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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 & …

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 …

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 …

Euler Hermes: Growth Is Firm, But Fundamentals Remain Weak in Laos

Euler Hermes Economic Research Country Report - Laos

Euler Hermes, an Allianz company, has released a brief country economic report on Laos. The following is an excerpt from the report:…

Dietician to Offer Free Workshop on Healthy Diets for Children

Student at Panyathip International School

Vientiane – Nutritional expert, Ulla Bahne, will offer a free workshop for parents and community members who are interested in creating a healthy diet for their young children at Panyathip’s Nonsavanh campus on Saturday, January 20th.

The event which is open to the public is part of a …

United States Contributes to UXO Clearance in Laos

United States Contributes to UXO Clearance

Last week, the United States Government handed over vehicles and field equipment worth USD $1.25 million to the Lao National Unexploded Ordnance Programme. Some 15 Toyota Landcruisers, 150 UXO detectors and other equipment will be given to the UXO clearance teams in the southern Lao provinces of Khammuan, Savannakhet and Attapeu to …

Laos and Cambodia to Increase Defense Cooperation

Laos Cambodia Defence Ministers Meeting

Laos and Cambodia have pledged to boost security and stability between the two countries, and prevent military confrontations along their shared border.

Cambodian Defense Minister General Tea Banh made an official visit to Laos this week, and was received by Lao Minister of Defense, Lt. Gen. Chansamone Chanyalath.

During talks, …