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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 …

Thailand to Restrict Entry Visas for Foreigners

Thai Visas

Social media in countries bordering Thailand have been flooded with comments and queries after a notice on changes to Thailand’s visa laws was quietly released on the internet. This new Ministerial Regulation of the Thai Ministry of the Interior advises an update on immigration at land borders. According to the

Authorities Will Legalise Lao Workers in Thailand

Lao authorities expect to begin a new round of verifying nationality and legalising the status of thousands of Lao workers in Thailand in the coming months, Minister of Labour and Social Welfare said last week.

Dr Khampheng Saysompheng told local media during his attendance to the meeting between the cabinet, …

“They’re so Lao”: Explaining the Thai sense of superiority


A Thai photographer’s Facebook post drew attention to long-standing tensions between the cultures of his nation and neighbouring Lao. But is “you’re so Lao” truly an insult? It apparently is for the fiercely proud Thais.

By Oliver Ward

Thai photographer, Pongsaton Gitprachaya was photographing a motoring expo in Vientiane when …

Thailand Encourages a Dangerous Addiction to Debt in Laos

Laos is back in the Thai baht debt markets again, with issuance from the Republic coming just two months after the country’s government-owned utility EDL-Generation tapped the domestic market of its sovereign neighbour.

The Lao People’s Democratic Republic is looking to raise 11 billion baht, or around US$310 million over

Akaryn to Expand With Three New Hotels in Thailand and Laos

The Akaryn Hotel Group has announced plans to launch three new hotels in Thailand and Laos.

The new properties include the Akyra Beach Club Phuket; Akyra Thonglor Bangkok, and The President by Akaryn in Laos.

Just 20 minutes from Phuket International Airport, the Akyra Beach Club Phuket will be situated …