Category Archives: Tech


ACLEDA Bank Lao Launches Mobile App ‘ACLEDA Unity Thanchai’

ACLEDA Bank Lao announced yesterday launched its new ACLEDA Unity Thanchai” mobile phone banking service. A virtual ‘bank in your hand,’  it provides a convenient and secure way to manage all daily banking transactions anytime and anywhere. It is available in both Lao and English languages and handles transactions in LAK (Lao Kip), USD (US …

Ground Broken at First Private Data Center in Laos

LaoDC Data Center Groundbreaking Ceremony

A groundbreaking ceremony was held in Hatxaykhao village yesterday as construction began for the LaoDC data center, the first licensed, privately owned data center in Laos.

The LaoDC data center will be one of the largest data centers in Laos, and will be able to host hardware as well as …

Meet Laos’ First Private Analytical Environmental Services Firm

On the 29th of March, Phanthamit Analytical Lab Company held a launch ceremony and officially became the first private, independent environmental analytical lab company in Laos. Present at this historic moment was Deputy Agriculture and Forestry Minister Phouangparisack Pravongviengkham, Deputy Science and Technology Minister Houmphanh Intharath, Charge d’affaires of the Embassy of Luxembourg …

Phishing Site Claims to be BCEL One in April Fools Prank

Online scammers have just gotten trickier and this time they were after the sensitive financial data of state bank BCEL’s faithful customers, and launching it on April Fool’s Day.

In a nefarious plan to steal BCEL clients’ data, scammers created the website, as a way to lure customers to input their …

BCEL Partners with Thanachart Bank for QR Code Banking in Thailand

BCEL partners with Thanchart Bank for QR Code

Banque Pour Le Commerce Exterieur Lao Public (BCEL) has entered into a strategic partnership with Thanachart Bank of Thailand to bring QR Code payment services to Thailand for Lao shoppers.

The two banks signed a partnership yesterday at the Bank of Thailand, with the QR Code payment service to begin in …

Laos May Get Free Public WiFi System

Business Korea Magazine reported that the South Korean Ministry of Science and ICT has announced on the 6th of February that the latter’s information and communications technology (ICT) including free public WiFi system construction constitutes this year’s special contribution project of the Asia-Pacific Telecommunity (APT) and collaboration projects will be launched with

Laos and China open Joint Lab for Renewable Energy Study

renewable energy laos-china-wind-farm

Laos and China have opened a joint laboratory for the study of renewable energy in Vientiane Capital, according to a press release by the Chinese Embassy in Laos.

The laboratory was constructed through a partnership between the Renewable Energy and New Material Research Institute, under the Lao Ministry of Science …

OnePay Kicks Cash to the Curb in Laos


Cash is king in Laos, but the crown might soon be toppled as OnePay sparks a revolution.

Walking the streets of Laos with a pocket full of cash can be cumbersome at best, and we’ve all experienced that moment of dismay when the ATM dispenses a massive stack of 20,000 …