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BBC Network Partners with Laosat

BBC Network Partners with Laosat

Laosat DTH, a local satellite service provider, has struck a deal with BBC Worldwide Asia that will now offer Lao viewers access to BBC World More »

Food Park Opens in Vientiane City Center

Food Park Opens in Vientiane City Center

Gone are the days of not knowing where to eat, thanks to M-Park food and beverage park. Situated in the city center of Vientiane More »

Scruffy That Dam in Need of Refurbishment

Scruffy That Dam in Need of Refurbishment

That Dam, the black stupa, is a well-known if not so revered stupa that stands as a landmark of downtown Vientiane. While its origins More »

Introducing the First Miss Universe Contestant from Laos: Souphaphone Somvichit

Introducing the First Miss Universe Contestant from Laos: Souphaphone Somvichit

Yesterday evening, in the sleepy capital of Vientiane, Souphaphone “Nui” Somvichit made history by becoming the first ever woman from Laos to be sent More »

Meet History’s First Miss Universe Laos

Meet History’s First Miss Universe Laos

Vientiane, Aug 26 – In a historic moment, Laos crowns its first ever Miss Universe Laos. Her name is Souphaphone Somvichit. During a glamor-filled More »

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Introducing the First Miss Universe Contestant from Laos: Souphaphone Somvichit

Yesterday evening, in the sleepy capital of Vientiane, Souphaphone “Nui” Somvichit made history by becoming the first ever woman from Laos to be sent to compete in the Miss Universe Competition.…

Meet History’s First Miss Universe Laos

MUL03 Souphaphone Somvichit is crowned Miss Universe Laos 2017

Vientiane, Aug 26 – In a historic moment, Laos crowns its first ever Miss Universe Laos. Her name is Souphaphone Somvichit.

During a glamor-filled evening at the National Convention Center (NCC) in the nation’s capital, TVLAO hosted the country’s first Miss Universe Laos competition that resulted in Laos’ first ever representative to …

Border Tensions Ease as Cambodia’s PM Flies to Laos for Talks

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Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen flew to Vientiane this morning to meet with Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith and discuss the border dispute near Attapeu that caused panic earlier this week.

Talks are being held at the Prime Minister’s Office, and a press conference is expected to be held to …

Cambodian PM Issues Warning to Laos over Border Violation; Troops at the Ready

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Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has accused Laos of military encroachment onto Cambodian soil. He said soldiers from Laos have entered Cambodia and must leave by August 17, or suffer the consequences.

 Mr Hun Sen has now mobilized troops to the border area.

 As many as thirty Lao troops crossed …

Underage Drinking a Growing Problem for Laos

Underage Drinking in Laos

Alcohol is cheap, available, and extremely accessible in Laos, where children can freely purchase it without the bat of an adult eyelid.

According to Phonchan Saengphouvan of the Vientiane Capital Information, Culture and Tourism Department, underage drinking is common at restaurants and bars across the country.

“A lack of strict …

Laos Tank Crew to Compete in Tank Biathlon at International Army Games  

 

A team from Laos is taking part in the Tank Biathlon at the 2017 International Army Games, co-hosted by China and Russia this year.

The Laos tank biathlon team has entered the competition with a Russian T-72B3 battle tank. Uganda has also reportedly entered the competition for the first …

Six Vietnamese Workers Killed at Nam Ngiep 1 Construction Site

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Six Vietnamese employees were killed when a gas cylinder exploded at the construction site of the Nam Ngiep 1 hydropower plant, according to Vietnamese media.

The explosion occurred Friday night at the Nam Ngiep plant in Bolikhamxay Province.
The precise cause of the incident is still under investigation.

Construction …

Dozens of Lao Elephants ‘Illegally Sold to Chinese Zoos,’ Says Wildlife Investigator

Lao Elephants Sent to China

Laos accused of breaching CITES treaty to protect elephants, and China of encouraging trade in live animals.

BY THE GUARDIAN – JULY 25, 2017

Dozens of elephants from Laos are being illegally bought by China to be displayed in zoos and safari parks across the country, according to wildlife investigator …