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Connectivity, Transport Keys to Unlocking Laos’ Growth Potential While “Navigating Uncertainty”: WB

Connectivity, Transport Keys to Unlocking Laos’ Growth Potential While “Navigating Uncertainty”: WB

A complex and fast-changing world and a stronger US dollar on the back of interest rate rises could make for a rough or productive More »

Centara to Open Three More Hotels in Laos in 2020

Centara to Open Three More Hotels in Laos in 2020

Centara, Thailand’s leading hospitality group led by Suthikiati Chirathivat, Chairman of the Board, has inked a management MOU with Asia Investment, Development & Construction Sole Co., Ltd More »

Road to Tokyo2020 Paralympics via Catwalk as Athletes Make Model Efforts

Road to Tokyo2020 Paralympics via Catwalk as Athletes Make Model Efforts

Tears of joy, pain and expectation; the road to Tokyo2020 Games, like all Olympics and Paralympics before them, is being paved with them, and particularly in More »

Boy Wonder: Paris’ Prestigious ESMOD Fashion School Awaits Lao Young Design Wunderkind

Boy Wonder: Paris’ Prestigious ESMOD Fashion School Awaits Lao Young Design Wunderkind

Fashion wunderkind Nanthaveth Buppha, known to friends and family by the nickname “Boy”, is getting set for Paris after taking top spot as Lao Young Designer More »

Foreigners Married to Lao Citizens Now Entitled to Spouse Visa

Foreigners Married to Lao Citizens Now Entitled to Spouse Visa

The Government of Laos will now be issuing foreign spouse visas to foreigners who hold a valid Lao certificate of marriage with a Lao citizen. More »

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Football Fans Look to Coach V. Sundramoorthy to Spark Magic in Laos’ Lineup

Laos Football Coach Sundramoorthy

Famed for audacious feats on the field on behalf of his native Singapore as a striker in the late 1980’s and into the 1990s, the former player now coach V. Sundramoorthy is set to guide a Laos national men’s team on the rise ahead of the 2018 AFF Suzuki Cup.…

Laos’ South 2 North Run Arrives in Capital as Countrywide 1569km Charity Amble Continues

A run from one end of Laos to the other arrived in the nation’s capital Vientiane Sunday afternoon for a good cause – improving health care at both ends of the country.

Locals on foot, bicycle and other forms of transportation could be seen joining the long distance runners on …

Risk-Informed Development Road to Reducing Hazards Threatening Lives in Climate Change Age

Disaster Risk Reduction

“Hazards are not disasters (yet) they can wreak havoc and become disasters when people are vulnerable.

“Risk-informed development planning can ensure that vulnerability to natural hazards is minimized.”

This was the message as news media in Laos carried an opinion piece to mark International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction and …

Chipping In: Disaster Response, Humanitarian Aid No One Way Street in Laos

Natural disaster reponse

Disasters. Alas, Laos gets its fair share of natural calamities, often seen in the form of floods and the occasional typhoon.

In times of crisis and also to prevent future calamities, Laos as a least developed country has been in receipt of greatly valued assistance from a multitude of generous …

World Day Against Death Penalty: EU Notes “de facto moratorium” in Laos

World Day against the Death Penalty

The European Union has restated a commitment to work with all countries including Laos to encourage moves toward achieving a global abolition of the death penalty, a government-sanctioned practice whereby a person is killed by the state as a punishment for a crime.

In a statement on October 10 to …

Connectivity, People, Environment: PM Thongloun Joins Mekong-Japan Summit in Tokyo

PM Thongloun (left) & PM Abe

Mekong-Japan cooperation, connectivity, people links and the environment are major themes as Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith meets counterparts from neighbouring countries and Japan in Tokyo Tuesday.

Joining Dr Thongloun in being hosted by Japanese counterpart PM Shinzo Abe at today’s tenth Mekong-Japan summit in the capital of Japan are …

Champion! Lao Paralympian Powerlifter Pia Takes Gold at Asian Para Games 2018

Powerlifter Pia Laophakdee

Laos’ Powersports powerlifter Pia captured a gold medal Sunday at the Asian Para Games 2018 in Indonesia in the 49kg Men’s Division after successfully lifting 133 kilograms.

Pia is now qualified to compete for glory at Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. Pia received plenty of cheers from his team of …

Honors Aplenty: Lao Trio’s Diverse Contributions At Home, Abroad Attract Gongs from Japan

Laos' trio Madame Chantasone Inthavong, Mr Somphou Douangsavanh and Ms Alexandra Bounxouei

It’s been nothing if not an eventful week or so for three Lao citizens who have made their own very distinctive contributions in diverse efforts and fields, strengthening the cultural links and future prospects for people in landlocked Laos and on the Japanese archipelago alike.

Likely the most well-known of …