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Plain of Jars to be Submitted for UNESCO World Heritage Status

Plain of Jars, Xieng Kuang

The Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism plans to nominate the megalithic archaeological landscape known as the ‘Plain of Jars’ in Xieng Kuang for UNESCO world heritage status.

The documents and the master plan are expected to be submitted to the World Heritage Committee for consideration of the ‘Plain of Jars’ as a new UNESCO …

4th Annual Japan Festival to Be Held February 2-4

The 4th Annual Japan Festival, which features events that highlight Japanese culture, will be held on 2-4 February at Lao ITECC.

Sideline events of the festival include Japanese Products Exhibition, One Piece Meet and Greet, Company Presentations, Sylvanian Families Characters Dance Show, Cool and Kawaii Japan 2018 (Cosplay & …

Lao-Thai Railway to Begin Phase II (Thanalaeng to Khamsavath)

Lao Thai Railway Extension

The Lao-Thai Railway Construction Project, Phase II (Section II), which will run 7.5km from Thanalaeng Station in Hadxayfong District, to Vientiane Station in Khamsavath Village, Saysettha District, is to go ahead after a consulting company has been chosen to oversee the project.

A ceremony was held in Vientiane on Tuesday …

La Khone Pheng to be Site of Sixth Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge

La Khone Pheng 6th Friendship Bridge

La Khone Pheng, a small town in Salavanh Province is to be the site of the sixth Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge, according to reports from Thai media.

A Thai committee appointed to select the location for the next bridge chose Tambon Natan in Ubon Ratchathani on the Thai side, which is close …

Lucky Winners Take Home Special Prizes thanks to The Pizza Company

The Pizza Company

A lucky draw was held at The Pizza Company, Vientiane Center branch yesterday, in celebration of the new year, attended by the media and special guests.

Mr. Boutsavanh Vongpaseuth, Marketing Manager of The Pizza Company, said, “we have held this lucky draw to show our appreciation for our customers and …

Digital Classifieds Group Receives AUD $2.25 million Investment From Strategic Private Equity Firm

Digital Classifieds Group

Australian-based Digital Classifieds Group (DCG), a rapidly growing online classifieds business with operations in Cambodia, Laos, Papua New Guinea and Fiji, recently received a major equity investment of AUD $2.25 million from private equity firm Belt Road Capital Management (BRCM).

DCG CEO Mathew Care said the company’s major investments in

Lao Football Federation Under Fire Again for Match Fixing

Lao Football Federation

The Lao football federation stands accused of match fixing once again, while investigations into suspected players remain ongoing.

An official press release was issued by the federation on Tuesday, stating that the organization is investigating 18 football players of allegations of match manipulation.

The press release went on to to …

Six Red Pandas Rescued from Wildlife Traffickers in Laos

Red Pandas Rescued in Laos

Six endangered red pandas were rescued from wildlife traffickers in Laos this week, according to a report by Free the Bears.

This is the first time authorities in Laos have been able to recover animals of this species from traffickers, although the trade has long been suspected.

The six red …