Chinese Hit the Tourist Trail in Laos
More Chinese tourists are traveling to Laos, while the number of Western visitors drops. But the behavior of some Chinese tourists puts off local people and Lao tour companies fear losing business to Chinese competitors.
IAEA Signs Practical Arrangements for Triangular Cooperation with Cambodia, Lao PDR and Viet Nam
Following the signature of two separate but complementary Practical Arrangements (PAs) on 17 September, the IAEA has established a new framework for south-south cooperation involving three Member States in the Asia and Pacific region alongside with the IAEA.
Provincial Official in Laos Wants to Cancel Concession for Chinese Coal Company
Officials for the local government in Laos’ Houaphanh province say they want to cancel the survey contract of a Chinese coal company after learning that its operations in the province have caused hardship for villagers who have yet to see any compensation.
Vietnamese, Lao PMs hold talks
Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc and his visiting Lao counterpart Thongloun Sisoulith reaffirmed the importance of the great friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive co-operation between Việt Nam and Laos during talks in Hà Nội on Tuesday.
— Eleven Media Group
Laos, Vietnam ink deals to broaden cooperation
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith and his Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Xuan Phuc have agreed to work together to enhance the traditional friendly relations, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between Laos and Vietnam.
— Vientiane Times (paywall) `
Saravan nature park to reopen this month
Visitors can look forward to enjoying a wealth of activities and natural wonders in Phouphasouk Park, Saravan province, which will reopen in the middle of this month.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)
Khammuan authorities monitoring food prices in flood-hit areas
Provincial authorities are monitoring and regulating the price of consumer goods, especially rice and meat, amid shortages caused by flooding in six districts.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)
Laos To Undertake Prior Consultation For Luang Prabang Hydropower Project
The government will undertake the Mekong River Commission’s prior consultation process for the Luang Prabang hydropower project located between the proposed Pak Beng project on the upstream and the nearly completed downstream Xayaburi project.
Prime Minister Pays Official Visit To Vietnam
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith, his spouse, and a high-ranking delegation began an official visit to Vietnam from Oct 1.
Prime Minister Phuc welcomes Lao counterpart
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc welcomed his Lao counterpart Thongloun Sisoulith in Hanoi on October 1. The Lao leader pays an official visit to Vietnam from October 1-3.
— Vietnam Plus
NA leader welcomes Lao PM in Hanoi
The NA leader showed her delight at the good results of the Lao PM’s visit, with the release of a Vietnam-Laos Joint Statement on strengthening the great friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation in the new period, as well as the signing of important documents to further foster the bilateral partnership.
— Nhan Dan
offers new savings bond investment opportunity
According to a press release obtained by the Vientiane Times from the central bank’s website, the US dollar denominated bonds will be on sale from October 1 to 31, aiming to raise US$500 million for the bank’s coffers.
Vientiane to host Mekong mayors’ tourism summit
Director of Vientiane’s Department of Information, Culture and Tourism, Ms Vilayvone Chanthalaty, gave a press conference last week about the meeting.
— ANN/Vientiane Times
Laos, Korea to partner in clean energy systems
The Laos-Korea Energy Experts Joint Workshop, with the theme “Cooperation in the Power Sector”, was held in Vientiane yesterday as part of efforts to boost energy cooperation.
— ANN/Vientiane Times
Feature photo Global Education
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