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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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Hospitals Prepare to Treat New Year Road Accident Victims

Hospitals in Vientiane are making preparations to treat the expected influx of patients involved in road accidents over the New Year.

Mittaphab, Setthathirath and Mahosot hospitals will have 24-hour emergency teams on standby to treat accident victims between December 29 and January 2, a hospital official said.

Deputy Director General …

Gift Basket Sales Drop This Year

Many retailers in Vientiane have seen a decline in sales of gift baskets during the year-end shopping season.

Gift baskets are top selling items among company staff and government officials who buy them to give to their customers and people held in esteem in the run up to New Year.…

Water Route to Sky Lake in Attapeu Remains Unexplored

Attapeu province has yet to conduct a water route survey to the popular NongFa (Sky Lake) after the provincial governor approved a proposal some months ago.

Developing a water route to NongFa is considered to be the most comfortable way for visitors to access the site and also see natural …

Northern Laos Tops New Year Destinations

LuangPrabang and Vangvieng district, Vientiane province and are the two main hotspots favoured by local and foreign holiday-makers looking for somewhere special to celebrate the New Year.

Meanwhile, Malaysia, Singapore and the Republic of Korea are the top overseas destinations where Lao people like to bring in the New Year, …

Top Ten Drug Trafficking Arrests in 2016

Police nationwide are reporting an increasing number of arrests of drug traffickers as they intensify their efforts to curb the drug trade.

Heading the list of top ten busts this year was the seizure this month of over 100,000 amphetamine tablets, 2kg of opium, one brick of heroin and one …

Pakxong to Become Champassak’s Second Largest Town

The district of Pakxong will be developed into the second largest urban centre in Champassak province after Pakxe, according to a provincial official.

Champassak province has been undertaking groundwork to develop the town with Ho Chi Minh City of Vietnam creating a new urban plan for Pakxong to deal with …

PM Calls for more Proficient Workforce

Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has called for the workforce to be strengthened so that Lao goods and services can compete with those of other countries amid regional integration.

Mr Thongloun made the call yesterday in his address at the annual meeting of the labour and social welfare sector.

If we …

Rise in Vehicle Numbers at Boten Border

The number of vehicles crossing the Boten international checkpoint between Laos and China in LuangNamtha province has been reported to have increased as of this week.

Usually about 400 cars and heavy trucks from Laos, China and other countries are crossing the Laos-China border daily.

Head of the management committee …