Posts Tagged ‘Vientiane’
May 28th, 2013
Vientiane Times, 28 May, 2013
Phouphanang and Phoukhaokhuay National Protected Areas are under serious threat from deforestation and encroachment by rubber plantations and commercial crops, according to a forestry expert. High demand for timber and land to farm have forced people to intrude into the protected areas despite knowing that it is against the law.
April 29th, 2013
Vientiane Times, 29 April, 2013
Authorities are encouraging vegetable growers in Vientiane to grow more organic produce for sale at the twice-weekly market on the That Luang esplanade, to ensure consumers eat healthily. These days many people in Vientiane are recognising the benefits of organic food. Eating vegetables that have been organically grown is better for your health because they are free from potentially harmful chemicals.
April 24th, 2013
Vientiane Times, 23 April, 2013
The government is preparing to reclassify the land in the Phou Khao Khuay National Protected Area where the Nam Mang 1 hydropower plant is located in hopes of benefitting further from the project by generating funding for forest protection. The matter was raised for discussion by the National Assembly’s Standing Committee which met last week in preparation for the Assembly’s upcoming fifth ordinary session.
November 1st, 2012
The Telegraph, Nov 1, 2012
At least 500 people have been uprooted from their homes to make way for luxury villas where European Union foreign ministers, including William Hague, will stay during a summit in Laos on Monday. The “Asia-Europe Meeting” will bring together 48 EU and Asian countries on Don Chan island in the centre of Laos’s capital, Vientiane. To allow the construction of 50 villas and two conference centres, the authorities have moved 102 families who once lived on the island and worked its green paddy fields. The new facilities will be used for this and future summits.
March 15th, 2012
Viet Nam News, March 15, 2012
Viet Nam and Laos signed a gold exploration contract in Vientiane yesterday, Viet Nam News Agency’s correspondent in Laos has reported. The contract was signed by Lao Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment Bounthavi Sisouphanthong and representative of Global South Joint Stock company Cu Thanh Tien. The gold exploration will be carried out in an area of 24 square kilometres in Xangthong district, Vientiane city.
March 6th, 2012
Vientiane Times, March 6, 2012
Development of a gold mine in Sanakham district of Vientiane province may see rapid progress after the project developer enlisted a new business partner to explore the mining site. The Catalyst Resource Group announced yesterday that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire an 80 percent equity interest in Laos Minerals Mining, which owns a 68sq km gold concession in Somsanouk village. The agreement will speed up exploration of the gold deposit in Sanakham district, one of the top potential gold mines in Laos.
February 21st, 2012
SNV, DLMA Sangthong, February 21, 2012
On 20 February 2012 the Governor of Sangthong District and the District Land Management Agency overseen by high ranking officials from Vientiane Capital (Chief Cabinet of the Provincial Governor’s Office, Vientiane Department of Industry and Commerce, Vice President of the Lao Women Union) and supported by GDG-SNV organized the official handover of Communal Land Titles to 5 village chiefs (Kum ban pattana number 05) totaling 2,189 hectares, represented by 7 gold framed communal land titles (Bai Ta Din Khok Thong).
February 13th, 2012
Vientiane Times, February 13, 2012
The Lao Indochina Group Public Company Tapioca Factory expects cassava plantations and the number of its member farmers to increase by up to three times its initial target for this year. “I’ve talked to farmers and each seems to have expanded their fields by about one or two times,” company Chairman Mr Sengmaly Sengvatthana said at a press conference in Vientiane on Friday.
January 25th, 2012
Vientiane Times, 25 January, 2012
Phu Bia, one of the largest mining companies operating in Laos, expects to kick off its new gold mining project in Vientiane province in March, the Australian miner reported. PanAust, the parent company of Phu Bia, this week announced the progress of its Ban Houayxai gold and silver mine project, saying the US$168 million gold and silver mining facility is scheduled to come on-stream in March this year.
January 12th, 2012
Vientiane Times, January 12, 2012
The government has given permission for the Hoang Anh Gia Lai Joint Stock Company (HAG) of Vietnam to conduct an exploration survey forcopper deposits on 92 square kilometres of land in Lamam district of Xekong province. A Memorandum of Understanding for the survey was signed in Vientiane on Saturday by Lao government officials and HAG representatives, witnessed by leaders from both countries.