Savannakhet (Laos)

Type: City
Name: Savannakhet (Laos)
Country: Laos
Latitude: 16.57
Longitude: 104.75
population: 66,552
First reported 3 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 2 reports

Feature: Lao villager's favorite pastime: detonate unexploded U.S. bombs

Contributed by NAMPA / Xinhua.VIENTIANE, Sept. 2 (Xinhua)-- While most residents at Vilabouly village in Savannakhet province in Laos are engaged in farming and fishing, Wan's favorite pastime is defusing bombs left by the Americans during the Indochina ... [Published Namibia Press Agency - 2 hours ago]
First reported Aug 31 2014 - Updated 19 hours ago - 1 reports

CIMB Thai outlines three-year plan for |its first foreign branch, in Vientiane

three-year plan (2014-2016) for its first foreign branch. The bank last Friday officially opened a branch in Vientiane, which it says will offer the same products as those of state-owned banks in Laos. CIMB Thai Bank's Vientiane branch is the seventh ... [Published The Nation - Thailand - Aug 31 2014]
First reported 23 hours ago - Updated 23 hours ago - 1 reports

Rare Siamese crocodiles released as ambassadors for Lao wetland

Seventeen critically endangered juvenile Siamese crocodiles were released this week into a protected wetland in Laos, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has announced. The release is part of a programme to assist the recovery of the local Siamese ... [Published The Nation - Thailand - 23 hours ago]
First reported Aug 31 2014 - Updated Aug 31 2014 - 1 reports

Nghe An pursues international economic integration

The central province of Nghe An is expanding external economic relations in a bid to make full use of all resources for fast and sustainable economic development.On one hand, the province continues to reinforce ties with its traditional partners in Laos, ... [Published VietnamPlus - Aug 31 2014]
First reported Aug 30 2014 - Updated Aug 30 2014 - 1 reports

New planting technique in Laos adapts to climate change

Home » business » Thousands of tonnes of rice each year are damaged in Laos by drought and flooding as a result of climate change. To overcome this problem the Lao government, in cooperation with relevant sectors and different international organisations, ... [Published The Nation - Thailand - Aug 30 2014]
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 1 reports

Lao Activist Defies Authorities And Builds Home on Disputed Land

Undeterred by a three-month detention and defying warnings from the authorities, a Lao activist is refusing to vacate land she had occupied for years and which has been identified for a government road expansion project.Sivanxay Phommarath said she has ... [Published Radio Free Asia - Aug 27 2014]
First reported Aug 22 2014 - Updated Aug 22 2014 - 1 reports

Laos-China rail link prospects increase

The Laotian and Chinese governments are negotiating the form of future cooperation to realise the US$7-billion (Bt223-billion) Boten-Vientiane rail link, with Laos seeking finance from China to fund the massive undertaking. Vilaykham Phosalath, Laos' ... [Published The Nation - Thailand - Aug 22 2014]
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 1 reports

Laos steps up environmental protection efforts

Laos’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment on August 20 held a workshop to review the operation of the country’s Fund for Environmental Protection.Lao Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Noulinh Sibandhith, in his speech at the event, ... [Published VietnamPlus - Aug 21 2014]
First reported Aug 20 2014 - Updated Aug 20 2014 - 1 reports

China to Press Ahead With Financing of Lao Railway Project

China is still keen to finance a U.S. $7.2 billion high-speed railway project planned by cash-strapped Laos that would link the two neighboring countries, a Lao official said, even though Beijing has remained silent over its role in the project.The project ... [Published Radio Free Asia - Aug 20 2014]
First reported Aug 15 2014 - Updated Aug 15 2014 - 1 reports

Is it possible to get a visa for Vietnam at the border?

I AM PLANNING TO TRAVEL FROM MUKDAHAN IN NORTH-EAST THAILAND TO NHA TRANG IN VIETNAM, BUT I HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO FIND A RELIABLE METHOD. CAN YOU HELP, AND IS IT POSSIBLE TO GET A VISA AT THE BORDER?P. HEANEY, ST ANDREWSThis crossing is rather remote ... [Published Canberra Times - Aug 15 2014]
First reported Aug 12 2014 - Updated Aug 12 2014 - 1 reports

EU funding for sustainable projects in Laos

The European Union is reaching out to Laos, a landlocked country in Southeast Asia where a third of the population lives below the international poverty line. The EU will invest more than €200m in projects aimed at boosting economic growth and sustainability, ... [Published New Europe - Aug 12 2014]
First reported Aug 08 2014 - Updated Aug 08 2014 - 1 reports

Lao woman arrested for smuggling Thai currency

AN, Aug 8 --  Thai officials early Friday arrested a Lao woman and charged her with smuggling Thai currency amounting to Bt30 million out of the country, customs officials said.A combined unit of customs, police and soldiers apprehended a 42-year-old ... [Published MCOT - Aug 08 2014]

Quotes

...a large number of the population - Ministry of Commerce along with Bangkok Metropolitan Administration joined forces to organize an event called "Returning happiness to the people through distribution of ready-made foods" by providing meals at 25 - 35 baht per dish so as to support the food industry while encouraging producers not to increase their prices...
"The one-to-two-year-old crocodiles, which range between 50-100 cm (20-39 inches) in length, were raised in facilities managed by local communities working with WCS to protect the endangered reptiles and their habitat" the New York-based conservation charity said in a news statement
"I have worked with this new method on the project for three years now and can confirm that planting rice this way is better than our traditional method" a project farmer in Outhoumphone district, Bounpheng Phtesarath, said
"It also sends an important signal for the regional link," Vilaykham said. "It represents potential and motivation for us to realise the project."

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Feature: Lao villager's favorite pastime: deton... [Published Namibia Press Agency - 2 hours ago]
Feature: Lao villager's favorite pastime: deton... [Published China.org.cn - 3 hours ago]
Three-month Progress Report of the NCPO [Published Noodls - 17 hours ago]
Rare Siamese crocodiles released as ambassadors... [Published The Nation - Thailand - 23 hours ago]
CIMB Thai outlines three-year plan for |its fir... [Published The Nation - Thailand - Aug 31 2014]
Nghe An pursues international economic integration [Published VietnamPlus - Aug 31 2014]
New planting technique in Laos adapts to climat... [Published The Nation - Thailand - Aug 30 2014]
Lao Activist Defies Authorities And Builds Home... [Published Radio Free Asia - Aug 27 2014]
Chambers push EWEC trade corridor [Published Bangkok Post - Aug 27 2014]
Laos-China rail link prospects increase [Published The Nation - Thailand - Aug 22 2014]
Laos steps up environmental protection efforts [Published VietnamPlus - Aug 21 2014]
China to Press Ahead With Financing of Lao Rail... [Published Radio Free Asia - Aug 20 2014]
Laos launches plan to stem illegal logging afte... [Published Investvine - Aug 18 2014]
Is it possible to get a visa for Vietnam at the... [Published Canberra Times - Aug 15 2014]
Mendocino College: New dean overcame obstacles ... [Published Willits News - Aug 15 2014]
EU funding for sustainable projects in Laos [Published New Europe - Aug 12 2014]
Lao woman arrested for smuggling Thai currency [Published MCOT - Aug 08 2014]
Transport improvements at key border passes [Ba... [Published BusinessWeek - Aug 07 2014]
Laos Launches Plan to Stem Illegal Logging Afte... [Published Radio Free Asia - Jul 29 2014]
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