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Tourism Access, Urban Services Improvements Attract $US125.5 Million Boost via ADB in Laos

Tourist Map of Bolaven, Champasak Province

Better roads to ease access to tourist hotspots, improved urban water supplies and sewage treatment are among the sweeteners revealed in the announcement of funds totalling $125.5 million for three projects in the tourism and urban sectors announced by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Lao Government.

Agreements were …

Maybank Foundation Expands Silk Weaving Centre in Laos

Maybank Women Weavers Laos

Maybank Foundation has expanded its Maybank Women Eco-Weavers centre in Laos with the addition of a hostel for the women who are being trained in this traditional skill.

The construction of the weaving centre, located in the Xiangkhouang Province of Laos, some 386 kilometres away from Vientiane, began in January …

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 …

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

Aiming for sustainable local, regional growth amid global uncertainty.

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 ride for business, investors and the economy in developing countries around the world seeking to ride the wave of continued economic growth, Laos included.

This was …

Fortunate Escape For 66 Folk? Search for Missing Flood Victims in Attapeu Officially Ends

Search for Attapeu Flood Victims Offiically Ends

Sixty-six fortunate folk have been located alive as the Lao government taskforce headed by the Deputy PM reported 34 confirmed dead, 31 missing and another six post-flood disaster-related fatalities in Attapeu in final figures cited by to the nation’s news media Thursday.

The search for the remains of victims from …

Mouvement at the Cutting Edge of Men’s Fashion in Laos

mouvement mens fashion Laos

Take a stroll through the markets of Laos and you will surely see the sinh, the long wraparound skirt which is the national dress for women. A vast array of patterns and colors allows women to be able to match the right sinh to any occasion. Sensing that these beautiful …