Lao News Agency

Laos’ human development improves slightly, remains at 137 out of 189 countries, territories

The Human Development Report ranks countries based on the Human Development Index (HDI) which measures average achievement on three basic aspects of human development, life expectancy, education, and per capita income. Between 1990 and 2019, the Lao PDR’s HDI value increased from 0.405 to 0.613, an ...

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IFC Helps Businesses In Poorest Countries Fight Pandemic With US$4 Billion In COVID-19 Financing

IFC’s pandemic response is focused on reaching the most vulnerable people in developing countries. Of the US$8 billion in IFC COVID-19 fast-track financing approved by the IFC Board in March 2020, US$4 billion has been committed to date, of which close to half is expected to benefit people ...

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Lao PDR supports China’s Global Initiative on Data Security

The Lao PDR has supported the Global Initiative on Data Security Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi proposed at the virtual International Seminar on Global Digital Governance on Sep 8. The Lao PDR notes that the initiative is beneficial to a number of countries ...

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That Luang Marsh Specific Economic Zone expected to be completed by 2030

The development of the That Luang Marsh Specific Economic Zone, located in the heart of Vientiane is expected to be completed by 2030, according to Mrs Huang Xiuwen, Vice President of the That Luang Marsh Specific Economic Zone. “This project will be able to attract more ...

International Youth Day 2020 - Youth leading the way in COVID-19 solutions

On Aug 14, a youth-led celebration, coordinated by the Lao Youth Union, for this year’s International Youth Day (IYD) in the midst of a global pandemic highlighted education and empowerment for young people and by youth themselves, emphasising how young people are taking action to ...

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Nong Khamsene wetland’s management discussed

The AFC in cooperation with World Wilde Fund for Nature to Laos organized a workshop to promote collaborative management of the Nong Khamsene wetland in Vientiane on Aug 14, 2020. The Nong Khamsene wetland is located about 20 km southwest of Vientiane. It is shared by ...

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New Covid-19 infection confirmed

A Korean electric technician of the Nam Ngieb hydropower project has tested positive for Covid-19, according to the Ministry of Health. Seventeen people who have close contact with him have been placed under a 14-day quarantine. The infection is the 20th case ever reported in the Lao ...

PM announces Laos free of Covid-19

Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has announced the Lao PDR is free of Covid-19 following the discharge of all 19 covid-19 patients from hospital and 59 consecutive days of no new infections.  “As of today, June 10, 2020, the number of people infected with COVID-19 in our ...

Working Together For Lao PDR’s Sustainable LDC Graduation

The Lao PDR is currently listed as a Least Developed Country (LDC). Countries recorded in the LDC category are defined as low-income countries that are facing severe structural impediments to sustainable development. Due to their status, these countries are granted exclusive access to specific international support ...

Over 300 Industry Experts, Businesspeople Discuss Belt And Road Initiative For Biotechnology Industry

More than 300 industry experts and business elites from China and the ASEAN region discussed the opportunities and challenges on the Belt and Road Initiative for the biotechnology industry. The International Conference for Managing Asia Century (ICMAC) Linking One Belt One Road with Smart Biotech ...

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