Provincial and local governments

ASEAN bats for migrant workers’ protection, civil service professionalization

Ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations are pushing for the adoption of policies and measures to protect migrant workers, and the professionalization of the civil service among member countries. The 17th ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community Council meeting held at the Iloilo Convention Center here ...

Party chief urges socio-economic think tank to uphold high quality

General Secretary Nguyễn Phú Trọng on February 11 asked the Party Central Committee’s Economic Commission to improve its operations by coming up with high-quality, strategic projects and conducting objective and persuasive appraisals. In a post-new year meeting with the commission, Trọng demanded that the commission, a ...

Laos makes strides in monitoring state affairs

Officials who carry out inspections need to be more competent so they can be relied upon to capably implement their political duties and ensure a successful outcome. This fact was highlighted by the Party and government in a document listing the lessons learnt from past ...

Elections now promised for 2018

National elections will take place in February of next year, Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam said on Wednesday, confirming fears a vote the military had promised for 2017 will be once again postponed. “One year from today, there’ll be elections”, Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam ...

Tourism agencies urged to plan for Visit Laos Year 2018

In anticipation of 2018 being a Visit Laos Year, the Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism Prof. Dr Bosengkham Vongdara has called on all tourism agencies to urgently prepare activities for inclusion in the programme. Prof. Dr Bosengkham made the call at this week meeting on ...

NEC ends complaint review

The National Election Committee on January 26 said it had wrapped its 11-day review of complaints alleging that foreigners had registered for the provisional voter list, finding just two of the 142 suits of complaints worthy of further investigation. The 142 separate complaints raised questions about ...

More tourists, less revenue

The Ministry of Tourism released its annual report on January 24 during its yearly meeting, showing growth continued for the sector in 2016, while launching a campaign to eliminate unlicensed tourist establishments that ministry officials claim slowed revenue collection last year. International tourism arrivals increased by ...

Oudomxay eyes development of tourist sites

About 100 tourist sites in Oudomxay province await development so that visitors can fully enjoy them in comfort. The Oudomxay Tourism Office says there are 106 officially designated tourist sites in the province. An official at the office, Mr Van Mingboupha, told Vientiane Times on ...

Party urges public participation in fight against corruption

Every Party and government organisation, the Lao Front for National Construction and other mass organisations, the mass media and the general public must actively combat autocracy and join the fight against corruption. This was the call from the Party Central Committee to people across the ...

Veunkham becomes a local border between Laos and Cambodia

Veunkham-Dong Kralor border between Laos and Cambodia in Champassak province’s Khong district has updated its services and will operate as a local border crossing. This border is located in Veunkham village, about five kilometres from Nongnokheane-Trapeang Kriel International Checkpoint between Laos-Cambodia that officially opened last ...

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