December, 2018 | Lao Tribune - Part 2

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Canadian Convicted of Drug Smuggling in China Faces New Trial

A Chinese appeals court on Saturday agreed with prosecutors that a 15-year sentence was too lenient for a Canadian man convicted of drug smuggling. The court ordered that Robert Lloyd Schellenberg be retried in the city of Dalian, where he was original...Read More

Almost 250 Private Clinics Ordered To Close

The Ministry of Health has ordered the closure of 248 clinics including 120 clinics in Vientiane Capital, 40 in Savannakhet and 16 in Oudomxay.In 2017, there were 1,050 private clinics across the country. However, the result of a 2018 nationwide survey...Read More

Organic electronics: Bio-on presents Eloxel, to develop the use of ...

ELOXEL is born (organic electronics for electronics) the new company created by Bio-on to exploit the patents destined to revolutionize the world of electronics through the use of bioplastics. The aim is to enable designers to create sustainable products and revolutionary applications. Kartell through Felofin participates in the new company ELOXEL with the 50% of […]Read More

Analysts Look Ahead at Uncertain North Korean Talks

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA North Korea announced last week it would not pursue denuclearization unless the United States removes what it calls its nuclear threat.The Institute for North Korean Studies' Yongwook Ryu was not surprised by North Korea's declarat...Read More

ADB Funding Helps Improve Road Access To Chom Ong Cave

(KPL) The Asian Development Bank � ADB � has provided a financial grant of 9 million US dollars to improve road access to Chom Ong Cave, one of many well-known attractions in Xay district, Oudomxay Province.

One year of construction has passed, the upgrade of the 56-km road section is now 10 per cent completed. It is expected to be fully completed in December 2019

Once fully improved, the road will better facilitate transportation and travel of tourists to and from Chom Ong Cave, said Mr Thaviphet Oula, Deputy Director, Department of Tourism Marketing, Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism.

The road between the Xay district administration centre and Ban Chom Ong is mainly hilly with 24 km of the road section paved and over 20 km unpaved, Mr Thongkhan Sengsoulixay, a villager of Chom Ong and responsible for Tourism sector of Chom Ong village.

I would like to invite tourists to visit Chom Ong Cave because it is the largest cave in Laos, if not in Asia. There is a lot of limestone. Inside the cave, some stones look like animals like tigers, birds, fish,said Mr Thongkhan.

Chom Ong Cave is known to local people as Tham Chia or Bat Cave in English as locals traditionally hunt bats in the cave for food and exploit guano, which can be used as fertilizer, explosive agent or gunpowder.

Source: Lao News Agency

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