The Airports Department will spend Bt6 million to conduct a feasibility study for building an international airport in the northeastern province of Mukdahan. Planning for a feasibility study began after Transport Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith recently visited the province and local people called for an airport, Darun said.
The Lao government has expressed its regret and disappointment over visa sanctions imposed by the U.S. government against officials in Laos, local daily Vientiane Times reported on Monday. The United States has claimed that Laos had inadequately cooperated in receiving certain Lao nationals that the United States seeks to deport.
The institute will help further promote exchanges between universities of China and Laos, Li Baoguang, Chinese consul general in Laos' Luang Prabang, said at the opening ceremony on Friday. It will also contribute to the cooperation between the two countries, Li added, noting that with the growing China-Laos ties, the institute was set up at the right time.
Kunming University of Science and Technology of China, has signed an agreement with the Institute of Energy and Mine under the Lao Ministry of Energy and Mine, on personnel training and jointly building a research center for studying new mining and metallurgy technology and engineering design. According to the agreement, singed Wednesday in Lao capital Vientiane, the KUST will offer bachelor and postgraduate training for the staffs of the Lao Ministry of Energy and Mine.
The United States imposed visa restrictions on Myanmar and Laos for not accepting their citizens who have been deported, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced this week. DHS said Myanmar and Laos "have denied or unreasonably delayed accepting their nationals" who have been ordered to be removed from the United States.
Photo taken on July 11 shows the Luang Prabang railway bridge under construction by the Chinese engineering company China Railway No.8 Engineering Group on the Mekong River in Luang Prabang, Laos. The concrete casting for the last pier understructure of Luang Prabang railway bridge has been successfully completed, laying down all the foundation construction work of the two cross-Mekong River super major bridges along the China-Laos railway.
As described in the 1933 novel Lost Horizon by British author James Hilton, the fictional Shangri-La is a mystical and earthly paradise where its population is permanently happy. The modern Shangri-La is in the Chinese province of Yunnan where the Mekong River, the largest in Southeast Asia, flows down from the Tibetan highlands before meandering its way through southwestern China.
China will continue to closely coordinate with Laos to further deepen the bilateral comprehensive strategic partnership of cooperation, a Chinese senior official said on Monday. Huang Kunming, member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and head of the Publicity Department of the CPC Central Committee, made the remarks when he met with Bounnhang Vorachit, general secretary of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party Central Committee and president of Laos.
Guppy fish can be one of the five most effective forms of dengue control, as these tiny fish can be placed in water vessels in and around homes, where they will eat the larvae of dengue-transmitting mosquitoes. The goal is to reduce the mosquito population as much as possible, and lower the incidence of dengue fever in local communities.
The fifth Ordinary Session of the National Assembly of Laos has approved eight core measures to stimulate economic growth for the latter six months of this year and beyond. The session, convened from June 5 to June 28, saw the legislature pass 13 new and amended laws, and endorsed the government's report on the implementation of the socio-economic development plan over the first four months of this year and fiscal estimations for the first six months, local daily Vientiane Times reported Friday.
Photo taken on June 27, 2018 shows the inside scene of the Ban Nakok Tunnel in northern Laos' Oudomxay Province. Ban Nakok Tunnel of China-Laos railway, constructed by China Railway Guangzhou Engineering Group Co., Ltd, has broken through over 1,000 meters on Wednesday.
From a polar bear navigating melting sea ice to a volcano violently erupting: The stunning winners of a prestigious nature photo contest are revealed From splashing around in the Bahamas to exploring the wilds of Antarctica, these photos reveal how one globetrotting couple have managed to create a business that allows them to travel the world and earn $100,000 a year as they go. Jonathan and Kach Howe, aged 33 and 30 respectively, both gave up their day jobs in 2013 and met while travelling in Luang Prabang, Laos.