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Hundreds missing in Laos after hydropower dam collapse

Hundreds of people are missing and an unknown number believed dead after the collapse of a hydropower dam under construction in southeast Laos, state media reported Tuesday. Several dams are being built or are planned in Laos, an impoverished and landlocked communist country that exports most of its hydropower energy …

How Laos Got Its First Buffalo Dairy Farm – Gastro Obscura

First, two friends rented a buffalo. AT DAWN, A FLEET OF orange-robed monks float through the streets of Luang Prabang, Laos, during tak bat, the Buddhist morning alms ritual. Thirty minutes outside town, the staff at Laos Buffalo Dairy gear up for another day, but to a decidedly different rhythm. For them, …

Can Laos Clear Its Unexploded Bombs? | The Diplomat

The start of a project highlights Vientiane’s continuing struggle with the issue even as it receives foreign assistance. Last week, Laos and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) inked a new support project document focusing on clearing unexploded ordnance (UXO). Though the process itself was fairly routine, it nonetheless illustrated …

Laos: On the Borders of the Empire | Laos | Al Jazeera

We investigate China’s rising influence in Laos and the potentially disastrous consequences for the local population. Mandarin is the language of choice among its residents and on its street signs and advertising hoardings; clocks are set to Beijing time in homes, stores and even municipal buildings; and the Yuan is …