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To attract more tourists to the country, the government is trying to promote its tourism attractions around the country, hoping to increase the number of visitors in the lead up to "2018 Visit Laos Year". More than 4.8 million tourists are estimated to ...
Only seven months after Pope Francis' last consistory, he will create five new cardinals in June. He continues a pattern of finding cardinals at the peripheries of the world, from dioceses which have not traditionally had a cardinal.

Bangkok: Pope Francis has named Bishop Louis-Marie Ling Mangkhanekhoun, apostolic vicar of Pakse, as the first ever cardinal in the impoverished, repressed Communist nation of Laos, a country where Catholics make up only a tiny minority. After his ...
Meanwhile, Vietnam is also removing large amounts of Siamese rosewood from Laos, despite a largely effective ban put in place by the Laotian government. During a visit to Dong Ky, a wood processing village outside of Hanoi, EIA investigators were ...
Thongsuck Inthawong, Ban Huay Leuk village head, addresses his concerns over the Pack Dan Hydropower dam project. Chiang Rai - Residents living along ...
He also talked about Thailand's experiences with imports and exports, tax systems and foreign investment. The government is implementing its Eighth Five-Year National Socioeconomic Development Plan (NSEDP), which paves the way for Laos' graduation ...

Though the Laotian government has pledged to prioritize family planning and a number of development agencies are on board to offer support, the conference also provided a forum for those who sit on the front lines - provincial governors and health ...
LOCAL PEOPLE along the Mekong River in Thailand have expressed concerns over the Pak Bang dam in Laos and urged the Lao government to reconsider ...
Laos Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith says his government is working to address concerns surrounding the excessive use of chemicals on the country's banana crops.
Indeed, if there is one thing the development community has learned over the last 50 years is that government is not the only answer - and indeed is often part of the problem.
What's more, business people in Burma, Laos and Thailand might look forward to increased trade between their nations but they may find themselves squeezed out of their local economy if they're undercut by cheap goods flowing down the river from China.
Likewise, the Laotian government took out a loan to cover its 30 per cent equity of the US$5.8 billion Kunming-Vientiane rail link.
human rights groups have condemned harsh prison sentences and called for the release of three Lao migrant workers who posted critical comments on social ...
"By locking up dissidents for up to two decades, the Lao government has abandoned any pretense of compliance with the country's international human rights obligations," FIDH president Dimitris Christopoulos said in the statement.
Laos' new government, which took power last year, reportedly is packed with top leaders close to Vietnam. Meanwhile, those who wanted to tilt Laotian foreign policy toward China retired or did not take senior positions in the new, 2016 government ...
Last year, the Lao government banned the opening of new banana plantations after a state-backed institute reported that the intensive use of chemicals had sickened workers and polluted water sources.
Can Tho - Vietnam wants Lao to reconsider the Pak Beng hydropower project as its environmental impacts to the Mekong Delta will strike Vietnam, Cambodia ...

Two women from Southeast Asia are spending a month in Tukwila to learn more about government. Thipphaphone Douangsila, from Laos, and Alisa Rukbankerd, from Thailand, arrived in Tukwila on April 29 as part of the four-week long, Young Southeast ...
Three Lao workers arrested last year for criticizing their government on facebook while working in Thailand have been sentenced to lengthy prison terms, one of the workers' relatives said Tuesday, drawing condemnation from rights groups and calls for ...
Myanmar shares borders with China, India, Laos, Bangladesh and Thailand. The United ... October 20, 2007 - The UN General Assembly approves a resolution condemning a government crackdown and asking for the release of political protesters. May 2 ...
The Laotian 'secret war' war was fought between the Communist Pathet Lao and the Royal Lao government. The kingdom of Laos was a covert theatre for belligerents during the Vietnam War. The actual fighting in Laos involved the North Vietnamese army, ...
As head of the Communist Party, Xi is promoting global leadership in China's own image, emphasizing economic efficiency and government intervention. And China is corralling all manner of infrastructure projects under the plan's broad umbrella, without ...
The Laotian government plans to start building the dam by the end of this year and have it operational by 2024. The 912 MW project is expected to generate 4,700 GWh of electricity per year, of which 90 per cent will be sold to Thailand and the ...
Reuters reported that while the banana boom had brought economic benefits to the impoverished region, there was also strong concern at the use of chemicals - including the herbicide paraquat, which is banned in Laos. The government had already been ...
An exit strategy for babies born to Cambodian surrogates is still being ironed out by government officials, a month after guidelines to facilitate their safe passage from the Kingdom were announced.
He said the government set a goal of maintaining at least 40-percent forest cover over the next two decades. The mangroves are meant to help reach that ... Laos is trying to curb the problem by suspending logging permits. But Indonesian parliamentarian ...
He can sell it on, although other people in official capacities we meet on a week-long reporting trip to Laos say that the government banned the selling of scrap metal for profit some years ago. Nobody seems to know what's allowed and what's not.
Vang Vieng (Laos), May 14: As the sun beat down on Chinese workers driving bulldozers, four huge tractor-trailers rolled into a storage area here in Vang Vieng, a difficult three-hour drive over potholed roads from the capital of Laos, Vientiane. They ...
Anthony Bourdain spends most of his time in the landlocked Southeast Asian country of Laos digging through the tragic history of the Laotian civil war and its messy aftermath. This conflict is sometimes referred to as the secret war, because during ...
According to the statistics from Chinese government, in 2016, the import and export volume between China and Laos was 2.34 billion U.S.
A staggering 270 million bombs were dropped on Laos, during what became known as the secret war, because Americans were unaware of what was going on.
The payment for the contract is committed from the government of Laos and is payable based on milestones over a period of 7 years; 60 per cent is payable during the construction period.
The payment for the contract is committed from the government of Laos and payable based on milestones over a period of 7 years of which 60% is payable during the construction period.
There's no holding them back when government members from Manila describe what "the president wants," what "the president has done" and what "the president will do.
The payment for the contract is committed from the government of Laos and is payable based on milestones over a period of 7 years; 60 per cent is payable during the construction period.
The Malaysian government sent 50 doctors and medical staff to |provide free health check-ups in Phonsavanh village of Vientiane's Sangthong district in 2015 and last year.
Laos' government has announced that some new development projects planned for this year could be postponed until next year if Laos faces a revenue shortfall in 2017. The government is also committed to tightening budget expenditure by trimming its ...
In its bid to crack down on unscrupulous developers, Laos' government has announced tougher measures to regulate land concessions projects.
But a major report by the London-based Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) has now cast doubts over that record, alleging corrupt government officials and military personnel in Vietnam are complicit in smuggling huge quantities of illegal timber ...
Francis Walsh was aboard an AC-130 gunship nicknamed "Thor" when it was shot down over southern Laos on Dec. 21, 1972. The plane, flying an interdiction mission over the Ho Chi Mihn Trail, was hit from the ground, causing ... The government announced ...
In these budgets the government pegged increases in aid to inflation, so spending will rise in nominal terms from $3.8bn in 2016-17 to $3.9bn in 2017-18.
Huge quantities of heroin and methamphetamine are produced in the triangle - the border regions of Myanmar, Thailand, Laos and southwestern China - with record seizures across Asia having little effect on supply or street prices.
The government says the much-touted Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) is ready to be an important part of China's One Belt, One Road initiative, which envisions connectivity between China and Eurasia.
PUTRAJAYA -- Laos Prime Minister Dr Thongloun Sisoulith was accorded an official welcome at Perdana Putra here today in conjunction with his two-day official visit to Malaysia.
Bangkok, Thailand - The downfall of millionaire "Mr X", long shielded by cash and contacts in Laos, has highlighted the role of the secretive, communist country in showering pills across Southeast Asia.
An environmental watchdog group has accused Vietnamese government and military officials of taking payoffs to ignore vast smuggling of lucrative lumber from neighboring Cambodia.
But a major reason why he presented on the problems related to the ADB-funded Nam Theun 2 dam in Laos, and not a member of the affected community, is because people dare not speak out under the deeply authoritarian government. "We just can't find ...
The report said the illegal trade comes as Vietnam is working hard to protect its own forests, even as Vietnam's government "has promoted the rapid expansion of an export-oriented wood processing sector, which has become the sixth largest in the world.".
Thai government agencies and the private sector will meet with companies from Hong Kong and Shanghai on Monday to promote their trade and investments as part of China's "One Belt, One Road" scheme aimed at connecting China and the world.
The Asian markets Forum will offer a thorough assessment of topical issues affecting gaming in Asia today, specifically Macau, Singapore, Japan, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, The Philippines and Vietnam. PricewaterhouseCoopers will address Japan ...


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