From remote Laos to haute couture: A journey of indigo dye
- Channel NewsAsia
Natural indigo-dyed cotton is dried in the sun at Lahanam village in Savannakhet, Laos
. The deep blue colour comes from the local indigo plant grown in the locals' gardens. (Photo: Pichayada Promchertchoo). In 2008, the Lao
government launched a ...
Illegal Immigrants Often Sent Home Without Much Planning
- Voice of America
VOA has gathered documents that offer a look into the process of establishing a deportation agreement between the U.S. and Laos
. Two embassy cables from 2008 and 2009 describe attempts by U.S. and Laos
officials to work out a repatriation agreement ...
Catholic teenagers rise to Laos challenge
- NZ Catholic
A group of Kiwi teenagers will never forget the New Year's Eve they spent in a rural village in Laos
. The St Dominic's Catholic College (Henderson) students were showered with gifts on the eve of 2018 for giving the gift of running water to the local ...
KRU appoints Ian Snook as Kenya 15s Coach
- michezoafrika.com (press release) (blog)
The Kenya Rugby Union (KRU) has appointed Ian Snook as the head coach of Kenya 15s teams nicknamed The Simbas. Ian Snook, who hails from New Zealand, has a wealth of experience from high profile coaching stints in New Zealand, Australia, England ...
Snook from New Zealand appointed Kenya Simbas coach
- Capital FM Kenya
NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 19 – The Kenya Rugby Union (KRU) has appointment Ian Snook as the Head Coach of the Kenya Simbas. The New Zealand national brings with him a vast wealth of experience, having served in various high profile coaching and consulting ...
Green light to Mekong links
- The Nation
GREATER Mekong Subregion (GMS) countries have reached a deal on the implementation of a cross-border transport facilitation agreement (CBTA). Transport ministers from six GMS countries - Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos
and Myanmar, as well as Thailand and ...
UPDATE 2-Friendlies Fixtures
Mar 19 (OPTA) - Friendlies fixtures for this week Saturday, March 17 fixtures (GMT) Iran v Sierra Leone (1200) Wednesday, March 21 fixtures (GMT) Iraq v Qatar Jordan v Kuwait (1500) Liechtenstein v Andorra (1700) Laos
v Cambodia (1700) Togo v ...
Social News 19/3
- VietNamNet Bridge
The National Hydro-Meteorological Service (HMS) under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has played a central role in supporting Cambodia, Laos
, Thailand and the Philippines in applying early risk warning systems, heard a workshop in ...
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Kuang Si Falls | A backpacker prepares to leap into the ...
Volunteer with Animals Abroad | Laos Wildlife Sanctuary ...
medicinal plants market, laos
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Prioninae Prionini Dorysthenes (Baladeva) walkeri ...
Bandera del país Laos - 1366x911
Laos ( ( listen), ; Lao: ລາວ, Lao pronunciation: [láːw], Lāo; French: Laos), officially the Lao People's Democratic Republic (Lao: ສາທາລະນະລັດ ປະຊາທິປະໄຕ ປະຊາຊົນລາວ, Sathalanalat Paxathipatai Paxaxon Lao; French: République démocratique populaire lao), commonly referred to by its colloquial name of Muang Lao (Lao: ເມືອງລາວ, Muang Lao), is a landlocked country in the heart of the Indochinese peninsula of Mainland Southeast Asia, bordered by Myanmar (Burma) and China to the northwest, Vietnam to the east, Cambodia to the southwest and Thailand to the west and southwest.Present-day Laos traces its historic and cultural identity to the kingdom of Lan Xang Hom Khao (Kingdom of a Million Elephants Under the White Parasol), which existed for four centuries as one of the largest kingdoms in Southeast Asia. Due to Lan Xang's central geographical location in Southeast Asia, the kingdom was able to become a popular hub for overland trade, becoming wealthy economically as well as culturally.After a period of internal conflict, Lan Xang broke off into three separate kingdoms — Luang Phrabang, Vientiane and Champasak. In 1893, it became a French protectorate, with the three territories uniting to form what is now known as the country of Laos. It briefly gained freedom in 1945 after Japanese occupation, but was recolonised by France until it won autonomy in 1949. Laos became independent in 1953, with a constitutional monarchy under Sisavang Vong. Shortly after independence, a long civil war ended the monarchy, when the Communist Pathet Lao movement came to power in 1975.Laos is a one-party socialist republic. It espouses Marxism–Leninism and is governed by the Lao People's Revolutionary Party, in which the party leadership is dominated by military figures. The Socialist Republic of Vietnam and the Communist Party of Vietnam and Vietnam People's Army continue to have significant influence in Laos. The capital and largest city is Vientiane. Other major cities include Luang Prabang, Savannakhet and Pakse. The official language is Lao. Laos is a multi-ethnic country, with the politically and culturally dominant Lao people making up approximately 55 percent of the population, mostly in the lowlands. Mon-Khmer groups, the Hmong and other indigenous hill tribes, accounting for 45 percent of the population, live in the foothills and mountains.Laos' ambitious strategies for development are based on generating electricity from its rivers and selling the power to its neighbours, namely Thailand, China and Vietnam, as well as its initiative to become a 'land-linked' nation, shown by the planning of four new railways connecting Laos to those same countries. This, along with growth of the mining sector, Laos has been referred to as one of East Asia and Pacific's Fastest Growing Economies by the World Bank, with annual GDP growth averaging 7% for the past decade.It is a member of the Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement (APTA), Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), East Asia Summit and La Francophonie. Laos applied for membership of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in 1997; on 2 February 2013, it was granted full membership.
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