The private sector lending arm of the World Bank teams up with business groups to promote 'high-standard' projects.
An official calls into question plans to maintain fish migration patterns.
'No Fishing' signs are posted around the project site in southern Laos.
The Don Sahong dam proceeds despite objections from green groups and neighboring Cambodia.
Authorities start with those in the capital, most of whom are from Vietnam, China, and Thailand.
An EU delegation says the Lao government has offered few new leads.
Facebook users could soon face punishment for posting false or inaccurate information.
The country’s tattered finances may see a cut in allowance for all civil servants.
Green groups fear the government will bulldoze ahead with the project without adequate consultation.
The IMF recommends urgent measures as the country sinks deeper in the red.
The labor minister says Laos needs to bring in 70,000 more of them.
They say they were never given promised plots and now face food problems.
A stricter policy has cut down on the partying and driven away the profits, they say.
Prominent civil society leader Sombath Somphone has been missing for more than eight months.
A plea by residents for a retaining wall cannot be met due to bad weather.
The zone’s centerpiece looks to draw Chinese investments to the cash-starved country.
Vietnam is concerned it will be dethroned as the top investor.
Dozens of families near the dam in northern Laos are affected after heavy rains.
Companies given tax-free quotas are bringing in extra fuel to sell on the local market, sources say.
Officials in the Lao capital warn residents of the development site not to sell.
Environmental activists fear that work will now proceed on the dam without regional consultation.
The Lao capital's water supplier says it can't keep up with rising demand.
Beijing awaits nod on a Thai-Lao rail project before committing funds.
Some foreign diplomats in Vientiane think he may have been killed.
A landslide shuts down electricity at the new site.
Some 50 deaths have been reported so far this year.
Construction and gold dredging have made the river muddy, according to a green group.
A new study shows mainstream dams could wipe out the endangered species.
Some 900 residents have been moved so far to make way for the dam in northern Laos.
New twist in Sombath Somphone's disappearance six months ago.