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PM Meets with Relocated Families Due to Hydropower Plant

On Nov 5, Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith visited families affected by the Nam Ou 1 hydropower project in the settlement village Houaylo, Pak-ou district, Luang Prabang.

An estimated 134 families have been reportedly affected due to the implementation of the hydropower development project.

The resettlement of the affected households is

Vientiane Capital Aims to Become More Livable City

Vientiane Capital Infrastructure Development

Authorities hope to make major improvements to infrastructure in Vientiane Capital with the aim of making it a more livable city.

Improvements are to be made in easing traffic congestion, road upgrades, construction of embankments, waste management, and a host of other issues.

Mayor Dr Sinlavong Khoutphaythoune made an announcement …

Vientiane Capital Expects 11 Percent Economic Growth


Authorities of Vientiane Capital are hoping to see economic growth of 11 percent this year, with an expected GDP increase of 41.6 trillion kip.

The annual average per capita income for residents of Vientiane Capital is also expected to reach US$5,000.

Industry is expected to grow by 47 percent of …

Unregulated Signage Proliferates in the Capital

The problem of foreign language signboards erected by businesses in Vientiane is now too difficult, an official has revealed, because there are simply so many signs and the authorities can no longer manage the workload.…

Capital Apartment Prices, Rents to Ease Next Year

Apartment sales prices and rents in Vientiane are expected to decrease by around 5 percent next year as more developments come onto the market, according to a leading operator in the sector.…

SHD, Link Capital Team Up to Develop Agarwood in Laos

Agarwood products in Laos will be developed to international standard for export thanks to a new deal after local growers have struggled with marketing and the technical aspects of agarwood cultivation for many years.…

Exploring the Ancient Lao Capital of Luang Prabang

LUANG PRABANG – President Barack Obama will visit Laos next week to attend a regional summit, making him the first U.S. president to visit the once-isolated Southeast Asian country.…

Fatal Fortnight in Capital Claims Six Lives

Six victims died in road accidents in the capital over the two weeks from August 1-14, according to the Vientiane Traffic Police Department.