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Southern islands face steep decline in tourism

The number of tourists visiting the twin island getaways of Don Det and Don Khon in the Si Phan Don (4,000 Islands) area of Khong district, Champassak province has dramatically fallen say local authorities. The Head of the Boat Tour Association in Nakasang village, Khong ...

DPM pushes development in Champassak

Champassak province should close all loopholes relating to the timber trade, and review all the procedures that have frustrated investors and delayed development. Deputy Prime Minister Dr Sonexay Siphandone tabled these issues in discussions with Champassak authorities during his visit to the province last week. ...

Aquatic resources management underway in Siphandone area

A project second phase to manage and sustainably use fisheries and aquatic natural resources in Siphandone area is underway to benefit some 20 villages of Khong and Mounlapamok districts, Champassak province. Department of Livestock and Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and  World Wide Fund ...

Clean, organic agriculture production set to expand

Expanding clean agriculture production to supply market demands together with improved international market access can serve to catalyse growth in the Lao organic produce sector, an audience including the Minister of Agriculture and Forestry was told on April 20. Director General of Department of Agriculture, ...

Pakxe looks forward to new park with embankment construction set to start

Provision of compensation for people affected by the Mekong River Integrated Management Project in central Pakxe, Champassak province, is complete, paving the way for construction to begin this month. ​A project to extend the riverbank and create a green and relaxing public space similar to ...

New tourist attraction to boost economy in Khong district

Authorities in Khong district, Champassak province, are confident that a new tourist attraction will help to draw more visitors and generate income for public and private investors. Now a riverside beach in the district’s Don Than village is becoming the latest tourist destination in the ...

SEZs driving economic growth in the south

The establishment of Special and Specific Economic Zones and untapped tourism potential is expected to drive economic growth in Champassak province, a senior official has noted. Deputy Governor of Champassak province Mr Buasone Vongsongkhone told Vientiane Times on Tuesday that more entrepreneurs from China, Japan ...

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 ...

Laos, Cambodia enhance longstanding relationship

Laos and Cambodia plan to continue to foster their deep, longstanding and traditional friendship, relations and solidarity. The two countries’ leaders made their intentions clear during a two-day state visit to the Kingdom of Cambodia by President Bounnhang Vorachit. President Bounnhang visited Cambodia from February ...

Govt awards Cambodian ambassador for efforts to deepen cooperation

The Lao government has awarded a Friendship Medal to the outgoing Cambodian Ambassador to Laos, Mr Hos Sereythonh, to congratulate his successful mission and his achievements in enhancing relations and cooperation between Laos and Cambodia. The medal was presented on February 17 by Minister of ...

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