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- Laos-China Railway carries more than 4 million tonnes of freight
The amount of cross-border freight transported by the Laos-China Railway has risen to more than 4 million tonnes, according to Vientiane South station records. A member of the management team told reporters visiting the station this week that since the railway opened in December 2021 up until June 5 this year, freight trains had made 4,641 trips carrying more than 4 million tonnes of imported and exported goods. ...More>>>

- Laos’ BRI projects deliver tangible benefits, not a debt trap: diplomat, media chiefs agree
The Belt and Road Initiative has provided great opportunities, bringing tangible benefits to participating countries including Laos, and is not a debt trap, a diplomat and media executives have agreed. .. ...More>>>

- Visitors​ flock to Huaphan after new airport opens
Tourism is on the rebound in Huaphan province, with both Lao and foreign visitors coming to the remote northern area since Nong​khang airport opened in Xamneua district last month. .More>>>

- MOU for the BYD Laos dealership
MOK Co Ltd, Lao Thani Company and Auto Asia Company signed the MOU during the ceremony held at the meeting room of the Landmark Mekong Riverside Hotel on June 6, 2023. ..More>>>

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- Laos leads the way in Asean transport meeting
Asean delegations met in Vientiane this week to discuss the Asean Transport Strategic Plan and review progress made on the directions outlined at the 28th Asean Transport Ministers Meeting held in Indonesia last year... ..More>>>

- China’s reopening contribute to regional growth

Economic growth in East Asia and the Pacific, including Laos, is recovering, supported by the reopening of the Chinese economy, according to the World Bank’s latest Global Economic Prospects report.. ....More>>>

- Renovated memorial pays tribute to Chinese heroes 
A ceremony to officially hand over a renovated monument and memorial site dedicated to China’s heroes took place in Xay and Namor districts, Oudomxay province, on Tuesday. ....More>>>

- Asean ministerial meeting vows to uphold women’s rights
Laos will continue to work with regional and development partners to protect the rights of women and older persons to create a more inclusive community, a government representative told the 11th Asean Ministerial Meeting on Social Welfare and Development chaired by Malaysia last month. . ..More>>>

- Nakai-Nam Theun national park reports widespread threats to wildlife
Wildlife in Nakai-Nam Theun National Park, which covers large areas of Khammuan and Borikhamxay provinces, is under threat, with 1,079 incidents of trespass and poaching reported in recent months. ...More>>>

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Govt, development partners review issues affecting trade, investment
Issues affecting the trade and investment environment, preparations for Laos’ Asean ....More>>>

Miss Universe Laos 2022 to head to the US
Miss Universe Laos 2022 Payengxa Lor is readying to join a live concert “Celebration Concert ...More >>>

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Plan International Laos empowers SDG progress in Laos through ongoing contributions
Plan International Laos is excited to announce the launch of the fourth phase of the Integrated. ...More >>>

2 dead in shooting after high school graduation ceremony in Virginia capital
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Seven people were shot, two fatally, when gunfire rang out Tuesday. ..More >>>


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What precautions should we take when traveling in humid weather?
The rainy season has begun in Laos, heavy rainfall has caused flooding and landslides which are damaging roads and ....More >>>

Lao teams aiming high at Para Games
Lao athletes competing in the 12th Asean Para Games, hosted by Cambodia from June 3-9, are trying their best to fulfil their dream of winning a gold medal, with hopes running high. ....More >>>

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Hoi An – a tourist hotspot and a jewel in Vietnam’s crown
If you’re thinking about a visit to somewhere special, Hoi An is a great ....More>>>



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