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Laos kicks off ASEAN chair – security, integration on top of agenda

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Laos this week kicked off its chairmanship of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN, with an agenda-setting meeting of the bloc’s foreign...
US issues travel warning for central Laos after apparent Hmong attacks

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The US issued an official warning on February 12 urging Americans to avoid the central Laos province of Xaisomboun which is popular with adventure...
Sorry, no Disneyland in Laos

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Since the Vientiane Times last week proudly reported that a local property developer has started building a theme park called "Disney Laos" in a...
Philippines, Indonesia, Laos block ASEAN open sky agreement

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Only a few days after the launch of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) the idea of airlines from ASEAN member states flying freely throughout...
Drone flight over Laos’ most mysterious corner (video)

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New drone footage provides a rare aerial view of the mysterious Plain of Jars in northern Laos. The plain of Jars is home to more than 2,000...
Malaysia’s ASEAN chair in 2015 to be ‘challenging’

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Malaysia continues to top the list of foreign tourist arrivals, however, upon closer examination of the numbers, are they making the most of these...
Laos announces population census

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Laos is to carry out a countrywide census, state-run media said on October 21. "People will be interviewed in regards to their profession, marital status,...

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The Lao government aims to generate 15,000 GWh of electricity in 2015 in a bid to reduce dependence on imports, official Lao news agency...
Laos expects 4 million tourists in 2015

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Laos expects to attract 4 million international tourist arrivals and generate $639 million in revenue in 2015, tourism officials in the country said. The ministry...
Japanese foundation boosts education for poor in Laos

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An estimated 1,300 schoolchildren in four rural districts of Savannakhet province in Laos will have a bountiful supply of school material this academic year...
Kuwait seeks to boost ties with Laos

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Kuwaiti legislators, on a mission in Laos, held talks on September 11 with the country's Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, Dr. Thongloun Sisoulith,...
Indonesia and Laos look at air connection

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Laos and Indonesia believe tourism cooperation between the countries will be a major benefit in the long-term, but better airline connections are needed first. Representatives...
Indonesia, Laos to buy 13 Sukhoi Superjets from Russia

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Russia’s Sukhoi Civil Aircraft will supply Laos and Indonesia with a total of thirteen new SSJ 100-95 aircraft, Russia's Minister for Economic Development, Alexei...
Laos considering private investment for roads

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Laos is considering allowing private investment to help improve the country's roads, local media reports said on January 6. A feasibility study into building highways...
$50b plan for Mekong corridors revealed

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Member countries of the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) have agreed to draw up a $50 billion pipeline of potential projects under a new Regional...
China plans projects worth $11b in Cambodia

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Two Chinese companies have reached a deal to build a 400-kilometer rail line, a steel plant and a sea port in Cambodia worth a...
Laos breaks ground on high-speed train project

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Laos has broken ground on an ambitious high-speed railway project linking the country’s western border with Thailand to Vietnam and is likely to begin...
Danish company opens factory in Laos

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Denmark’s largest manufacturer of workwear, Mascot, has opened a newly built factory in Laos on 9000 square meters, the company said in a release...