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ASEAN leaders push to realise community’s vision

The 30th ASEAN Summit kicked off on Saturday in Manila, the Philippines, with leaders of the 10-member regional bloc pushing forward the realisation of the ASEAN Community’s Vision 2025. Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith led a high-level delegation from Laos at the summit, which took the ...

Gov’t to get tough with dishonest land concession holders

The government will use tougher measures to regulate concession projects by withdrawing land if no progress is made on the proposed project, while also pushing for authorities at various levels to participate in the process. Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith on behalf of the government made ...

Gov’t promises continued effort at third NA session

The government has made tangible achievements in implementing its socio-economic development plan over the past six months while it says efforts will be continued for achieving its planned targets. Prime Minister Mr Thongloun Sisoulith, representing the government, spoke to the National Assembly about its intentions in ...

NA ordinary session opens to debate socio-economic performance, law making

The third ordinary session of the National Assembly kicked off on April 25 in Vientiane to review the government’s performance over the past six months, future work plans, socio-economic development plan implementation for 2016 and 2017 and law making. President of the NA, Ms Pany Yathotou ...

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 ...

PM pledges aid for Laos

Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc pledged to assist Laos in developing transport infrastructure and create all possible conditions for Laos to exploit Vũng Áng seaport in the central province of Hà Tĩnh to spur its socio-economic development. PM Phúc spoke at a reception in Hà ...

PM pushes for further success on back of ASEAN Summits

Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has called on the government and businesses to convert the success of the ASEAN Summits hosted by Laos last year into productive outcomes, to maximise the benefits brought to the nation. Mr Thongloun made the comment at a ceremony held on ...

Ease irksome barriers to enhance business environment, PM advises

The Prime Minister has urged line ministries to remove any unnecessary barriers to help boost the country’s business environment and promote domestic and foreign investment. The government is trying to develop a favourable business environment and simplify unnecessary procedures that are a hindrance to the ...

Land issues, SME promotion dominate Party meeting

The leadership of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party has told the government to continue to prioritise the addressing of land issues along with greater promotion of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to boost the economy. The Party leadership gave the advice at the fourth Plenary ...

PM welcomes Singapore volunteers

Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith on Thursday received a courtesy visit by a group of almost 60 Singaporean students from various schools and universities who are contributing to educational development in Laos. The group was led by the Ambassador of the Republic of Singapore to Laos ...

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