Rescue Team Reports Increasing Road Accidents In Capital

Rescue Team Reports Increasing Road Accidents In Capital

Road accidents continue to kill and maim people across the country and Vientiane rescue teams are on standby 2 4 hours to help crash victims.
According to the rescue team of the Foundation for Assisting Poor People of the Lao PDR (Vientiane Rescue) the number of road accidents was continuing to increase with the team being called out more frequently attending up to 40 to 50 accidents each day. This compared with only five to 10 calls a day last year.
The rescue team reported over the six months period from January to June this year they attended 735 road accidents in Vientiane, during ….. Continue reading

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Taking Stock In Vientiane

Taking Stock In Vientiane

Quiet Lao bourse looks to attract more companies, possibly with the help of dual listings.
Having been open since October 2010, the slow-moving Lao Securities Exchange (LSX) is looking to raise the number of listed companies to about 25 by 2020 from the six that are now trading.
“Our aim is to have a least 25 companies listed by 2020 and we are looking at encouraging many state-owned enterprises and private-sector companies to be on the …… Continue reading

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Chinese Investor Granted Concession for Khouangxi Waterfalls In Luang Prabang

Chinese Investor Granted Concession for Khouangxi Waterfalls In Luang Prabang

A Lao official has decided to grant a land concession to a Chinese investor to develop the area around one of the country’s most famous natural landmarks, despite heavy criticism by locals who oppose such deals involving public property.
Khampheng Saysompheng, governor of Luang Prabang province in northern Laos, approved China’s A-Cho Group Company for a land concession to develop the area surrounding the Khouangxi waterfalls, a popular tourist attraction.
The deal came to light, however, when a copy of a document related to Khampheng’s decision was published on …. Continue reading

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Lao Rescue Teams Awarded 8 International Medals

Lao Rescue Teams Awarded 8 International Medals

Eight members of Lao rescue teams received one gold, one silver and six bronze medals from the International Disaster Medical Rally recently in Chiang Rai province, Thailand.
The rally from June 22-25 had rescue teams from 10 Asean countries competing to exercise their skills and experience in dealing with a number of mock emergency cases such as a building collapse, chemical leakage and water rescue.
Laos was represented by all three rescue teams currently serving the public in the capital, namely those from the Lao Red Cross, the Foundation for Assisting Poor People of Lao PDR (Vientiane Rescue) and ….. Continue reading

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Major Platinum To Open New Cinema At Vientiane Center

Major Platinum To Open New Cinema At Vientiane Center

Major Cineplex Group is launching their 2nd out of country branch in Laos, with the first being an extremely successful project in Cambodia, which has become the market leader. This new world-class theatre in Vientiane will have “Huawei” as a naming sponsor and be called “Major Platinum Cineplex by Huawei”.
The Laos project will contain about 1,150 seats in five halls and offer the best and brightest 3D available. “We will screen Hollywood movies with both English and Thai soundtracks and the many popular Thai and Laos movies, all with ….. Continue reading

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Degree Courses to Resume Again

Degree Courses to Resume Again

The Ministry of Education and Sports has indicated that it will allow 24 qualified institutions to resume their bachelor degree courses for the 2015-2016 academic year after they met the standards set by the ministry.
A senior official from the ministry said the biggest problem facing the institutions was the lack of sufficiently qualified teaching staff. The institutions that are expected to resume their bachelor degree courses this academic year are as follows: …. Continue reading

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