Laos launches SDG 18 to make lives safe from UXO

Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon September 8 inaugurated the Lao PDR’s own national Sustainable Development Goal on unexploded ordnance during the ongoing ASEAN Summits. The SDGs have been drawn up by the United Nations as targets for developing countries. Goal No. 18, which ...

Laos, Japan agree on joint development plan

Laos and Japan have agreed on a joint development direction for Laos with the two countries joining forces to remove the landlocked nation from Least Developed Country status. The agreement came at a high-level bilateral meeting held in Vientiane on September 6 led by the heads of ...

ASEAN to become world's No. 4 economy by 2030: Laos PM

A new economic order will emerge by 2030, with Southeast Asia taking on a central role, Laotian Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith told business leaders in his nation’s capital on September 5. “Studies have shown that the ASEAN economy is expected to grow at 7% per annum, ...

More than a thousand furniture plants ordered to shut down

The government has ordered some 1,154 family-unit furniture plants across the country to shut down their illegal operations, a government spokesman announced on September 1. Additionally, more than 20 wood processing plants located in or near conservation and protected forests areas were also ordered to close ...

Transparent sources, electronic collection keys to revenue collection

The government has stressed the need to clearly define revenue sources and to expand electronic collection methods to assist the budget. The moves aim to ensure all revenue from available sources can be collected for the national budget, minimising problems related to financial leaks. Prime Minister Thongloun ...

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