Bangkok Post

Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam may face severe drought

PHANOM PENH: Severe to extreme drought is expected to hit the four lower Mekong River Basin countries of Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam from now until January, threatening agricultural production, experts warned Tuesday.The Mekong River Commission, in a statement, said the drought has so far ...


Laos hydropower plant begins operation

A major hydropower plant built in Laos has started commercial operation.With two power stations, the Nam Ngiep 1 plant generates about 1.6 billion kilowatt-hours of energy per year, Japanese utility Kansai Electric Power Co said on Friday.Nam Ngiep 1 Power Co, the operator of the ...


Laos urged to speed up energy transfer to Cambodia

Cambodia has asked Laos to speed up the transmission of energy to the kingdom under a deal signed earlier this year.In March, the Electricite du Cambodge (EDC) signed an agreement to purchase 200 MW from Laos from 2019 to 2021.Cambodian Commerce Minister Pan Sorasak urged ...

Khmer Times

Lao girl's escape leads to arrest of sex trafficking suspect

A major suspect in a transnational human trafficking operation has been arrested at a border karaoke bar in Narathiwat, and several Lao girls rescued from the flesh trade.The woman’s apprehension followed the escape of a Lao girl forced into prostitution, who returned to her home ...


Laos highway projects to boost Asean travel

Travelling across Asean is likely to get easier thanks to the Lao government’s plan to build an expressway and three motorways covering more than 1,700 kilometres which will link the country with China and Vietnam.The country needs at least 283 billion baht to fulfil its ...


Laos to give data to prevent Isan floods 

Laos has agreed in principle to provide data and information about water resources and management plans involving the Mekong River directly to Thai authorities to assess the water situation and take action to prevent floods in eight northeastern provinces. More ...

Post Reporters

UN calls for economic help for Laos

As a transit country, Thailand should play a significant role in helping the neighbouring landlocked country of Laos improve their economic growth to achieve the goals of the 10-year-Vienna Programme of Action (VPoA) for Landlocked Developing Countries for the Decade 2014-2024, according to the programme’s ...


Hoya to build HDD glass substrate plant in Laos

PHNOM PENH: Japanese optical glass maker Hoya Corp will build a huge plant in Laos to manufacture glass substrates for hard disk drives in response to growing demand from ballooning global data traffic.More ...


Improved Thai-Lao border trade sought in Vientiane 

Thailand and Laos aim to increase bilateral cooperation in three areas — politics and security, the economy, and society and development — at the 3rd Joint Cabinet Retreat (JCR) on Thursday in Vientiane, More ...


Laos 'might need a push' to take full advantage of border crossing

Phayao: Despite the upgrading of Ban Huak crossing in Phu Sang district to a permanent border checkpoint, only local residents are currently allowed to travel across the border to Laos. Wiroon Sitthuwong,More ...


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