Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Laos eases investment terms to boost economy

By:  Vientiane Times, April 19, 2017

A newly amended investment promotion in Laos will cut by half the maximum investment period for new concession projects to 50 years, down from previous requirement of 99 years.

First Lao team to compete at Microsoft’s Imagine Cup

By:  Vientiane Times, April 24, 2017

Vientiane - Team BUG5, a group of three young innovators, has earned the nomination to represent Laos in the South East Asian Regional Final Round of the 15th Microsoft’s Imagine Cup.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Laos clothing products in demand by European markets

By:  Vientiane Times, April 24, 2017

According to the latest data compilation from the Ministry of Industry and Commerce, Laos has been exporting its garment products to most of Europe while Germany has become one of the country’s most important trade partners because of the value of bilateral trade found in the data recently released by the ministry.

Twenty-Two Die In Lao New Year Road Carnage

By:  Vientiane Times, April 19, 2017

In just the three days of the Lao New Year holiday 159 road accidents occurred across the country resulting in 22 fatalities with incidents of drunk driving and speeding higher than ever.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Lao New Year 2560 - Compilation of Events in Luangprabang

Check out these Lao New Year videos showing a compilation of the variety of activities that went on in Luangprabang.  Featuring the Miss Lao New Year beauty contest, procession, parade, blessing the Buddha statues, music and more.

Video Credit:  Somsack Vilayphonh

Monday, April 17, 2017

Vietnamese Embassy and Consulates in Laos

Vietnam Embassy in Vientiane
Vietnam Embassy in Vientiane.  Photo Credit:  Google Maps

2017 marks the 55th anniversary of diplomatic ties between Laos and Vietnam.  It's also the 40th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty on Friendship and Cooperation.

To commemorate the anniversary, let's take a look at the Vietnamese embassy and its consulates in Laos.