Khamsavath Station in Laos Capital Vientiane Ready to Operate Soon connecting to Nong Khai in Thailand

Khamsavath Station in Laos Capital Vientiane Ready to Operate Soon connecting to Nong Khai in Thailand Officials from Thailand’s railway department visited the Khamsavath Railway Station site in Vientiane Capital last month to monitor progress prior to opening. The new railway station is part of an extension of the cross-border Laos-Thailand Railway connecting Thailand’s Nong […]

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Protests against Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand’s purchase of electricity from Laos’ Luang Prabang dam

Protests against Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand’s purchase of electricity from Laos’ Luang Prabang dam A network of civil society groups in eight provinces of Thailand, through which the Mekong River flows, has submitted a petition to Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha expressing their concerns over the planned signing of Power Purchase Agreement (PPA), between the […]

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Laos Raises Minimum Wage

Laos Raises Minimum Wage On June 13, 2022, Laos’ Prime Minister’s Office issued Notification No. 829/PMO modifying the country’s minimum monthly wage. The notification calls for two increases over the next 11 months. The first increase will occur on August 1, 2022, when the minimum monthly wage will become LAK 1,200,000 (approx. USD 81). The […]

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