Surging Vehicle Numbers Intensify Congestion In The Capital

Surging vehicle numbers intensify congestion in the capital

The number of vehicles in Vientiane continues to rise, intensifying congestion on roads in the capital despite the expansion of the road network in the capital.
In 2013, the number of registered vehicles reached 66,500, an increase of more than 5,300 vehicles compared to the year 2012.
Government officials attributed the rising number of vehicles to several factors, including the country’s ….. Continue reading

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New at Senglao DVD Shop

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These are the latest DVDs at Senglao DVD shop:

- The Railway Man
- The Physician
- Twice Born
- Murph: The Protector

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Laos’ Coffee Giant Eyes Thailand For Expansion

Laos' Coffee Giant Eyes Thailand For Expansion

Dao-Heuang Group, a leading coffee producer in Laos, is set to enter Thailand next year via a contract to grow coffee on a 1,000-rai plot of land in the North.
This move is part of the company’s plan to boost its production capacity to meet rising demands once the Asean Economic Community (AEC) is launched in 2015, the group’s vice president Boonheuang Litdang said at a press conference yesterday.
“We will be growing coffee in Thailand in order to serve rising demand in Asean countries,” she said. The group, which is a member of the …. Continue reading

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Lao-Thai Train To Provide Logistic Services In 2015

Lao-Thai train to provide logistic services in 2015

Logistic facilities at Thanalaeng Train Station in Vientiane have begun to take shape after eight months of construction, according to a Lao railway official.
The Lao Railway Authority’s Railway Management Division Chief, Mr Somsana Rasaphone said recently that the new facilities, which will enable the train station to provide freight services, are now some 23 percent complete.
Construction of the container yard and lifting facilities at the train station began at the end of last year and was scheduled to be completed within 18 months. The Lao government hopes to open the rail freight service ahead of the establishment of … Continue reading

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Govt Vows To Improve Business Environment

Govt vows to improve business environment

The government has vowed to address any barrier that hinders business operation and investment in Laos to boost socio-economic development of the country.
Prime Minister Thongsing Thammavong yesterday told business executives that the government would take all their recommendations and proposals into the cabinet’s agenda in a move to bring about a good business operation and investment friendly climate.
Business operators called for the government to introduce clear export and import related policy giving more incentives for their … Continue reading

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EDL’s New Regulations To Speed Up Slow Payers

EDL's new regulations to speed up slow payers

Electricite du Laos (EDL) is tightening regulations to enforce stricter collection of debts after many electricity consumers have failed to pay their bills, leaving large sums unpaid over the past few years.
Currently, EDL is facing serious challenges running its business efficiently when a large number of electricity users owe money to the public company. There is more than 270 billion kip in debt from electricity users in Vientiane alone. However, more than 400 billion kip is owed by customers across the country.
“It is quite a challenging issue for …. Continue reading

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Comprehensive Insurance Cover For Laos

Comprehensive Insurance Cover For Laos

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