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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 »

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PS Lao Enterprise Debacle Far From Over

With PS Lao Enterprise’s executive board members still in police custody, authorities have instructed shareholders to declare their losses and file an official case against the company.

As previously reported by The Laotian Times, police detained the company’s executives on September 12, after a heated argument erupted between the

Khammuan Districts Struggle with Doksuri Aftermath

Though tropical storm Doksuri has since dissipated since making landfall on September 15th, villagers in Khammuan province are still dealing with the aftermath of it’s destruction.

According to Khammuan authorities, floodwaters have submerged six districts of the province after Doksuri tore through last week, with many of its villages still

Mahosot to be Upgraded to International Standards

With expenses being backed by the Chinese government, the century-old Mahosot Hospital will be completely rebuilt starting the end of this year, with a completion date set for 2022.

Built in 1910, Mahosot Hospital was the first facility of its kind in the country and was run by French doctors.

Gringo’s Gives You Something to Taco ‘Bout

Gringo’s Taco Bar is probably the closest one can get to the Mexican border without having to catch a plane and fly half way around the world.

Tucked down an alley on Sokpalaung Road, this outdoor taco cart is a welcoming sight for those who have experienced MFD (Mexican food

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 News, BBC Earth and CBeebies for the first time.

The channels, which will air on Laosat DTH, will be available in all 17 provinces, giving

‘Dearest Sister’ Becomes Laos’ First Ever Academy Awards Entry

2017 has shaped up to be an unprecedented year of firsts for Laos. With the country sending its first ever participant to compete in the Miss Universe Pageant, to its first ever film submission to the Academy Awards.

In the country’s first-ever Oscars submission, Laos has selected Mattie Do’s …

Typhoon Doksuri Wreaks Havoc in Neighboring Countries, Laos Urged to Take Safety Precautions

Hailed as Vietnam’s ‘most powerful storm in a decade’, Tropical Typhoon Doksuri made landfall in Central Vietnam today Friday, September 15th, leaving 4 dead and 10 injured.

The cyclone touched down in Ha Tinh province, with maximum sustained winds of 135 kilometers per hour, and wind gusts reaching up to

New State Projects Under Scrutiny

Though the Minister of Planning and Investment, Dr Souphan Keomixay, has recently acknowledged that the demand for national development in the country is on the rise, new project proposals for 2018 submitted by State sectors and authorities threaten to plunge the country into further debt.

To avoid accruing unnecessary mounting …