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Thai-Lao-Vietnamese bus service planned

State-owned Transport Co plans to run its first three-country passenger bus service with Laos and Vietnam following the success of its transnational services.  Keep reading ...

Laos and China to build bridge to Thailand as part of railway project

Laos and China will jointly build a bridge linking the Southeast Asian nation with northeastern Thailand as part of a U.S. $7.2 billion high-speed railway project that has been delayed by numerous setbacks for more than four years, a Lao government official said. Officials from both ...

Vietnam, Laos decide to expand ties in every area

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong said the Vietnamese and Lao governments should keep working together to fulfill their responsibilities as members of the ASEAN Community, while receiving a visit from Lao PM Thongsing Thammavong. He also urged the two governments to direct their ministries, agencies ...

Lao National Assembly passes draft law on the prevention of cybercrime

The Lao National Assembly (NA) passed a draft law on the prevention of cybercrime after it was raised for debate at the ongoing ordinary session of the parliament. The approved draft will be revised in accordance with recommendations made by the law makers during the debate. Widespread ...

Lao developer proposes to convert BM Plaza to SEZ

A local developer is proposing to the Lao government to convert BM Plaza into a specific economic zone in order to facilitate business operations and attract more investment, trade and tourism through the single window service. Representatives from BM Group yesterday met with officials from the ...

Laos National Assembly debates education law amendment

Government policy regarding compulsory education, foreign language teaching in primary schools, rights and obligations of teachers and students were highlights at the National Assembly (NA) debate on the amendment to the Law on Education. The assembly took a half day yesterday to debate the latest draft ...

Thai-Lao duty-free mall proposed for Vientiane

A group of Thai and Lao business people have announced a plan to spend 10 billion baht to develop a large shopping and hotel complex in Vientiane in order to cash in on opportunities arising from the coming from the coming Asean Economic Community. The massive ...

First HIV/AIDS treatment centre opens in Laos

The first infectious disease ward, which shall include the first HIV/AIDS treatment centre in Laos, opened yesterday in Vientiane, aiming to improve the medical environment to treat infectious disease patients including those with HIV. The centre received financial support from the government of Japan. The new facility ...

Waste banana bunch covers entering Nam Ou River, Laos

Provincial authorities in Phongsaly, Laos, are cautioning banana growers along the Nam Ou River in an attempt to stop them illegally discarding disused plastic banana bunch covers. Director of the provincial Natural Resources and Environment Department, Mr Khamchanh Sitthilath told Vientiane Times on 14 July that many ...

New IT system will accelerate registration and licence issuing in Laos

A new information technology (IT) system to be introduced this year will quicken the issuance of registration documents for new vehicles and driving licences in Laos, according to a report. The Transport Department under the Ministry of Public Works and Transport admitted the issuance of these ...

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