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Thursday, March 19th, 2015

Drones Hunt for Unexploded Bombs in Laos

There are more than 100 million landmines that are still buried around the world in war-torn nations. These unexploded ordinances (UXOs) are still deadly, in fact they still kill up to 20,000 people every year. A special...

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

Laos to Produce New Digital Topographic Map

Laos will produce its biggest ever digital topographical map with $3.5 million of support from the Republic of Korea (ROK) according to state-run daily Vientiane Times, Wednesday. The map will cover some 4,600 hectares of the nation's...

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

China to Build High-speed Rail to Singapore via Laos

China is giving a steely infrastructural hug to its southeast Asian neighbors, with plans to roll out a massive high-speed rail system to crisscross Laos, Thailand, and Malaysia en route to Singapore. Constructing it will be a...

Monday, May 20th, 2013

A Plague of Deforestation Sweeps Across Southeast Asia

The fate of the forests around Khe Sanh exemplifies what is happening today in Vietnam and the greater Mekong region, which also includes Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and Myanmar. Although some large blocks of forest remain intact, the...

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

China’s Own GPS Makes Inroads Into Neighboring Countries

China’s Beidou satellite navigation system, touted to be an alternative to America’s GPS, has made steady progress in South East Asian region despite various disputes over Beijing’s claims on the South China Sea. Two Southeast Asian countries,...

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

Laos Could Bear Cost of Chinese Railroads

The Chinese-financed railway is to snake its way through dozens of tunnels and bridges, eventually linking southern China to Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, and then on to the Bay of Bengal in Myanmar, significantly expanding China’s already enormous trade with...

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

Dams in Laos May Kill Fishing in Cambodia

The new dams, planned for tributaries of the Mekong River in Southeast Asia, will be more environmentally destructive and will produce less energy than the dams in the main river, according to Stanford University researcher Guy Ziv. The...

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar Seeking Further Economic Integration

A seminar was held here on Monday among senior officials and delegates from Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam who shared their experience in devising and implementing international economic integration policies to serve their countries' sustainable development. According...

Friday, June 17th, 2011

China Pushes Rail Links Into Southeast Asia

China's ambitious rail project in Laos could bring prosperity, some say. In March, a team of Chinese engineers began surveying the lush valley and hillsides, which lie on the railroad's planned 261-mile route south to the capital, Vientiane,...

Monday, May 30th, 2011

Laos, Cambodia Agree to Work on Border

Laos and Cambodia have agreed to discuss border issues, including surveying and addressing drug trafficking in the remote area, the state-run Vientiane Times newspaper reported Monday. The two governments agreed to more work related to border surveys...

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