Laos plans to build new expressway linking Luang Prabang with Oudomxay

Laos plans to build new expressway linking Luang Prabang with Oudomxay The Lao government plans to build a new expressway linking Luang Prabang with Oudomxay, drastically reducing travel time between the two provinces. According to Lao economic daily, the proposed expressway would link Luang Prabang province, some 230 km north of capital Vientiane, with Oudomxay […]

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Lao govt confident of economic recovery next year, with up to 4.5% growth

Lao govt confident of economic recovery next year, with up to 4.5% growth Government will continue to facilitate the construction of mega projects; Laos-China railway, the Vientiane-Vangvieng Expressway, industrial parks and dry ports, and hydropower and mining projects The government is optimistic that the economy will grow by 4-4.5 percent next year despite complex global […]

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Who Will Save Luang Prabang? The World Heritage site in Laos is endangered by mega-projects and Mekong dams

Who Will Save Luang Prabang? The World Heritage site in Laos is endangered by mega-projects and Mekong dams By Tom Fawthrop Laos’ ancient royal capital, dating back a thousand years, offers a magical trip back in time to a traditional Asia that is fast disappearing. The unforgettable UNESCO World Heritage enclave comprises over 120 sites […]

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