Chinese railway engineering firms hand over 4 bridges to Laos
Chinese engineering companies, which are building China-Laos railway in northern Laos, have handed over four bridges to the Lao government.
Construction of National Road 11 to begin this year
Work on a section of the National Road 11 section from Khok Khaodor-Nonsavanh villages to Xanakham district to Vang and Namsang villages is set to begin at the end of this year, with the construction to be completed in three years.
– Vientiane Times
Lao drug kingpin with celebrity links gets 2nd life sentence
A court in Thailand has given a second life sentence to a drug kingpin from Laos whose social connections to various celebrities were exposed by his arrest.
– Associated Press via Pattaya Mail
Soldier charged with drug trafficking
Stung Treng Provincial Court yesterday charged a soldier and a woman with transporting more than one kilogram of methamphetamine from Laos into Cambodia in Siem Pang district.
– Khmer Times
CNN’s ‘Destination Laos’ explores the country’s unique scenery and culture
From the breath-taking mountainous landscapes to the impressive Buddhist and colonial architecture, Laos is a tiny landlocked Southeast Asian country offering an overload of distinctive cultural and natural attractions.
– PRNewswire via Acrofan
Thailand’s Superrich International Exchange Plans a Cryptocurrency Exchange Launch
The president of the Superrich exchange confirmed that the company have been approached by companies across Malaysia, Laos and other countries to partner in the quest to offer cryptocurrency trading.
– Bitcoin Exchange Guide
Six of the best ‘must-see’ attractions of Luang Prabang, Laos
Luang Prabang in Laos is one of Asia’s most unspoilt cultural enclaves, home to many natural and heritage marvels that are unknown even to seasoned travellers.
– South China Morning Post
3 nation to join global trademark databases
The intellectual property (IP) offices of Indonesia, Brunei Darussalam and Laos are to integrate their trade mark and design data into the global trade mark and design search databases, TMview and Designview.
– The Nation
GDP growth target lowering mulled: DPM
Discussions are taking place to whether the government should propose that the National Assembly (NA) consider adjusting the economic growth target, Deputy Prime Minister Somdy Duangdy has said.
– Vientiane Times
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