Category Archives: Economy


Laos-China Ties Flourish

With 70 percent of Beerlao’s exports going to China, it is evident that Laos and China have bolstered ties all across the board.

In 2011, Beerlao began exporting to China and was the first sponsor of the China-ASEAN Expo in 2012. The manager of the overseas department of Beerlao, Phengrattanavong …

Nam Ou 3 Dam Eliminates River Cruises

On Monday, November 20, a river cruise option popular amongst tourists and locals on the Nam Ou River in Laos, was officially cancelled  as the impact of a new dam ends an era of river cruising.

Official announcements made by local authorities have confirmed that the completion of the new …

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