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Vang Vieng Moves Closer to Becoming Laos’s Official Tourism Town

Vang Vieng at Night (Photo: PHOONSAB THEVONGSA)

The Lao government laid out its plan to nurture Vang Vieng district into the country’s “official tourism town” by 2020, and signs are emerging that this goal is one step closer to completion.

Laos Wins Case Against Foreign Investors in Casino Arbitration

Savan Vegas Casino

Laos has won over foreign investors in the latest arbitration of an international court case involving the casino industry.

Vientiane City Bus Moves Toward Cashless Payment

Laos Cashless Payment System for Bus Tickets

Vientiane Capital State Bus Enterprise (VSCBE,) which operates Vientiane City Bus Service, is implementing a cashless electronic payment system for some of its routes in the capital.

Cambodia Urges Laos to Speed Up Electricity Transmission

Lao Electricity Imported to Cambodia

Cambodia has asked Laos to speed up the transmission of electricity that it purchased earlier this year.

Bus Crash in Northern Laos Leaves 13 Dead, 29 Injured

Bus Crash in Northern Laos

A bus crash in northern Laos has left at least 13 Chinese nationals killed, 29 injured, including two Lao nationals, with one still missing.

Laos, Thailand To Build Another Friendship Bridge

Lao-Thai Friendship Bridge

Laos and Thailand are considering the construction of one more friendship bridge to connect the two countries in a move that would link Vientiane Province and Loei.

Labor Imbalance Causes Unemployment in Laos

Construction Industry Labor Shortage Causes Unemployment in Laos (Photo: ILO)

An imbalance in the supply and demand of labor in some sectors poses a challenge for Laos in its efforts to tackle rising unemployment.

Construction of New, Mega Cultural Park in Vientiane Commences

Cultural Park Groundbreaking Ceremony

Construction of Lanxang Cultural Park kicked off on August 9 with a ground-breaking ceremony for the project.