporters

Korean Investment Sought in That Luang Lake Special Economic Zone

Korean real estate investment firm D&C Mineun held a week-long promotional seminar in Vientiane from 13 to 16 November where investors could discuss business opportunities within the That Luang Lake Special Economic Zone. Tax breaks and other incentives have been promised by the government of ...

Latsamy Phonevilay

Laos to See Mineral Earnings of USD 463 Million in Fourth Quarter

There are 124 mining companies operating 209 projects including exploration and processing of minerals, with 14 companies now constructing new facilities. From 2021 to 2025, Laos is expected to produce mineral products valued at USD 7.832 billion, increasing by four percent from the previous five ...

Latsamy Phonevilay

Mapping present, future of Lao agriculture, land use insights LRIMS with FAO, GEF

Lao Agriculture looks to future as Land Resources Information Management System (LRIMS) currently permits public access to detailed future scenarios amid climate change for free with help from Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Global Environment Facility (GEF).Access to climate ...

KPL

Farmers Encouraged to Replace Tobacco Crops in Laos

Deputy Minister of Health, Dr. Sanong Thongsana, has provided answers to questions by National Assembly members on Friday regarding the amendment of the draft law on tobacco control. The country’s tobacco control policy, which is outlined in Article 4, encourages farmers to grow other crops ...

Phayboune Thanabouasy

Laos and Thailand Discuss Land Border Reopening at Infrastructure Meeting

Officials from Laos and Thailand are to set up a working committee to discuss regulations regarding the reopening of land borders. “At the initial stage it would be a one-day trip at the border crossing between Nong Khai, Udon Thani, and Vientiane in Laos,” said ...

Latsamy Phonevilay

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