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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Southeast Asia Will See Upsurge In Terrorism Violence This Year, UN Reps Warn

Southeast Asia Will See Upsurge In Terrorism Violence This Year, UN Reps Warn

Without effective collaboration among ASEAN partners, terrorism in Southeast Asia will continue to thrive this year as foreign fighters now in the Middle East return to home soil to continue their campaign.
The warning by two United Nations representatives came following observations of the rise of terrorism activity in the region last year, in countries like Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and ….. Continue reading

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Anthony Bourdain Talks Drugs, Politics, Obama, And Near-Death Experiences

Anthony Bourdain Talks Drugs, Politics, Obama, And Near-Death Experiences

In an episode set in Laos, he ate freshwater fish and bamboo shoots with a man who had lost an arm and a leg when a U.S. explosive, left over from the war, detonated.
A White House staffer told him he brought Laos’s unexploded-ordinance problem to light. “I’m a little embarrassed. I feel like Bono. I don’t want to be that guy. The show is always about … Continue reading

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Laos Faces Economic Challenges In 2017: Business Leader

Laos Faces Economic Challenges In 2017: Business Leader

Despite Laos officially performing well overall economically in 2016, some large firms still face major hurdles in doing business, according to a leading corporate executive.
General Manager External Affairs, PanAust Ltd./Managing Director PBM Ltd., Mr Richard Taylor, made the comment recently in an article posted on the professional social media site LinkedIn.
His article detailed three key issues that would shape 2017 for both Laos and Myanmar, which have …. Continue reading

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Lao Postal Service Issues New List Of Prohibited Items

Lao Postal Service Issues New List Of Prohibited Items

The Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications in cooperation with four other ministries and the Bank of the Lao PDR recently approved a decision on postal service prohibitions.
The decision specifies regulations and measures concerning the prohibition of certain items, to prevent the sending and receiving of illegal goods by mail and ensure that postal operations are …. Continue reading

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Reminder: Importation of E-Cigarettes and Refills Into Thailand Is Illegal

Reminder Importation of E-Cigarettes and Refills Into Thailand Is Illegal

People should be careful about vaping in Thailand. While using e-cigs them selves are not illegal, it is illegal to import e-cigs and e-liquids and you could face up to 5 years in prison for possession and up to 10 year for production and sale and a fine of five times the value of the goods or both.
Apparently there is ‘NO’ law banning the …. Continue reading

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