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Foreign workers pouring into Laos

Foreign workers pouring into Laos

0 by / on 26/03/2014, 10:59 am / in News & Events

The registration of foreign workers has been steadily increasing every year, with over 20,000 foreign workers recorded from 2011 to 2013, of which 10,000 workers have extended their work permits, even though the Government has implemented strict controls on foreign workers in recent years. Director General of Skills Development and Employment Department, Mr Phouvanh Chanthavong, said that the government has [...]

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Record number of fires blaze through Vientiane Capital

Record number of fires blaze through Vientiane Capital

0 by / on 21/03/2014, 3:53 pm / in News & Events

Thirty-eight house fires have been recorded in the first three months of this year, with total damage estimated at 9 billion kip, according to Head of Vientiane Capital Fire Prevention and Protection Police Department, Mr Chanthaboun Manyvong. Fires have destroyed ten houses, two markets, two government offices, and three shop-houses. The police officer said incidents were caused by electricity shorts, and unsupervised candles and incense sticks [...]

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Save electricity or face power shortages, says energy ministry

Save electricity or face power shortages, says energy ministry

0 by / on 17/03/2014, 4:42 pm / in Lifestyle

(KPL) The Ministry of Energy and Mines has urged the public to save electricity and reduce electricity consumption during peak load times, or face continual power outages during peak times from 18:00 to 22:00 from March to June. The ministry made the announcement late last month calling for cooperation among government offices, NGOs, businesses, shops, factories, construction projects, irrigation schemes and [...]

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Thai supermarkets top the list for Lao visitors

Thai supermarkets top the list for Lao visitors

0 by / on 08/03/2014, 2:51 pm / in Lifestyle, Shopping, Supermarkets

The big supermarkets in Nong Khai and Udon Thani provinces of Thailand are more of a tourist attraction for Lao people than historical, cultural and natural sites in the area. On the weekends, big supermarkets are crowded with Lao people who enjoy shopping for various kinds of goods including fruit, seafood, meats and general processed foods. Whenever you go across [...]

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Mini-Vientianale Short Film Festival

Mini-Vientianale Short Film Festival

2 by / on 04/03/2014, 5:02 pm / in Film, Lifestyle

On 8th and 9th March, Vientianale International Film Festival will hold “Mini-Vientianale”, the first Short Film Festival in Lao PDR in the garden of the Lao Cinema Department. Entry is free. This two day festival will premiere 16 new seven- minute short films by emerging Lao filmmakers on this year’s competition theme “you + me”. The audience will be able [...]

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CAMCE breaks ground for Vientiane Shopping Plaza

CAMCE breaks ground for Vientiane Shopping Plaza

0 by / on 03/03/2014, 9:44 am / in Lifestyle, Shopping

CAMCE Engineering held a groundbreaking ceremony for Vientiane Shopping Plaza, to be located in Done Chan (Thatkhao Village) on 27 February. The Vientiane Shopping Plaza will sit on 75,000 sq m as a mix of Lao with western architecture, according to President of CAMCE Engineering, Ms Luo Yang. The plaza falls under the USD500-million Vientiane New World project and will [...]

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Five Guys, Five Nights, Five Burgers

Five Guys, Five Nights, Five Burgers

10 by / on 25/02/2014, 9:12 pm / in Food, Restaurants & Cafes

Five bold men, representing four great civilizations, undertake an epic search over five nights to find Vientiane’s ultimate burger.  Behold! A definitive answer to Vientiane’s most pressing question. In order to eliminate personal bias, we developed a proprietary algorithm to mathematically deduce which of Vientiane’s top burgers was best. To safeguard the integrity of the experiment, we have elected to [...]

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Cabinet approves import of bigger motorbikes

Cabinet approves import of bigger motorbikes

0 by / on 25/02/2014, 6:06 pm / in Cars and Bikes, Lifestyle

The government will now allow the importation of motorcycles with engine capacities of greater than 250 cc’s, lifting a previous ban on the bikes as part of efforts to comply with World Trade Organisation obligations. The cabinet has approved a proposal by the Ministry of Finance made few months ago, giving the green light for tax officials to collect taxes [...]

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Price of Meat Still Too High in Laos

Price of Meat Still Too High in Laos

0 by / on 24/02/2014, 10:59 am / in Food, Street Food

Meat is an important food that we eat every day and is one type of food, according to many Lao diets, that is indispensible. Since meat prices have become volatile, it has affected the daily livelihoods of everyone. But why have meat prices increased so much, and how can we resolve this situation? These are questions that many are struggling [...]

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Xayaboury celebrates Elephant Festival

Xayaboury celebrates Elephant Festival

0 by / on 19/02/2014, 4:45 pm / in News & Events

Xayaboury: Lao President Mr Choummaly Sayasone attended the official opening of the elephant festival in Xayaboury provincial capital yesterday, witnessing a spectacular opening ceremony and the grand procession of 65 elephants. This is the 8th year that the elephant festival has been organised in Xayaboury province, aiming to pay tribute to the Lao national symbol in a country which is [...]

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