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Laos-Vietnam promote tourism cooperation to strengthen bilateral ties

Laos and Vietnam have discussed plans on tourism cooperation, aiming to attract more visitors and strengthen ties between the two countries. Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, Prof. Dr Kikeo Khaykhamphithoune welcomed Vietnamese Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Mr Nguyen Ngoc Thien in Vientiane on ...

Viengdavanh Banphahaksa

Fair boosts market opportunities for Vientiane farmers, producers

Farmers and producers in Vientiane hope to expand their markets after the government arranged a fair to promote their products and boost sales. The Lao Agricultural and Domestic Products Fair took place last weekend in the Lao-ITECC parking lot. The fair was organised by the Vientiane Administration ...

Vientiane Times

Lao National Assembly endorses report on land concessions

The National Assembly on Tuesday approved the results of a report on inspections into land rental and concessions granted to developers. After hearing the report, Assembly members exchanged views on the subject with some saying there must be clearly-defined measures to penalise contract violators in line ...

Vientiane Times

Regional network to strengthen agriculture in Laos

A workshop on “Network for Agriculture and Rural Development Think-tanks for Countries in the Mekong sub-region” provided a platform for stakeholders to discuss their work plans. The workshop took place on Wednesday and was chaired by the Deputy Director General of the National Agriculture and Forestry ...

Cassava more fruitful than rice in Cambodia, says UNDP study

As a national policy on cassava production nears finalisation, the government and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have called on farmers to grow cassava. The government and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have called on farmers to grow cassava as a national policy on ...

Thou Vireak

PM centralises administration of Official Development Assistance in Laos

Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has endorsed a new decree which aims to centralise the administration of Official Development Assistance (ODA). Mr Thongloun signed the Prime Ministerial Decree on the Administration of Official Development Assistance on October 9. The Lao Official Gazette, a website administered by the ...

Ekaphone Phouthonesy

Boten SEZ eyeing investment of over US$11 billion

Boten Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in Luang Namtha province is anticipating investment of at least US$10 billion to fully develop the site, according to a zone representative. The zone borders on Bohan in Yunnan province, China, and is part of the rapidly-growing economic cooperation between Laos ...

Souksamai Boulom

NUOL project building capacity in environmental impact assessment

The Faculty of Environmental Sciences at the National University of Laos (NUOL) is reporting substantial progress in its project to build capacity in technical knowledge for environmental impact assessments (EIA).   The project, running from 2018-2020, has been developing EIA training courses and textbooks for government staff, ...

Sangkhomsay Bubphanouvong

Lancang-Mekong countries share expertise on citizen management

Officials in citizen management from Laos, China, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, and Cambodia met in Pakxe City, Champassak province this week to discuss civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS). Deputy Minister of Home Affairs, Mr Siphouk Vongphakdy; Champassak province Deputy Governor, Somsanith Bouttivong; and Counsellor at the ...

Luang Namtha SEZ eyeing more investors

The Boten Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in Luang Namtha province hopes to attract more investors, especially in the fields of education and medicine. The education and medical industry zone opening ceremony was held on Friday. It was attended by representatives of the government, foreign investors and ...

Souksamai Boulom

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