The Laotian Times

Laos Suspends Power Supply to Cryptocurrency Mining Businesses

Electricite du Laos (EDL) has announced that it will no longer supply electricity to cryptocurrency mining operations in Laos, citing long-term outstanding debts.The notice, issued by EDL on Wednesday, states that Laos experienced drought conditions during the first six months of 2023, with extreme heat causing ...

Manyphone Vongphachanh

Nong Khang Airport Sees its First Successful Aircraft Landing

The Nong Khang Airport has been under construction since 2013 and is built according to safety standards set by the Department of Civil Aviation (MOS 2009) and international standards (ICAO). This airport has reference code 3C (Aerodrome Code 3C) and could accommodate 70-100-seat aircraft, such ...

Phontham Visapra

Fire in Phou Phanang Forest Contained After Nine Grueling Days

The fire, which was caused by agricultural burning in the area, had spread to 17 different villages in the Sangthong district, causing damage to an area of around 120 hectares of woodland.Around 600 people, including officials and local residents, were mobilized on 20 March to ...

Jonathan Meadley

National Industrial Park Launched in Cooperation With Asia-Potash International

The government and SINO-AGRI International Potash Co., Ltd. (SINO-KCL) signed the MOU in Vientiane, indicating that the government-enterprise cooperation project is about to get off the ground after more than one year’s preparation. The project aims to promote industrialization, urbanization and investment in Laos while modernizing ...

Advertorial Desk

Cassava Boom Leading to Deforestation, Air Pollution in Laos

The demand for cassava has seen it become the most profitable agricultural product in Laos, as demonstrated by the country’s February trade figures: cassava was the leading export item, with figures totaling USD 85 million. Laos exports most of its cassava to Thailand and Vietnam, where ...

Manyphone Vongphachanh

Laos Marked as “Country of Concern” for Food Security

According to the report, around 71,000 people had severe acute food insecurity, while 1.4 people were estimated to have moderate levels of food insecurity.Laos was marked as a “country of concern” in August last year after being threatened by food insecurity, according to a 2022 ...

Jonathan Meadley

Burning, Logging Rife in Phou Khao Khouay National Park

According to the tourists, who spoke with Laotian Times on condition of anonymity, areas of the park are being cleared for farming and other activities. The photographs show large stretches of land that have been fenced off and destroyed in preparation for agricultural planting.Phou Khao Khouay National ...

Latsamy Phonevilay

Laos Records Lowest Year-on-Year Trade Deficit of USD 13 Million in January

The trade deficit in Laos soared to USD 233 million in September 2022 but has been decreasing steadily since then.The overall value of trade in Laos was USD 935 billion in January this year, with USD 461  million in exports and USD 474 million in imports, according ...

Manyphone Vongphachanh

Govt. Unveils Data Management System for Digital Birth Registration

The government of Laos has introduced a digital central data management system to collect population data in the country. Ministry of Home Affairs launched the Electronic Registration and Vital Statistics System (eCRVS) at a meeting in February to analyze the data on births, deaths, marriages, and ...

Manyphone Vongphachanh

Laos And China Sign MoU to Research Development of Artificial Intelligence

The Research Institute for Smart Technology, Ministry of Technology and Communications (MoTC) of Laos together with the Chongqing College of Electronic Engineering in China signed an MoU to discuss the possibility of further developing AI and Big Data.On 24 February, an online conference was held ...

Jonathan Meadley

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