The Nation

Battling swine fever, Laos grateful for Thai help

The Lao government has thanked Thailand for sending disinfection equipment to help contain an outbreak of African swine fever in Salavane province.Department of Livestock Development director-general Sorawit Thanito said on Sunday his counterpart in the Lao Department of Livestock and Fisheries had sent a letter ...

The Nation editors

KBank’s Lao unit helps finance Bangkok Chain group for construction of hospital in Vientiane

As part of its continual support for investment in Laos, Kasikornthai Bank Ltd, Lao PDR, has offered a financial facility to Bangkok Chain Hospital (BCH), a listed Thai company, for the construction of the 254-bed Kasemrad International Hospital Vientiane, which is scheduled to be operational ...

The Nation

12 Lao women rescued from prostitution at Thai-Malaysia border

Officials raided a karaoke bar in Narathiwat’s Sungai Kolok district on Monday night and rescued 12 Lao women from prostitution.The raid against the Relax Pub in the border town was carried out at 8.30pm by officials from the Provincial Administration Department and Department of Special ...

The Nation

MOU SIGNING Thai, Lao central banks enhance cooperation

The Bank of Thailand and the Bank of Laos PDR have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on cooperation in the areas of financial innovation and payments systems in Chiang Rai yesterday after the meeting of the 5th Asean Finance Ministers’ and Central Governors’ Meeting ...

The Nation

Can Laos afford to be the ‘Battery of Asia’?

Critics warn of hidden costs in forging ahead with more damsTHE DEBATE over Laos’ strategy to become the “Battery of Asia” continues months after the deadly disaster at the Xe Pian-Xe Namnoy hydropower dam, even as the Lao government keeps building more dams. Despite the ...

Pratch Rujivanarom

Compensation talks begin for Lao dam disaster victims

LAO AUTHORITIES say negotiations have begun over compensation for the victims of last summer’s Xe Pian-Xe Nam Noy Dam collapse, but environmental activists and rights campaigners want the dam’s backers to do more than just pay out money – they should help restore their livelihoods, ...


Lao flood victims battle dengue, malnutrition

SIX MONTHS AFTER the Xe Pian-Xe Namnoi hydropower dam in southern Laos triggered floods that swept them from their homes, survivors are now suffering from dengue fever and malnutrition.More ...


Laos' dam disaster victims stare at uncertain future

Fears linger for livelihoods as new villages being built for Lao victims may not be suitable for agricultureTHE VICTIMS of the Xi Pian-Xe Namnoi Dam collapse may not be able to return to their normal lives any time soon because the locations of their new ...

Pratch Rujivanarom 

Left to fend for themselves

Victims of Xe Pian-Xe Namnoy dam collapse in Laos languish in shelters, staring at an uncertain future.Even six months after the collapse of the Xe Pian-Xe Namnoy shelters dam, which washed away numerous homes in southern Laos, the victims are still having to live in ...


Tap water business booming in Laos

THE TAP-WATER business in Laos’ top tourist destination Luang Prabang has enormous potential for growth due to the rapid expansion of tourism, a high-speed rail project in the works and high demand for water utilities across the country, according to Exim Bank and Thai investors ...


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