News, 4 December 2019


Chairman of Presidential Office meets Lao Party leader

Chairman of the Presidential Office Dao Viet Trung (L) and Party General Secretary and President of Laos Bounnhang Vorachith (Photo: VNA).

Việt Nam, Laos to co-operate in Indochinese archival preservation

HÀ NỘI — The directors of the departments of State Records Management and Archives of Laos and Việt Nam yesterday signed on a MoU to enhance ...

World Bank approves additional funding for poverty reduction in Laos

The additional funding will support agriculture-related activities under Lao National Nutrition Strategy with a focus on improving livelihoods and ...

Kancil power: Malaysian couple travels over 1500km to Laos with car bought for RM1,500

This was the case when an adventurous Malaysian couple embarked on an ambitious journey from Malaysia all the way to Laos in their compact ...

Laos to improve emergency medical response to natural disasters

VIENTIANE, Dec. 4 (Xinhua) -- A meeting for Emergency Medical Team Coordination Mechanism for Public Health Response in the Lao capital ...

News, 3 December 2019

Laos continues path of relentless development

Under the guidance of the party and state over the past 44 years, the people are happy and proud to see that Laos is continuously developing.

Vietnam, Laos ink cooperative MoU on archive

Hanoi (VNA) – The national archive agencies of Vietnam and Laos signed a Memorandum of Understanding on bilateral cooperation in 2020 at a ...

Reducing patent application pendency and increasing patent quality in Lao PDR

While an amended version of the Lao Law on Intellectual Property took effect in June 2018, patent applicants can still be frustrated by the lengthy ...

News, 28 November 2019


Congratulations extended to Laos on National Day

Congratulations extended to Laos on National Day ... Talking to Lao Ambassador Sengphet Houngboungnuang, Deputy FM Vu highlighted the new ...

T'way Air to commence seasonal Busan-Vientiane service in late Dec-2019

T'way Air plans to launch seasonal twice weekly Busan-Vientiane service with Boeing 737 aircraft between 25-Dec-2019 to 26-Feb-2020 (Routes ...

News, 26 November 2019


Companies explore investment opportunities

The Laos booth showcased its Savan Park, a joint commercial, industrial and logistics complex jointly created between the Laos government and ...

S. Korea to support 'logistical hub' campaign of Laos

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Tuesday his country will help Laos achieve its goal of becoming a "transportation and logistical hub" in the ...


News, 25 November 2019

Lao capital Vientiane on track to reach targeted number of tourists for 2019

VIENTIANE, Nov. 25 (Xinhua) -- Lao capital Vientiane officials are confident that the targeted number of 2 million visitors set for Visit China-Laos Year ...

News, 22 November 2019

Newly-promoted Thai League 1 outfit Rayong FC sign Laos goalkeeper Outthilath Nammakhoth

Newly-promoted Thai League 1 outfit Rayong FC have signed Laos international goalkeeper Outthilath Nammakhoth under the ASEAN quota ahead ...

Soirée musicale sur l'amitié Vietnam-Laos à Vientiane

Vientiane (VNA) – Un programme artistique placé sur le thème « La belle amitié Vietnam-Laos » a eu lieu dans la soirée du 21 novembre à Vientiane.

Marché boursier : le Vietnam et le Laos resserrent leur coopération

Lundi 18 novembre, la SCC a accordé une aide technique au Laos via l'échange de documents et des consultations dans le domaine des valeurs ...

Gala performance in Vientiane celebrates Vietnam-Laos friendship

NDO - A gala night took place in the Lao capital of Vientiane on November 21 to mark Lao National Day and celebrate the friendship between Vietnam ...

New hotels: SureStay Hotel by Best Western Vientiane, Change Overnight Hotel and more

Designed with a blend of classical Lao art deco and French colonial styles, SureStay Hotel by Best Western Vientiane comprises 68 rooms and suites.

News, 21 November 2019


Laos steps up fight against antimicrobial resistance

VIENTIANE, Nov. 21 (Xinhua) -- The Lao government is stepping up its fight against the emergence of so-called "super-bugs": infections that do not ...

Marché boursier : le Vietnam et le Laos resserrent leur coopération

Le 18 novembre, la SCC a accordé une aide technique au Laos via l'échange de documents et des consultations dans le domaine des valeurs ...

Foreign Ministry confirms no Indonesian victims in Laos quakes

Jakarta (ANTARA) - No Indonesian had fallen victim to a chain of earthquakes that struck Laos on Thursday morning, according to the Indonesian ...

Strong quake in Laos widely felt, causes damage in Nan

An earthquake centred in Laos caused damage in neighbouring Nan province on Thursday morning, with reports of cracks appearing in walls and ...

Earthquake report world-wide for Thursday, 21 November 2019

#2: M 6.0 quake: Laos on Wed, 20 Nov 23h50 - 9 minutes ago #3: M 5.5 quake: Laos (Thailand) on Wed, 20 Nov 21h03 - 2 hours 56 minutes ago

M6.1 quake hits Laos-Thailand border area

A magnitude 6.1 earthquake hit a border area between Laos and Thailand early on Thursday. Damage to buildings has been reported. The US ...

Strong Earthquake on the Border between Thailand and Laos

Residents of Vientiane wrote on social media that after the first, powerful earthquake at 6:50 local time, they also felt a second one. The most powerful ...

SureStay Hotel Group makes Laos debut

SureStay Hotel by Best Western Vientiane, which opened its doors on November 19, is located in the centre of the Laos capital, a short stroll from the ...

6.1 magnitude earthquake hits Laos

Vientiane [Laos], Nov 21 (ANI): An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 on the Richter Scale struck northwestern Laos close to Thailand's border on Thursday, ...

Construction of China-Laos railway not affected by shallow quake

VIENTIANE, Nov. 21 (Xinhua) -- The Laos-China Railway Co. Ltd., which is in charge of the construction of the China-Laos railway running through ...

Magnitude 6.1 earthquake strikes Laos near Thai Border

Vientiane, Nov 21 (UNI) A magnitude 6.1 earthquake hit northwestern Laos close to Thailand's border early on Thursday, the data of the ...

10T Tech and Lao Telecom Launch Laos Consumer eSIM Service

VIENTIANE, Laos - November 21, 2019 - ( Newswire.com ). 10T Tech Limited, an eSIM Solutions Company based in Hong Kong, and Lao ...

Strong earthquake strikes near Thai-Laos border

BANGKOK: A strong earthquake struck near the border of Thailand and Laos on Thursday (Nov 21), setting high-rise buildings swaying in Bangkok, and prompting at least one power plant in Laos to suspend operations for precautionary checks. The United States Geological Survey said the 6.1-magnitude ...

News, 18 November 2019




China-Laos railway tunnel completed 43 days ahead of schedule

VIENTIANE, Nov. 18 (Xinhua) -- A Key tunnel of China-Laos railway has been drilled through by China Railway No. 8 Engineering Group (CREC-8) ...

News, 15 November 2019

China, Laos agree to deepen pragmatic cooperation between two armies

VIENTIANE, Nov. 15 (Xinhua) -- China and Laos have agreed here to deepen the practical cooperation between the armies of the two countries.

Commercial operations of Mega First's Laos project have started

Commercial operations of Mega First's Laos project have started ... Mega First Corp Bhd's (MFCB) Don Sahong Hydropower Project in Laos has finally ...

News, 14 November 2019


Dengue fever cases rise, claiming 74 lives in Laos

VIENTIANE, Nov. 14 (Xinhua) -- Lao health authorities are advising people across the country to clear out potential mosquito breeding sites after ...

News, 13 November 2019


Human Rights Watch Condemns Lao Government for Continued Detention of Elderly Landowner ...

A high-ranking Human Rights Watch (HRW) official lashed out at the Lao government for continuing to hold a 69-year old man who was arrested two ...

Stupas: The must-see historical, scenic beauty in northern Laos

Laos is well-known among visitors for its wealth of natural and historical tourist sites as well as unique traditions, cultures and lifestyles which vary ...

Vietnam-funded school handed over to Laos

Vientiane (VNA) – Dakcheung School was inaugurated and handed over to the Lao province of Sekong's Dakchueng district on November 13, as a ...

Vulnerable Lao kids to benefit from ASEAN ministerial meeting

VIENTIANE, Nov. 13 (Xinhua) -- Lao children at risk and persons with disabilities will benefit from the 10th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Social ...

Lao PDR Launches Multi-Sectoral Approach to Reduce Childhood Undernutrition

VIENTIANE, November 13, 2019 – Lao PDR will implement a new cross-cutting and evidence-based approach to tackle the issue of childhood ...

News, 12 November 2019

NDO/VNA – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on November 11 hosted a reception for newly-accredited ambassador of Laos Sengphet ...

News, 11 November 2019


Lao officials get training about China-Laos railway operation, management

VIENTIANE, Nov. 11 (Xinhua) -- Lao officials from the Ministry of Public Works and Transport and other sectors are learning about railway operations ...

Lao grid to deliver electricity to Cambodia

VIENTIANE, Nov. 11 (Xinhua) -- The Lao state-run Electricite du Laos (EDL), on behalf of the Lao government, has completed more than 80 percent of ...

News, 9 November 2019

Chinese railway construction companies hand over school uniforms to Lao pupils

VIENTIANE, Nov. 9 (Xinhua) -- Chinese engineering companies engaged in China-Laos railway construction in Laos have organized a ceremony on ...

News, 8 November 2019



Laos wants a stronger tourism

The LNCCI (Lao National Chamber of Commerce and Industry), in cooperation with the Yunnan enterprise office to Laos, held a Lao and Yunnan ...

Australia provides 1.5 billion kip for flood recovery

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The Australian government has provided about 1.5 billion kip (AUD 250,000) to support the Lao government's ...

Lao businesses strike at Asean Business Awards for second year in a row

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Lao companies impressed their peers with a strong outcome at the Asean Business Awards (ABA) Gala Night ...

China-Laos railway tunnel construction making breakthroughs

LUANG PRABANG, Laos, Nov. 8 (Xinhua) -- China-Laos railway tunnels' construction has been continuing to make breakthroughs, as one more major ...

Barrages sur le Mékong : l'écosystème d'une région menacé

Tous sont situés au nord de la frontière du Laos dans la province du Yunnan. Onze autres doivent être construits au Laos et au Cambodge avec l'aide ...

News, 7 November 2019


Lao reporters learn to promote heritage sites from Quang Nam

Quang Nam (VNA) – A delegation of Lao reporters on November 6 visited the central province of Quang Nam to learn from the province's experience ...

Lao Citizen Scientists Manage Wetlands Sustainably

Lao PDR (Laos) is rich in natural resources: water and fertile land, timber, metals, gems, and minerals. Laos's wetlands have long provided its people ...

FoodCrush Podcast: Lao cuisine with Alex Hanesakda of SapSap

Larb. Green papaya salad. Sticky rice. Historically, the food of Laos has flown under the radar in the U.S., often taking a back seat to more popular ...

News, 6 November 2019

06 au 11/11 : alerte tempête tropicale (Nakri) pour le Sud du Vietnam, du Laos et le Nord-Ouest du ...

Nakri devrait toucher le Sud du Vietnam, le Sud du Laos et le Nord-Est du Cambodge durant le week-end prochain. A cette échéance, la tempête ...

News, 5 November 2019

L'Ordre de l'Etoile d'or remis à l'Armée populaire du Laos

Cette distinction reconnaît les contributions importantes de l'Armée populaire du Laos à l'édification et au renforcement de la grande amitié, de la ...

Indonesia and Laos to Work Together in Fighting Transnational Organized Crimes

Jakarta. Indonesia and Laos agreed on Monday to join hands in the fight against transnational organized crimes, including drug smuggling and ...

The Mighty Mekong of Laos from NatGeoTV with Gordon Ramsay

If you have missed it... Check-out the Chef Gordon Ramsay in Laos !


News, 4 November 2019

Gold Star Order presented to Lao People's Army

NDO – The Golden Star Order, the most noble accolade of the Vietnamese Party and State, was conferred on the Lao People's Army (LPA) at a ...

Lao Airlines to run direct flights to Japan's Kyushu

VIENTIANE, Nov. 4 (Xinhua) -- Lao Airlines, the country's national flag carrier, plans to operate direct flights next March from Vientiane capital and ...

Lao gov't endorses new decree to centralize administration of Official Development Assistance

VIENTIANE, Nov. 4 (Xinhua) -- Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has endorsed a new decree to centralize the administration of Official ...

News, 1 November 2019

Coopération Cambodge-Laos-Myanmar pour la sécurité des travailleurs migrants

Phnom Penh (VNA) – Une réunion entre le Cambodge, le Laos et le Myanmar, au niveau de ministres de l'Intérieur, a eu lieu au Cambodge, pour ...

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News, 31 October 2019


La guerre mine toujours le Laos

Plus de cinquante ans après les bombardements américains sur le Laos (1964-1973), ce pays reste le plus pollué au monde par les bombes à ...

Black Travel Vibes: Take Your Passport To New Heights In Laos

Laos is a destination that many people traveling to southeast Asia tend to overlook in favor of more popular escapes like Thailand and Vietnam —but ...

L'eau nouvelle arme au service de la Chine en Asie

Construit au Laos par la Chine et financé par des capitaux thaïlandais, ... Alors que barrage de Xayaburi au Laos commençait hier sa première ...

Vietnam – Laos special friendship festival to be held

Hanoi (VNA) - A four-day festival to celebrate the special friendship between Vietnam and Laos will be launched on November 14 in the central ...

Lao leader's greetings on day of Vietnamese voluntary soldiers

NDO/VNA – General Secretary of the Central Committee of Lao People's Revolutionary Party (LPRP) and State President Bounnhang Vorachith has ...

Photo exhibition on Vietnamese volunteer soldiers in Laos

The photo exhibition aims to help the Lao people and international friends understand better the noble international spirit of Vietnamese volunteer ...

Lao parliament opened to debate personnel appointment, work reports

VIENTIANE, Oct. 31 (Xinhua) -- The Lao parliament National Assembly (NA) will begin its eighth ordinary session next week with several issues of ...

News, 30 October 2019


How Laos Lost its Tigers

The last tiger in Laos likely died in terrible anguish. Its foot caught in a snare crafted from a simple and cheap motorbike cable, it probably tore off a leg ...

Lao Party-State leader meets former Vietnamese voluntary soldiers, experts

NDO/VNA – General Secretary of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party and President of Laos Bounnhang Vorachith hosted a reception in Hanoi on ...

News, 29 October 2019

La présidente de l'Assemblée nationale du Vietnam rencontre le président lao

La présidente de l'Assemblée nationale du Vietnam, Nguyên Thi Kim Ngân, a rencontré lundi 28 octobre le président lao Bounnhang Vorachith, ...

New Mekong Dam in Laos Opens to Protests, Dried-Out Downstream

BAN NAMPRAI, Thailand (Reuters) - The first hydropower dam on the lower Mekong River began commercial operations in Laos on Tuesday amid ...

NST Region: Laos grateful for help clearing unexploded bombs littering country

ALTHOUGH it has over 257,000 safely-detonated bombs to its credit, the Mines Advisory Group (MAG) marked its 25 years in Laos with a reminder ...

Party leader, President meets Lao counterpart

Party General Secretary, President Nguyễn Phú Trọng (r) welcomes his Lao counterpart Bounnhang Vorachith and a high-ranking delegation from the ...

Laos hydro project switched on along dried-out Mekong

A multi-billion dollar hydro-electric power plant on the Mekong river in Laos was officially switched on Tuesday, as drone images of dried-up downstream areas stirred fresh outcry on one of the world's great rivers.