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15 hrs ago | Bangkok Post

Mekong economic corridor offers trade...

Thailand is being urged to accelerate wrapping up a pact on cross-border transport and invest in infrastructure to make the best use of the East-West Economic Corridor linking Vietnam, Laos, Thailand and Myanmar.

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Thu Apr 10, 2014

Bangkok Post

Laos, China dust off train project

Lao Prime Minister Thongsing Thammavong and Chinese Premier Li Kequiang confirmed that the project would go forward in a summit held ahead of the Boao Forum for Asia in Sanya in Hainan province on Tuesday, the Vientiane Times said on Thursday.

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Wed Apr 09, 2014

Bangkok Post

Mitsubishi to build plant in Laos

Japanese electronics maker Mitsubishi will invest US$8 million in its first production plant in Laos, reports said Wednesday.

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Tue Apr 08, 2014

Asia News Network

HAINAN, China: China, Laos to speed up rail construction talks

China and Laos pledged on Tuesday to speed up railway construction talks with the aim of signing agreements as soon as possible.

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Related Topix: Travel, Asia Travel, World News, China, Asia, China Travel, Southeast Asia, Laos Travel, Li Keqiang

Mon Apr 07, 2014

Hotel Online

Centara Hotels & Resorts to Debut in Laos with a 2017 Opening of Centara Grand Hotel Vientiane

Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand's leading operator of hotels, is opening five-star luxurious Centara Grand Hotel Vientiane, its first hotel in Laos in 2017.

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Sun Apr 06, 2014

The Nation

Myanmar engages Asean's civil society groups

Strange as it may seem, the Asean's People Forum in Yangon last month turned out to be the biggest ever gathering of civil society groups in the region.

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Thu Apr 03, 2014

The Nation

Controversial Lao dam on Mekong River almost a quarter complete

Construction of the controversial Xayaburi Hydro-power plant, the first dam on the lower stretch of the Mekong River, is now 23 per cent complete, Lao media reports said Thursday.

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Tue Apr 01, 2014

Bangkok Post

Laos 2015 satellite launch 'on track'

Laos expects to launch its first satellite before December of next year to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the communist regime on Dec 2, a Post and Telecommunication Ministry official said Tuesday.

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Mon Mar 31, 2014

Crofs Blogs

Laos: H5N1 virus in Lao Xayaboury province has not spread to humans

Xayaboury Provincial Health Department has found no one was infected with the H5N1 virus after hundreds of animals died from the virus in recent weeks, state-run daily Vientiane Times reported on Monday.

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Sun Mar 30, 2014

Bangkok Post

Bridge builds Asean ties for China

The bridges that span the Mekong River are not simply bridges. They are a political indicator that illustrate the changes that have swept the region.

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Wed Mar 26, 2014

Mother Jones

A technician with a UXOLao bomb disposal team scans for bombs along a new road b

Between 1964 and 1973, the United States dropped around 2.5 million tons of bombs on Laos.

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Mon Mar 24, 2014

KKLA-FM Glendale

Laos Officials Attempting to Exile Christian Converts for Practicing Faith

Over two dozen Christian converts in the Natahall village of Laos could face expulsion from their village for practicing their faith.

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Sun Mar 23, 2014

The Nation

New highway links should boost trade with GMS

The Commerce Ministry has suggested that Thai traders and investors take advantage of new highway links do more business in Laos, Vietnam and southern China.

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Fri Mar 21, 2014

MindaNews

Filipino film on Palawan tribe inspires Lao cinema

An independent film that depicts the indigenous tradition and beliefs of the Palawan tribe in the Philippines opened a curtain with new light in Lao cinema.

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Thu Mar 20, 2014

Bangkok Post

Laos inflation may deter investors

Rising inflation in Laos is undermining the country's attraction as a low-cost manufacturing base, a report said on Thursday, although investment figures remain solid.

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Tue Mar 18, 2014

MindaNews

Baskets of salt for a living

Away from the sea, Laos produces salt by mining in Vientiane basin that shares potash deposits of Sakon Nakhon basin of Khorat Plateau in Thailand.

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Travel World News

Postcards From Southeast Asia - Laos

Landed in Vientiane after an hour's flight from Bangkok. In grand style, The Settha Palace Hotel's vintage limousine met and transported me through Laos' tranquil capital.

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Free Republic

ASIA/LAOS - Christians in a village are ordered to abandon their faith

The Christian faithful living in the Laotian village of Natahall in Phin district, in the province of Savannakhet are struggling hard to defend the constitutionally guaranteed right to profess the Christian faith, and the right of property with regards to their homes.

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