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China to extend highway cargo link to southeast Asia

A regular road cargo service between southwest China's Chongqing Municipality and Bangkok will start operations in July, local authorities said. Chongqing has planned three routes to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations , according to the Chongqing municipal transportation authorities.



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Laos to build single map to improve natural resource management

Government and private sector representatives of Laos and Thailand on Tuesday exchanged information on using a geographic information system to build a single map for improved natural resources management. One map via geographic information system will benefit natural resources management while saving time and budget resources for investment on information surveys and mapping.



Laos and Pakistan impress at Yunnan fai

Laos and Pakistan stole the show at the 2017 South and Southeast Asia Commodity Expo and Investment Fair here as China deepened its One Belt and One Road initiative with the region. The fair took place from June 1318 at 17 exhibition halls with 8,000 stands that included special themes for Pakistan, Laos, South Asia and Asean.



Chinese citizen shot dead in Laos

Chinese Embassy in Laos on Sunday issued a safety warning after a Chinese citizen was shot dead in Lao's central Xaysomboun province. According to the embassy, a Chinese citizen was shot dead by unidentified persons on Friday in Xaysomboun province, some 130 km northeast of Lao capital Vientiane.



They were smokejumpers when the CIA sent them to Laos. They came back in caskets.

David W. Bevan, a smokejumper-turned-CIA-operative, was one of five men killed in an Air America plane crash on Aug. 13, 1961, in Laos. Bevan, along with two other agency operatives on the flight, were awarded stars on the CIA's Memorial Wall in May. Their families didn't know they were in Laos, and didn't know that they'd started working for the CIA in addition to their jobs with the U.S. Forest Service.



VN helps boost Lao workers' skills

COOPERATION between Vietnamese and Lao officials has helped to develop labour skills in Laos, while protecting workers' benefits and advancing the special solidarity between the two countries, a Lao minister says. The Minister of Labour and Social Welfare, Khampheng Saysompheng, made the remarks at a press conference in Vientiane to mark the strong ties between the two countries in the Labour field as the nations' prepare to celebrate the 55th anniversary of their diplomatic ties and the 40th anniversary of the signing of the Friendship and Cooperation Treaty.



Daewoo Engineering signs MOU for infrastructure projects in Laos

Daewoo Engineering & Construction Co. inked an initial agreement with a Laotian partner to win infrastructure projects in the Southeast Asian country, the builder said Friday.



More Lao population join blood donation, yet still below target: WHO

Only about 0.6 percent of Lao population has joined blood donation, below the World Health Organization target of one percent of the population donating blood, the WHO said on Wednesday. The number of blood units available has increased from 36,653 in 2015 to 40,454 units in 2016 in the Southeast Asian country but it is still not yet enough for patient needs.



China provides aid for poverty alleviation project in Laos

China and Laos on Wednesday signed an agreement on implementation of aid provision by China for poverty alleviation demonstration cooperation project in Laos. Economic Counselor of Chinese Embassy in Laos Wang Qihui and Director General of Planning and International Cooperation of the Lao National Committee for Rural Development and Poverty Eradication Chit Thavisay signed the agreement.



GE opens Laos office, its 10th in Southeast Asia

Expanding its presence in Southeast Asia, General Electric recently opened an office in Laos, in the Vientiane Centre on the capital's Khouvieng Road. GE president and chief executive Wouter Van Wersch noted at the opening that Laos was one of the fastest-developing members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, with a projected economic growth rate topping 7 per cent.



Mukdahan envisions border bonanza

Thailand plans to promote the northeastern city of Mukdahan to be a trading and logistics centre of Asean, expecting to pour investment into infrastructure in the province to help increase annual border trade to 200 billion baht by 2019. Mukdahan governor Sorasit Ritsorakai said the area is in a perfect location to make use of the East-West Economic Corridor that links Myanmar's Myawaddy city through Tak and Mukdahan in Thailand to Laos's Savannakhet and eventually Vietnam, passing by millions of people along the route.



The Southeast Asian Cuisine You Haven't Tried-But Need To

Dishes like Pad Thai and Pho-staples of Thai and Vietnamese cuisines-are available at the click of a button. But there's one Southeast Asian cuisine you've probably never heard of: Lao food.



BAY tests Cambodian waters

Bank of Ayudhya , Thailand's fifth-largest lender by assets, is exploring business opportunities for its unsecured car and motorcycle loans in Cambodia. Thakorn Piyaphan, head of BAY's unsecured loan and digital banking and innovation units, said the bank has been searching for credit card and personal loan opportunities.



Laos provides clarifications on Mekong dam to river commission

Local consultations among the Mekong countries have including ongoing efforts to address the issues of backwater effects on Thailand, sediment transport, fish migration, and navigation lock, according to the Mekong River Commission . The MRC Secretariat has organised on June 19 the 3rd Joint Committee Working Group for Pak Beng Hydropower Project Prior Consultation Process in Vientiane, ahead of the upcoming joint committee special session.



Thai brands showcasing in Vientiane

The second annual "Top Thai Brands" fair began on Wednesday featuring products as well as services from Thailand at the Lao International Trade Exhibition and Convention Centre in Vientiane. The five-day event was organised by the International Trade Promotion Department of the Thai Ministry of Commerce together with the Trade Promotion and Production Development Department under the Laotian Ministry of Industry and Commerce.



'Wombs for rent' business flourishes in communist Laos

Dozens of fertility clinics have mushroomed in land-locked Laos after scandals over commercial surrogacy have spurred wealthier southeast Asian neighbors to ban the controversial procedure since 2015. The gleaming, modern clinics have names featuring words such as "Miracle" and "Perfect" to help them stand out amid the dusty surrounding roads and highways in the Lao capital of Vientiane, close to the Thai border.





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