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Govt takes step to develop Vung Ang seaport

The government has instructed relevant sectors to study the establishment of a Lao joint state-private company to join its Vietnamese counterpart to develop a seaport in Vietnam, the government spokesman has said. The instruction was made at the two-day monthly cabinet meeting for May that closed ...

Cabinet approves direction of seaport project, discusses work plan

The cabinet agreed last week to establish a private-state joint company to develop the Vung Ang project after Vietnam gave a green light to utilise the seaport in its central Ha Tinh province. The agreement was made at the cabinet’s monthly meeting for April, chaired ...

Govt seeks to regulate enterprises unlawfully raising capital

Proper investigation has been ordered into enterprises whose operations violate regulations and laws, notably those raising funds illegally from individuals for business operations, the government spokesman has said. The instruction was made at the government monthly meeting for March, which took place last week in ...

Lao language used inconsistently, incorrectly by media

The media is struggling to find the right terms for a number of words used in daily broadcasting and publication and is calling for the establishment of an official body to study and approve correct usage. Recognising the problem, Lao language experts, editors and reporters ...

Govt gives green light to Vientiane expressway

The government has agreed in principle to a plan to build a 14-km expressway linking Vientiane city centre to the outskirts in Xaythany district, in a bid to ease congestion. The project was agreed to at the government’s monthly meeting for February held last week ...

Govt orders further action to regulate timber industry, combat illegal logging

The government has entrusted a taskforce committee to take further action to strictly regulate wood processing businesses and clamp down on illegal logging after learning that issues continue to exist. The assignment was made after the cabinet was briefed at the government monthly meeting for ...

Illegal land titles emerge as outstanding issue in Vientiane

Illegal issuance of land titles has emerged as an outstanding problem in Vientiane over the past year with the illegal titles involved in a total land area of 506,662 square metres, an official report has suggested. The finding was discovered after authorities carried out inspections ...

10 sawmills closed, 18 others in process: official

Ten sawmills located near and inside forest areas have been closed and removed, while 18 others are in the process of being removed as part of the government’s crackdown on sawmill operations and illegal logging. The closures came after the government recently issued an order ...

Govt orders action to resolve illegal occupation of land

The government has ordered action to address the illegal occupation and purchase of land, which was one of the outcomes of the government cabinet meeting for January that closed on January 25. Emerging land issues raised have been illegal occupation of lands including land in ...

Only certain plantation tree species may be exported: govt spokesman

Only certain species of trees grown in managed plantations may be exported, not all species, the government spokesman said last week. Eucalyptus and kathinnalong trees whose trunks measure 12 centimetres or less may be felled for export but trees with larger trunks must not be used ...

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