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  1. Assessment reports of Pak Lay and Pak Beng dam found to be identicalRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | The Nation

    Plagiarism has been detected in the Transboundary Environmental and Social Impact Assessment as well as Cumulative Impact Assessment of the proposed Pak Lay Dam project in Laos. In the first regional forum on the dam project held in Vientiane on Thursday, the Mekong River Commission played down this flaw, saying "questionable contents" in the report will be fixed and updated.


  2. Laos Accused of Copy-Pasting Dam Impact SurveyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 20 | Voice of America

    A fishing boat passes near a construction site of the Don Sahong dam, near the Cambodia-Laos border, June 20, 2016. An official impact assessment for a controversial new Lao dam on the Mekong river has been directly copied and pasted in parts from a previous project, a coalition of groups fighting to protect the river has alleged.


  3. Thai firm signs 3-hotel deal in LaosRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 19 | The Nation

    Centara, a Thai hospitality group led by Suthikiati Chirathivat, board chairman , has signed a memorandum of understanding with Asia Investment, Development and Construction Co Ltd , an investment and construction company in Laos. The agreement paves the way for Centara to enter into management agreements for three hotels in Laos in Vientiane and Luang Prabang.


  4. ~ smile ~Read the original story

    Monday Sep 17 | TrekEarth

    Nothing fancy or glamour, it's just a shot of a hard working woman - one of the many faces of Laos, that I simply could not resist taking of this colourful Tai Dam market seller, paused from time to time in between making the sales. I thought she made an interesting subject of another ordinary human landscape with her eye popping headdress that seemed to stand out in the setting on a dull and cool morning.


  5. Disaster response cooperation a necessityRead the original story

    Monday Sep 17 | China Daily

    ... Xe-Namnoy hydroelectricity project in late July caused severe floods in parts of the Attapeu province in southern Laos, China offered immediate and extensive assistance to control the situation. The floods in Laos have taught us a serious lesson. ...


  6. Lao murder suspect arrested trying to flee back homeRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Sep 16 | Bangkok Post

    A Lao national suspected of killing a 67-year-old woman and her 12-year-old granddaughter in their house in Samut Prakan was arrested in the border province of Mukdahan early on Monday morning. by immigration officials in front of a grocery store in Ban Na Po Noi, Muang district, while he was waiting to take a ferry across the Mekong River to Savannakhet in Laos, according to Thai media reports.


  7. Add Laotian BBQ food from Kra Z Kaia s in Corona to your culinary bucket listRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 14 | Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

    I believe that Kra Z Kai's is the first Inland Empire restaurant to serve the cuisine of land-locked Laos, which is located north and east of Thailand and is also close to Vietnam and Cambodia. It's a little-known fact that Laotians eat more sticky rice than any other population in the world.


  8. Laos on alert for Typhoon MangkhutRead the original story

    Saturday Sep 15 | Xinhuanet

    The north and central regions of Laos have been put on alert for heavy downpours after weather forecasters warned that Typhoon Mangkhut and Tropical Storm Barijat are expected to pass over Laos on coming Monday and Tuesday. Areas at high risk of damage from storm activity include the capital and the provinces in central and northern Laos.


  9. ~ tranquil glow ~Read the original story

    Saturday Sep 15 | TrekEarth

    The charming town of Luang Prabang - the ancient royal capital of Laos and a UNESCO National Heritage Site, is surrounded by precipitous mountains at the junction of the Mekong and Nam Khan rivers. The town is famous for its elegant mix of traditional Laotian architecture and its distinctive French air and quaint small village atmosphere.


  10. Highlights of Lao Fashion Week 2018Read the original story

    Friday Sep 14 | Xinhuanet

    A model presents a creation during the Lao Fashion Week 2018 in Vientiane, capital of Laos, on Sept. 14, 2018.


  11. Children's rights: United Nations Committee to review Benin, El...Read the original story

    Friday Sep 14 | World News Report

    The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child will meet in Geneva from 17 September to 5 October to review children's rights in the following countries: Benin, El Salvador, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Mauritania, Niger, and Saudi Arabia. It will also host a special all-day event, known as Day of General Discussion, on children human rights defenders, with the participation of children.


  12. The flora of LaosRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 12 | Bangkok Post

    Located on the west side of the Mekong River opposite the Lao heritage town Luang Prabang is Pha Tad Ke Botanical Garden. Opened around a year ago, the garden collects Lao plant species with the aim to conserve Laos' rich biodiversity and traditional ethnobotanical knowledge.


  13. Laos facing food security challenges following extreme weatherRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 11 | The Nation

    Laos' attempts to strengthen food security are facing major challenges after almost 600 irrigation projects were affected by heavy flooding during tropical storms Son-tinh and Bebinca last month. The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry reported that storms flooded low-lying areas in six northern provinces, three central provinces including Vientiane, and two southern provinces, damaging or destroying more than 1 million hectares of crops and fisheries.


  14. Asia DMC Prevails at 25th World Travel AwardsRead the original story

    Friday Sep 7 |

    The 25th World Travel Awards Gala, held in Hong Kong on 3rd September, recognized ASIA DMC triumphant in six categories, including "Asia's Leading Management Company" and five accolades including leading management company in Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam and Myanmar. Hong Kong, Hong Kong S.A.R., September 07, 2018 -- -- The accolades mark the second-consecutive year that ASIA DMC is winning these prestigious titles; being a major milestone for the company as ASIA DMC celebrates its 21 years of business.


  15. Laos, China ink deal on railway service training collegeRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 6 | The Nation

    Laos and China on Tuesday signed an agreement for a feasibility study on the establishment of a college that would train personnel to work as ticket sellers, station operators and provide various passenger services. Graduates of the college would have the opportunity to work on the Laos-China railway, which is currently under construction and set for completion in 2021.


  16. Laos to halve import permit procedures by 2019Read the original story

    Tuesday Sep 4 | Xinhuanet

    Laos will try to cut by half the number of procedures, time taken, costs involved and documents currently required to obtain an import or export licence by 2019, local daily Vientiane Times reported on Wednesday. The easing of the procedures required to get an import permit is significant for socio-economic development and trade facilitation.


  17. Laos, Thailand discuss measures to boost tradeRead the original story

    Tuesday Sep 4 | Xinhuanet

    Laos and Thai officials were holding a major trade meeting on Tuesday as the neighboring countries seek to identify measures to boost the value of their shared trade. The meeting, scheduled to be held in the Lao capital Vientiane from Tuesday to Thursday, saw officials from the two countries discuss more measure to increase bilateral trade to 10 billion U.S. dollars by 2021, local daily Vientiane Times reported.


  18. Lao central bank warns against cryptocurrency useRead the original story

    Monday Sep 3 |

    ... s saying. It said that advertisements have appeared trying to lure people to purchase, sell and use cryptocurrencies in Laos.


  19. Top 5 Lao dishes you should tryRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Sep 2 | South China Morning Post

    Khao soi is a pork mince and rice noodle dish in a hearty soup, served with an abundance of vegetables. Photo: Instagram @laughtraveleatsalot When people think of amazing food in Southeast Asia, Laos is not likely to be the country that springs to mind.


  20. Transport Minister on inspection tour of Loei AirportRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Sep 2 | Pattaya Mail

    ... up to two million passengers each year and become an aviation hub for flights from airports in Luang Prabang in Laos, Hanoi in Vietnam and provinces in China. Pattaya traffic police got on the ball and began ticketing and towing cars illegally ...