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2013-07-03 23:23:55

Agoda.com, Asia’s leading hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq:PCLN), is showcasing a handful of beautiful hotels in the Laotian capital of Vientiane, one of the most fascinating capital cities in Asia and one that is slowly being transformed from a crumbling capital into the country’s first real hub of travel and industry. Singapore (PRWEB) July 03, 2013 Agoda.com, Asia’s leading hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group...

2013-03-05 23:02:27

EQHO Communications, one of Southeast Asia´s leading localization service providers announces sponsorship of Localization World Singapore 2013. Having recently opened a new branch in Vientiane, EQHO Communications will share first-hand experiences of their expansion into Laos. Bangkok, Thailand (PRWEB) March 05, 2013 Localization professionals from 40 countries will attend Localization World which takes place 10th-12th April 2013, at the Singapore Shangri-La Hotel. International...

2013-02-05 23:02:14

EQHO Communications opens a subsidiary in Vientiane, Laos to meet increasing demands for localization services as foreign investment pours in. The Thailand based corporation is the first full-service language service provider to open for business in Lao PDR. Vientiane, Lao PDR (PRWEB) February 05, 2013 A handful of small translation agencies are no longer adequate to meet the needs of the developing Lao economy. The country has experienced massive growth at an average rate of 7% each year...

2008-08-13 18:00:39

Laos to consume more fuel HANOI, Aug. 12 (Xinhua) -- Laos, using over 480 million liters of gasoline and diesel last year, is estimated to consume 220 million liters of gasoline and 300 liters of diesel in 2010, Lao newspaper Vientiane Times reported Tuesday. Laos is also forecast to use more than 400 million liters of gasoline and over 600 million liters of diesel in 2020, the newspaper quoted Bouathep Malaykham, director of the Electricity Department under the country's Ministry of...

2006-05-13 20:11:17

By Chawadee Nualkhair VIENTIANE (Reuters) - Poverty-stricken Laos has some way to go to catch up with its more developed neighbors, but it has still managed to import the same problems facing far richer countries. Fresh from declaring victory in its "war on opium," Laos' communist rulers now face the threat of growing methamphetamine use among its youth. The unceremoniously named "Treatment and Vocational Training of Drug Users Center," just south of the capital, Vientiane, is a...

2006-04-30 00:01:55

By Chawadee Nualkhair VIENTIANE (Reuters) - Communist Laos held elections for its National Assembly on Sunday that officials hope will usher in a nationwide push to lift one of Asia's poorest nations out of poverty. Paramount among the goals facing the new assembly will be a drive to shed Laos's status as a Least Developed Country (LDC) where two-thirds of its roughly 5.8 million people still live on less than US$2 a day. The secretive, landlocked nation nestled between Thailand...

2006-04-27 12:25:57

VIENTIANE, Laos (AP) - The remains of a centuries-old temple, along with thousands of historical artifacts, have been uncovered in and around the Lao capital during excavations for the upgrade of a major road, a newspaper said Wednesday. Lao archaeologists believe the temple Vat Yotkeo dates back to the 1548-1571 rule of King Sai Setthathirat, the Vientiane Times said. Fittingly, the ruins have been found on what is now called Setthathirat road. The temple was destroyed by the Thais, who...

2005-12-01 06:15:02

By Ed Cropley VIENTIANE (Reuters) - Three decades after the final act of the Vietnam War, Laos, the conflict's secret and illegal theater, remains littered with millions of unexploded U.S. bombs, which kill or maim at least 200 people a year. In all, an estimated 2 million tonnes of munitions were dropped on Laos, a landlocked jungle-clad country of 5 million people which still has the dubious honor of being the most bombed country per capita in the world. Of that 2 million tonnes,...

2005-12-01 03:56:54

By Ed Cropley VIENTIANE (Reuters) - Three decades after the final act of the Vietnam War, Laos, the conflict's secret and illegal theater, remains littered with millions of unexploded U.S. bombs, which kill or maim at least 200 people a year. In all, an estimated 2 million tonnes of munitions were dropped on Laos, a landlocked jungle-clad country of 5 million people which still has the dubious honor of being the most bombed country per capita in the world. Of that 2 million tonnes,...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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