Wednesday, May 24, 2017

International visitors top expenditure of regional tourists

By:  Vientiane Times, May 23, 2017

International tourists have generated a bigger expenditure in the country over regional tourists, even though regional tourist arrivals were 92 percent higher last year.

Vangvieng, Laos

Monday, May 15, 2017

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Lao Workers at Power Plant Resign After Raise is Denied

By:  Ounkeo Souksavanh and Richard Finney, RFA News, May 5, 2017

The Hongsa Lignite Power Company plant in Sayabouri, Laos
The Hongsa Lignite Power Company plant in Sayabouri, Laos,
is shown in an undated photo.
Photo by:  RFA.

Twenty workers at a power plant in northern Laos have quit their jobs after managers refused to raise their salaries, offering instead only to help them with the cost of their meals, sources said.

Laos, IRRI expand partnership to increase food, nutrition security

By:  Holly Demaree,, May 9, 2017

Laos and IRRI agreement May 8 2017
IRRI and Laos signed and put the research partnership in motion on May 8th.
Photo courtesy of IRRI.

VIENTIANE, LAOS — The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and Laos have an increased their role in the country’s food and nutrition security with a new partnership in research.

The agreement will enable continued conduct of scientific work that will contribute significantly to the development of the country’s rice sector.

Laos identifies attractions

By:  Wanwisa Ngamsangchaikit, TTRWeekly, May 8, 2017

Lao PDR’s Ministry of Planning and Investment in its latest report states there are 2,100 tourist sites in Laos that are either attracting tourists, or have the potential to do so.

Lao News Agency reported there are almost 1,200 ecotourism sites, 600 cultural sites and almost 300 historical sites including two World Heritage sites, but most of them lack basic infrastructure such as roads and many of the ecotourism sites are only of value for local tourists.