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Thailand’s Major Cineplex Moves into ITECC Shopping Mall

Thailand’s Major Cineplex Moves into ITECC Shopping Mall

In its bid to become the top regional cinema chain operator, Thailand’s Major Cineplex has reached an agreement with TK Group, the parent company More »

Tropical Storm Son-tinh to Hit China, Vietnam and Laos

Tropical Storm Son-tinh to Hit China, Vietnam and Laos

After passing over Hainan, Tropical Storm Son-tinh has its sights set on China and northern parts of Vietnam and Laos in the coming days. More »

Revitalized Lao Airlines Magazine Celebrates One Year Anniversary

Revitalized Lao Airlines Magazine Celebrates One Year Anniversary

13 July – RDK Group, a Vientiane-based translation and marketing consulting firm, together with Lao Airlines, has recently hosted a one-year anniversary event celebrating More »

Vientiane Motorists Can Expect 10-Fold Fines for Speeding and Drunk Driving

Vientiane Motorists Can Expect 10-Fold Fines for Speeding and Drunk Driving

The Traffic Police Department of the Ministry of Public Security and Vientiane police authorities intend to impose 10-fold fines on speeding motorists and drunk drivers in More »

Laos Places 132nd On Status of Children Report

Laos Places 132nd On Status of Children Report

Save the Children launched a new global report, ‘The Many Faces of Exclusion’ where it ranked countries based on a range of indicators related More »

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Lao University Examination Registration Goes Online

NUoL Entrance Exams Online

Students wishing to register for entrance examinations at the National University of Laos (NUoL) for the 2018-19 academic year must register online.

The registration website, http://entrance.nuol.edu.la was created by the university’s IT department, and is navigable by either smartphone or web browser.

Online registrations will officially open on 16 July.…

US to Cease Issuing Visas to Laos Citizens Following Deportation Row

US Restriction on Laos Visas

The Trump administration has ordered suspension of the issuance of visas to certain citizens of Laos after the country refused to take back its persons deported from the United States.

The US Department of Homeland Security made the announcement on Tuesday afternoon, saying it had ordered the State Department to …

Facebook to Exclusively Broadcast Premier League Matches in Laos

Tech giant Facebook has agreed to a £200 million (US$265 million) deal to exclusively broadcast every single Premier League match in Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos starting next year in 2019.

It represents a major breakthrough for the Facebook after they beat out the competition from television networks BeIn Sports and Fox Sports Asia in the …

Laos Ranked 42nd Most Vulnerable Country to Climate Change

Laos has been ranked as the 42nd most vulnerable country to climate change.

This is due to the country’s proneness to climate-related hazards. Laos’ susceptibility to natural disasters manifested again last week with flooding in Phongsaly province. Several districts suffered from the loss of crops, breaking of irrigation canals …

Laos Places 132nd On Status of Children Report

Save the Children launched a new global report, ‘The Many Faces of Exclusion’ where it ranked countries based on a range of indicators related to childhood.

More than 1.2 billion children – over half the world’s children – live in countries affected by conflict, widespread poverty or discrimination …

South Korea Eyes Strawberry Farm Project In Xiengkuang

On the 3rd of July, President of the South Korean Association of Arts and Culture Dr Yu Hian Suk and her delegation met with Acting Party Head of Xiengkuang Province Bounthon Chanthaphone to discuss the possibility of establishing a strawberry farm in Xiengkuang.…

Thai Soccer Team Found Alive in Tham Luang Cave

Thai Soccer Team Found in Cave

The twelve boys and their soccer coach missing in a cave system in Thailand for nine days have finally been found by rescuers in a drama that captured the world’s attention.

The team were reached by two British divers in a large cavern, all alive and well, and a short …

Laos Will Issue Bonds in KIP

The Lao government has announced that it will issue domestic bonds in LAK (kip) – instead of foreign currencies – with a two-pronged objective aimed at avoiding risks linked to the exchange rate and strengthening the domestic capital market.

According to the Ministry of Finance, under this scheme, the payment of interest …