Handicrafts

Development and assistance for handicrafts industry

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 ...

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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

The real importance of Japan’s new strategy for the Mekong

On July 4, the leaders of Japan and the five countries in the Mekong subregion – Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam – convened for the Seventh Mekong-Japan Summit in Tokyo. True to form, much of the media focus was on the dollar amount that Japan ...

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