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Fifth Lao-Thai Friendship Bridge Approved

Fifth Lao-Thai Friendship Bridge Approved

The Lao and Thai governments have officially given the green light to the construction of the 5th Lao-Thai Friendship Bridge that will soon link More »

Fuel Prices Rise Again and May Rise Further

Fuel Prices Rise Again and May Rise Further

The retail price of fuel has just risen again as of Saturday (May 26). According to a statement signed by the Minister of Industry and Commerce, petrol companies and gas stations More »

Dao Coffee Releases “Companion For Your Journey” Visit Laos Year Video

Dao Coffee Releases “Companion For Your Journey” Visit Laos Year Video

Dao Coffee has just released a tourism-themed video that invites all Lao people to visit tourism destinations in their own country. Filled with vibrant and colorful scenes More »

Rising Fuel Prices Cause Inflation

Rising Fuel Prices Cause Inflation

The rising price of fuel has been identified as the culprit behind inflation in Laos, causing the government to take steps to address this economic risk. According to the latest More »

FPT University and Sengsavanh Group to Offer First International Tertiary Education in Laos

FPT University and Sengsavanh Group to Offer First International Tertiary Education in Laos

The Sengsavanh Education Group, one of the largest education firms in Laos, has made preparations to become the first college in Laos to offer international tertiary More »

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Fifth Lao-Thai Friendship Bridge Approved

The Lao and Thai governments have officially given the green light to the construction of the 5th Lao-Thai Friendship Bridge that will soon link Beung Kan Province in northeastern Thailand to Paksan, Bolikhamxay Province in Laos.

An anonymous source from the Ministry of Public Works and Transport (MPWT)) told local newspaper …

Fuel Prices Rise Again and May Rise Further

The retail price of fuel has just risen again as of Saturday (May 26).

According to a statement signed by the Minister of Industry and Commerce, petrol companies and gas stations across the country must now increase the retail price by 200 kip/liter for premium grade, 100 kip/liter for regular petrol, and 100 kip/liter for diesel.

In the capital …

Government Declares One-Dish Menu Items to Be Priced No More Than 15,000 Kip

The Ministry of Industry and Commerce has just announced that it will be implementing a new price control policy, in Vientiane Capital, on the following popular menu items in restaurants: pho, kao piek, kao pat, and kao latna.

The notice, dated 25 May, and signed by the DG …

Cow and Buffalo Deaths Occur in Vientiane Province

cow and buffalo deaths in vientiane province

In addition to the cow deaths occurring in Vientiane Capital this month, a number of cattle have now died in several villages in Vientiane Province.

Local veterinarians have been unable to determine the cause of death.

Two cows died in Phonsavath Village earlier this month, while ten more cows were …

Endless forms most beautiful: strolling through Laos’ first botanic gardens

There is grandeur in this view of life… and that, whilst this planet has gone cycling on according to the fixed law of gravity, from so simple a beginning, endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being, evolved. (Charles Darwin)

Darwin would doubtlessly revisit these observations …

Tuborg Open, Diplo & MØ – Stay Open

Tuborg, the Danish lager brand, has announced the return of their successful music campaign Tuborg OPEN, which this year sees global pairing Diplo and MØ exploring musical influences and creating new collaboration tracks with artists from around the world.

Now in its second year, Tuborg OPEN is once again bringing …

Chemical Runoff Suspected in Cow Deaths

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Chemical runoff from factories is suspected to be the cause of the recent deaths of over 40 cows in a village in Xaysettha District, Vientiane Capital.

Authorities are investigating the livestock deaths, and all nearby factories will be inspected for release of chemicals into water sources. Factories found to have …

River of wonders

Watching the sun set over the banks of the Mekong has to be one of the great draw-cards of visiting Laos.

That these banks are relatively undeveloped, in Laos at least, to some is one of its greatest assets. The Mekong may be one of the world’s great rivers, alongside, …