Development and funding for communications

Gov’t says satellite images don’t prove sand dredging crisis

The government responded to criticism that sand pumping in the Mekong river is more than the amount being reported and that it has increased over recent years. The reaction is to respond to an article published in Eos, a science news magazine, titled “Satellites Spy on ...

Son Minea

Poor, Rural Students in Laos Lack Tech to Learn From Home

COVID-19 has forced Laos to join countries around the world in closing schools and using online distance learning. But rural and urban poor students in the Southeast Asian country not only lack computers and access to the internet — some even live in homes without ...

Citizen journalism helps tackle environmental issues

Along with professional journalists, local villagers and citizens play an important role in gathering and reporting environmental news events, experts have said. The fundamental role of citizen journalism (CJ) in building climate resilience in the wetlands of Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Việt Nam was highlighted at a workshop held ...

Mai Khuyên

Laos, China cooperate on media development

The Lao and Chinese governments have agreed to further cooperate on media development to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the establishment of China Radio International, broadcast in Laos on FM 93Mhz. The two countries have agreed to partner in various projects including the Lao National ...

Digital TV operators welcome govt help

PM uses Article 44 to change repayments, state agencies’ return of spectra to NBTC. Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha on December 20 invoked the special power under Article 44 of the Interim Charter to issue relief measures for digital-TV operators, who have faced business difficulties for problems ...

Govt, Microsoft to accelerate digital transformation

Software giant Microsoft has underscored its commitment to empowering every person and every business in Laos. The initiative is in line with Microsoft’s National Empowerment Plan, which aims to advance the adoption of emerging technologies for sustainable development. Another objective is to generate new business ...

Oudomxay radio, television transmitters officially opened

New radio and television transmission stations built in Xay district, Oudomxay province, and funded by the government of Vietnam, officially began transmitting on November 30. Construction of the facilities cost more than 38.7 billion kip, funded by grant assistance from Vietnam. Work on the project ...

Twitter chief operating officer flying the coop

Just weeks after reporting job cuts and a disappointing fiscal quarter, Twitter announced on November 9 that chief operating officer Adam Bain is leaving the company.​​ Twitter chief financial officer Anthony Noto will take over Bain’s job, serving in both posts until the board hires a ...

Vietnam, Japan boost cooperation in ICT

Vietnam hopes to expand cooperation with Japan in three priority areas in information and communications technology following a Vietnam-Japan policy dialogue on ICT in Hanoi on September 15. The priority areas are identified as policies and a strategy for the development of 4G/5G networks after the ...

Why 'partnerships for sustainable development' counts as an essential sustainable development goal

Of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, the 17th is the odd one out. As “Partnerships for the Goals”, it is a goal that helps you get to the other 16 goals. For most businesses committed to sustainable development, however, this 17th goal may be the ...

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