Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Happy Lao New Year 2564!

Happy Lao New Year 2564
ສະບາຍດີປີໃໝ່ລາວ2564
April 14-16, 2021

Wishing everyone all the best this Lao New Year!
To good health and safety for you and your loved ones!

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

March 2021 - News Roundup ລວມຂ່າວ ເດືອນມີນາປີ2021

Government of Laos Dissolves Ministry of Science and Technology
Laotian Times, March 1, 2021

National Games in Laos postponed again due to Covid-19 concerns
Vientiane Times, March 3, 2021

How Laos is overcoming landlockedness and bolstering growth
East Asia Forum, March 5, 2021

Researchers solve more of the mystery of Laos megalithic jars
University of Melbourne, March 10, 2021

Small-to-Medium Size Businesses Fail in Laos as Tourism Drops Amid COVID Fears
Radio Free Asia, March 11, 2021

Laos Increases Electricity Costs Despite Producing More Electricity
Radio Free Asia, March 11, 2021

The Victims of Agent Orange the U.S. Has Never Acknowledged
New York Times, March 16, 2021

People entering Laos advised to wear 'out-smart' bracelet for Covid-19 contact tracing
The Straits Times, March 16, 2021

Laos Grants 25-Year Power Grid Concession to Chinese-Majority Firm
The Diplomat, March 17, 2021

Lao Worker Kills Chinese Employer Who Scolded, Abused Subordinates
March 19, 2021

COVID-19 vaccines shipped by COVAX facility arrive in Lao PDR
US Embassy in Laos, March 20, 2021

New Laos president faces rising China debt and battered economy
Nikkei Asia, March 23, 2021

Rainforest Trust is Saving Habitat in Laos for the Rare Asian Unicorn
Rain Forest Trust, March 23, 2021

Vietnam gifts Laos a $111m parliament building
Global Construction Review, March 24, 2021

Laos’ Austerity Fantasies Reveal the Communist Party’s Weaknesses
The Diplomat, March 26, 2021

Five-Day Lao New Year Holiday Dates Announced
Laotian Times, March 28, 2021

Lao govt issues notice suspending certification of forest areas
The Star, March 31, 2021

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Learn more about Boun Krer - Khmu New Year

Credit:  Lao News TV, March 12, 2015

Happy Khmu New Year - Boun Krer

Khmu New Year harvest display
The Khmu ethnic group in Laos celebrate their New Year with Boun Krer towards the end of December. Pictured here is one of the many harvest displays and offerings.

1st Expressway in Laos Inaugurated

By:  Xinhua News (China), December 20, 2020

Aerial photo taken on Dec. 20, 2020 shows a view of the Vientiane-Vangvieng section of the China-Laos expressway in Vientiane, Laos.
Aerial photo taken on Dec. 20, 2020 shows a view of the Vientiane-Vangvieng section of the China-Laos expressway in Vientiane, Laos.


VIENTIANE, Dec. 20 (Xinhua) -- The Vientiane-Vangvieng section of the China-Laos expressway, the first highway in Laos jointly constructed by the Lao government and China's Yunnan Construction and Investment Holding Group (YCIH), was inaugurated on Sunday.

The opening ceremony was held simultaneously in Vientiane, the capital of Laos, and Kunming of  southwest China's Yunnan Province, via video conferencing.

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Do you dream of noodles?

A variety of noodles on display at a Lao food market
ຝັນກິນເສັ້ນຫມີ່ບໍ
At this food stall at a Lao food market, a variety of noodles are offered for sale and presented fresh and portioned for people to buy.  It's a noodle lovers dream!

Saturday, December 26, 2020

Happy Hmong New Year!

The Hmong ethnic group in Laos celebrate their new year, called Boun Kinchieng, with big celebrations that starts in late December.