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MRC Launches Writing Competition for Mekong Citizens ahead of Summit

MRC Launches Writing Competition for Mekong Citizens ahead of Summit

The Mekong River Commission (MRC) has launched a regional writing competition in which citizens and residents of all ages from Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam More »

Elephant Festival 2018 Launches

Elephant Festival 2018 Launches

On the 17th of February, the annual Elephant Festival was launched in Sayaboury with the presences of President Bounyang Vorachit, Governor Phongsavanh Sitthavong, ministers of More »

Laokham Executive Detained for Defrauding Investors

Laokham Executive Detained for Defrauding Investors

Economic police in Vientiane Capital are holding the founder of Laokham Consultant International Investment Company in custody after members of the public accused the More »

The Most Followed Lao Instagram Celebrities

The Most Followed Lao Instagram Celebrities

Apart from Facebook, Instagram is one of the most used social media websites in Laos. Thousands of pictures flood the digital platform daily as both amateurs and More »

Laos is the Youngest Nation in Asia

Laos is the Youngest Nation in Asia

As many parts of the world prepare to cope with large aging populations, sparsely populated Laos remains the youngest nation in Asia. According to More »

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MRC Launches Writing Competition for Mekong Citizens ahead of Summit

The Mekong River Commission (MRC) has launched a regional writing competition in which citizens and residents of all ages from Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam can enter and stand a chance to win different prizes.

Entitled “What Does the Mekong Mean to You?”, the competition aims to celebrate the …

Elephant Festival 2018 Launches

On the 17th of February, the annual Elephant Festival was launched in Sayaboury with the presences of President Bounyang Vorachit, Governor Phongsavanh Sitthavong, ministers of relevant ministries, distinguished guests, and local and foreign visitors.

“The celebration of this annual Elephant Festival is one of the most celebrated events in Laos. This festival aims …

Laokham Executive Detained for Defrauding Investors

Laokham Owner Detained Vientiane

Economic police in Vientiane Capital are holding the founder of Laokham Consultant International Investment Company in custody after members of the public accused the company of defrauding them.

The owner has been detained on suspicion of running a pyramid scheme, and all company assets have been seized. 

According to at …

The Most Followed Lao Instagram Celebrities

Apart from Facebook, Instagram is one of the most used social media websites in Laos.

Thousands of pictures flood the digital platform daily as both amateurs and professionals show off their photography skills, gaining many followers and admirers in the process. At the apex of accounts stand the celebrities of Laos, the majority of them …

Laos is the Youngest Nation in Asia

Laos youngest nation in Asia

As many parts of the world prepare to cope with large aging populations, sparsely populated Laos remains the youngest nation in Asia.

According to a report in the Jakarta Post, Asia will boast the oldest population in the world in coming decades, with Japan already topping the world’s elderly …

Tilleke & Gibbins Publishes 2018 Doing Business in Laos Guide

The Laos chapter of Global Guide 2018: Doing Business In…, a guide published by Practical Law in association with Lex Mundi, presents a comprehensive Q&A-style overview of doing business in Laos.

Written by members of Tilleke & Gibbins’ Vientiane office, the Laos chapter covers key recent developments that affect …

Former Vang Vieng Airport to Become Tourist Destination

Former Vang Vieng Airport

Earlier this week, Vientiane Province signed an agreement with Ichin Engineering & Construction Lao Company, authorizing the latter to invest USD $200 million into developing the former Vang Vieng airport into a tourist destination. Attending the signing ceremony were Vidong Sayasone, Vientiane Province Governor, Vientiane Province Planning and Investment Department Director Soukun …

Lao-Japanese Friendship Bridge Opens in Xekong

On the 12th of February, an official ceremony was held inaugurating the opening of the Lao-Japanese Friendship Bridge (over the Xekong River) connecting the Districts of Lamam, Dakcheung and Kaleum in Xekong Province. Attending the ceremony were high ranking officials, namely Deputy Prime Minister Bounthong Chitmany, Transportation and Public Works Minister Bounchan Sinthavong, Planning …