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Ministry of Energy and Mines Suspends Foreign Mining Company

Ministry of Energy has issued a notice suspending the operations of a foreign mining company in Oudomxay due to recurring safety issues. The notice states that Lao-Xinlong Mining Company has had its operations in Pak Bang District suspended due to repeated accidents affecting lives and property.Lao ...

Manyphone Vongphachanh

Tropical storm Noru claims life of Sekong resident

Floods in Xekong province caused by tropical storm Noru have left one person dead, while thousands of people in the south have been affected by widespread flooding after heavy rain lashed the area from September 27-30.Some 28 villages in Xekong province were inundated, while electricity ...

Times Reporters

Tourism ministry eyes partnership with online travel services operator

The Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism is considering partnering with Booknea Inc., an online Lao travel agency, to foster the growth of tourism by advertising services through the Booknea app. “Using this app, we will publish, advertise and circulate information about the travel industry ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth

Attapeu Villagers to be Compensated For Losing Land to Dam Construction

The villagers will receive at least LAK 3.8 billion, according to a report stated by the Deputy Governor of Attapeu province, Thanouxay Bansalith during a visit to the under-construction dam. It is estimated that during the first phase of construction, 22 households will lose 14 hectares ...

Phontham Visapra

Dams on High Alert as Typhoon Noru Approaches Laos

The Department of Meteorology and Hydrology has issued a forecast, informing that the typhoon Noru is expected to make landfall in Vietnam on Wednesday before moving over the central and southern parts of Laos between September 28-30.Currently, Noru is making its way through the central South ...

Phontham Visapra

Slower growth projected for Lao economy: World Bank

Economic growth in Laos is expected to be slower than forecast in April due to both external and internal factors, according to a report issued by the World Bank on Monday.  According to the World Bank, economic performance across developing East Asia and the Pacific, ...

Somsack Pongkhao

Laos, Thailand and China to Construct New Railway Bridge for Freight

Thai PBS reports that Laos, Thailand, and China are thinking about building a new railway bridge, running parallel to the first Lao-Thai Friendship Bridge, to assist in the cross-border transport of containers. The construction will start 30 meters from the first Lao-Thai Friendship bridge and have ...

Manyphone Vongphachanh

Meta launches hybrid privacy education campaign “Your Profile, Your Home”

Meta today launched its latest initiative ‘Your Profile, Your Home’ or #ເຮືອນຂອງຂ້ອຍ, a new educational hybrid experience which enables users to learn more through play and educate themselves on how to take control of their online presence through privacy and control settings.Speaking at the launch ...

KPL

Laos Rethinks Savannakhet to Lao Bao Railway Project

The Lao government has consented to a feasibility study for the construction of a 220 km railway route from Savannakhet province to Lao Bao, which is situated in Quang Tri province, Vietnam, near the Lao border.  Jiangsu Hengtong Construction Engineering Co., Ltd. has been asked to carry out a ...

Amrita Paul

Lao dam lawsuit failure shows need to revise cross-border deals

On 17 August, the Thai Supreme Administrative Court ruled to dismiss a lawsuit, filed by 37 Thai villagers against five Thai state agencies for their role in approving the Xayaburi hydropower dam’s Power Purchase Agreement (PPA).Filed 10 years ago, the Xayaburi lawsuit was the first community-filed ...

Phairin Sohsai

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