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ANXIOUS WAIT: Kiwi tourist Casey Hanson, 21, sits in a Thai police station after being caught in possession of counterfeit US American currency.
Women are on the frontline of the effort to find and destroy millions of unexploded cluster bombs which are still claiming lives decades after being dropped on Laos.
Chief Executive Officer of SEIF Holdings Frederick Tan and his delegation met with Deputy Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry Dr Phouangparisak Pravongviengkham in Vientiane on Friday, where the company detailed its plans to invest between US$300 million to US$1billion in growing rice in Laos.
There was an aftertaste of bait-and-switch in Laos' presentation to the Mekong River Commission late last month.
After premiering its first high-end Bt150-million cinema in Phnom Penh this week, Major Cineplex Group, Thailand's largest movie-theatre chain, will continue to invest with its partners in 100 cinemas in Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar by 2020.
Investment in new hotels in Thailand is expected to slow next year as many key players concentrate on newly opened markets to cash in on the opening of the Asean Economic Community , according to the president of the Thai Hotels Association .
Late wet season rain has raised concerns over rice production in several Lao provinces, Xinhua news agency reports citing local media.
Laos has relented and agreed to consult its downstream neighbours over a proposed dam project, but it is under no obligation to act on their concerns Laos should be applauded for the decision to consult its neighbours in the Mekong River basin over the controversial Don Sahong Dam project.
Updated: Thu Jul 24, 2014 04:44 am
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