Laos to supply electricity to Cambodia in energy deal

8 December 2018, 9:50 am

The energy deal was signed in Vientiane on Wednesday during the visit of a Cambodian delegation that included Prime Minister Hun Sen, the Khmer Times reported on Friday. Provinces near the border with Laos, including Preah Vihear, Stung Treng, Ratanakkiri and Kratie, will be supplied electricity pro... Read More »

BOCHK acquires Laos branch

5 December 2018, 1:19 am

Bank of China is to acquire a branch in Laos from its parent Bank of China for approximately 561 million yuan .The proposed branch transfer in Vientiane, the capital of Laos, is part of a restructuring exercise of the group in the Asean region, BOCHK said.BOC's Vientiane branch was incorporated ... Read More »

Setting the Stage for Dien Bien Phu

4 December 2018, 4:10 pm

Outmaneuvered by Vo Nguyen Giap during the Viet Minh invasion of Laos in 1953, the French drew all the wrong lessons. The young Vietnamese general had been bloodied in 1952, but he learned a valuable lesson from his failure.... Read More »

Centara strikes management deal for three new hotels in Laos

4 December 2018, 7:02 am

Management agreements have been signed between Centara, a leading hotel operator in Thailand, and the Asia Investment, Development & Construction Sole Co. Ltd , a well-established enterprise in Laos.... Read More »

Fence built along China-Laos railway to protect wild elephants

3 December 2018, 7:13 am

Builders are establishing a fence along a newly completed section of a railway to connect China with Laos in efforts to protect wild elephants. China Railway's Kunming bureau said on Monday that the fence will be extended to 36 km long in valley areas, where a tunnel group on the railway was com... Read More »

1st bridge beam erected along China-Laos railway

2 December 2018, 5:12 am

On the occasion of the 43rd anniversary of National Day of Lao People's Democratic Republic, the first China-Laos Railway T-shaped concrete beam was successfully erected at the site of China Railway No.2 Engineering Group in Lao capital Vientiane on Sunday. The successful erection of the first s... Read More »

Lao medics partner with Thai university to battle bile duct cancer

1 December 2018, 2:03 pm

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. The project, titled "Fighting cholangiocarcinoma in the Lao PDR", aims to provide better treatment and care of patients with bile duct c... Read More »

Chemical pollution of river causes alarm in Laos capital

1 December 2018, 12:47 am

Chemicals released into a river by a Chinese-owned banana farm near the Lao capital Vientiane killed over 300 kg of fish in November, prompting warnings by authorities to local villagers not to bathe or fish in the polluted stream, sources in the country say. The release, which occurred between Nov.... Read More »

Secretary's Remarks: Lao People's Democratic Republic National Day

30 November 2018, 6:35 pm

On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, we send our congratulations on Laos' National Day to President Bounnhang Vorachit and the people of Laos. Our Comprehensive Partnership and Laos' role as the U.S. Country Coordinator for ASEAN continues to strengthen our ties and y... Read More »

On BRI, China must listen

30 November 2018, 9:51 am

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha inspects a model of the proposed Thai-Sino high-speed railway between Bangkok and Nakhon Ratchasima at the construction inauguration ceremony one year ago. In the aftermath of a tense Asean-led summit season, it is clear now that the United States and China are engag... Read More »

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