Laos Stops Chinese-backed Tourism Development After Villagers Complain

A Chinese development project in Laos has been suspended indefinitely after pushback from local villagers and merchants. Project would affect 22 villages near Vang Vieng tourism district. In mid-January, developers had begun initial surveys in Phoudindeng, Huai Sa-ngoa and Pakpo villages, located near scenic Vang Vieng.  Keep reading ...

Govt approves Vientiane-Vangvieng expressway corridor, legislation

The government has approved the Vientiane-Vangvieng expressway’s corridor and legislation in a move to boost socio-economic development.The approval was made at the monthly cabinet meeting for May, chaired by Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith and attended by the cabinet members. The 113.7-km corridor is part of ...

International visitors top expenditure of regional tourists

International tourists have generated a bigger expenditure in the country over regional tourists, even though regional tourist arrivals were 92 percent higher last year. According to a newly released national statistics report from the Tourism Development Department under the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism, the ...

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