ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Laos-Life in Sam Neua Province

Life in Sam Neua Province Harish Chandola SAM Neua province has been the base of the Laotian revolution for over 20 years. It was completely liberated from French colonial rule in 1953. At the Geneva Conference on Indochina in 1954, it was decided that the Laotian patriotic forces should regroup themselves in one, area and the French troops in Laos in another, to disentangle the two sides. The Lao forces fighting all over in their country against the French were asked to regroup in Sam Neua, because it was completely free of French control. Since then Sam Neua has been the headquarters of the Lao Patriotic Front, whose Central Coinmit- tee members spend much time in this province to meet each other and confer and plan strategics both for winning the war and developing the country.

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