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Khone Phapheng in southern Laos is the largest waterfall in Southeast Asia. ... It's the center for adventure travel in Laos, which has become one of the top destinations in Asia for kayakers and cavers, zip-liners and trekkers and ... The Gibbon Experience, Bokeo Nature Reserve, Houay Xai, Bokeo, Laos.
XAYABOURY, Laos (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Visitors to or residents of the country shouldn't miss the opportunity to meet and greet the highly-intelligent pachyderms of the northern province of Xayaboury at the annual Elephant Festival. If you like these gentle giants, you should make a beeline for the ...

Yunnan Provincial Investment Holding Group was welcomed by the Lao President Bounnhang Vorachit to invest in the elephant protection center in Laos. He also expected more investment in Lao infrastructure and other sectors, said a press release issued by the Chinese company. The local government ...
With the slogan "Simply Beautiful," Laos officially kicked off its tourism campaign, Visit Laos 2018, in November. The landlocked nation is aiming for 5 million international travelers this year. Tourism accounts for 9% of gross domestic product and is one of the government's 11 priority development sectors.
Prak Sovannara, Cambodia's newly installed national football team's head coach, has said players wanting to be regulars in his squad will need to first show they are worth selecting for their club sides. The esteemed head coach commented after it was revealed Cambodia will travel to neighbours Laos for ...
VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Laos will remain the youngest country in Asia until 2030, yet the landlocked nation continues to struggle to develop a skilled labour force to benefit fully from this demographic dividend as well as regional economic integration. The proportion of people aged 60 and over ...

Quoting Lao National Chamber of Commerce and Industry Vice President Valy Vetsaphong, Radio Free Asia (RFA) reported business in Laos is likely to advocate for a two-year implementation period on a minimum wage no higher than 1 million kip a month. She also told RFA that an increase could lead to ...
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 ...
A fisherman in Bung Kan relies on the Mekong River for his catch. The province will have a bridge over the river to connect with central Laos. (Photo by Thini Wannamontha). - +. The Lao government has approached Thailand for financial support for the construction of a new bridge connecting the two ...
VietnamNet Bridge - Vietnamese Conglomerates have been expanding business by stepping up investments in neighboring markets. However, the path has not been a bed of roses. vietnam economy, business news, vn news, vietnamnet bridge, english news, Vietnam. Viettel develops Metfone in ...
VIENTIANE, Feb. 10 (Xinhua) -- A Chinese cultural show was staged in the Lao capital Vientiane on Saturday to celebrate the upcoming Spring Festival, or Chinese New Year. The "Happy Spring Festival 2018 Temple Fair in Laos" included Chinese classical folk music, dance, magic show, acrobatics, ...
Owners of garment factories and other businesses in Laos are rejecting a proposal to raise the minimum wage by as much as one-third, saying the increase in expenses would force them to shut down operations, despite reports of workers seeking opportunities elsewhere due to low pay and high living ...
Photo taken on Feb. 8, 2017 shows the launching ceremony of a cement project funded by China in Vientiane, Laos. (Xinhua/Liu Ailun). VIENTIANE, Feb. 9 (Xinhua) -- A Chinese-invested new dry-processing cement project has been put into operation in Vientiane province, Laos. Vientiane Hongshi ...
For seven months, we provided support to Air America (a CIA organization flying into Laos in support of pro-western Laotian forces). While it was not a clandestine operation (print and TV correspondents left the conflict in Laos to cover the Marines arrival in Udorn, located some 40 miles south of Vientiane, ...
Bangkok • The rescue in Laos of three endangered red pandas trafficked from China has raised fears the rare animals are increasingly being coveted by exotic pet owners. Landlocked Laos, which borders China and Vietnam, is a key transit hub in the global trade in illegal wildlife, but experts say the ...
The current turmoil in the Asian markets, which has been going on 20 years after a much bigger disaster: the Asian financial crisis, began with the collapse of Thailand's currency - the Baht - and spread across East Asia. One of the contributing factors was high public debt in the affected countries, including ...
VIENTIANE, Feb. 6 (Xinhua) -- The first official scientific and technological human resources training center in Laos opened in the capital Vientiane, local daily Vientiane Times reported on Tuesday. The training center, which was first launched in 2015 under the Lao Ministry of science and Technology, cost ...

30 designation by the U.S. Treasury Department in Washington, which declared that declared the Zhao Wei network a "transnational criminal organization" (TCO) and imposed sanctions on Zhao and three other individuals and three companies across Laos, Thailand and Hong Kong. "Based in Laos within ...
Meanwhile, the Vietnamese community in Laos continued showing solidarity and good integration into the local society, he added. Welcoming the Lao PM and his wife's presence at the celebration, PM Phuc stressed that the Vietnam-Laos special friendship is rare in the world, going through not only the ...
During his five-day visit to Laos, Vice Chairman and Secretary General of the National Council for SFDCM, Nhem Valy, and his delegation on Monday met with the President of the Lao Front for National Construction, Xaysomphone Phomvihane. At the meeting, the two sides reviewed their cooperation ...
MINSK, 5 February (BelTA) - The trade and economic cooperation of Belarus and Laos has a potential for development, Ambassador of Laos to Belarus with concurrent accreditation Siviengphet Phetvorasack said during a meeting in the National Center for marketing and Price Study at Belarus' Ministry of ...
VietnamNet Bridge - Vietnam's outward foreign direct investment (OFDI) is expected to continue to increase rapidly in Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar. vietnam economy, business news, vn news, vietnamnet bridge, english news, Vietnam. Vietnam's OFDI is expected to increase in 2018. Vietnam's OFDI has ...
VIENTIANE, Feb. 4 (Xinhua) -- Laotians are hoping the Laos-China railway will bring more tourists and development opportunities once fully operational, media reports have said. The project will be completed in 2021, and the railway will have a total length of over 414 km linking the Mohan-Boten border ...
"The Party, State and people of Laos will do our best to together with Vietnam preserve, protect and develop the everlasting special solidarity of Laos and Vietnam, and pass it down to future generations in the interest of the two nations and for the sake of peace, friendship and cooperation in the region and ...
Video: Elephant caught on camera crossing China border into Laos and returning after an hour. The wild Asian elephant is seen ignoring border guards and taking an hour long stroll across borders. by Reuters. Published Yesterday · 07:30 pm. Play. We welcome your comments at letters@scroll.in. Elephant · CCTV · China ...
Laos is investing billions of dollars in a high-speed rail line being built by a Chinese company. It will run from Yunnan Province in southern China to Laos' capital, Vientiane, before eventually connecting with another line being built in Thailand. As part of Al Jazeera's series on global trade routes, Wayne ...
VIENTIANE, Feb. 3 (Xinhua) -- The first Laos-China Belt and Road Cooperation Forum is being held here on Friday and Saturday, with delegates focusing their discussions on furthering the China-Laos cooperation that benefits both countries and contributes to the creation of a community of shared future.
Digital economy and Society Minister Pichet Durongkaveroj said the MoU is a consequence of previous discussions between Deputy Prime Minister Prajin Juntong and Thansamay Kommasith, Laos's minister of post, telecommunications and communications, that took place in December 2016 at the Asean ...
VIENTIANE, Feb. 2 (Xinhua) -- Laos-China Belt and Road Cooperation Forum kicked off here Friday, focusing on development and cooperation between the two neighboring countries. Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith, in a congratulatory message sent to the forum, said the forum is an ...
The United States has imposed sanctions on an Australian man working for a wild casino nicknamed Sin City in South-East Asia's Golden Triangle. The Kings Romans Casino is in Laos but operates effectively as Chinese territory -- offering gambling, prostitution, and the sale of endangered wildlife, such ...
Mr Sirinya was referring to reports of Thais being implicated in a Thai branch of King Romans Group which runs the casino at the Golden Triangle, an area that overlaps the mountains of Myanmar, Laos and Thailand. The casino is in Ton Pheung district in Bokeo, the northern province of Laos. It stands ...
Over winter break, I had the opportunity to travel to Vientiane, Laos and Siem Reap, Cambodia, along with 10 other students, two student trip leaders and two administrators. We spent the majority of our time in Laos helping out at a school for vocational skills. This school offers classes in English and ...
No Thais were found to be involved in money laundering at King Romans casino in Laos, the Office of the Narcotics Control Board (ONCB) says. The casino was involved with money laundering and drug trafficking, according to Sirinya Sitdhichai, secretary-general of the ONCB, who quoted US crime ...
The casino exists in the "Golden Triangle" of Laos, a special economic zone on the Mekong River close to its border with Myanmar and Thailand, where the three countries come together. The Lao government set up the region in 2007, with an investment from Zhao, a Chinese national who is said to run the ...
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 ...
Ms. Cassidy and her husband, Dawit Seyoum, arrived in Laos in 1989. He had a background in small business development; weaving had been her passion since her father took the family to Mexico for a visit in the 1960s. She studied at the University of Helsinki under Dora Jung, the fabric designer for the ...
An elephant completely disregarded border laws when it crossed from China into Laos late Saturday night. In a video released by CCTV, the elephant is seen walking over one fence-like barrier and skirting around another as it ambles down a concrete strip separating the countries. PHOTO: An elephant ...
WASHINGTON (AFP) - The US Treasury on Tuesday (Jan 30) placed the notorious Kings Romans Casino in the Golden Triangle region of Laos on its organised crime sanctions blacklist, calling it a hub of trafficking in humans, drugs and protected animals. The Treasury said the Chinese casino owner ...
The little country of Laos is landlocked between Thailand, Myanmar, Vietnam, China and Cambodia. Its Buddhism and backwaters are big draws, as are the friendly locals and slow, laid-back way of life. The Mekong River carves its path across the country, past bustling markets, lush paddy fields and monks ...
A press release by the US Office Of Foreign Assets Control said the sanctions revolved around a group based in Hong Kong and Chiang Saen district of Chiang Rai, the Kings Romans Company, a casino operator. The company operates a well known casino in Laos and has operations in Hong Kong, Laos, ...
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States is declaring the Zhao Wei network that operates a casino in Laos to be a transnational criminal organization. The Treasury Department imposed sanctions Tuesday on four individuals and three companies across Laos, Thailand and Hong Kong, freezing any U.S. ...
An elephant in China threw caution to the wind and crossed the border into Laos. >> Read more trending news. CCTV video showed the animal disregarding border laws and crossing a barrier on Saturday, Jan. 27. In the video, the elephant stomped over a barrier, then skirted around another one. Officials ...
An elephant in China threw caution to the wind and crossed the border into Laos. >> Read more trending news. CCTV video showed the animal disregarding border laws and crossing a barrier on Saturday, Jan. 27. In the video, the elephant stomped over a barrier, then skirted around another one. Officials ...
If you were to survey articles that focus on the human rights situation in Laos, you'll be hard pressed to find one that does not reference the "disappearance" of Sombath Somphone, an internationally acclaimed civil society leader who was kidnapped from the streets of Vientiane in late 2012. Leaked CCTV ...
FOUR students from the Faculty of Syariah and Law, Universiti Islam Sultan Sharif Ali (UNISSA) left for Laos to attend the Asian Law Students' Association (ALSA) Conference. The conference, which concludes on March 2, includes hundreds of law students from 15 Asian countries. The President of ALSA ...
CCTV vision has captured a wild Asian elephant in south-west China taking a two-hour border tour before dawn. The elephant moved out of Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture of Yunnan Province and went for a stroll in neighbouring Laos before returning home two hours later. surveillance ...
There are 2000 corners on the road from Phonsavan in Xieng Khouang to Luang Prabang, guide Vieng warned us as we set out on the 306km drive to the spiritual capital of Laos, declared a Unesco World Heritage site in 1995. But I was so absorbed in the countryside, the seven-hour journey on the ...
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday held bilateral talks with his Malaysian counterpart Nazib Razak, focusing on ways to enhance counter-terror cooperation, contain radicalisation and boost ties in areas of defence, trade and investment. Secretary (East) in the external affairs ministry ...
Cooperation in development aid and trade were among the issues discussed during a bilateral meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi held with his Laos counterpart Thongloun Sisoulith here on Friday. "Long-standing, friendly and mutually supportive relations," External Affairs Ministry spokesperson ...
During her meeting with Welfare Minister of Laos, both had discussed on possibilities of working together towards creating a safe and reliable environment for elder citizens, women and children. Gender Minister had also briefed about the several government led initiatives in Maldives towards promoting ...


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