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. ...

Govt to encourage wider use of contraception

In a bid to lower maternal and child morbidity and mortality, Laos will aim to reduce the unmet need for contraception to 13 percent and increase the contraceptive prevalence rate using at least one method from 42 to 65 percent by 2020. The nation’s unmet ...

More funding sourced for construction of Phongsaly provincial capital

A total of US$200 million has been sourced through a loan from China to finance construction projects relating to the new Phongsaly provincial capital in Bounneua district in the far north of Laos. Director of the Provincial Department of Planning and Investment Mr Khamlek Chay-isane ...

Laos, Japan enhance cooperation

The relationship between Laos and Japan continues to grow and be fruitful, especially under the strategic partnership which has strengthened political, economic, and socio-cultural cooperation. This success was highlighted during a five-day visit to Japan last week by Deputy Prime Minister Dr Sonexay Siphandone when ...

DPM offers measures for Xekong to pursue robust growth

Xekong provincial authorities were told to translate the government’s measures, outlined to boost 2017 socio-economic development, into the province’s planning and projects to drive local growth and improve people’s livelihoods. Deputy Prime Minister Dr Sonexay Siphandone, during his working trip to the province last week, ...

Deputy PM advises Saravan on development path

Deputy Prime Minister Dr Sonexay Siphandone and his delegation recently visited Saravan provincial authorities to encourage and guide their operations in the year ahead. During the visit from February 5-6, Dr Sonexay listed the successes previously achieved by the province and plans for the year ...

Silk Road to bring China and ASEAN closer

Joint efforts in building the 21st century maritime Silk Road are very important for friendly cooperation and development between China and ASEAN. As a step along this road, the 13th China-ASEAN Expo and the China-ASEAN Business and Investment Summit are taking place from September 11-14 in ...

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