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Frustrated Road Users Insist Government Take Over Tolls

Frustrated Road Users Insist Government Take Over Tolls

Frequent commuters and traders on Road 16 in Champassak province, are voicing their discontentment on the high toll fares collected on the road that More »

“Visit Laos Year 2018” to Launch in November

“Visit Laos Year 2018” to Launch in November

With government officials strongly promoting tourism on the national agenda, the country is preparing to launch the “Visit Laos Year 2018” campaign in an More »

Officials Continue to Regulate Illegally Imported Cars

Officials Continue to Regulate Illegally Imported Cars

Government officials are attempting to address the slew of illegally imported cars in the country, by implementing measures that will prevent and regulate vehicles More »

Laos and Thailand Build One Map to Improve Resource Management

Laos and Thailand Build One Map to Improve Resource Management

With the vision of “one map, one community, one nation,” government and private sector representatives from Laos and Thailand have exchanged information on a More »

Government Plans to Settle Debts by Second Quarter

Government Plans to Settle Debts by Second Quarter

Government officials are planning to settle over 400 billion kip on balances owed to companies, for completing State investment projects by the end of More »

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Frustrated Road Users Insist Government Take Over Tolls

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Frequent commuters and traders on Road 16 in Champassak province, are voicing their discontentment on the high toll fares collected on the road that links  the province to the Vangtao-Chongmek International Border Checkpoint in  Thailand.

As previously reported by The Laotian Times, back in November of 2016,  business operators,

“Visit Laos Year 2018” to Launch in November

elephant festival

With government officials strongly promoting tourism on the national agenda, the country is preparing to launch the “Visit Laos Year 2018” campaign in an effort to attract more foreign travelers.

According to the Director General of the Tourism Marketing Department, Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism, Sounh Manivong, the Visit

Officials Continue to Regulate Illegally Imported Cars

illegal imports

Government officials are attempting to address the slew of illegally imported cars in the country, by implementing measures that will prevent and regulate vehicles that are being sold in Laos unlawfully.

At a  two-day monthly cabinet meeting for June, chaired by Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith, government officials focused on the …

Laos and Thailand Build One Map to Improve Resource Management

gis

With the vision of “one map, one community, one nation,” government and private sector representatives from Laos and Thailand have exchanged information on a geographic information system (GIS) with the goal to construct a single map for improved natural resources management.

The Minister of Science and Technology, Prof Dr Boviengkham

Government Plans to Settle Debts by Second Quarter

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Government officials are planning to settle over 400 billion kip on balances owed to companies, for completing State investment projects by the end of the second quarter.

Officials are planning to clear their debt for development projects that were pre-approved by the National Assembly (NA), to enable private companies to

Lao Drug Lord Maintains ‘Not Guilty’ Plea

xaysana

Notorious Lao drug baron, Xaysana Keopimpha, has plead not guilty to smuggling 1.2 million methamphetamine pills into Thailand last September.

As previously reported by The Laotian Times, the 42 -year-old Lao national was arrested  by Thai police at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport in January and had plead not guilty to

Police Regulate Unauthorized Street Traders

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In an effort to declutter the streets of Vientiane, authorities took to the footpaths along Khouvieng Road, surrounding areas of Kuadin market and several other various locations around town last week, ordering unsanctioned street vendors and traders to vacate the premises.

The crackdown was issued by the Vientiane Public Works

16 Human Trafficking Cases Reported in 5 Months

human trafficking in lao villages

Despite the spotlight that has illuminated the dark world of human trafficking the past decade, the crime of bartering people against their will is still one of the most extensive transnational crimes women and young girls and boys fall victim to. It involves denying people of their rights as humans