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Connectivity, People, Environment: PM Thongloun Joins Mekong-Japan Summit in Tokyo

PM Thongloun (left) & PM Abe

Mekong-Japan cooperation, connectivity, people links and the environment are major themes as Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith meets counterparts from neighbouring countries and Japan in Tokyo Tuesday.

Joining Dr Thongloun in being hosted by Japanese counterpart PM Shinzo Abe at today’s tenth Mekong-Japan summit in the capital of Japan are …

Laos Partners with Thailand, Myanmar to Control Air Quality

In an effort to control the cross-border smog caused by illegal forest fires, Laos has teamed up with Thailand and Myanmar to address the damage it has contributed to the environment and its poor air quality.

Thailand’s Natural Resources and Environment Minister addressed the topic at a meeting earlier in

Thai Border to Collect Toll from all Foreign Vehicles

Foreign vehicles entering Thailand by way of border will be expected to pay an ‘Asean road toll’ fee that the country plans to implement by the end of 2018.

Thailand plans to collect the toll from foreign motorists entering the country via border checkpoints due to increased road travel on

Laos Urban Expansion a Cause For Concern

With Laos being one of the primary countries set on a fast track towards urbanization, experts have raised concerns over the common challenges that cities in the Mekong River region are facing.

The experts on urban design and planning from Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam believe that these cities are

Thai Duo Attempts to Smuggle 105 Pangolins into Laos

On Tuesday, November 20, two Thai men were arrested in Chaiyaphum, Thailand after police discovered over 100 live pangolins in the back of two Toyota SUVs heading towards Nong Khai.

With the intent of smuggling 105 pangolins across the border to Laos, Pramote Kerdlamool, 32, and Payao Supsinthu, 38 were

Laos and Thailand Must Further Promote Investment

Laos and Thailand Business Forum

Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has called upon the business sectors in Laos and Thailand to promote further investment and cooperation.

The Prime Minister attended the 2017 Lao-Thai Business Forum in Vientiane yesterday, and made his announcement there. The event, which was attended by nearly 200 participants, was jointly organized by

Asia Peak Aims High in Nong Khai

Asia Peak, a mega-development tourism complex is in the plans for Nong Khai. Asia Peak will be a huge wholesale, retail, and entertainment center located behind the Asawann Shopping Complex and behind the Nong Khai Provincial Administration Office, covering an area of 48,000 square meters.

Several Thai investors saw the …

Lao Travellers Listed as Most Frequent Visitors to Thailand

Lao Visitors Thailand

More and more Lao people are travelling overseas, particularly to Thailand and other ASEAN countries, thanks to Laos’ continuing economic growth which has generated increasing wealth.

Director General of the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism’s Tourism Marketing Department, Mr Saly Phimphinith, told Vientiane Times on Friday that now Laos …