Latest news from Laos, in Lao newspapers

Revitalized Role: New United Nations Resident Coordinator Ms Sara Sekkenes Assumes Post in (...)
The United Nations in Lao PDR has a new Resident Coordinator, the most senior UN Official in Laos. Ms. Sara Sekkenes a national of Norway succeeds Ms. Kaarina Immonen of Finland in the key diplomatic and development role. Ms. Sekkenes assumes (...)
Laotian Times - 3 May 2019
Angkor What? Explore Ancient Architecture on Smaller Scale At Savannakhet’s Stone House
Laotian Times‘ own Laotian Eye Takes A Look To Laos’ Pre-Angkorean Treasures Of The Ancient Khmer Empire At The Stone House Huean Hin On a Trip to Savannakhet Province. The tremendous archaeological treasures of the ancient Khmer Empire have long (...)
Laotian Times - 30 April 2019
Infrastructure Development To Keep Laos Economy Growing Despite Headwinds, World Bank Says
Global economic headwinds are impacting on the East Asia Pacific, yet large infrastructure projects are still expected to accelerate economic growth in Laos, according to The World Bank. The Bank sees “prospects for growth in developing East Asia (...)
Laotian Times - 24 April 2019
25 Year Span: Lao-Thai Friendship Bridge Quarter Century Anniversary Arrives Via Australian (...)
Hundreds of thousands of cross-border passenger and vehicle trips each year are made possible by the first friendship bridge that crosses the Mekong from Laos’ capital to neighboring Thailand and several additional spans just like it. Yet, there (...)
Laotian Times - 23 April 2019
Max Mara vs Laos’ Oma: Alleged Fashion Design Theft Dispute Pushes Change.org Petition To 5,000
The ongoing design-related dispute involving Italian-based fashion house Max Mara, Laos’ ethnic Oma people Luang Prabang’s Traditional Arts & Ethnology Centre over the alleged unauthorized use of traditional ethnic textile motifs from the (...)
Laotian Times - 22 April 2019
Laotian Eye: Faster Times At Pi Mai As Culture, Continuity, Change Collide at Lao New Year
Thailand knows the time of year as Songkran. Cambodia has Chol Chnam Thmey. Myanmar marks the occasion with Thingyan. In Laos, Boun Pi Mai. Also Known as Lao New Year, the biggest festival on the Lao calendar brings three days of celebration and (...)
Laotian Times - 16 April 2019
The Laotian Eye: Boun, Bloom & Dok Khoun Add Perennial Pi Mai Poignance To Lao New Year
Pimai Lao (Lao New Year) and The Golden Flowers of the Cassia Fistula known as Dok Khoun are inseparable in Laos and much of Buddhist-influenced South East Asia beyond. The Laotian Eye writes… Bouns, Blooms & Dok Khouns Perennials For Pimai (...)
Laotian Times - 14 April 2019
Max Mara vs Laos’ Oma Ethnic Group: Fashion Chain Facing Claims of Textile Plagiarism, Design (...)
The Laotian Times looks at the plagiarism accusations lodged against fashion chain Max Mara by the Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre. In doing so, we also welcome the chance to publish Max Mara’s response to these claims as soon as they (...)
Laotian Times - 10 April 2019
Tokyo 2020’s Road: Para-Swimmers Dive In As All Laos Meet Proves Milestone En Route Toward National Teams, (...)
With just some 500 days or so to go to the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, inclement weather did not stop swimmers including prospective Lao Paralympic Athletes heating up the lanes at the first national competition for para-swimmers in Laos’ (...)
Laotian Times - 8 April 2019
Future Electric: EV Destiny Driving Rapidly Towards Laos
Promising prospects for electric vehicles (EV) in Laos as an agreement signed between power producer ລັດວິສາຫະກິດໄຟຟ້າລາວ EDL and electric-powered vehicle proponents EVLao, The Laotian Times reports. Looking to industry leaders at manufacturing hotpots like Japan, (...)
Laotian Times - 8 April 2019
Laos Criminalizes Animal Abuse in Updated Penal Code
Laos has added a new section to its penal code that criminalizes animal abuse. This section appears in the latest version of the country’s penal code, which was promulgated by the Lao Government on November 18, 2018. Article 353 of the updated (...)
Laotian Times - 5 April 2019
Flying In: Singapore’s Scoot Swoops Into Laos’ Vientiane, World Heritage Listed Luang Prabang
Flying from Singapore to Laos and beyond just got easier after Scoot launched its inaugural flights from the city-state to the jewel of the Mekong. The inaugural journey marks the start of a three-times-weekly service from Singapore to Luang (...)
Laotian Times - 4 April 2019
Doing, Doing, Done: Can-Do Cycle Team Dai Rides On Against Odds For HOPE Children’s Charity
Laos-based international cyclist charity Team Dai including keen cyclist Ms Thu Ng from Vietnam tackle multiple challenges, raise confidence levels and much-needed funds, seeking to surpass the USD15,000 donation mark for disadvantaged (...)
Laotian Times - 2 April 2019
$US10Mil in Deals, Referrals As Laos’ First Real Estate Expo Results Reviewed
Time flies! So do real estate investment, advertising, financing and development opportunities… That’s clearly a philosophy what many folks ascribe to in Laos as some $US10 million in real estate-related deals and financing agreements were inked (...)
Laotian Times - 28 March 2019
Public Financial Management A Path To Maximize Return On Investment in Future of Laos: World (...)
With a growing population and rapidly developing and urbanizing socio-economy requiring investment in human resources and infrastructure, the calls on public finances in Laos are larger than ever. These needs are spread across all the sectors (...)
Laotian Times - 25 March 2019
Travel Plans? Laos Set to Provide eVisa From June 2019
Laos has announced it will begin offering electronic visas (eVisa) to foreign tourists and travelers from June this year. Establishment of the eVisa program will commence in mid-2019, according to a Lao Ministry of Foreign Affairs notice issued (...)
Laotian Times - 22 March 2019
Lumberings & Longings: Trials, Tales As Domesticated Elephants, Handlers Adjust to A New Era in (...)
Like wildlife in biological hotspots worldwide, Laos’ wild and domesticated elephants alike are facing a time of rapid and significant change, amid increased man-made developments and a fast-changing natural and socio-economic environment, (...)
Laotian Times - 21 March 2019
Christchurch Calamity: Laos’ PM Thongloun Offers Condolences to New Zealand, Condemns Terrorism
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith on behalf of the government of Laos on Monday sent “a message of deepest sympathy” to the Prime Minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern, over the mass shooting that took place in Christchurch on March 15. Carried (...)
Laotian Times - 19 March 2019
Climate Change: Taming the Waters in Laos’ Xayaboury Province
Helping farmers in their efforts to adjust to climate change in Laos’ Xayaboury Province alongside Lao government partners, The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) was active back in 2015. Now, almost four years later, a return to one of (...)
Laotian Times - 19 March 2019
Triple Increase Air Alert: Vientiane, Provinces Among Latest To Bear Brunt of Regional Smog (...)
What’s been up with (and in) the air we breathe?Smoggy haze and deteriorating air quality has seen folks in Laos’ capital and beyond reaching for face masks, air filters and measuring equipment. What they have found has been enlightening and (...)
Laotian Times - 15 March 2019
Haze of Smog Hovers over Laos’ Capital, Citizens Concerned about Health Risks
An unhealthy haze of smog has descended upon the capital city of Vientiane and air pollution has been noted in several other provinces around Laos. Concerned local and international residents have been monitoring the situation, posting online (...)
Laotian Times - 15 March 2019



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