Thursday, September 21, 2017

Lao PDR Costs of Doing Business 2015

Title:  Lao PDR Costs of Doing Business 2015
By:  Investment Promotion Department of the Ministry of Planning and Investment
Publisher, Year:  Lao Ministry of Planning and Investment, 2015
Cost:  Free

Cover of Lao PDR Costs of Doing Business 2015

Monday, September 18, 2017

Friday, September 15, 2017

ຖາມຫຍັງກໍໄດ້ - Compassionate Support

Ask Anything SeriesQuestion: I have a friend who was from Laos and her husband is dying. Is there anything I can do or give to her to show her compassion during this time?

Monday, September 11, 2017

Lao Beauty Pageants Galore

If it seems like there's been a recent explosion of beauty pageants happening Laos or having Lao representation, you'd be correct with that.

Lao beauty pageant winners 2016/2017

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Rare and Endangered Asian Unicorn (aka Saola)

By:  The Saola Working Group, IUCN, July 7, 2017

Rare and Endangered Asian Unicorn (aka Saola)
Photo Credit:  IUCN, 1996

The second-annual World Saola Day, July 9, marks a renewed sense of hope and urgency for an international partnership developing the first-ever conservation breeding program for the saola, an antelope-like mammal so rare that no biologist has ever seen it in the wild. Although the partnership, coordinated by the Saola Working Group (SWG), has made significant advances in the protection of saola habitat in the Annamite mountain range on the border of Vietnam and Laos, commercial poaching remains rampant, leaving the saola teetering on the edge of extinction.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Hydro plants power Laos into middle-income status

By:  Wichit, Chaitrong, The Nation (Thai), September 3, 2017

The Lao government is leveraging its rich hydropower resources in a bid to lift the country out of lower-middle income status by 2020.

Speaking at the official opening of the Xenamnoy 2-Xekatam 1 hydropower plant in Champasak province on Friday, Minister of Energy and Mines Dr Khammany Inthirath said the landlocked country has progressed rapidly in producing electricity, which it now supplies to local communities as well as Thailand and other Asian countries.


Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Learn about the timber industry in Laos

Title:  Study for Understanding Timber Flows & Control in Lao PDR
By:  LTS International (Dr. Kevin Grace, Mr. Souksompong Prixar, Dr. Kaison Phengsopha)
Publisher, year:  European Forest Institute (EFI) and European Union Forest Law Enforcement Governance and Trade (EU FLEGT) Action Plan, 2012
Cost:  Free

Monday, September 4, 2017

Hun Sen, Laos PM to Request Border Maps to Solve Dispute

By Phan Soumy, Cambodia Daily, September 4, 2017

Prime Minister Hun Sen met his Lao counterpart at Phnom Penh’s “Peace Palace” on Friday in an effort to further de-escalate tensions that flared up last month over Laotian soldiers occupying Cambodian land, with both agreeing to write a joint letter to the French president requesting border maps.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Tea, Zip Lining and Waterfalls

This video posted by Inthy Deuansavanh on Facebook combines some of my favourite things - drinking tea, zip lining and waterfalls. You too can experience this at Tad Fane, Pakse, Laos.

Love this video!