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Luxembourg injects 23m euro to develop rural areas

The government of Luxembourg has granted 23 million euro (205 billion kip) to Laos to carry out local development projects in four target provinces. The programme aims to improve infrastructure and nutrition, ease poverty, and bolster sustainable environmental management as outlined in the 8th national socio-economic ...

Ministry reduces dry season rice target after farmers produce less

The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry has set this year’s target for dry season rice production lower after the country’s rice farmers failed to meet last year’s mark. Last season the Department of Agriculture under the ministry encouraged farmers around the country to grow 126,000 ...

Borikhamxay orders six business licences rescinded

Six companies operating in Borikhamxay province have been ordered to permanently cease operation after checks by officials revealed that they had already stopped their business activities in the province. The companies involved include KL Wooden Processing Co., Ltd and Lao-China Gold Mining Cooperation Company, which ...

Govt secures World Bank loan for nationwide road upgrades

The government has secured a loan of US$25 million from the World Bank to further strengthen road maintenance and improve road connectivity throughout the country. The Ministry of Finance signed the loan agreement with the World Bank on February 7, with the two parties represented ...

28 wood processing factories ordered to shut down

The Ministry of Industry and Commerce has ordered the closure of 28 wood processing factories located near and inside forest areas by next month. The ministry on November 28 issued a notification requiring the immediate removal or closure of 28 wood processing factories located close to ...

Authorities bolster efforts to stem illegal wildlife trade

Despite concerted efforts by officials to end the illegal wildlife trade through regular inspections at markets throughout the country, the trade continues to flourish. To reduce illegal wildlife trading in Laos, especially in the main towns, the authorities have asked various agencies to join the ...

New community fisheries project to preserve Mekong's biodiversity

A new community fisheries project in the Mekong River was launched in Vientiane on August 28 with the Department of Livestock and Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry agreeing to cooperate with the Worldwide Fund for Nature. A memorandum of understanding was signed by the DLF’s Deputy ...

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