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Chinese, Lao institutions sign pact on energy, mine sector personnel training

Kunming University of Science and Technology of China, has signed an agreement with the Institute of Energy and Mine under the Lao Ministry of Energy and Mine, on personnel training and jointly building a research center for studying new mining and metallurgy technology and engineering design. According to the agreement, singed Wednesday in Lao capital Vientiane, the KUST will offer bachelor and postgraduate training for the staffs of the Lao Ministry of Energy and Mine.



Myanmar, Laos hit vith visa restrictions for not accepting citizens deported from U.S.

The United States imposed visa restrictions on Myanmar and Laos for not accepting their citizens who have been deported, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced this week. DHS said Myanmar and Laos "have denied or unreasonably delayed accepting their nationals" who have been ordered to be removed from the United States.



Chinese constructors complete foundation of cross-Mekong River super bridges

Photo taken on July 11 shows the Luang Prabang railway bridge under construction by the Chinese engineering company China Railway No.8 Engineering Group on the Mekong River in Luang Prabang, Laos. The concrete casting for the last pier understructure of Luang Prabang railway bridge has been successfully completed, laying down all the foundation construction work of the two cross-Mekong River super major bridges along the China-Laos railway.



Meandering on the Mekong from China to Laos

As described in the 1933 novel Lost Horizon by British author James Hilton, the fictional Shangri-La is a mystical and earthly paradise where its population is permanently happy. The modern Shangri-La is in the Chinese province of Yunnan where the Mekong River, the largest in Southeast Asia, flows down from the Tibetan highlands before meandering its way through southwestern China.



China to enhance comprehensive cooperation with Laos: senior official

China will continue to closely coordinate with Laos to further deepen the bilateral comprehensive strategic partnership of cooperation, a Chinese senior official said on Monday. Huang Kunming, member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and head of the Publicity Department of the CPC Central Committee, made the remarks when he met with Bounnhang Vorachit, general secretary of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party Central Committee and president of Laos.



Guppy fish an effective dengue mosquito control method

Guppy fish can be one of the five most effective forms of dengue control, as these tiny fish can be placed in water vessels in and around homes, where they will eat the larvae of dengue-transmitting mosquitoes. The goal is to reduce the mosquito population as much as possible, and lower the incidence of dengue fever in local communities.



Lao parliament approves economic report, stimulus measures

The fifth Ordinary Session of the National Assembly of Laos has approved eight core measures to stimulate economic growth for the latter six months of this year and beyond. The session, convened from June 5 to June 28, saw the legislature pass 13 new and amended laws, and endorsed the government's report on the implementation of the socio-economic development plan over the first four months of this year and fiscal estimations for the first six months, local daily Vientiane Times reported Friday.



Inside Ban Nakok Tunnel of China-Laos railway

Photo taken on June 27, 2018 shows the inside scene of the Ban Nakok Tunnel in northern Laos' Oudomxay Province. Ban Nakok Tunnel of China-Laos railway, constructed by China Railway Guangzhou Engineering Group Co., Ltd, has broken through over 1,000 meters on Wednesday.



Meet the couple who earn $100K a year travelling the world with their kitten Captain Ahab

From a polar bear navigating melting sea ice to a volcano violently erupting: The stunning winners of a prestigious nature photo contest are revealed From splashing around in the Bahamas to exploring the wilds of Antarctica, these photos reveal how one globetrotting couple have managed to create a business that allows them to travel the world and earn $100,000 a year as they go. Jonathan and Kach Howe, aged 33 and 30 respectively, both gave up their day jobs in 2013 and met while travelling in Luang Prabang, Laos.



China helps Laos in training of economic development planning

Khenthong Sisouvong, vice president of the Laos-China Cooperation Commission, when addressing the opening ceremony, expressed his gratitude to the long-term support and help to Laos' human resources development from the Chinese commerce ministry's Academy for International Business Officials . This is the first time a training workshop of this kind has been held in Laos, and the workshop matches the development reality in nowaday Laos, Khengthong said.



Cruise along the Mekong River in style on the Gypsy

Dreaming of a bygone era of romantic voyaging and have the money to splurge? Then you are in luck. Mekong Kingdoms announced the maiden voyage of its latest addition last month, the Gypsy, an ultra-exclusive two-cabin cruiser that journeys along the Mekong River.



17:55 Mongolia and Laos to improve inter-parliamentary cooperation

Head of the Mongolia-Laos group in the Parliament, MP Yo.Baatarbileg received Laotian delegates led by Lao Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, member of the National Assembly of Laos, deputy director of the Laos-Mongolia group in the National Assembly Bounkhouang Khambounheuang, who is on a working visit to Mongolia at the invitation of the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Light industry. Head of the Mongolia-Laos group in the Parliament Yo.Baatarbileg expressed his interest to develop bilateral cooperation in social, cultural and economic sectors by expanding cooperation between the parliamentary groups, Montsame reported.



1,089 cases of dengue fever reported so far this year in Laos, 2 killed

A total of 1,089 cases of dengue fever have been reported so far this year in Laos, with two deaths, local daily Vientiane Times reported on Monday. Over 100 local people and officials gathered in Lao capital Vientiane on Saturday for activities to mark ASEAN Dengue Day on June 15 and support Laos' battle against the deadly virus.



Investment in Laos keeps rising, says PM

Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith recently told the ongoing National Assembly meeting that there has been good progress in investments in Laos, with 4,118 enterprises being registered and approved for investment between January and June 2. The enterprises registered have invested a total value of about 30,340 billion kip , the premier told the fifth ordinary session of the NA's Eighth Legislature, which opened on June 6. The registrations include investments in and development of more than 20 big projects under Memorandums of Understanding, local online newspaper Vientiane Times reported on Sunday.



Main construction work of longest bridge along China-Laos railway completed

Photo taken on June 14, 2018 shows piers of the Nam Khone super major bridge in Vientiane, Laos. China Railway No.



Proposed Lao dam 'a threat to Thailand'

A NEW HYDROPOWER dam project on the mainstream Mekong River in Laos has been proposed to the Mekong River Commission Secretariat , despite concerns over transboundary environmental impacts from the dam and ineffectiveness of the Procedures for Notification, Prior Consultation and Agreement process. The MRCS revealed on its website that the Lao government had submitted an official notification with detailed description of the Pak Lay hydropower project to the agency on Wednesday.



ASEAN: Recent changes to patent and trade mark procedures in Laos

On 8 June 2018, a new Law on Intellectual Property entered into force in the Lao People's Democratic Republic. A major change is the introduction of an opposition procedure for patents, petty patents, industrial designs and trade marks.



Lao DPM to attend 5th China-South Asia Expo

Lao Deputy Prime Minister Sonexay Siphandone will visit China to attend the 5th China-South Asia Expo and the 25th China Kunming Import and Export Fair, the state-run Lao News Agency reported. The events, under the theme Integrating into the Belt and Road for Win-win Cooperation, will take place between Jun 14-20 in Kunming, Chinas Yunnan Province.





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