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, ...
Xieng Khuang resumes battle against opium poppy cultivation
VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Xieng Khuang provincial authorities are attempting to stamp out the cultivation of opium poppies after local officials reported an increase in the number of illicit plantations in several districts.Opium poppies have been found growing in seven districts of Xieng Khuang province. ...