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 »


TEDxLanexangAve Releases Much Anticipated Videos of Talks

TEDxLanexangAve Releases Much Anticipated Videos of Talks

TEDxLanexangAve has released the full videos of each of its speakers’ talks on its official YouTube channel. This is the first time that a TEDx event has been organized in Laos.

The Idea of Laos | Anoulak Kittikhoun
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Laos Aims to Raise Healthcare Standards, Hones in on Hospital Management

Laos Hospital

In an effort to improve the country’s healthcare services and human resources development, management administrators from five major hospitals recently met in Vientiane to review effective management methods.

The one-week course, occurring under the Swiss Laos Hospital Project, included patient services management, quality health services, and issues surrounding human

Lao New Year To Extend Over a Five Day Period This Year

Lao New Year

Lao New Year, known as Pi Mai Lao, is traditionally celebrated for only three days from April 14-16. This year it has been extended to five days .

Officials have announced that since April 15th and 16th occur on a weekend (Saturday and Sunday), April 13 (Thursday) and April

Vientiane Airport Expansion Falls Behind Schedule

Wattay Airport Vientiane

The project for expansion of the Vientiane International Airport terminal is now falling behind schedule.  Construction began in December 2015 and is expected to be complete by 2018.

According to the project’s monthly schedule, construction should have been at 16 percent completion by last month but has only progressed to

Laos Sees 10 Percent Drop in Foreign Tourist Numbers

Foreign Tourists to Laos Down by 10 Percent

While Lao Nationals hit an all time high for travelling abroad in 2016, as previously reported by The Laotian Times, the number of foreign visitors entering Laos has dwindled after several consecutive years of visitor growth.

According to statistics provided by the Tourism Development Department of the Ministry of

A Whopping 9000 Newly Registered Vehicles in Only Two Months

9000 new vehicles in vientiane

Thanks to the stimulated economy and continuing socio-economic development in Laos, reports show that in the first two months of 2017, approximately 9000 vehicles have been  newly registered.

The Vientiane Public Works and Transport Department disclosed that just in January and February alone, there were 8,972 newly registered vehicles, bringing

Lucky Draw for Bangkok Airways Dated 11/03/2017

Last month, the month of Love, Express Food Group Co, a the subsidiary of RMA Group offered a special campaign for customers of The Pizza Company, Swensen’s and Dairy Queen at all store branches  to win one of three special prizes: a trip to Phuket, and two round-trip tickets from …

Vientiane Sustainable Urban Transport Project Underway

transport vientiane

Vientiane is tackling the issue of its over crowded and congested streets by focusing on improving non-motorised transport and public transport in the city.

While speaking to the Intergovernmental Tenth Regional Environmentally Sustainable Transport (EST) Forum in Asia at a meeting on Tuesday, Vientiane Vice Mayor Mr Keophilavanh Aphaylath explained