Kingdom to gain from production of hemp

The government is aiming to make Thailand a regional manufacturing centre for hemp products in the next five years to generate at least 25 billion baht in income, said Industry Minister Suriya Jungrungreangkit on Sunday. The plan is projected to add more value to hemp grown ...


Modern machinery, technical skills needed to improve wood processing

Modern machines and technical skills are required to enhance the competitiveness of the Lao timber processing industry in line with other countries in the region. Chairman of the Okawa Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Japan, Mr Yuji Sonoda made the observation during an interview with Vientiane ...

Plan aims to rebuild silk sector

With Cambodia’s storied silk industry in rapid decline, the government is looking to revitalise the sector with a new development strategy aimed at making local sericulture more modern, sustainable and inclusive, officials said during a recent industry event. Keep reading ...

Craft industry struggles to find export markets

Vietnam’s handicrafts face many challenges in producing and finding export markets, while integrating into the world economy although it has the potential for economic development. According to statistics from the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development’s Agricultural Trade Promotion Centre, there are nearly 1,750 traditional craft ...

Furniture fair raises profile of Lao wood products

The Lao Furniture Association hopes that the furniture fair, which opened in Vientiane on 14 January, will attract more domestic and foreign investors in the sector and promote Lao wood products on regional and international markets. The Lao Furniture Association on 14 January officially opened its ...

EU supports Lao farmers at first Vientiane Expo

The European Union is promoting agricultural products and handicrafts produced by Lao farmers as part of the first Vientiane Expo. The local products consist of consumption products, other agricultural goods as well as handicrafts, especially those produced as part of development projects supported by the EU ...

Vietnam attends Vientiane Expo 2015 in Laos

Vietnamese enterprises are displaying handicraft items, food and technologies at the Vientiane Expo 2015, which kicked off in Vientiane, Laos on 28 November. Keep reading ...

Hanoi to open industrial clusters in Phu Xuyen District

Phu Xuyen District, Hanoi, will open an industrial zone to attract industries and handicrafts.   The Hanoi People’s Committee has issued Decision No. 4989/QD-UBND to establish Phu Tuc Industrial Zone in Phu Xuyen District. The industrial complexes will attract industries and handicrafts suitable for industrial development planning and socio-economic ...

EU warns NGO law could cost $700m

The European Parliament yesterday passed a resolution urging Cambodia’s government to scrap the proposed NGO law, saying the Kingdom could lose $600-700 million annually in development projects if the legislation is passed. It stated the Law on Associations and Non-Governmental Organisations could see the country lose ...

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