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New World Bank Office for Laos in 2016

New World Bank Office for Laos in 2016

1 by / on 26/06/2014, 8:42 am / in News & Events

The World Bank Group (WBG) is planning to build a new office and facilities for its staff by early 2016. The event to celebrate the new office was held on Monday in Xieng Ngeun village in Chanthabouly district, Vientiane. Deputy Minister of Finance Ms Thipphakone Chanthavongsa and the World Bank Vice President for East Asia and the Pacific Region Mr Axel van Trotsenburg attended the ceremony. The three-storey Lao inspired building will accommodate 100 […]

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Thai coup affects Lao border crossing

Thai coup affects Lao border crossing

0 by / on 26/05/2014, 10:51 am / in News & Events

Lao residents with vehicles who intend to travel to Thailand will not be able to cross with ease as restrictions have been placed on all border checkpoints after the Thai military staged a coup to seize power and maintain peace and order on May 22. Lao people who carry border passes are currently restricted from using them to enter Thailand. […]

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Donnokkhoum Road to be completed this year

Donnokkhoum Road to be completed this year

0 by / on 19/05/2014, 4:54 pm / in News & Events

A stretch of road between Donnokkhoum, Sangveuy and Chomphet Villages, as well as another between Sounmone, Sangveuy and Dongsavad are to be completely resurfaced by the end of the year. Last month was the proposed completion date for the upgrade of the two road stretches but works have been delayed due to removal of existing infrastructure and buildings, as well […]

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Thongkhankham Market Fire Not  Arson

Thongkhankham Market Fire Not Arson

0 by / on 19/05/2014, 3:53 pm / in News & Events

The recent devastating fire at Thongkhankham market, one of the biggest markets in Vientiane, was not caused by arson motivated by any conflict of interest but by an electrical short-circuit, a high-ranking official confirmed yesterday. The March 26 fire, which damaged more than 400 shops, occurred as a result of old electrical wiring, Vice Mayor of Vientiane Mr Saythong Keodouangdy […]

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World Red Cross Day 2014: Share your Red Cross story

World Red Cross Day 2014: Share your Red Cross story

0 by / on 07/05/2014, 9:19 am / in News & Events

This Thursday 8 May Lao Red Cross and its partners will celebrate World Red Cross Day by hosting a special presentation and blood drive at Vientiane Ho Chi Minh School, from 8.30am. Together with the Lao office for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Lao Red Cross will present information on current and planned future activities for humanitarian […]

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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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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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Miss Lao New Year 2014 to be held next month

Miss Lao New Year 2014 to be held next month

1 by / on 03/02/2014, 5:56 pm / in News & Events

(KPL) The final round of the Miss Lao New Year 2014 contest, known as Nang Sang Khan, in which twenty beautiful finalists will be announced, is to be held at That Luang Square between 1-2 March, according to Mr Phouvong Phamisith, President of the Lao Gem and Jewelry Trader Association. This year’s contest will fall earlier than last year because the organising committee wants to […]

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Thai Channel 7 apologises to Laos for insulting remarks

Thai Channel 7 apologises to Laos for insulting remarks

0 by / on 25/01/2014, 11:46 am / in News & Events

The executive board of the famous Thai television station Channel 7 yesterday apologised to the Lao people in regards to its insulting interpretations of the Lao language, according to the Lao Foreign Ministry. The programme concerned was broadcast on Thursday afternoon, as part of a series on Asean. In this instance the hosts compared the meanings of Lao and Thai […]

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