Laos Accused of Copy-Pasting Dam Impact Survey

20 September 2018, 3:12 pm

A fishing boat passes near a construction site of the Don Sahong dam, near the Cambodia-Laos border, June 20, 2016. An official impact assessment for a controversial new Lao dam on the Mekong river has been directly copied and pasted in parts from a previous project, a coalition of groups fighting t... Read More »

Thai firm signs 3-hotel deal in Laos

19 September 2018, 7:13 pm

Centara, a Thai hospitality group led by Suthikiati Chirathivat, board chairman , has signed a memorandum of understanding with Asia Investment, Development and Construction Co Ltd , an investment and construction company in Laos. The agreement paves the way for Centara to enter into management agre... Read More »

~ smile ~

18 September 2018, 7:08 am

Nothing fancy or glamour, it's just a shot of a hard working woman - one of the many faces of Laos, that I simply could not resist taking of this colourful Tai Dam market seller, paused from time to time in between making the sales. I thought she made an interesting subject of another ordinary h... Read More »

Disaster response cooperation a necessity

18 September 2018, 12:27 am

Aerial photo taken on Sept. 14, 2018 shows fishing boats returning to harbor at a fishing port in Sanya, south China's Hainan Province.... Read More »

Lao murder suspect arrested trying to flee back home

17 September 2018, 12:00 am

MUKDAHAN: A Lao national suspected of slaying a 67-year-old woman and her 12-year-old granddaughter in their house in Samut Prakan was arrested early Monday morning. The 22-year-old, identified only as Phu, was apprehended by immigration officials in front of a grocery store in Ban Na Po Noi, Muang ... Read More »

~ tranquil glow ~

15 September 2018, 12:40 pm

The charming town of Luang Prabang - the ancient royal capital of Laos and a UNESCO National Heritage Site, is surrounded by precipitous mountains at the junction of the Mekong and Nam Khan rivers. The town is famous for its elegant mix of traditional Laotian architecture and its distinctive French ... Read More »

Laos on alert for Typhoon Mangkhut

15 September 2018, 8:01 am

The north and central regions of Laos have been put on alert for heavy downpours after weather forecasters warned that Typhoon Mangkhut and Tropical Storm Barijat are expected to pass over Laos on coming Monday and Tuesday. Areas at high risk of damage from storm activity include the capital and the... Read More »

Add Laotian BBQ food from Kra Z Kaia s in Corona to your culinary bucket list

14 September 2018, 6:24 pm

I believe that Kra Z Kai's is the first Inland Empire restaurant to serve the cuisine of land-locked Laos, which is located north and east of Thailand and is also close to Vietnam and Cambodia. It's a little-known fact that Laotians eat more sticky rice than any other population in the world... Read More »

The flora of Laos

13 September 2018, 12:38 am

Located on the west side of the Mekong River opposite the Lao heritage town Luang Prabang is Pha Tad Ke Botanical Garden. Opened around a year ago, the garden collects Lao plant species with the aim to conserve Laos' rich biodiversity and traditional ethnobotanical knowledge.... Read More »

Laos facing food security challenges following extreme weather

12 September 2018, 12:33 am

Laos' attempts to strengthen food security are facing major challenges after almost 600 irrigation projects were affected by heavy flooding during tropical storms Son-tinh and Bebinca last month. The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry reported that storms flooded low-lying areas in six norther... Read More »

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