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Fifth Lao-Thai Friendship Bridge Approved

Fifth Lao-Thai Friendship Bridge Approved

The Lao and Thai governments have officially given the green light to the construction of the 5th Lao-Thai Friendship Bridge that will soon link More »

Fuel Prices Rise Again and May Rise Further

Fuel Prices Rise Again and May Rise Further

The retail price of fuel has just risen again as of Saturday (May 26). According to a statement signed by the Minister of Industry and Commerce, petrol companies and gas stations More »

Dao Coffee Releases “Companion For Your Journey” Visit Laos Year Video

Dao Coffee Releases “Companion For Your Journey” Visit Laos Year Video

Dao Coffee has just released a tourism-themed video that invites all Lao people to visit tourism destinations in their own country. Filled with vibrant and colorful scenes More »

Rising Fuel Prices Cause Inflation

Rising Fuel Prices Cause Inflation

The rising price of fuel has been identified as the culprit behind inflation in Laos, causing the government to take steps to address this economic risk. According to the latest More »

FPT University and Sengsavanh Group to Offer First International Tertiary Education in Laos

FPT University and Sengsavanh Group to Offer First International Tertiary Education in Laos

The Sengsavanh Education Group, one of the largest education firms in Laos, has made preparations to become the first college in Laos to offer international tertiary More »

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Village Life in Northern Laos

At first glance, there doesn’t seem much to Muang La. Therein of course lies its charms. Being right in the heart of a small community, Vincent Vichit-Vadakan gains insights into local life.…

Dao Coffee Releases “Companion For Your Journey” Visit Laos Year Video

Dao Coffee has just released a tourism-themed video that invites all Lao people to visit tourism destinations in their own country.

Filled with vibrant and colorful scenes of caves and waterfalls, houses and churches, streets and coffee shops, the video follows an adventurous Lao teenage backpacker student from Vientiane capital as he journeys to the places he’s only dreamed …

Rising Fuel Prices Cause Inflation

The rising price of fuel has been identified as the culprit behind inflation in Laos, causing the government to take steps to address this economic risk.

According to the latest report from the Lao National Statistics Bureau, inflation has risen by 1.88%, due to the rising price of fuel, which apparently is the main force behind the rise in …

FPT University and Sengsavanh Group to Offer First International Tertiary Education in Laos

The Sengsavanh Education Group, one of the largest education firms in Laos, has made preparations to become the first college in Laos to offer international tertiary education after reaching an agreement with the Vietnamese FPT Education Group.

Sengsavanh Education Group President, Dr Khamsen Sisavong, and FPT Education Group President, Dr Le Troung …

Central Bank Approves Only 3 QR Payment Services in Laos

The Bank of Laos (BOL) has issued a statement to the general public regarding the use of QR code payment services being offered by financial institutions that have not been given authorization by the BOL.

The public statement stated that the only financial organizations that have been approved to offer QR code payment services to the …

World Bank Supports Laos’ Agricultural Sector

The US$25 million Lao PDR Agriculture Competitiveness Project aims to help over 140,000 people by making the planting of rice, maize, and vegetables more productive and profitable. The agreement was signed on Thursday by the World Bank Country Manager Inguna Dobraja and Finance Vice Minister Thipphakone Chanthavongsa.

The project is intended to support 28,000 …

Vientiane Police Capture Three of Eleven Prison Escapees

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Vientiane police have captured three of eleven men who broke out of a prison in Dongsavath Village last Friday.

All 37 villages of Sisattanak District were placed on high alert after the dramatic prison break, in which the escapees dug through a bathroom wall using rudimentary sharp objects. They then …

Laos Making Efforts to Improve Ease of Doing Business

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The government of Laos is making efforts to improve the ease of doing business in the country by streamlining the process for business registrations.

According to the World Bank Ease of Doing Business ranking system, Laos took 141st place in 2017, dropping steadily from 134th place in 2014, and …