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 »


Innovative UXO Drone Can Save Lao Lives

UXO Drone

The Vietnam War was one of tragedy, terror, and tension, yet for the majority of the world it is in the past and is simply a period to be remembered. However, for the people of Laos, the Vietnam War, despite ending in 1973, is still being fought today. This anomaly

Laos Helps Thailand Suppress Anti-Regime Groups

Lao and Thai Defense Ministers (from Bangkok Post)

Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Prawit Wongsuwon said Wednesday the Thai government is in talks with Laos regarding collaboration on suppressing Thai political groups exploiting Laos as their base to launch activities against the Thai government.

Speaking after talks with Lao Defense Minister Lt Gen Chansamone Chayalath, Gen Prawit …

Lao-Thai Friendship Bridge Collects 98 Million Kip from Value Added Tax

Lao-Thai Friendship Bridge

The Lao-Thai Friendship Bridge in Vientiane, which began charging Value Added Tax on items purchased abroad last year, has secured over 98 million kip to date.

The Lao-Thai Friendship Bridge began collecting customs charges of 10 percent VAT since it tightened controls in late 2016.

According to recent statistics released …

Lao Fuel Prices Rise Again in 2017

Lao Fuel Price Increases in 2017

Lao fuel prices increased for the first time this year on January 20, in line with increases on the world market.

The Ministry of Industry and Commerce announced the price increase this week, on the heels of two price increases last month.

Below are increased prices for fuel

Huawei Hands Over Big Prize to Lucky Draw Winner

Huawei Lucky Draw Winner

Huawei Smartphone has handed over big prizes in its largest lucky draw to date.

The Huawei Lucky Draw ran from August to December 2016, and included prizes such as an M-Phone sim card with 150 minutes of free calls and 2Gb of free data, free Honda Wave scooters, fifty solid …

An Interview with Thongloun Sisoulith, Prime Minister of Laos

Prime Minister of Laos Thongloun Sisoulith

A senior news reporter from Thailand, Mr Suthichai Yoon, released a frank and interesting video interview with Dr Thongloun Sisoulith, Prime Minister of Laos. In this friendly exchange, the Lao prime minister opened up about managing a country, and the direction of the Lao government. In the most interesting part, …

A First Look: The Largest Lao Food Festival in Laos

Lao Food Festival 2017

The much anticipated 12th Annual Lao Food Festival officially opened at the Chao Anouvong Park in Vientiane Capital today, exhibiting a variety of foods from across the nation.

The aim of the festival is to bring attention to Lao cuisine, and to showcase some of the little-known dishes that are

Lao Military Instructor Killed by Grenade; 26 Students Injured

Lao Military Instructor

A Lao military instructor was killed and 26 students injured after a live grenade exploded during a military drill.

The instructor, First Lieutenant Somphone, had brought both live and disarmed grenades to his training course at the secondary school in Xay District, Oudomxay Province. The trainer mistakenly pulled the safety