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VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - A Chinese company is beginning construction of a more than US$200-million tourism complex at the disused airfield in Vangvieng district, one of the top tourist destinations in Laos. The government has agreed for the developer, the Lao Yijin Group Co, Ltd to carry out ...
The Lao government has approached Thailand for financial support for the construction of a new bridge connecting the two countries. Vientiane had forwarded ... The construction cost is estimated at 3.8 billion baht, with Thailand spending 2.6 billion baht and Laos taking care of the rest. It will link with Road ...

In July, the Thai government required tougher checks on documented workers and jail time for the undocumented. Thailand's construction, fishing, and domestic sectors had long been a favored destination for Laotian workers, who could earn almost double in monthly wages working in Thailand compared ...
Laos has attracted substantial foreign investment in recent years, which has contributed to a surge in the establishment of legal entities, both local and foreign. However, the Lao government has noted that a number of legal entities have not actually been operating business activities in the country, nor have ...
Separately, he said the Laotian government will likely approve the bank's application to open a representative office there in the next 1-2 months after the bank's first overseas representative office was opened in Myanmar last year. Cambodia and Vietnam are the bank's next targets for such offices, said Mr ...
Tourists enjoy zip-lining at Tad Khameud waterfall, a popular visitor attraction on the Bolaven Plateau in Laos. Phoonsab ... The government has assigned a team from the National Economic Research Institute to study the potential of Pakxong district and identify the main targets for development.

The leader affirmed that the Vietnamese Party and Government always attach importance to its comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership with China. .... The media in Laos on February 6 ran a series of articles highlighting the success of the 40th meeting of the Vietnam-Laos Inter-governmental ...
He affirmed that the Communist Party of Vietnam, the State, government and people of Vietnam always give the highest priority to the enhancement of the traditional friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation with Laos, considering these as priceless and vital for their countries' ...
boats dock on the bank of the Mekong River in northern Laos early last year at the planned construction site for the Pak Beng dam. ... Chheang Hong, a representative of the Cambodian government to the MRC, said in an email that while the guidelines are a step towards cooperation between member ...
Embattled Chinese casino operator Zhao Wei has cried foul over the "transnational criminal organization" (TCO) tag that the U.S. government gave his company. Laos' King Romans Casino co-owner decries 'transnational criminal' tag "A hegemonic act of ulterior motives" was how Zhao Wei, co-owner of ...
Casino operator Zhao Wei (L), a Chinese national who operates in Laos, conducts an interview with a local Lao television reporter, Feb. 4, 2018. ... Furthermore, our government is also monitoring the venue," A Lao official of the Bokeo Province administration told RFA's Lao Service on Monday. Reported by ...
PM Phuc will visit the Embassy of Vietnam in Laos and attend the Lunar New Year (Tet) programme with the embassy's staff and representatives of the Vietnamese community in Laos. PMs Phuc and Sisoulith will co-chair the 40th meeting of the Vietnam-Laos Inter-governmental Committee on February 5, ...
Following that visit, the Lao government has adopted work plans to enhance China-Laos cooperation including plans to realize successful outcomes of the state visit to Laos by the Chinese president. China and Laos, close neighbors with high complementarity in development, have been enjoying fruitful ...
The two-story house that had been the residence of the French governor general in Laos, Paul Blanchard de la Brosse, seemed an ideal place to establish the workshop. They flew to Versailles to talk to the owners-in-exile, and the government granted a lease. They began with three Laotian weavers.
He will be accompanied by a high-ranking government delegation, as guests of Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith, added the ministry. Vietnam and Laos have enjoyed close-knit traditional friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation. Trade between Laos and Vietnam topped 900 ...
Earlier, Thongloun was among the 10 Heads of State or government of the Association of Southeast Asia Nations (Asean) members who attended this year's Republic Day celebrations here as guests of honour, a first in independent India's history. The Laos leader, who arrived here on Wednesday, ...
Other illegal wildlife trafficking incidents in Laos in recent years have involved tigers, long-tailed macaques, elephant tusks and ivory, turtles, snakes, tigers, and pangolins, also known as scaly anteaters. A memo sent on Jan. 5, by the Lao prime minister's office to various government departments has called ...

But New Delhi now wants a more ambitious highway leading to Vietnam through Cambodia and Laos, the government is considering beefing up its financial assistance. Related stories. Modi backs India-Myanmar-Thailand highway's IndoChina extension · Flashing cash, China spearheads Mekong ...
"Under this decree, the state controls the non-profit civil sectors in Laos," Robertson said at the time, noting that articles in the law contradict the Lao government's ratification of the international covenant on civil and political rights, which sets out standards on freedom of associations and peaceful public ...
Removing all obstacles towards Vietnamese investments in Laos and the two countries' joint projects will be among Vietnam's priorities in further riveting co-operation with its western neighbour this year. At a meeting organised a few days ago between the government and Vietnam-Laos Co-operation ...
As a result, these dams generate little government revenue in the near term. A national grid, however, could generate US$400 million a year through Wheeling charges, provided that it remains sovereign property of the government. Laos also has substantial wind and solar potential, which peaks in the dry ...
We hope Thailand, its neighbouring countries, and counterparts in Africa will build on this arrest and tear Hydra completely apart." The Bachs allegedly supply Vixay Keosavang, South-East Asia's most prominent wildlife dealer, who is based out of reach in Laos. The US government put up a $1m reward to ...
In a report released last year, the World Wildlife Fund listed three tiger farms now operating in Laos, with one located in Khammouane's Thakhek district, one in ... 5, 2018 by the Lao prime minister's office to various government departments now calls for better protection of the country's wildlife and improved ...
VIENTIANE, Jan. 20 (Xinhua) -- The Lao government has welcomed the arrival of the newly appointed United Nations children's Fund (UNICEF) representative, in anticipation of closer cooperation in the implementation of the national socio-economic development plan, local media reported Saturday.
These pandas were likely destined for the exotic pet trade, which is largely carried out online to avoid detection. Mr Mabin said Laos is one of the major gateways for illegal wildlife smuggling in Asia. "The Laos government is making efforts to get this problem under control, but unfortunately their resources ...
Chiang Rai - Representatives from Datang (Lao) Pak Beng Hydropower Co Ltd and the Lao government yesterday met in Chiang Rai with the Network of Thai people in Eight Mekong Provinces and other local people that could be affected by the Pak Beng dam. At the end of the meeting, local people ...
This comes after an official working visit to Laos by a delegation of senior government officials of the Slovak Republic led by the Minister of finance, Peter Kazimir. The official visit of a Slovakian delegation from Monday to Thursday for the Laos-Slovak Business Forum aims to enhance friendship and boost ...
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc chairs a meeting with the Vietnam-Laos Cooperation Committee, relevant ministries and sectors on January 13. ... fields, he said, asking relevant sides to effectively coordinate to carefully prepare for the 40th meeting of the Vietnam-Laos Inter-governmental Committee for ...
These projects add to the regional connectedness efforts that Laos has already made with Thailand and Myanmar. The first Lao-Thai Friendship Bridge, which was partially financed by the Australian government, began operations in 1994. Four international bridges over the Mekong now connect Laos' ...
As work progresses on a high-speed railway linking Laos with China, Beijing is pouring billions of dollars in aid and investment into its poorer neighbor ... Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has urged government ministries and other departments to efficiently spend a 5.2 billion yuan (U.S. $800 million) ...
However, authorities in southern Laos' Attapeu province continue to turn up caches of illegally logged timber, despite a pledge by the governor to eradicate the trade when he took over administration of the region in November from his predecessor, who was removed because of ties to timber smuggling.
However, authorities in southern Laos' Attapeu province continue to turn up caches of illegally logged timber, despite a pledge by the governor to eradicate the trade when he took over administration of the region in November from his predecessor, who was removed because of ties to timber smuggling.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc met with his counterparts from China, Thailand, Laos and Cambodia on the sideline of the second Mekong - Lancang ... Phuc took the occasion to thank the Thai government for creating conditions for the Vietnamese community in Thailand to settle down and contribute to ...
At the second Lancang-Mekong Cooperation (LMC) leaders' meeting here on Wednesday, Chinese premier Li Keqiang announced that China will provide another 7 billion yuan (1.08 billion U.S. dollars) in government concessional loans to Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. He also ...
On the fifth anniversary of the enforced disappearance of Lao civil society leader Sombath Somphone, we, the undersigned organizations, express outrage at the Lao government's failure to independently, impartially, effectively, and transparently investigate Sombath's disappearance, reveal his ...
The Foreign Secretary told the Commons that the UK was on hand to help the Laos government bring the "appalling trade" to an end. His comments came after a Mail on Sunday investigation found tiger farms were "flourishing" in the country, despite assurances that they were being shut down. Tiger parts ...
More important are the Lao regime's ties with Vietnam, forged during the IndoChina war, and memories of China's efforts from 1979-1985 to foment an anti-government rebellion among Hmong tribal holdouts in Laos. Indeed, the 10th Lao People's Revolutionary Party Congress in early 2016 saw the quiet ...
Leeber Leebouapao from the National Economic Research Institute told Vientiane Times that the further progress of mega projects would serve as the main driver for economic growth amid the government's revenue shortfall. "Laos is a small country ... just four or five mega projects can drive the nation's ...
Five years ago, Shui-Meng Ng and her husband, Sombath Somphone, were driving their car through Vientiane. It was on that day that he disappeared. Security camera footage at a checkpoint showed police officers stopping his Jeep. Sombath, a well-known civil society leader, is shown getting out of his ...
"Five years on, Sombath's 'disappearance' highlights the glaring problems of enforced disappearance, widespread rights violations, and the culture of impunity protecting government officials in Laos," said Phil Robertson, deputy Asia director. "The government needs to end its cover-up and explain what ...
The 40th meeting of the Vietnam-Laos Inter-governmental Committee, scheduled to take place in Laos on February 4 and 5, will review the ... Nguyen Xuan Phuc will lead a high-ranking delegation of the Vietnamese government to the event at the invitation of his Lao counterpart Thongloun Sisoulith.
VIENTIANE, Jan. 14 (Xinhua) -- The United States has handed over more equipment for the clearance of unexploded ordnance (UXO) in Laos, to prevent local residents from being injured, disabled or killed, local online newspaper Vientiane Times reported on Sunday. The U.S. government provided ...
Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh and Lao Foreign Minister Saleumxay Kommasith co-chaired the fourth Vietnam-Laos ministerial-level ... FM Minh asked the Lao government to continue providing support for Vietnamese nationals living in the country, especially in procedures on ...
The last Western journalist to visit the region, Spanish documentary maker David Bariain, walked six days through the dense vegetation of the Laotian jungle to reach the camp of the Hmong Chaofa. They are possibly the last group to continue some sort of resistance to the government and even cherish ...
The decision led to a civil war, between the communist political movement of Pathet Lao ("The Lao People") and the Royal Lao government, that lasted more than 20 years. Attempts by the Paris peace Accords of 1973 to stop the fighting failed because the ceasefire was broken in 1975 by the Pathet Lao.
He also affirmed that Lao authorities and relevant ministries and sectors would create more favourable condition for the project's deployment. For his part, Van Luu, Director General of Quang Tri Rubber Co. Ldt expressed his thanks for the Lao government for the signing of the project, pledging that his ...
For his part, Minister Long said the legal and judicial cooperative relations between Vietnam and Laos and particularly the justice ministries have been growing over the past 35 years thanks to regular experience exchanges in law building and enforcement, training, and encouragement of cooperation ...
She thanked the Vietnamese government and the judicial sector for their support to Laos, while asking the ministry to help Laos draft an amended law on enforcement of civil judgments and build its civil code. She called on justice departments of provinces bordering Laos to boost engagements and ...
A United Nations expert on child exploitation and trafficking is calling on the Laos government to boost welfare support for child victims, and increase regional cooperation to combat child trafficking. Maud De Boer-Buquicchio, a U.N. special rapporteur on the sale and sexual exploitation of children, made ...
There are an estimated 45,000 Catholics in Laos, according to a 2007 US government report on international religious freedom. But Cardinal Ling believes the true ... What's most important is that the Laotian Catholic community has strong unity, the cardinal points out repeatedly. It's necessary for a country ...


 

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