The Laotian Times

Laos to Develop Solar Power for Export in Champasack Province

The LaotianTimes-  The Government of Laos has signed an agreement with Muang Khong Clean Energy to build a solar power plant at Khong District, Champasack Province. The project has now completed a feasibility study, and will become the first installation in Laos to export solar ...

Phayboune Thanabouasy

Luang Prabang 11th in Architectural Digest Top 20 Places to Travel in 2020

Laos’s Luang Prabang ranks 11th in a list of top 20 places to travel in 2020, published by Architectural Digest.Architectural Digest publishes its list of top travel destinations every year. To be included in the list, a travel destination must be appealing to architecture and ...

Jasmina Yap

Vietnam to Import More Energy from Laos

Vietnam has decided to import an additional 200 MW of electricity from Laos next year amid possible power shortages.The country’s decision comes amid concerns that it may suffer energy shortages from 2020.Vietnam’s Ministry of Industry and Trade estimated that the country would experience a shortage ...

Taejun Kang

LVMC (Kolao) Acquires GMS Trading in Laos, Eyes New Business

LVMC Holdings, formerly known as Kolao Holdings, has announced that it acquired 100 percent shares in GMS Trading Sole in Laos for USD 357,623. The move is aimed at pursuing “new business,” the company explained without providing further details.GMS Trading enjoys businesses in real-estate development ...

Taejun Kang

Kuang Si Falls Named in List of Best Overseas Attractions for Japanese Tourists

Laos’s Kuang Si Falls in Luang Prabang has been named as one of 50 best overseas attractions for Japanese tourists in 2019, a recent survey has shown.The falls ranked 26th in the list of 50 most popular destinations for Japanese tourists in 2019 compiled by ...

Taejun Kang

SEA Games 2019: Laos Scores First Gold Medal in Kickboxing

Laos has clinched its first gold medal in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games after beating Indonesia in the men’s 60 kg Low Kick final kickboxing match.In the match held on December 10, Lao kickboxer Taipanyavong Soukan beat Indonesian opponent Lumbantungkup Bonatua, according to a record on ...

Taejun Kang

Thailand Hopes to Attract Affluent Lao Tourists

Thailand will push health and wellness tourism and shopping to attract high-income tourists from Laos.The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) plans to team up with Thai private hospitals and Lao influencers to promote the medical segment to high-income Lao tourists, Bangkok Post reported.TAT will also partner with ...

Taejun Kang

Mekong River Turns Blue in Thakhek

The mighty Mekong River, normally a vast expanse of brown, has taken on a bluish hue, making it appear like seawater in some areas.Residents of both Thakhek in Laos, and Nakhon Phanom in Thailand, have noted the blue color of the Mekong River in recent ...

Jasmina Yap

Laos Engages International Rating Agencies for International Dollar Bond Debut

The Lao Government has engaged Standard Chartered, JP Morgan, and Credit Suisse for its planned international US dollar bond debut.In December of 2015, Laos sold US$182m worth of dollar bonds in two tranches to institutional investors in Thailand and regularly issues sovereign bonds denominated in ...

Francis Savankham

Lao Telecom Launches Country’s First electronic SIM card Service

Lao Telecom has launched the country’s first eSIM activation service by teaming up with 10T Tech, an eSIM Solutions Company based in Hong Kong.The new service allows Lao smartphone owners with the latest Apple iPhones and iPads and Google Pixel 3a and 4 devices to ...

Taejun Kang

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