The Nation

Lao medics partner with Thai university to battle bile duct cancer

A new project is underway at the Lao Tropical and Public Health Institute to improve the treatment of bile duct cancer in Laos and reduce the number of fatalities. More ...

Vientiane Times

KBank ready to tap Lao mobile bank

KASIKORNBANK Plc (KBank) plans to boost its business in Laos by applying for a new licence for mobile banking and digital platform to drive its year-on-year growth to 15 per cent in 2019, Pattanapong Tansomboon, KBank’s first senior vice president, said recently.More ...


KBank eyes business expansion in Laos

As part of the key strategy to expand businesses within AEC+3, KBank is now ready to tap into Lao PDR through numerous services and local partnership arrangements, the company said in a press release issued on Friday.For 2019, targets have been set to bolster loans ...

The Nation

ONYX announces second Amari property in Laos

ONYX Hospitality Group, one of the region’s leading hotel management companies, on Tuesday announced a management agreement with Laos-based Asia Investment, Development & Construction Sole (AIDC) to develop a new-build Amari hotel in the centre of Vientiane.AIDC is an investment and construction joint venture led ...

The Nation editor

Region unprepared for emerging meth epidemic

Last week, Vientiane played host to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime’s High Level Conference on Transnational Organised Crime in Laos and the Mekong Region. The UNODC brought together senior Lao officials, international partners, and select experts from neighbouring Mekong countries.The conference agenda was focused ...

John Coyne

More talk on Pak Bang Dam, but is anyone listening?

THE THAI delegation at a meeting this week on a third dam planned for the Lower Mekong River at Pak Bang in Laos urged the Chinese project developer, Datang Corp, to conduct a transboundary study to resolve outstanding issues.More ...

The Nation

Laos faces structural issues despite robust expansion

LAOS IS STILL grappling with several challenges and pending issues impeding macroeconomic development despite robust expansion of the country’s economy when compared to regional peers.Macroeconomic instability remains a worry even though Laos’s economic growth rate has been relatively high compared to that of other Asean ...

Vientiane Times

Tourism industry fuels economic growth in Laos

The Lao tourism industry is not only playing a significant role in boosting economic growth, but is also creating a huge number of job opportunities for local people, experts have noted. The United Nations’ World Travel and Tourism Council unveiled its latest report recently, which indicated ...

Somsack Pongkhao

Lao govt urged to hasten privatisation of ailing state units

LAO economists have urged the government to accelerate the privatisation of state enterprises that have been underperforming, as part of measures to improve its financial position.Economists at the Lao National Economic Research Institute made the recommendation in their March economic update, aiming to help the ...

The Nation

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