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Cambodia to close Mekong River Commission office

Cambodia has announced it will shutter the office of the inter-governmental Mekong River Commission in Phnom Penh, relocating its functions to neighboring Laos. ...

Ith Sothoeuth
http://www.voacambodia.com/a/cambodia-to-close-mekong-river-commission-office/3457356.html

Laos prepares for ASEAN chairmanship

Laos must be prepared to steer and drive the agenda in promoting and strengthening Asean integration under the three pillars, namely Political Security, Economic and Socio-Cultural, to chair Asean effectively. ...

The Cambodia Herald​ News Staff
http://thecambodiaherald.com/world/laos-prepares-for-asean-chairmanship-13189

Laos, Cambodia enhance legislative cooperation

Lao National Assembly and the National Assembly of Cambodia have vowed to continue the exchange and mutual support between the two legislative bodies. The vow was made at a meeting held in Vientiane between the high-level parliamentary delegations led by the Lao National Assembly President Ms ...

Somxay Sengdara
http://www.vientianetimes.org.la/FreeContent/FreeConten_Laos.htm

Lao Dam troubles Mekong waters

Being landlocked and poor has always placed Laos at a disadvantage to its more powerful neighbors. The only body of water that offers Vientiane an international reach is the Mekong River, which flows through the heartland of Southeast Asia. Now, that river, which laps the western ...

Marwaan Macan-Markar
http://www.irrawaddy.org/asia/magazine-regional/lao-dam-troubles-mekong-waters.html

Hun Sen leaves for Laos

Prime Minister Hun Sen left on Thursday for two-day visit to Laos. The delegation accompanying Hun Sen included Foreign Minister Hor Namhong, Cabinet Minister Sok An and other members of the Royal Government. A number of agreements will be signed during his visit. The Ministry of Foreign ...

The Cambodia Herald News Staff
http://www.thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1?page=11&token=OTNkNGI3NTlhNmY

Cambodia to attend CLV united front meeting in Laos

Heads of the national united fronts from three Indochina countries will meet in Vientiane on Wednesday for the Second Summit Meeting. The Lao Front for National Construction (LFNC) President, Dr Phanduangchit Vongsa, informed the media about the planned agenda last week. President of the Solidarity Front for ...

The Cambodia Herald News Staff
http://www.thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1?page=11&token=YmUxZTVjNGY3OTU

Lao consultants give dam the thumbs up

The controversial Don Sahong hydropower dam, which Laos says it will soon build just a kilometre from the Cambodian border, will not have significant effects on the Mekong River, according to an environmental impact assessment paid for by the dam’s builder. Obtained yesterday, the report – ...

Shane Worrell
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/lao-consultants-give-dam-thumbs

Lao Airlines set to resume flights to Phnom Penh

After a five-year break, Lao Airlines will revive the Phnom Penh-Vientiane route with direct flights three times a week starting in November, the company’s representative said yesterday. Ek Narun, assistant to the general manager of Lao Airlines in Phnom Penh, said tickets will be available for ...

Hor Kimsay
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/lao-airlines-set-resume-flights-phnom-penh

Mekong basin countries target double-digit tourism growth

Five Southeast Asian countries, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Viet Nam, are targeting a double-digit growth rate of international visitors annually by 2015 under the theme “Five Countries – One Destination”, according to Hoang Tuan Anh, Viet Nam’s Minister of Culture, Sport and Tourism. In a ...

VietNamNet Bridge Staff
http://english.vietnamnet.vn/fms/travel/84268/mekong-basin-countries-target-double-digit-tourism-growth.html

In Cambodia, Cyber Casinos Fall Into a Legal Gray Area

In 2010, the Ha Tien Vegas Entertainment Resort, a casino investment on Kampot province’s border with Vietnam that included luxury karaoke rooms and suites, launched with high hopes of attracting Vietnamese gamblers. At the end of December, Ha Tien Vegas closed down. To the north, in ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/selected-features/in-cambodiacyber-casinos-fall-into-a-legal-gray-area-38322/

Laos taps on single visa door

Lao PDR says it will consider joining Thailand and Cambodia’s single visa scheme launched late last year saying it will help to boost Mekong region tourism. A senior official at the consular department in Vientiane told the Vientiane Times, last week, that the government would hold ...

http://www.ttrweekly.com/site/2013/03/laos-keen-to-join-single-visa/

Laos, Cambodia eye a single-visa policy

Laos is considering a single-visa scheme with its neighbours Thailand and Cambodia to promote balanced development in the subregion, officials said. The Lao government will hold talks with Cambodia, possibly at the end of this month, to learn from Phnom Penh’s experience in this matter, a ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013032264622/Business/laos-cambodia-eye-a-single-visa-policy.html

Bangkok-Cambodia buses launched

The first buses directly connecting Thailand and Cambodia left Bangkok on Thursday, headed for Phnom Penh and Siem Reap, with the launch of a regular service to bolster tourism and economic ties between the two countries. The first airconditioned bus from Bangkok to Phnom Penh left Mor ...

http://www.bangkokpost.com/breakingnews/337029/bus-service-to-cambodia-launched

Maruhan bank opens Laos office in Vientiane

Cambodian-Japanese bank Maruhan Japan opened an office in Vientiane, the capital of Laos, on Saturday, making it the second Cambodian bank and the first Japanese bank to come to that country. Maruhan’s presence in Laos would boost economic and investment ties between the two ASEAN member ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013021861422/Business/maruhan-bank-opens-laos-office-in-vientiane.html

ASEAN ministers vow to deepen tourism cooperation

Representatives of the ten ASEAN nations met on Sunday in Laos’ capital of Vientiane to launch the ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF), where they pledged to expand tourism cooperation and discussed creating a pan-ASEAN tourist visa. The ATF, which was first held in 1981, is designed to ...

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2013-01/20/c_132115298.htm

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