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Plastic-free, Climate-friendly: Mekong Boat Race Crew, UN Hit the H20 in Laos

Plastic-free, Climate-friendly: Mekong Boat Race Crew, UN Hit the H20 in Laos

  “The recent floods around the country have made it clear; Water is both a life resource and a threatening factor. The Thapha village team, in More »

Connectivity, Transport Keys to Unlocking Laos’ Growth Potential While “Navigating Uncertainty”: WB

Connectivity, Transport Keys to Unlocking Laos’ Growth Potential While “Navigating Uncertainty”: WB

A complex and fast-changing world and a stronger US dollar on the back of interest rate rises could make for a rough or productive More »

Centara to Open Three More Hotels in Laos in 2020

Centara to Open Three More Hotels in Laos in 2020

Centara, Thailand’s leading hospitality group led by Suthikiati Chirathivat, Chairman of the Board, has inked a management MOU with Asia Investment, Development & Construction Sole Co., Ltd More »

Road to Tokyo2020 Paralympics via Catwalk as Athletes Make Model Efforts

Road to Tokyo2020 Paralympics via Catwalk as Athletes Make Model Efforts

Tears of joy, pain and expectation; the road to Tokyo2020 Games, like all Olympics and Paralympics before them, is being paved with them, and particularly in More »

Boy Wonder: Paris’ Prestigious ESMOD Fashion School Awaits Lao Young Design Wunderkind

Boy Wonder: Paris’ Prestigious ESMOD Fashion School Awaits Lao Young Design Wunderkind

Fashion wunderkind Nanthaveth Buppha, known to friends and family by the nickname “Boy”, is getting set for Paris after taking top spot as Lao Young Designer More »

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Cuba’s President Diaz-Canel Takes East Asia Solidarity Tour to Laos

Cuba's president Diaz-Carnel in Laos

Geographically distant but with a shared solidarity born of shared experiences of struggles for independence against colonial and imperial domination and sharing similar Marxist-Leninist institutions of state governance, the nations, peoples and ruling parties of Laos and Cuba have long-shared affiliations and affections from afar.

The friendship was celebrated in

Helpless No More: Hope For Survivors A Precious Commodity via Prosthetics

Not Helpless: UXO survivor Mr Ing

It means so much to me that I am now able to be independent and carry out basic daily activities. It relieves the burden on my family and I do not feel helpless anymore“. – Mr Ing, 46 years.

It’s a tale that remains all too familiar in

PM Thongloun Pushes Laos-made at China International lmport Expo in Shanghai

China International Import Expo

Laos’ Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith was in China’s major economic city Shanghai pushing the Made-in-Laos message as the country’s policymakers and entrepreneurs seek to leverage increased connectivity to the massive consumer market on its doorstep at the China International Import Expo.

The move comes as Chinese President Xi Jinping said …

“Space data offers instant clues to cause of deadly Laos dam disaster”: Stanford Professor

Space data provides clues in Saddle Dam Collapse hypothesis.

Space data gleaned from satellites has been used to create a hypothesis on the cause of the collapse of the saddle dam D at the Xe Pian Xe Namnoy project in Attepeu province.

Bangkok-based professor Richard Meehan from Stanford University in the United States’ has been investigating the dam’s …

Authentic, Natural, Timeless: Lao Gifts, Souvenirs at Handicraft Festival ’18

Lao Handicraft Festival 2018

There is no doubt that Laos is a place with a multitude of natural and cultural wonders, experiences and delights and traditional handicraft wares to share with the nation and world.

Whether decorative or for daily use, the handmade items made by individuals, families and communities in this country can …

Beer Drinkers Post-Halloween Hangover Risk Reduced as Prices Rise in Laos

Beer price on rise

Beer drinkers beware this Halloween!

Lao Brewery Company announced wholesale price increases to retailers of its flagship beverage Beerlao on Monday, October 29.

Suppliers and retailers were notified of the price increases for the popular beverage being implemented to offset higher production and distribution costs, according to the company’s public …

Inequality, Disasters Risks to Development as Progress Pushed in Laos: UNDP

Tackling inequalities essential to Laos' Least Developed Country graduation.

Inequality, disaster risk key factors to overcome in Laos’ aspiration to shed Least Developed Country status by the revised target of 2024, says UNDP.


“Graduation from LDC status can happen by improving the education levels among our people who are healthy, live in a sustainable manner and have the creativity

Princess Runs Half Marathon For Kids Hospital in Laos’ Luang Prabang

Princess Beatrice of York in Laos

Once a capital and always a storied cultural centre in Laos, the town of Luang Prabang has long welcomed princesses, but never before in running shoes!

Keen runners and spectators familiar with the UK in the recent Luang Prabang Half Marathon for Children could be forgiven for taking a second