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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 ...

Govt approves Vientiane-Vangvieng expressway corridor, legislation

The government has approved the Vientiane-Vangvieng expressway’s corridor and legislation in a move to boost socio-economic development.The approval was made at the monthly cabinet meeting for May, chaired by Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith and attended by the cabinet members. The 113.7-km corridor is part of ...

NA session ends, calling for govt to pursue targets

The National Assembly’s Eighth Legislature ended its third ordinary session on May 18, calling for the government to work harder in the pursuit of development targets. In her closing remarks, NA President Ms Pany Yathotou said the 17-day session agreed on multiple points that the ...

Private investment needed to drive growth: economists

Economists have cautioned that cutting spending could impact Laos’ economic growth, so the government needs to further create favourable conditions to strengthen the private sector. According to the government’s recent report, investment by domestic and foreign businesses represented more than half the entire investment driving ...

Lao, Cambodian PMs vow mutual support, enhanced security cooperation

Visiting Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith and his Cambodian counterpart Samdech Hun Sen on Wednesday agreed that Laos and Cambodia would continue to extend mutual support and assistance to drive the two nations’ development. The two premiers met during Mr Thongloun’s visit to Cambodia to attend ...

Lao PM visits Malaysia to boost ties

Lao prime minister Thongloun Sisoulith and his delegation were on an official visit to Malaysia from Tuesday to May 10 at the invitation of Prime Minister Najib Tun Abdul Razak. This is Thongloun’s first visit to Malaysia since taking the top government post a year ago. His ...

Laos, Malaysia strengthen ties

Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith and his delegation are officially visiting Malaysia from May 9-10 at the invitation of Prime Minister Dato’ Sri NajibTun Abdul Razak. This is Mr Thongloun’s first visit to Malaysia since taking the top government post a year ago. His visit aims ...

Inspection authority scrutinises unauthorised projects

The State Inspection Authority is investigating unauthorised development projects carried out by government sectors in Vientiane and the provinces in 2013 and 2014. Although these projects are now complete, the inspection aims to determine whether the government’s budget was used effectively. Anyone found to have ...

Singapore hopes to be part of Laos’ growth story: PM Lee

Laos’ leaders have ambitious plans for the country, and Singapore hopes to be part of Laos’ growth story, Prime Minister Lee HsienLoong said on Tuesday. Speaking at an official dinner at the Istana for visiting Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith, Mr Lee noted that Singapore ...

PM calls for more openness in corruption cases

Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has asked that every prosecuted case related to corruption be revealed to the public in hopes that misconduct by government officials is halted. Mr Thongloun gave the advice on Thursday when addressing National Assembly members at the Assembly’s ongoing third ordinary ...

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