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Sithandone SEZ Unveils New Development Projects

The project plans were finalized on 25 July after 45 days of discussion by the government and contractors. The Mekong Intercontinental hotel, one of the projects, is projected to be the highest hotel Laos. The other project involves the construction of a large warehouse. Construction ...

Manyphone Vongphachanh

Association: fuel supply will be normalised in the near future

Residents of Vientiane are concerned about another fuel shortage with several petrol stations in the city being closed since Monday.However, the concerned sectors have issued reassurances that fuel will soon be available in sufficient quantities to meet daily demands. The fuel shortage has occurred at ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth

Laos Government to Resolve Debt, Fuel, Currency Crises

The commitment to stabilizing the economy was one of 13 issues the cabinet identified as requiring immediate attention during a two-day open government meeting that ended on Friday.The government resolved to use various means to try to solve the problem of public debt, especially debt created by ...

Latsamy Phonevilay

Khamsavath Station in Vientiane Capital Ready to Operate Soon

The new railway station is part of an extension of the cross-border Laos-Thailand Railway connecting Thailand’s Nong Khai with Thanaleng Station in Vientiane Capital. The new station at Khamsavath will allow passengers from Thailand to travel by train to inner Vientiane. The project is being ...

Manyphone Vongphachanh

Nam Theun 1 Hydropower Board confirmed that the leakage of the dam does not affect the dam and is still 100% safe.

Recently, the society is paying attention to the Nam Theun 1 hydroelectric dam and there is concern about the subsequent problems regarding the various dam breaks because there is news that people have found that Nam Theun 1 dam has seeped water. In response to ...

The transformation of Laos from land-locked to land-linked

As the only landlocked country in South East Asia, Laos depends on neighbouring countries’ infrastructure to import and transport its goods. As a result, the success or failure of Laos depends on the efficiency of these countries’ infrastructure networks. Laos’ international logistics system largely depends ...

Souksakhone Phengsavath

Lao fishermen return to Malaysia, despite risks

Thousands of Laotians are once again leaving their home country to work in the Malaysian fishing industry, where they are susceptible to abuse from employers due to their illegal status. The Lao Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare estimated that about 2,000 Laotians had recently ...

Souphatta

Inflation in Laos Reaches 22-Year High as Economic Crisis Worsens

Inflation continues to spiral out of control in Laos, with the country’s Statistics Bureau announcing this week that the country’s year-on-year inflation had risen to a 22-year high of 23.6 percent in June. According to a report in the state-run Vientiane Times, the consumer price index ...

Sebastian Strangio

Geothermal Power to Generate Over USD 600 Million Annually for Laos

The Lao Development and Investment Co., Ltd. (LDIC), the Canadian GEIOS Company and the Wealth Power Group of Vietnam (WPC) have recently signed a joint venture agreement in Vietnam on a geothermal energy development project in Laos. By signing a cooperation agreement on 23 June ...

Manyphone Vongphachanh

Mekong dams must release less water in dry season to preserve habitats, experts say

Abnormally high-water levels in the Mekong River at the end of May indicate that dams on the river must release less water during the dry season to protect the ecosystem, experts said at an online panel Monday. Rain levels during the dry season this year have ...

Eugene Whong

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