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Why Russia is getting back 30 World War II tanks from Laos  KSTU FOX 13 Salt Lake City

(CNN) -- Russia is taking back World War II-era tanks from Laos because, well, Moscow needs a star, lots of them. The Russian Defense Ministry said this week ...

KSTU FOX 13 Salt Lake City
Russia Is Running Low on World War II Soviet Tanks. It Found Help in Laos.  The New York Times

With pride in Soviet military achievements a cornerstone of propaganda, Moscow has a pressing need for classic T-34 tanks. Enter the Lao People's Army.

The New York Times
Russia repatriates 30 vintage T-34 tanks back from Laos (VIDEO)  Guns.com

As part of a weapons deal with the Southeast Asian country of Laos, the Kremlin got a trainload of running WWII relics returned to the Motherland.

Guns.com
Scoot starts sale of Singapore-Laos flights from $88 for one-way ticket  The Straits Times

SINGAPORE - Scoot has launched sale of its direct Singapore-Laos flights with one-way all-in tickets starting from $88, the budget arm of Singapore Airlines ...

The Straits Times
Facing the Future in Laos and the Cambodian Coast  The New York Times

Our columnist, Jada Yuan, is visiting each destination on our 52 Places to Go in 2018 list. This dispatch brings her to Luang Prabang (no. 52 on the list), and the ...

The New York Times
Laos-China railway heralds new era of development  INQUIRER.net

Laos' decision to build a major railway not only proclaims its intention to become part of the global village but also indicates that the nation is ready to usher in a ...

INQUIRER.net
Laos’ Garment Industry Faces Severe Labor Shortage  Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Garment factories in Laos are experiencing labor shortages as workers are looking to Thailand for greener pastures, sources say. A factory manager in the ...

Radio Free Asia (RFA)
Chinese Railway Project in Laos Leaves Farmers in the Lurch  Radio Free Asia (RFA)

The railway project that would link landlocked Laos with China has been touted as a benefit to the Lao economy because it will lower the cost of exports and ...

Radio Free Asia (RFA)
Rice Shortages Hamper Recovery Efforts in Laos  Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Rice shortages are the latest setback in Laos' relief efforts for victims of the country's worst flood disaster in decades. The rupture of a dam in July inundated 12 ...

Radio Free Asia (RFA)
The Tank That Helped Russia Defeat Nazi Germany Has Finally Retired (In Laos)  The National Interest Online

Remarkably, the nearly 80-year-old fighting vehicles until recently were in active *service* with Lao forces, the Kremlin stated. The swap leaves Taiwan as ...

The National Interest Online
Russia gets 30 WW II-era battle tanks from Laos  Dayton Daily News

Russia's Defense Ministry says it has received 30 Soviet WW II-era T-34 battle tanks from Laos &mdas...

Dayton Daily News
Laos Trades Mining Concessions For Russian Jets, Tanks  Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Amid growing defense ties between the two countries, Laos has ordered delivery from Russia of an unknown number of fighter jets and from 20 to 30 army tanks, ...

Radio Free Asia (RFA)
Corruption Still Rife in Laos Despite Continued Crackdown Efforts  Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Government identifies and punishes countless cases of corruption, yet Laos falls in transparency index.

Radio Free Asia (RFA)
Scoot launches new Laos route with flights sale  The West Australian

Scoot's new route to landlocked Laos — neighbouring countries include Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia and China — is set to to introduce travellers to what the ...

The West Australian
What's Behind Laos' New Budget Crackdown?  The Diplomat

A closer look at the rising focus on the regulation of public expenditure and its significance.

The Diplomat
John Clifford's 16-day Itinerary Around Vietnam and Laos  Travel+Leisure

John Clifford, a member of the Travel + Leisure A-List, highlights the types of itineraries he develops. Here, he plans 16 days in Vietnam and Laos.

Travel+Leisure
Carrying On Culture A Long Way from Laos: A Conversation With Vansana Nolintha  WUNC

Vansana Nolintha was sent from Laos to live in the United States when he was just 12 years old. His parents wanted a better life for him and his sister.

WUNC
What's in the New Russian Battle Tanks Deal for Laos?  The Diplomat

Over the past few weeks, reports have been surfacing about the delivery of Russian tanks as well as aircraft to Laos. While few specifics have been disclosed ...

The Diplomat
Bargain alert! You can now fly to Laos for $189  97.3FM

Scoot has just launched a new route to Laos and you can visit the gorgeous country for a low price of $189, one-way.

97.3FM
Lao Villagers Reject Plans For China-Invested SEZ  Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Lao villagers living in the scenic Vang Vieng region north of the capital Vientiane are blocking attempts to survey their land for foreign-invested development, ...

Radio Free Asia (RFA)
Improving infrastructure of Laos province supports sustainable tourism  Borneo Bulletin Online

... | Lamphone Pasanthong |. OUDOMXAY, Laos (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Oudomxay province is one of the most beautiful places in Laos. Located in the upper ...

Borneo Bulletin Online
Vietnamese, Lao PMs co-chair meeting of inter-government committee  Viet Nam News

Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc and his Lao counterpart Thongloun Sisoulith co-chaired the 41st session of the Việt Nam-Laos ...

Viet Nam News
Deputy PM, FM Phạm Bình Minh pays official visit to Laos  Viet Nam News

The Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs will continue close co-ordination with its Lao counterpart to tighten Việt Nam-Laos relations for the benefits of their ...

Viet Nam News
Laos: Cave fossils shed light on the world of 80,000 years ago  Southeast Asia Globe

At 80,000 years old, some human fossils found in a cave in northeastern Laos are the oldest known remains of modern humans in mainland Southeast Asia.

Southeast Asia Globe
Lao Christians Celebrate the Christmas Holiday Under State Scrutiny  Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Lao Christians observed religious holiday services this year largely free from government interference, though state officials were required to be present to check ...

Radio Free Asia (RFA)
Preserving and promoting Vietnam-Laos special solidarity  Nhan Dan Online

NDO – At the invitation of Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith led a high-ranking delegation from the Lao Government to ...

Nhan Dan Online
Devastating Laos dam collapse leads to deforestation of protected forests  Mongabay.com

ATTAPEU PROVINCE, Laos – In July, a hydroelectric dam collapse in Laos released five billion cubic meters of water into surrounding countryside – the ...

Mongabay.com
Laos not fully benefiting from regional economic integration: think tank - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

VIENTIANE, Dec. 24 (Xinhua) -- Laos has not fully benefited from the recent regional economic integration as its share of trade with ASEAN nations has declined ...

Xinhua
Lao Christians Detained at New Year are Freed  Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Seven Lao Christians arrested at the weekend for conducting an “illegal” church *service* have been released and allowed by police to return to their homes, ...

Radio Free Asia (RFA)
Mega First's Laos hydropower project in final stage of completion - Business News  The Star Online

KUALA LUMPUR: Mega First Corp Bhd's Laos hydropower project is in the final stage of completion with the first turbine installation in March followed by the ...

The Star Online
Cruising the Mekong in Laos: A must-do for visitors  Borneo Bulletin Online

... | Visith Teppalath |. OUDOMXAY, Laos (Vientiane Times/ANN) – If you're ever in Pakbaeng District in Oudomxay province, be sure to take a cruise on the ...

Borneo Bulletin Online
191 telecom fraud suspects escorted back to China from Laos - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

BEIJING, Jan. 11 (Xinhua) -- A total of 191 telecom and Internet fraud suspects were brought back from Laos to central China's Henan Province on two chartered ...

Xinhua
Lao Air Force receives first Yak-130 advanced jet trainer aircraft  defence-blog.com

The Royal Lao Air Force has received the batch of three Yak-130 advanced jet trainer aircraft from Russia. Lao media released a photo of three Russian-made ...

defence-blog.com
In Laos, Spend the Night in the World’s Tallest Treehouses  KTXL FOX 40 Sacramento

It's the stuff of childhood dreams. As the sun begins to break through the darkness in Laos' Nam Kan National Park, the cries of wild, black-crested gibbons echo ...

KTXL FOX 40 Sacramento
Laos receives T-72B1 MBTs from Russia | December 2018 Global Defense Security army news industry  Army Recognition

As presumed after the Tank Biathlon competition held in 2018, the sale of T-72B MBTs tor Laos was signed, as previously announced by Defense Studies.

Army Recognition
King family light display remembers brother who died in Laos 50 years ago  Muscatine Journal

MUSCATINE – Barry Mills wipes away tears when he talks about the brother he knew as both a confidant, and the one who could tell him stories about their ...

Muscatine Journal
From Ethiopia to Laos: in search of the 'mines' of economic growth in 2019  MDS

Laos, Ethiopia, Georgia or Panama. In a context marked by economic downturn, uncertainty and trade war, these will be some of the economic growth mines in ...

MDS
Smart eco-city envisioned for Laos district  Borneo Bulletin Online

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Amata Corporation Public Company Ltd, the world's leading industrial city developer from Thailand, is cooperating with ...

Borneo Bulletin Online
Deadly dam collapse hit protected forests in southern Laos  Asia Times

In July, a hydroelectric dam collapse in Laos released five billion cubic meters of water into the surrounding countryside – the equivalent of two million Olympic ...

Asia Times
Seven Christians detained several days in Laos  Catholic News Agency

Seven Christians in a Laotian village were arrested and detained for several days for holding a church *service* deemed illegal.

Catholic News Agency
Foreign Ministers of Việt Nam, China hold talks in Laos  Viet Nam News

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Phạm Bình Minh held talks with Chinese State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on the occasion of the fourth ...

Viet Nam News
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith of Laos Meets with Wang Yi  MFA China

On December 16, 2018 local time, Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith of Laos met in Vientiane with State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi. Wang Yi ...

MFA China
Miss Laos wins National Costume  The Nation

Miss Laos On-anong Homsombath won the National Costume at the Miss Universe 2018 for her elaborate design inspired by the Kinnaree - half-bird, ...

The Nation
Laos and Lynch vie for open school board seat  Pagosa Springs Sun

With a vacant seat available for the director of District 2 on the Archuleta School District (ASD) Board of Education (BOE), two interested candidates have thrown ...

Pagosa Springs Sun
Laos Messi Soukaphone Vongchiengkham joins Chainat Hornbill  FOX Sports Asia

Soukaphone Vongchiengkham has completed a move to Thai club Chainat Hornbill. Chainat narrowly escaped relegation last time around, avoiding the drop ...

FOX Sports Asia
Chilled beers to float your boat in languid Laos  Express

AS DUSK falls over Luang Prabang, visitors move in one of two directions. Either up the 328 steps to the golden pagoda on top of Phu Si Hill or sideways to the ...

Express
Laos receives first ‘White Eagle’ tanks from Russia  defence-blog.com

The Lao People's Armed Forces (LPAF) has received the first batch of upgraded T-72B1 'White Eagle' main battle tanks from Russia. According to local media, ...

defence-blog.com
Laos weaver keeps ethnic traditions alive  Borneo Bulletin Online

... | Visith Teppalath |. BOKEO, Laos (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Buaphat Thammaseng, 56, who lives in Tonpheung district, Bokeo province, loves to preserve the ...

Borneo Bulletin Online
Russia receives 30 Soviet T-34 tanks from Laos - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia, Jan. 10 (Xinhua) -- A batch of 30 Soviet T-34 tanks from Laos has arrived in the city of Vladivostok, the Russian Defense Ministry said ...

Xinhua
Laos crackdown on Christians: 'Christianity is religion of Europeans and Americans'  The Christian Post

Authorities in the Asian nation of Laos cracked down on worshiping Christians this Christmas season. Several Christians were arrested on the days before and ...

The Christian Post
Brunei film screened in Pause Festival in Laos  Borneo Bulletin Online

... | James Kon |. LOCAL filmmaker, Abdul Zainidi recently attended the Pause Festival, a celebration of the arts cinema and culture in Luang Prabang, Laos and ...

Borneo Bulletin Online
Quang Tri, Laos' provinces agree on border marker protection  Nhan Dan Online

NDO/VNA – Representatives from Vietnam's central province of Quang Tri and Savannakhet and Salavan provinces of Laos gathered at a meeting in Huong ...

Nhan Dan Online
NA leader welcomes head of Lao State Audit Organisation  Viet Nam News

Vice Chairwoman of the Vietnamese National Assembly (NA) Tòng Thị Phóng received President of the State Audit Organisation (SAO) of Laos Viengthong ...

Viet Nam News
Lao’s tourism problem  The Asean Post

While figures seemed hopeful at the beginning of the year, the Lao government does not expect it will reach its target of 5 million tourists this year.

The Asean Post
From Tibet to the 'Nine Dragons', Vietnam's Mekong Delta is losing sand:The Asahi Shimbun  Asahi Shimbun

MO CAY, Vietnam-- In the dead of night, the entire front half of shopkeeper Ta Thi Kim Anh's house collapsed. Perched on the sandy banks of the Mekong River, ...

Asahi Shimbun
Vietnam, Laos boost audit cooperation | Vietnam+  http://en.vietnamplus.vn/

Hanoi (VNA) – The State Audit of Vietnam will step up cooperation with its Lao counterpart to reap more substantial outcomes in the future, Auditor General Ho ...

http://en.vietnamplus.vn/
Vietnam, Laos look towards stronger comprehensive cooperation  http://en.vietnamplus.vn/

Hanoi (VNA) – Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith will attend and co-chair the 41st meeting of the Vietnam-Laos Inter-Governmental Committee on January ...

http://en.vietnamplus.vn/
Laos to complete 12 hydropower dam projects in 2019  http://en.vietnamplus.vn/

Vientiane (VNA) - The Lao Government will strive to complete 12 hydropower dam projects in 2019 with a total capacity of 1,950MW, reported local media.

http://en.vietnamplus.vn/
After the flood: How villagers in Lao PDR's Khammouane Province find their own ways to recover after a disaster - Lao People's Democratic Republic (the)  ReliefWeb

English News and Press Release on Lao People's Democratic Republic (the) about Agriculture, Recovery and Reconstruction, Flood, Technological Disaster ...

ReliefWeb
PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc hails Vietnam-Laos banking cooperation  http://en.vietnamplus.vn/

Hanoi (VNA) – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc lauded the diverse and intensive cooperation between the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) and the Bank of the ...

http://en.vietnamplus.vn/
Vietnam, Laos deepen defence cooperation | Vietnam+  http://en.vietnamplus.vn/

Phnom Penh (VNA) – Vietnam – Laos defence cooperation is always one of the important pillars in bilateral ties, Vietnamese and Lao defence ministers have ...

http://en.vietnamplus.vn/
Vietnam, Laos further enhance traditional friendship | Vietnam+  http://en.vietnamplus.vn/

Hanoi (VNA) – Representatives of the Laos-Vietnam Friendship Association and the Kaysone Phomvihane and Souphanouvong Museums are paying a working ...

http://en.vietnamplus.vn/
Laos, China agree to strengthen bilateral ties  http://en.vietnamplus.vn/

Lao Foreign Minister Saleumxay Kommasith (R) and Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi (Photo: Xinhua/VNA). Vientiane (VNA) – Lao ...

http://en.vietnamplus.vn/
Chinese, Taiwanese, Lao involved in making fake credit cards – Pattaya  The Thaiger

FILE PHOTO. “Police found 17 fake credit cards, three computers and a card writer and reader.” Pattaya police and immigration officials have arrested a Chinese ...

The Thaiger
Vietnamese-funded projects contribute to Laos' socio-economic growth  http://en.vietnamplus.vn/

Vientiane (VNA) – Vietnamese-funded projects have contributed to Laos' socio-economic development and human resources improvement in particular, Lao ...

http://en.vietnamplus.vn/
Lao People's Democratic Republic : Technical Assistance Report-Report on National Accounts Statistics Mission  EIN News

Author/Editor: International Monetary Fund. Statistics Dept. Publication Date: January 10, 2019 Electronic Access: Free Full Text. Use the free Adobe Acrobat.

EIN News
Chinese hotpot restaurant Lao Szechuan plans February open  Sioux Falls Argus Leader

Lao Szechuan will center its cuisine around the hotpot style of cooking and dining.

Sioux Falls Argus Leader
Lao govt outlines plans for education development in 2019 - Vientiane Times | #AsiaNewsNetwork  Eleven Myanmar

Vientiane - The Lao government plans to improve the standard of education in 2019 by increasing school enrolment and ensuring that more children complete at ...

Eleven Myanmar
Is Laos facing a dam disaster?  CNN

While a recent dam collapse in Laos devastated thousands, environmentalists warn that a wave of new hydropower dams in the country could spell disaster for ...

CNN
Film on history of Lao People's Army handed over  http://en.vietnamplus.vn/

Vientiane (VNA) – A ceremony to hand over a film about the history of the Lao People's Army (LPA), a joint work between the Vietnamese and Lao defence ...

http://en.vietnamplus.vn/
PBA: Rookies Kris Porter, Paul Varilla, and Kyles Lao all ready to make an impact for NLEX  ABS-CBN Sports

NLEX rookies Kris Porter, Paul Varilla, and Kyles Lao are all ready to make a splash in the professional ranks.

ABS-CBN Sports
Capital of Laos Seeks Stronger Ties to China  The New York Times

Hoping that China's Belt and Road Initiative will improve connectivity with its neighbor, Laos is preparing for a new wave of Chinese investment in its property ...

The New York Times
Tigers forever: a wildlife hike in north-east Laos  The Guardian

A guided trek on Mount Forever helps protect endangered tigers and reveals an exotic array of other, less elusive, wildlife.

The Guardian
Lao PM to co-chair inter-governmental committee meeting in Vietnam  http://en.vietnamplus.vn/

Hanoi (VNA) – Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith will lead a delegation to Vietnam to attend and co-chair the 41st meeting of the Vietnam-Laos ...

http://en.vietnamplus.vn/
Laos Dam Collapse Leaves Hundreds Missing and Homes Washed Away  The New York Times

BANGKOK — The wall of water, unleashed by a dam failure, roared through a half-dozen rural villages in Laos, sweeping away hundreds of people in its ...

The New York Times
In Laos, a Boom, and Then, ‘The Water Is Coming!’  The New York Times

Rescuers scrambled to help more than 3000 people stranded when a dam failed in the south of the country. Twenty-six people were killed and dozens missing.

The New York Times
A Day Before Laos Dam Failed, Builders Saw Trouble  The New York Times

ATTAPEU TOWN, Laos — The day before this week's catastrophic dam failure in Laos, the companies building the dam knew that it was deteriorating, and one ...

The New York Times
Chemicals Dumped in River Kill Fish in Laos  Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Chemicals released into a river by a Chinese-owned banana farm near the Lao capital Vientiane killed over 300 kg of fish in November, prompting warnings by ...

Radio Free Asia (RFA)
Vietnam-Laos Defense Ties in the Headlines With Border Meeting  The Diplomat

On December 10, Vietnam and Laos held another iteration of a key meeting designed to help them manage the challenges and opportunities around their ...

The Diplomat
Laos Jails ‘Pyramid Scheme’ Company Owners For 15 Years  Radio Free Asia (RFA)

A court in the Lao capital Vientiane today handed 15-year prison terms to the owners of a company accused last year of defrauding investors of thousands of ...

Radio Free Asia (RFA)
State-Ordered Donations in Laos 'Not Needed,' But Money Not Returned  Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Donations required of officials in a district in southwestern Laos to celebrate national holidays this year will no longer be needed, though money already sent in ...

Radio Free Asia (RFA)
Overcoming a government crackdown on social media in Laos  Al Jazeera English

Influential Facebook users, pejoratively referred to as net idols, are facing retribution for their online posts.

Al Jazeera English
Laos dam collapse: work continues on huge projects despite promised halt  The Guardian

Consultation for the Pak Lay dam in Xayaburi province has begun, despite PM calling off all work after disaster.

The Guardian
Chinese dams ramp up Lao external debt  Nikkei Asian Review

BANGKOK -- In its rush to become the "battery" of Southeast Asia, Laos is accepting more Chinese loans to build dams, ensuring the already debt-s.

Nikkei Asian Review
US bombs continue to kill in Laos 50 years after Vietnam War  Al Jazeera English

US dropped two million tonnes of bombs on Laos at height of Vietnam War. Why are cluster munitions still killing?

Al Jazeera English
Mark Field visits Vientiane for UK-Laos political dialogue  GOV.UK

The Minister of State for Asia & The Pacific will lead the UK delegation for the political dialogue, hold bilateral meetings, and meet a range of NGOs.

GOV.UK
Laos Suspends New Dam Projects Following Catastrophe  ວີໂອເອ-ລາວ (VOA)

The Laos government will suspend approval of new dams while it reviews more than 50 current projects following the catastrophic collapse of a hydropower ...

ວີໂອເອ-ລາວ (VOA)
‘I Think All Those People Are Dead’: Laos Dam Survivors Seek Word of Neighbors  The New York Times

In shelters for victims of the dam failure in the south of the authoritarian country, official news is proving sparse and contradictory.

The New York Times
Chinese Tourism Benefits Few in Laos, Sources Say  Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Moves in Laos to promote Chinese tourism in the coming year will benefit mainly Chinese businesses already established in the impoverished Southeast Asian ...

Radio Free Asia (RFA)
Turning bombs into bracelets, as Laos villagers wait for safe land  The Straits Times

BAN NAPIA, LAOS (THOMSON REUTERS FOUNDATION) - With a long-stemmed ladle, Vanthon pulls shiny, molten metal from a kiln and deftly pours it into a ...

The Straits Times
Vietnam & Laos: Bridging Hopes  Channel NewsAsia

Vietnam is struggling to plug its 100-billion-dollar infrastructure gap amidst growing nationalistic sentiment. In Laos, China has invested in ...

Channel NewsAsia
Six years on, wife of disappeared Laos activist 'can't move on'  Channel NewsAsia

Six years of searching have brought no answers and little solace to Sombath's 72-year-old wife, Shui-Meng Ng AFP/CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT.

Channel NewsAsia
Water Experts Question World Bank's Role in Laos Dam  ວີໂອເອ-ລາວ (VOA)

A panel of water experts have warned that the World Bank's promotion of a major dam in Laos, which they say failed to deliver on basic promises, has fueled the ...

ວີໂອເອ-ລາວ (VOA)
You Should Experience This Enticing Resort In The Laos Jungle  Forbes

Deep in the jungle outside of the spiritual Laos city of Luang Prabang is a fanciful resort modeled on a hill station but with decor like nowhere else in the world.

Forbes
Laos dam collapse: view of flooded villages – video  The Guardian

Aerial footage and video shot from the water shows extensive flooding caused by the hydroelectric dam collapse in San Sai district of Attapeu.

The Guardian
River Dolphins Are Only Part of the Reason Your Next Vacation Should Be to Lao’s Si Phan Don Region  Travel+Leisure

Home to rare river dolphins, coffee plantations and a replica of Paris' Pont Neuf bridge in the middle of the jungle, Si PHan Don is the part of Laos.

Travel+Leisure
In Laos, a World Bank 'model' dam and the myth of sustainable hydropower  Devex

BANGKOK — It wasn't a flood. It was a tsunami, Premrudee Daorung said of the wall of water that tore through the forests of Laos' Attapeu province, snapping ...

Devex
Laos to press on with dam-building after deadly collapse: PM  Channel NewsAsia

HANOI: Laos' premier on Wednesday (Sep 12) said the Communist country will press on with its ambitious hydropower strategy after a dam collapse ...

Channel NewsAsia
News of Laos Dam Failure Didn’t Reach Them, but the Water Did  The New York Times

The flooding from a failed dam in Laos soon moved into neighboring Cambodia, upending life for impoverished farmers there with little hope of help.

The New York Times
Death Toll Rises in Floods, Landslides in Laos - Lao People's Democratic Republic (the)  ReliefWeb

English News and Press Release on Lao People's Democratic Republic (the) about Flood, Technological Disaster and more; published on 06 Sep 2018 by RFA.

ReliefWeb
 

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Laos ( (listen), ; Lao: ລາວ, Lāo [láːw]), officially the Lao People's Democratic Republic (Lao: ສາທາລະນະລັດ ປະຊາທິປະໄຕ ປະຊາຊົນລາວ, translit. 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 socialist state and the only landlocked country in Southeast Asia at the heart of the Indochinese peninsula, 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 became 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. During the first years of Communist rule, Laos was dependent on military and economic aid supported by the Soviet Union until its dissolution in 1991.According to the non-governmental anti-corruption organisation Transparency International, Laos remains one of the most corrupt countries in the world. This has deterred foreign investment and created major problems with the rule of law, including the nation's ability to enforce contract and business regulation. This has contributed to a third of the population of Laos currently living below the international poverty line (living on less than US$1.25 per day). Laos has a low-income economy, with one of the lowest annual incomes in the world. In 2014, the country ranked 141st on the Human Development Index (HDI), indicating lower medium development. According to the Global Hunger Index (2015), Laos ranks as the 29th hungriest nation in the world out of the list of the 52 nations with the worst hunger situation(s). The country has also had a poor human rights record.Laos 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 Organization (WTO) in 1997; on 2 February 2013, it was granted full membership. It is a one-party socialist republic espousing Marxism–Leninism governed by the Lao People's Revolutionary Party, in which the party leadership is dominated by military figures.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 about 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's 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 its neighbours. 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 7.8% for the past decade.