Crop growing project to replace opium poppies launched
A Lao-Chinese project that will encourage people in Phongsaly province to grow agricultural crops instead of opium poppies has been launched, at an estimated cost of 161 million yuan. An agreement on the project was signed last week in Seo Chai village, Yot Ou district, ...
Officials wipe out opium poppy crops in Luang Namtha, Xieng Khuang
LUANG NAMTHA, Laos (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Luang Namtha authorities recently destroyed 17 hectares of opium poppies growing in eight villages of Long district in the far northern province.Deputy Head of the district Public Security Office, Major Sinnakone Khounvongphom, told Vientiane Times on Friday that district ...