Category Archives: Economy


China Invests in Lao Students

With China and Laos’ bilateral ties proving to be stronger than ever, China has opened its borders to hundreds of Lao students through scholarships, giving Lao youths the chance to experience China’s culture, education and development first-hand.

Over 1,300 Lao students have been granted fully-funded Chinese Government Scholarship (CGS) between

Officials say Visit Laos-China Year 2019 Likely to Happen

With Visit Laos Year 2018 officially launched, talks of possibly introducing a Visit Laos-China Year 2019 have arose.

A minister has confirmed that Lao officials have discussed with their Chinese counterparts to push forward a plan to jointly introduce Visit Laos-China Year 2019.

The Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism,

City 2 Launches Public Transportation Trial Run

Vientiane City-2-Buses

The Vientiane State Bus Enterprise (VSBE) will be initiating a trial run of their bus line running between Lao-ITECC and Talat Sao this week. From Wednesday, November 15th to Monday, December 4th bus riders can catch a ride to and from ITECC to Talat Sao, with eighteen stops in between,

Chinese President’s Visit Bolsters Development Ties with Laos

With a visit from China’s President Xi Jinping currently underway in Vientiane, the Minister of Energy and Mining, Mr Khammany Inthirath has spoken to China’s CCTV, CRI correspondents and Lao media, that in terms of energy and mining development in Laos, China is good for the country’s development.

“The visit

Analysts Concerned with Laos’ Rising Debt

For the first time in twenty years, analysts have drawn their concerns back to potentially unsustainable debt that has been accruing in the region. Largely untouched by the ’97 collapse, experts fear that Laos could get pulled into a new era of financial turmoil.

According to a recent International Monetary

PM Meets with Relocated Families Due to Hydropower Plant

On Nov 5, Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith visited families affected by the Nam Ou 1 hydropower project in the settlement village Houaylo, Pak-ou district, Luang Prabang.

An estimated 134 families have been reportedly affected due to the implementation of the hydropower development project.

The resettlement of the affected households is

Thai Firm to Run Bokeo Mekong River Port

In an effort to manage regional traffic the upcoming year, Laos has put forth a plan to launch a new port checkpoint located in the Mekong River, with a Thai firm winning the contract to develop and operate the port for 40 years.

The Ban Mom port is located in …

Foxpress Service Delivers 2017 Road Tax Stickers to Your Door

Road Tax 2017 Stickers Delivered By Foxpress Service

Thanks to a local delivery company named Foxpress, obtaining 2017’s road tax stickers has just gotten easier. For a small fee of only 15,000 KIP, Foxpress will collect up to three of your registered road tax stickers from a BCEL bank branch, and deliver it right to your doorstep.