The Laotian Times

Remote Learning Difficulty Leads to Push for Vaccination of Children

Low internet penetration and other issues, including budget constraints, have made the transition to online education difficult for students and teachers at public schools. Now, authorities hope that after opening vaccinations to children from 12 to 17 years, schools could soon re-open for in-person education. Keep ...

Latsamy Phonevilay

Vientiane-Hanoi expressway under study

The Lao and Vietnamese governments are considering the feasibility of building an expressway linking Vientiane to Hanoi, with assistance from the government of Japan. The first route would run through Vientiane-Pakxan-Viengthong-Thanh Thuy-Hanoi over a distance of 725 kilometres, of which 355km would be in Laos. ...

Phomphong Laoin

Vientiane Capital Signs Off On Flood Protection Project and Public Park

The second phase of a flood protection embankment along the Mekong River in Vientiane Capital is to commence next month. The eight-kilometer embankment will commence in Sisattanak District and continue into Hatsayfong District, with a public park to be constructed during the final stage of ...

Phayboune Thanabouasy

New Indicative Ending Date Set for Sanakham Dam Consultation

An MRC governance meeting has agreed to a new indicative date to conclude the prior consultation process of the 684-megawatt Sanakham dam.The Joint Committee also agreed to a revised road map to carry out the prior consultation process, following a special session of the Joint ...

Latsamy Phonevilay

Harnessing Technology to Manage Flood, Drought Risks in Lower Mekong Basin

Earlier this year the MRC and Korea Development Institute (KDI) launched a joint research project under the 2020-2021 Knowledge Sharing Programme (KSP). The project aims to demonstrate how high-tech solutions can support Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand, and Viet Nam minimize the impact of flood and ...

Laotian Times

Housing Complete for Villagers Displaced by Nam Thuen 1 Hydropower Project

The Nam Theun 1 Hydropower Project has handed over new homes to residents who have been affected by the project. Some 88 new homes are now ready to house displaced people and families impacted by the hydropower project in Bolikhamxay Province.The new homes are located ...

Phayboune Thanabouasy

Chinese Investors Propose Laos-China-Vietnam Triangle Development

Authorities in Phongsaly Province have approved a feasibility study for the development and construction of a new Special Economic Zone at the borders of Laos, China, and Vietnam. The Chinese firm will survey a total of 250 square kilometers of land, including 100 square kilometers of ...

Phayboune Thanabouasy

China Remains the Largest Foreign Investor in Laos

China remains the largest foreign investor in Laos, undertaking a total of 813 projects worth USD 16 billion. “China also plays a significant role in special economic zone investments, with the Lao government having authorized 89 projects worth over USD 215 million,” Mr. Sonexay Siphandone ...

Phayboune Thanabouasy

Laos Hopes to Pay Off USD 14 Billion Debt by 2025

Minister of Finance, Bounchom Ubonpaseuth spoke at the National Assembly’s ninth legislature recently, saying that the country plans to pay debts (foreign debt to the tune of USD 13 billion and domestic debt of USD 900 million) over the next five years, from 2021-2025, and ...

Latsamy Phonevilay

Authorities Clarify Protest by Myanmar Laborers in SEZ

The Golden Triangle Special Economic Zone (SEZ) went into lockdown on Friday following the confirmation of community spread after some local workers left the zone. Authorities of the Golden Triangle Special Economic Zone (SEZ) have issued a statement regarding a protest by laborers from Myanmar. The protest ...

Phayboune Thanabouasy

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