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Luang Prabang Film Festival Announces 2017 Lineup

Luang Prabang Film Festival Announces 2017 Lineup

The Luang Prabang Film Festival (LPFF) has announced the lineup for its eighth annual event, which will run 8-13 December 2017. Official selections are More »

BCEL One Offers Alternative Way to Pay for 2017 Road Tax

BCEL One Offers Alternative Way to Pay for 2017 Road Tax

The uncertainty and miscommunication regarding payment of the 2017 road tax may be coming to an end as BCEL offers to accept road tax More »

Audit Uncovers Over One Trillion kip of Unauthorized Spending

Audit Uncovers Over One Trillion kip of Unauthorized Spending

Over one trillion kip of unauthorized state spending has been uncovered due to a 2015-2016 state budget audit. Parliament has been notified by the More »

Annual WIG Bazaar Announced for November 11

Annual WIG Bazaar Announced for November 11

WIG Laos has announced that its annual WIG Bazaar will be held on Saturday, 11 November 2017 at the National University of Laos Faculty More »

Daiso Japan Enters Lao Market

Daiso Japan Enters Lao Market

Everyone’s favorite budget-friendly chain has just made landfall in Laos, opening its doors for the very first time to the Lao public at the More »

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Contaminated Food Imports Victimise Local Consumers

The huge volume of expired and contaminated products, notably tainted food being imported into Laos, is escalating concerns among local people over their long-term health risks.…

Indonesia Eyes Further Cooperation with Laos

Hydropower, tourism, potassium, and medical treatment are among the sectors Indonesia has its eye on for prospective cooperation with Laos, based on the Lao PDR’s abundance of natural resources and the skilled labour on offer in Indonesia.…

Thousands of Cubic Metres Veneer Legitimate for Export

More than 12,456 cubic metres of veneer exports have been permitted despite the government prohibiting the export of all types of unfinished wooden products.…

Seno Grilled Chicken Area Plans to Become Rest Stop for Region

The Seno area of Savannakhet province, known for its famous grilled chicken or pingkai Seno (Seno grilled chicken), has plans to be moved as the area will become a rest stop for drivers traveling along Road No. 13 South.…

Public Warned to Be on Alert after Mekong River Rise

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment’s Meteorology and Hydrology Department has warned people who live along the banks of the Mekong River from the north to the south to be on alert due to rising river levels.…

The Easy Life in Laos: Sip, Read and Relax at L’Etranger Books and Tea

L’Etranger Books and Tea is a great little treehouse-style refuge from the heat of the day. The city’s first licensed bookshop, it was founded in 2001 by Québecois filmmaker Isabel Dréan and her partner Simon Côté, and has a lovely, laid-back vibe.…

Pokémon Go Players in Southeast Asia Have Been Warned to Avoid Land Mines

The advice applies to Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. The U.S. State Department has warned players of Pokémon Go in Southeast Asia to be careful, in case they step on landmines and blow themselves up.…

Laos Anesthesia Training Project Promotes International Partnership

The motto of the health workers who provide care to patients at Lao Friends Hospital for Children (LFHC) is: “Treat every patient as if your own child.” The dedication of the hospital staff, as well as that of the numerous volunteers who serve at LFHC, has enabled the recently opened …