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Regional Transport Infrastructure Remains Challenged

Despite limited funding, Laos has been doing its best to develop and improve most of the regional transport infrastructure that passes through the country.

This was the message delivered by Deputy Minister of Public Works and Transport, Dr Santisouk Simmalavong, when speaking at the third session of the United Nations …

Thai Kasikornbank Eyes Regional Expansion; Plans 2nd Branch in Laos

Thailand’s Kasikornbank Pcl said on Tuesday it plans to open a second branch in Laos and upgrade the status of its local bank in China in 2017 as part of a regional expansion.

With assets of $68 billion, Thailand’s fourth-largest lender by assets is looking to open branches in Vietnam, …

Regional Health Officials Mull Ways to Control Infectious Diseases

The prevention and control of infectious diseases will be more effective in the Mekong Sub-Region and Asia-Pacific Region after international health officials met for talks in Champassak province last week.

Health officials from Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam discussed how to combat emerging diseases and public health emergencies …

Fish Experts to Confer on Enhanced Regional Fisheries Productivity

Lao and international fish experts are set to discuss ways to promote greater fisheries productivity in the region to push for food security, at an upcoming conference scheduled to take place in Vientiane.

The International Fishway Conference scheduled to take place from November 14-17 will bring together more than 150 …

Regional Roundtable Backs Call for Moderation as an ASEAN Value

Sharing ideas with all stakeholders on the local nuances of moderation was the main issue yesterday when ASEAN representatives, government officials, academics and diplomats convened in Vientiane.

Gathering at the 2nd Roundtable Discussion of the Langkawi Declaration on the Global Movement of Moderates, delegates discussed current affairs and the main …

Analyst: Thai King Death Affects Regional Casino Business

The death, announced on Thursday, of Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej (pictured) creates “near- and long-term” considerations in relation to the regional casino gaming industry, said a note on Friday from Union Gaming Securities Asia Ltd.

The King, aged 88, died at Siriraj Hospital in Bangkok, after a 70-year reign.

A …

Regional Firm to Invest in Champassak

Champassak authorities have granted permission for a regional company with its headquarters in Hong Kong to invest in an US$200-million agriculture and tourism development project in the province.…

Foreign Media Interest Ahead of Regional Leaders Summits in Laos

Over 5,000 official delegates, business leaders of whom 200 are foreign media personnel will attend and cover the 28th and 29th ASEAN Summits to be held back-to-back in Vientiane early next month.…