The Laotian Times

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

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

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

Laos Government Allows Foreign Legal Businesses to Survey Land

A recent announcement from the ministry states that the Decision applies to individuals, legal entities, and organizations being operated in Laos by foreigners, stateless persons, and foreign-Lao nationals. Lao nationals can conduct land use rights business, land surveying services, land price evaluation, and other land-related services ...

Manyphone Vongphachanh

Nam Ngum 1 Dam Begins Operating New Extension

The existing dam has been extended to the side, and a new power plant extension with an installed capacity of 40 megawatts was constructed. The electrical and mechanical equipment now has a total installed capacity of 275 megawatts.The ceremony beginning the operation of the new ...

Manyphone Vongphachanh

Thai Court Shoots Down 10-year-old Case Against Laos’s Xayaburi Dam

The Supreme Administrative Court of Thailand dismissed a decade-long case by activists, which claimed that the power purchase by Thailand’s Electricity Generating Authority (EGAT) from Laos’s Xayaburi Dam was causing significant harm to the environment and the livelihoods of people residing along the Mekong River. ...

Amrita Paul

Investing in Ethnic Midwives to Protect Maternal Health, UNFPA

Vida is a 28-year-old midwife from the Akha community who is proud of her role in ensuring women in Lao PDR realize positive maternal health outcomes. Based at Long District hospital in Luang Namtha province, this Akha midwife graduated from the Oudomxay UNFPA-MOH supported midwifery ...

Manyphone Vongphachanh

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