High Cost of Living Remains a Challenge for Tourism Industry in Laos

High Cost of Living Remains a Challenge for Tourism Industry in Laos

The high cost of living remains a significant challenge for the tourism industry in Laos as spending for basic services such as taxis, food, and accommodation is higher than in neighboring countries.
Slow service is among the downsides of the tourism sector in Laos.
“The tourism sector in Laos should develop …. Continue reading

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Police Arrest Drug Lord Bigger Than Xaysana

Police Arrest Drug Lord Bigger than Xaysana

Anti-drug police of the General Department of Police under the Ministry of Public Security, in cooperation with relevant authorities, have arrested Khonepasong Soukkaseum, alias Xiengtheu, a drug lord they claim is bigger than transnational drug kingpin Xaysana Keophimpha.
Mr Khonepasong, 47, Lao national living in Vientiane, was arrested along with three associates on Jan 10, 2017, nine days before …. Continue reading

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AFC Bans 22 Laos and Cambodian Players For ‘Manipulation of Matches’

AFC Bans 22 Laos and Cambodian Players For 'Manipulation of Matches'

Southeast Asian football has been rocked by life bans for 22 players from Laos and Cambodia for match-fixing.
The Asian Football Confederation announced the suspensions on Wednesday after investigating matches of the Laos national team, and club side Lao Toyota FC.
Of the 22, 15 are current or former Lao Toyota players. The Vientiane-based team were ….. Continue reading

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Property Investors To Draw Law On Foreign Acquisition

Property Investors To Draw Law On Foreign Acquisition

Property investors are currently drawing up a law that will call on the National Assembly (NA) to consider foreigners to be able to purchase apartments, according to officials in the sector.
Under the Investment Promotion Law that was put into effect in 2014, foreigners with a registered investment of US$500,000 can own a plot of residential land but officials from the Ministry of Planning and Investment say they have found it difficult to enforce the …. Continue reading

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Laos, Thailand, China, Vietnam Pave Way For Tourism Integration

Laos, Thailand, China, Vietnam pave way for tourism integration

Eleven provinces across four countries in the upper Mekong basin have agreed to join in a development cooperation agreement that will seek sustainable tourism integration across the sub-region and its borders.
Under the MoU, the provinces have agreed to cooperate on tourism advertising, cross border facilities and tourism infrastructure …. Continue reading

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Lao Dairy Farm Carves Out Healthy Market Niche

Lao Dairy Farm Carves Out Healthy Market Niche

WITH agriculture in Laos improving year by year, a new farm in Vientiane called the Lao Dairy Farm is carving out a sizeable share of the fresh milk market. Its main selling point is that the quality of its pasteurised milk is as good as imported brands.
The farm is located in Naxineua village, Naxaithong district. It keeps a variety of …. Continue reading

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