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PM urges Vientiane to tackle city's challenges

Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has urged Vientiane authorities to strengthen their efforts to address various issues that are challenging development in the capital. Public debt and traffic congestion are among the main challenges and were tabled for discussion between the prime minister and authorities last ...

Revenue collection, timber auction dominate Govt meeting

Implementation of the revenue collection and expenditure plan, the auction of wood impounded by the government, and the upgrade of wood processing plants dominated the monthly government meeting on March 15. Other hot topics tabled at the two-day meeting included the export of wood, a ...

Vientiane eyes improved transport solutions

Vientiane plans to improve non-motorised transport and public transport in the face of the rapidly increasing number of vehicles, which are clogging up the capital’s streets. The project will encourage city people to use sustainable modes of transport, Vientiane Vice Mayor Mr Keophilavanh Aphaylath said ...

Prime Minister urges Xanakham to take up organic farming

Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith on Monday visited Xanakham district, Vientiane province, where he encouraged local authorities to switch to organic agriculture and abandon the use of chemicals. He urged authorities to make use of the local potential for organic agriculture, saying this would help to ...

PM pushes for strict urban planning, traffic control

Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has called for the Ministry of Public Works and Transport to enhance urban management and consider suitable transport options to ease traffic and reduce road accidents. Mr Thongloun put these issues to officials in his address at the ministry’s annual meeting ...

Hot issues debated at cabinet meeting

A number of hot topics ranging from the illegal drug trade, measures to drive economic growth, and infrastructure development were tabled for debate at the monthly cabinet meeting which began on February 23. Chaired by Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith, the ordinary meeting for February heard ...

Govt dealing with illegal petrol imports

New requirements for companies seeking to import petroleum to Laos are being reviewed or devised after the government made a decision last month to reduce the number of fuel companies from 22 to five. Those which fail to meet the new requirements will have to ...

PM stresses land as focus for transport development

Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has stressed for land to be the main focus of transportation development in the country, calling for careful decisions on every water and air transportation project. Mr Thongloun put this direction in his address at the annual meeting of the Public ...

Laos, Vietnam sign key documents

Vietnam and Laos signed a series of vital agreements on Wednesday, pledging to boost co-operation between the two governments and countries.Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen XuanPhuc and his Lao counterpart Thongloun Sisoulith–who co-chaired the 39th meeting of the Vietnam-Laos Intergovernmental Committee in Hanoi on Wednesday –witnessed ...

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 ...

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