Water Price In Vientiane Set To Rise

Water price in Vientiane set to rise

The price of water will be adjusted higher gradually by about 3-5 percent from now until 2018 and divided into three main levels of users.
The new service will start to be implemented immediately according to the Vientiane Administration Office announcement.
The aim of the adjustment is to get water supply users in Vientiane to pay service fees appropriate to their use because in the past they all paid the same rate.
Between 2015 and 2016, the price of water supply will increase by …..
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Adverse Conditions Stop Poorer Countries Reaching Development Goals, Laos Tells UN

Adverse conditions stop poorer countries reaching development goals, Laos tells UN

Armed conflicts, political unrest, pandemics, and environmental degradation have impeded efforts by the world’s least developed countries (LDCs) to accomplish the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in 2015.
This was among the remarks delivered by Lao Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr Thongloun Sisoulith at the United Nations General Assembly in New York recently.
“We have only 450 days left to work out and accomplish the …. Continue reading

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Thailand Wants Wristbands, Curfews & Electronic Tracking Devices For Tourists

Thailand’s tourism minister said on Tuesday that identification wristbands would be distributed to tourists following the murder of two British backpackers earlier this month that has raised fresh concerns over tourist safety. Tourism and Sports Minister Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul said she had approached hotels over the idea of handing out wristbands to help identify tourists that get lost or into trouble. “When tourists check-in to a hotel they will be given a wristband with a serial number that matches their I.D. and shows the contact details of the resort they are

Thailand’s tourism minister said on Tuesday that identification wristbands would be distributed to tourists following the murder of two British backpackers earlier this month that has raised fresh concerns over tourist safety.
Tourism and Sports Minister Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul said she had approached hotels over the idea of handing out wristbands to help identify …. Continue reading

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Number Plates in Laos

Number Plates in Laos

You may notice cars driving around Laos with all manner of number plates in many different colours and codes. Some of these you will come in contact with when purchasing a car and some you will not.
Knowing the difference can save you a lot of time and money when purchasing a car under your own name as certain number plates denote different types of vehicle status. Tax Not Paid plates, for example, are reserved for foreigners living in Laos under certain conditions, usually diplomatic or aid workers. Continue reading

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Comprehensive Insurance Cover For Laos

Comprehensive Insurance Cover For Laos

J&C Services, the third largest agent of Toko Assurance in Laos, is offering customer-specific solutions to our clients, while providing at the same time the most competitive premiums. Try us and be surprised how much we differ if compared to other providers !
Our insurance services include Expat International Health Insurance, Office, Home and Content Insurance, Motor Insurance, Health and Personal Accident Insurance for local staff members and All Risk Insurance among others.
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New at Senglao DVD Shop

DVD

These are the latest DVDs at Senglao DVD shop:
– Sin City: A Dame To Kill for
– Transformers: Age of Extinction
– Maleficent
– X-Men : Days Of Future Past
– Edge Of Tomorrow
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New Decree Prohibits Online Criticism of Lao Government Policies

New Decree Prohibits Online Criticism of Lao Government Policies

Laos has issued a new law prohibiting online criticism of the government and the ruling communist party, according to state media, setting out stiff penalties for netizens and Internet service providers who violate controls.
The 28-point decree makes Laos the latest Southeast Asian country to implement tough new laws governing use of the Internet.
Under the decree, which will take effect on Oct. 1, netizens will face criminal charges for publishing …. Continue reading

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Love Life Café: Home-Made Ice Cream, Cookies, Shakes, Paninis & Salads

Love Life Café: Home-Made Ice Cream, Cookies, Shakes, Paninis & Salads

There’s a charming little oasis in Vientiane that many of us visit to escape the doldrums of life…our little heaven of sorts where we get to learn to love life all over again. Tucked away at the end of Dongpalane, Love Life Ice Cream (or LLIC, as I conveniently call it) is the brainchild of cookie school teacher Fleur Varenne, a French-British transplant in Laos.
If you haven’t been to LLIC, get ready for a surprise. The ambience is bright, cheerful and …. Continue reading

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