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Old March 17th, 2012, 06:27 AM   #421
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this is all i found

China - Laos
1.Mohan - Boten (Yunnan to Luang Namtha province)
2.Xiengkok riverport on Mekong River to Luang Namtha province. No VA
3.Sobhun checkpoint (Yunnan to Phongsaly province). No VA

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Old March 17th, 2012, 06:46 AM   #422
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Thaksin to celebrate Songkran in Laos



March 15, 2012 9:38 am

Former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra has planned to visit Laos during the Songkran festival on April 13-to-15, Pheu Thai MP Somkid Balthaisong said on Thursday.

"Thaksin has conveyed his message that anyone who misses and wants to see him can meet him in Laos," Somkid said upon his return from a Thaksin meeting in Hong Kong.

He said he talked to Thaksin for about 10 minutes seeking the blessing for his daughter Manthana The Nation

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Old March 17th, 2012, 06:47 AM   #423
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Old March 17th, 2012, 10:15 AM   #424
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this is all i found

China - Laos
1.Mohan - Boten (Yunnan to Luang Namtha province)
2.Xiengkok riverport on Mekong River to Luang Namtha province. No VA
3.Sobhun checkpoint (Yunnan to Phongsaly province). No VA

http://www.laos-guide-999.com/Laos-border.html
Thanks! For information..
I'm maybe there in one day soon.
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Old March 18th, 2012, 01:32 PM   #425
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Old March 20th, 2012, 12:40 PM   #426
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Ive been in Laos last month(Vientiane and Pakse)
Laos is quite different from what i used to imagine , i thought Laos is just like Vietnam but now i think its more like Thai . People here are calm ,and nice

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Old March 21st, 2012, 12:18 PM   #427
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Govt urges small businesses to merge

Deputy Prime Minister Somsavat Lengsavad has urged the Lao National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LNCCI) to look more deeply into the feasibility of merging businesses to form large corporations.

“The Chamber should bring similar businesses under one administration in preparation for regional and international economic integration,” Mr Somsavat told participants at the LNCCI's annual meeting for 2011 held in Vientiane last week.

The move is one of the government's targets, arising from concerns that local businesses will not be able to compete internationally because of their small scale.

“It is the truth that they will not be able to compete with foreign operators,” Mr Somsavat said. “For example, in the construction sector, when there is a bid for a large construction project, local constructors fail to win the bid.”

“Local constructors can only be hired as sub-contractors,” Mr Somsavat said. “They cannot compete in bidding because they don't have enough equipment or machinery.”

They cannot win at the bidding stage because each has only one or two pieces of construction equipment. “But if they could amalgamate into a large corporation, I guarantee that foreign construction companies would not be able to compete with us,” Mr Somsavat said.

But at present businesses still want to operate individually because they are afraid of taking advantage of each other. They also compete with each other. “That is not good,” Mr Somsavat said.

The agriculture sector has many production groups in the provinces, mostly involving farmers and millers. “If they merged to form a huge corporation, they would have far greater production capacity than at present,” he added.

The government is also advisi ng furniture makers to do the same, in the belief this would help to reduce illegal logging and timber purchase.

“If we're still running individual businesses during a time of global integration, we and our businesses won't survive. In many countries, a business started out as a small manufacturer or operator. But many have become large production groups, such as in China.”

This issue is important and the LNCCI must pay attention to it.

Currently the LNCCI has about 3,000 members since its establishment in 1989, but this figure includes less than 10 percent of all businesses in Laos.

The Chamber is now preparing to open an office in Vientiane as well as in the provinces of Phongsaly, Xekong and Attapeu. The Chamber presently has offices in 13 provinces.

The LNCCI is an independent body which represents the business community in Laos. It is the link between state and private enterprise and represents employers, groups and joint ventures across all agencies that have been established under the laws of Laos.



By Times Reporters
(Latest Update March 30, 2012)

http://www.vientianetimes.org.la/Fre...ntent_Govt.htm
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Govt urges small businesses to merge

Deputy Prime Minister Somsavat Lengsavad has urged the Lao National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LNCCI) to look more deeply into the feasibility of merging businesses to form large corporations.

“The Chamber should bring similar businesses under one administration in preparation for regional and international economic integration,” Mr Somsavat told participants at the LNCCI's annual meeting for 2011 held in Vientiane last week.

The move is one of the government's targets, arising from concerns that local businesses will not be able to compete internationally because of their small scale.

“It is the truth that they will not be able to compete with foreign operators,” Mr Somsavat said. “For example, in the construction sector, when there is a bid for a large construction project, local constructors fail to win the bid.”

“Local constructors can only be hired as sub-contractors,” Mr Somsavat said. “They cannot compete in bidding because they don't have enough equipment or machinery.”

They cannot win at the bidding stage because each has only one or two pieces of construction equipment. “But if they could amalgamate into a large corporation, I guarantee that foreign construction companies would not be able to compete with us,” Mr Somsavat said.

But at present businesses still want to operate individually because they are afraid of taking advantage of each other. They also compete with each other. “That is not good,” Mr Somsavat said.

The agriculture sector has many production groups in the provinces, mostly involving farmers and millers. “If they merged to form a huge corporation, they would have far greater production capacity than at present,” he added.

The government is also advisi ng furniture makers to do the same, in the belief this would help to reduce illegal logging and timber purchase.

“If we're still running individual businesses during a time of global integration, we and our businesses won't survive. In many countries, a business started out as a small manufacturer or operator. But many have become large production groups, such as in China.”

This issue is important and the LNCCI must pay attention to it.

Currently the LNCCI has about 3,000 members since its establishment in 1989, but this figure includes less than 10 percent of all businesses in Laos.

The Chamber is now preparing to open an office in Vientiane as well as in the provinces of Phongsaly, Xekong and Attapeu. The Chamber presently has offices in 13 provinces.

The LNCCI is an independent body which represents the business community in Laos. It is the link between state and private enterprise and represents employers, groups and joint ventures across all agencies that have been established under the laws of Laos.



By Times Reporters
(Latest Update March 30, 2012)

http://www.vientianetimes.org.la/Fre...ntent_Govt.htm
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Old April 3rd, 2012, 03:43 PM   #430
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Vientiane's Nongchan to become new urban centre

Nongchan marsh in central Vientiane is to be developed as an economic and trade centre in the next five years under a Lao-Chinese joint venture.







( From right ) Vientiane Mayor Soukanh Mahalath, Deputy Prime Minister Somsavat Lengsavad, Governor of Yunnan province Mr Li Jiheng and Chinese ambassador to Laos Ms Bujinguo and other officials attend a ground-breaking ceremony for the Nongchan development in Vientiane on Saturday.


A ground-breaking ceremony to mark the start of the project, to be known as the Vientiane Centre, took place in the capital on Saturday during an official visit by a delegation from Yunnan province.

The event was attended by high-ranking government officials, Vientiane authorities, business leaders and Chinese officials. Among those attending the ceremony was Deputy Prime Minister Somsavat Lengsavad.

The project will comprise a shopping centre, office buildings, apartments, conference facilities, restaurant, and pedestrian area. The development is expected to cost more than US$90 million.

Yunnan Construction Engineering Group Co., Ltd. will hold a 60 percent stake in the project and Kritaphong Group Co., Ltd. will own a 40 percent share.

The government has given permission for the project to go ahead on an area of more than 53,000 square metres. The concession period will run for 50 years with the option to extend for a further 20 years.

Development will take place in three phases. The first phase will run from now until April 2014 and will include construction of the necessary infrastructure, filling in of marshland, laying out the pedestrian area and building the shopping centre.

The second phase, from April 2014 to October 2015, will see the construction of conference facilities, office buildings, apartments and an exhibition centre.

The third phase will involve the construction of a multipurpose building and will run from 2016 to 2017.

Director of the Vientiane Department of Public Works and Transport, Mr Detsongkham Thammavong, said in a speech at the ground-breaking ceremony that the development of Nongchan marsh is one of the priority projects stipulated in the capital's development plans.

He said the project is a result of the government's policy to attract domestic and foreign investment to drive socio-economic development.

This area of Vientiane had become very run down and the authorities relocated residents to other parts of the city, to reduce congestion and improve living conditions.

I n 2005, the city authorities made further improvements to the area, creating an open space for leisure activities. In 2010, the authorities entered into an agreement with the Yunnan Construction Engineering Group Co., Ltd. and Kritaphong Group Co., Ltd. to develop the area.

Mr Detsongkham said “The project will create a new feature for Vientiane, with more and modern facilities. These facilities will not only serve tourists but will also contribute to the socio-economic development of Laos.”

Yunnan Construction Engineering Group Co., Ltd. is one of the largest key 17 provincial firms supervised by the government of Yunnan province.

The group has developed into a conglomerate and has businesses ranging from general construction contracting, real estate development, urban development investment, civil works, mechanical and electrical installation, roads, bridges, building science research, engineering survey and design, construction labour supply and so on.



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Old July 17th, 2012, 05:23 AM   #431
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Growing Social problem of pregnancy without wedlock (AKA Teenage pregnancy) - A Malice from the old Society before the 1975 Revolution
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Now, there are the online Lao songs mocking the LPDR government who are begging for the loan from South Korea to build the dam at Kaeng Lee Phee in Southern Laos - a mockery to both Korean investors as well as Lao government who want more dams to earn more hard currency ...

Furthermore, there are a mockery toward Lao government about corruption, nepotism, collusion to the point that Some Lao Nettizens want to see Lao version of PAD vs. UDD to the point of street fightings
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Comrade SOrnchai has a cozy relationship with LPDR Politburo to the point that Ai Adisorn (comrade SOrnchai) has lambasted against Thai and foreign NGOs who protest against the construction of Xaibouli dam
during the ASEM meeting in Laos in Nov 2012. ... the relation dated back to 1978-80 when CPT has been splitted into Chinese faction and Vietnamese faction - as comrade Sornchai has joint People Revolution Party of Thailand founded in Laos by Lao Khamhom [Khamsingh Srinok - before living in exile in Sweden], Comrade Sornchai's brother (Thongpak Phiangket), Bunyen Worthong, Thoedphoom Jaidee, Bunsong Chalehthorn and comrade Sornchai ... as a separated party from CPT since CPT has inclined too much on Mainland China, which has become arch enemy of Lao Dong Party [Communist Party of Vietnam] .. but the movement has ended abruptly due to the negotiation by Gen Kriangsak [Thai PM then].

Comrade Sornchai and UDD leaders have stayed in Laos during the Bloody May 2010 suppression .. paid by Lao Politburo ...

However Comrade Sornchai has ignored the story about the abduction Sombut Somporn (Lao NGO who received Magsaysay Award) in front of the eyes of Police at km 3, Tha Duea road - a gross violation of Human rights which Comrade Sornchai and UDD leaders on the right bank of Mekhong keep yearning for Human rights and justice for those fallen UDD men yet they still get cozy with Single party system which has glossy violating Human rights by claiming that People Revolution Party of Laos is the ideal party for People Democratic System.

Have Comrade Sornchai and UDD leaders ever learnt what happened within People Revolution Party of Laos [AKA Lao Party] when they have to purge those budding Reactionary elements within the party several times including the case of purging 3 Ministers? - Thongsuk Saisangkhee, Latsamee Khamphui, and Faeng Sakkajittaphong were 3 Ministers who went against the "New Imagination Policy" of Comrade Kaisorn Phromviharn during the National Convention of intellectual brainstorm in 1990.... and all 3 ended up in jail for 14 years due to "Resistance & reactionary against the Direction of Party and State" and being disgraced ever since.

The charge of "Resistance & reactionary against the Direction of Party and State" is the easy way to purge those budding Reactionary elements within the party with legal approval

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Luang Prabang gears up for more visitors

Luang Prabang provincial authorities will provide about 6 billion kip for the improvement of tourist attractions in anticipation of more visitors when the Asean Economic Community comes into effect in 2015.

Some 2.5 billion kip will be used to upgrade tourist sites within the World Heritage Site, 1.2 billion kip will be used to improve facilities at caves, and 1.5 billion kip will be spent on upgrades at Phoukhoun and the Kuang Xi waterfall. A further 550 billion kip will be used for improvements in of Ngoy and Nambak districts.

Provincial Governor Dr Khampheng Saysomheng said the provincial authorities will also fund the development of basic infrastructure in line with their plan to boost socio-economic growth.

This work includes improving roads, upgrading the airport, providing more information services, boosting the electricity supply, and ensuring sufficient water supplies.

Clinics, hotels, resorts, restaurants, a golf course and a new hospital are also planned to serve the increasing number of visitors.

Dr Khampheng said the province plans to expand into the ecotourism market by promoting its many areas of natural beauty.

Developments will also include the preservation of the World Heritage Site itself which, it is hoped, will attract even more visitors. Dr Khampheng said improving security and promoting the traditional culture of all communities, especially through the production of handicrafts, carvings, and gold and silver jewellery, is also part of the action plan.

To accommodate the anticipated surge in tourist arrivals when the Asean Economic Community comes into being in 2015, Dr Khampheng said the province also plans to build more roads and bridges and expand the airport so that larger aircraft can land there.

Tourism infrastructure has already undergone massive development over the past five years. The town has been voted the top travel destination for several years by the UK's W anderlust travel magazine, according to the provincial authorities. The World Heritage Site of Luang Prabang beat out more than 1,000 cities worldwide to top the magazine's annual list of best tourist destinations in 2012.

A tourism expert in the town reported that Wanderlust readers had ranked the city as “best tourist destination” for three consecutive years from 2006-2008. More than one million people visit Luang Prabang each year, generating around US$300 million for the local economy.

Luang Prabang is the former capital of the Lane Xang Kingdom, or the Land of a Million Elephants.

UNESCO declared the town a World Heritage Site in 1995 and since then tourist arrivals have risen each year.

In 2010-11, tourist arrivals reached 274,000 people, 20,000 more than in the previous year, according to the provincial Department of Information, Culture and Tourism.

By Phaisythong Chandara
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