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Thailand May Reinstate Land Border Entry for Expats in Neighboring Countries

Thai Visas

Could the cross-border retail and recreation-related dreams of foreign expatriates, non-diplomats and other non-Lao-non-ASEAN-passport-holding residents in Laos be about to come true across the Mekong in Thailand once again visa-free?

Laos’ near neighbour is reportedly considering removing the restrictions on land border entry affecting foreign expatriates in neighbouring countries including …

Viettel (Unitel in Laos) Pioneers Free Roaming in Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam

Vietnam’s giant telecom levels call and data charges between three ASEAN neighbors.

HO CHI MINH CITY — Vietnam’s state-owned telecom Viettel will eliminate overseas roaming charges between its operators in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from January 2017.

“Users of Metfone in Cambodia, Unitel in Laos and Viettel in Vietnam will …

Free HIV/AIDS Treatment Centre Opens in Vientiane

The Ministry of Health recently opened a new unit to treat people living with HIV/AIDS at Mittaphab Hospital in Vientiane.

The unit comprises patients’ rooms, a laboratory, a counselling room, a pharmacy and other facilities.

The unit’s primary focus is to provide patients with advice on sexually transmitted infections, HIV/AIDS, …

Lao, French Medics to Provide Free Treatment in XiengKhuang

A medical team from the Lao-French Medical Association is advising people with cleft lips and palates, and people who have problems with their ears and mouth, diabetes or heart disease, to register for free surgery and treatment at the provincial hospital in XiengKhuang province.

Registration is now open and those …

More Oudomxay Villagers Get Free Health Checks

More than 6,000 people in eight remote villages of Houn district in Oudomxay province recently received free dental, ear, nose and throat (ENT) and eye examinations, along with general health checks.…

Microsoft Provides Free Online Courses to Lao Students

Microsoft has concluded an agreement with the Ministry of Education and Sports and the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications in Vientiane yesterday to provide more than 2,500 free online courses to Lao students.…

Three Villages in Borikhamxay Announced as Open-defecation Free

Three villages in Borikhamxay province – Houayhai, Tapae and Pameuang in Pakkading, Borikhan and Viengthong districts – have now been officially announced as open- defecation free.

Laos Remains Free From Dengue Outbreaks So Far

Laos has been quite silent this year in regards to any potential dengue fever outbreaks even as some countries in ASEAN are still facing rising dengue infections.…