Happy Lao New Year 2014 ! Sokdee Pi Mai Lao !!!

Happy Lao New Year 2014 ! Sokdee Pi Mai Lao !!!

We wish you a Happy Pi Mai celebration and a prosperous and wonderful 2014 !
At this festive season of the year, we would like to thank our customers for your treasured support given to us. We value your patronage and appreciate your confidence in us.
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Mitsubishi To Build Plant In Laos

Mitsubishi To Build Plant In Laos

Japanese electronics maker Mitsubishi will invest US$8 million (260 million baht) in its first production plant in Laos.
MMC Electronics Laos Co signed a lease with an industrial park on the outskirts of the capital, the Vientiane Times reported.
Construction of the plant, which will produce thermostats and temperature control equipment for air conditioners, refrigerators, rice cookers and cars, is to begin immediately and be completed by …. Continue reading

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Laos, China Vow To Push Railway Project Forward

Laos, China vow to push railway project forward

Laos and China have confirmed they will push forward with the Lao-Chinese railway project while the two countries are still looking for an effective method of cooperation that serves their mutual interest.
The Lao and Chinese governments have come up with a plan to build the 421km railway, which would link Vientiane to the Laos-China border in the coming years.
The Lao side also suggested that China should expand its investment in hydro and lignite power plants as well as provide loans for irrigation development in the central provinces in order to ensure …. Continue reading

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Govt Pulls Plug On Pi Mai Parties To Save Money

Govt Pulls Plug On Pi Mai Parties To Save Money

The government has instructed state organisations not to spend any of the state budget on Pi Mai Lao (Lao New Year) parties over the three-day festival from April 14-16.
Officials are also banned from using state vehicles for personal use over the course of the festival, according to the two-page announcement issued by the Government Office.
The announcement comes amid budget tension that has resulted in the government being more restrained with its spending and the suspension of …. Continue reading

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Transport Sector Booms In Laos

Transport Sector Booms In Laos

Laos has witnessed a steady growth in the transportation sector along with greater connectivity in the region following the government’s enormous investment in the development of infrastructure.
The road networks in Laos now extends to a total of 43,600 kilometres in total across the country in 2013, which is an expansion of more than 7 percent compared with the previous year.
However, the transport of passengers on water routes dropped 11.7 percent to 1.9 million people in 2012. In order to boost water transport, the ministry is …. Continue reading

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World Record Pasalob Dance Held In Vientiane

World Record Pasalob Dance Held In Vientiane

The world record “Pasalob dance”, a Lao traditional culture, ever held in the Lao PDR took place at That Luang square on Saturday drawing more than 4,200 students.
Participants in yellow t-shirts danced and stepped simultaneously according to four hit Lao songs Euay Kor Ngarm Nong Kor Ngarm, Ying Lao Yuk Mai, Oh Duang Cham Pa and Sao Tane Piao. The objective of the event is not only to promote the preservation of Lao traditional culture and dance but also to make the Lao PDR and its customs internationally known.
Pasalop dance is popular to social parties, traditional festivals and ….. Continue reading

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Kualao Restaurant: Serving Authentic Lao Food

Kualao Restaurant Serving Authentic Lao Food

It was a breezy Saturday evening and we found ourselves at the Thatdam red light area at the brink of dusk. We looked to our left and there stood a humble house that carried a silent yet majestic aura reminiscent of a past French colonial era that dared to refuse the winds of time.
While the exterior edifice of the restaurant was French in nature, the interior whispered soft Lao overtones. We were quite taken aback as we witnessed the French façade fade away as our vision gave way to the …. Continue reading

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