Sunday, March 26, 2017

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Lao Government Auctions Luxury Cars in a Bid to Cut Costs, Reduce Corruption

By:  RFA News, March 13, 2017

Vehicles for auction
Luxury vehicles owned by the Lao government sit inside the National Convention Center in Vientiane where they will be auctioned to the public, Feb. 28, 2017.  Photo Credit: RFA.

The Lao government has auctioned 14 luxury cars previously used by the country’s leaders in its latest effort to cut costs and rein in corruption in the impoverished nation by getting rid of pricey autos that high-ranking officials had been using for free for official and personal business.

Lao authorities impound over 5,000 illegally imported vehicles

By:  Vientiane Times, January 26, 2017

The Customs Department under the Lao Ministry of Finance has reported that they impounded more than 5,000 illegally imported vehicles in the fiscal year of 2015-2016.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Beer Snacks ຂອງແກ້ມເບຍ

Lao Beer Snacks examples 1
(From left to right)  Lettuce, dipping sauce, chopped schallots, ginger, limes, lemon grass, peanuts, galanga.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Friday, March 10, 2017

Laos Ranks 16th Most Welcoming Country In the World

By:  Thao Phasavath, KPL News, March 9 2017

(KPL) The Lao PDR has been ranked number 16 among the most welcoming countries in the world, with Cambodia and Timor Leste topping the list, according to the Passport Index for 2017.

Tour operators suggest activities for 2018 Visit Laos Year

By:  Siladda Souliyong, Vientiane Times, February 11, 2017

Tour operators have suggested activities and improvements to tourist sites ahead of 2018 Visit Laos Year which was recently announced by the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Laos expects $8.94 billion trade volume in 2017

By:  Post Online Media (Croatia), February 6, 2017

Photo:  Souphanh Keomixay
Photo:  Souphanh Keomixay

Laos will strive to record a trade volume of $8.94 billion in 2017, Lao Minister of Planning and Investment Souphanh Keomixay said.