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Laos expects more private investment this year

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The Communist Lao government expects domestic and foreign private investment to climb to 23,086 billion kip ($2.7 billion) in 2019 from around $2.36 billion...
Laos to get its first smart city

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The Laos government has plans to set up a smart and eco city in its northwestern Oudomxay province within the province’s Namor district and...
Laos to buy fighter jets, tanks from Russia

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Laos ordered an unknown number of fighter jets and up to 30 army tanks from Russia, with sources in Laos saying the purchase will...
Laos lost $30 million to corruption this year

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Corruption in Laos has become worse despite the government’s ramped-up efforts to battle the issue over the past two years, NGOs say. In addition, many...
Laos misses out on its five-million tourists target this year

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Laos will close its “Visit Laos Year 2018” promotion well short of the five million tourist arrivals target, the Vientiane Times quoted officials. According to...
Works on Thai-Chinese high-speed rail to commence in 2019

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The Thai government will begin construction of the first phase of the remaining three sections of the Thai-Chinese high-speed rail between Bangkok and Nakhon...
China plans free trade zone in the Golden Triangle

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China is looking to establish a free trade zone at the section of the Mekong where the river forms the border between Myanmar and...
Japan pledges support to Laos for Vietnam War bomb removal

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Japan on October 8 pledged to give 900 million yen ($8 million) towards removing unexploded bombs in Laos that were scattered there during the...
Laos quietly introduced new tourist tax on Oct. 1

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The Lao government eventually without much fanfare introduced a tourist tax - which was in the planning since 2010 - on October 1, 2018....
Laos next target for Chinese tourist “invasion”

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With hordes of Chinese tourists overrunning one Southeast Asian country after the other as a result of a new travel freedom and rising spending...
Laos’ main airport got huge expansion despite weak visitor numbers

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The international terminal of the airport serving the Laotian capital of Vientiane, Wattay International Airport, can now accommodate as many as 2.3 million foreign...
Laos suspends new hydropower projects after dam break

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The Lao government will suspend approval of new dams while it reviews more than 50 current projects following the catastrophic collapse of a hydropower...
Dam collapse dents Laos’ “battery of Asia” ambitions

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The collapse of a hydropower dam under construction by a South Korean company in southeastern Laos in the evening of July 23 is a...
Tourism in Laos doesn’t come into gear

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The government of Laos is set to revise its expectations for tourism arrivals this year after it has become unlikely that the country will...
Vietnam posts strong GDP growth, boosts investment abroad

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Vietnam's economy continues to show strength with an impressive 7.08 per cent growth in the first half of 2018, the highest rate since 2011....
Laos to introduce e-visa by 2019

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Laos will join Cambodia, Vietnam and Myanmar in offering an online e-visa option for tourism purposes, the last country in Southeast Asia to switch...
Laos received close to $4 billion in foreign investment this year

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Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith recently told the ongoing National Assembly meeting that there has been good progress in investments in Laos, with 4,118...
Labour Day brings new minimum wage to Laos: $130 per month

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All businesses and factories in Laos are required to increase the minimum wage from 900,000 kip (some $108) to 1.1 million kip ($133) a...