Friday, February 22, 2019

Laos, China ink US$4.5 million deal on cooperation projects

The Lao and Chinese governments have signed a funding agreement designed to finance a range of projects under the Mekong-Lancang cooperation framework. Deputy Minister of...

Market to decide 5G service in Laos: telecom official

The Ministry of Post and Telecommunications will rely on market mechanisms to decide whether the country will launch a 5G service, according to a...

Japan fills hole in Laos’ oral health services

The Japanese government has provided grant assistance worth more than 2.7 billion kip (US$320,997) to improve oral and dental health services in Vientiane and...

Dozens fail to declare acceptance of expressway compensation

More than 100 people who will lose land and other property when the planned expressway is built through Vientiane did not declare their intention...

Information, culture, tourism officials urged to aim higher

Deputy Prime Minister Dr Sonexay Siphandone has told the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism to work with other ministries and sectors to address...

Govt satisfied with Visit Laos Year 2018 campaign

Laos ran a successful Visit Laos Year 2018 campaign to attract tourists from around Laos and other countries, which saw visitor numbers increase significantly...

Central bank urged to stabilise the kip

The Bank of the Lao PDR must introduce more concrete measures to keep the value of the kip stable, otherwise the country will face...

Australia approves AUD4.5 million for business, trade improvement

Laos is now actively working to improve the business environment and facilitate trade as part of supporting the government’s policy to improve the ease...

Govt commits to further reform, improved business climate

The government has committed to continued efforts in improving the nation’s business climate as it plans to diversify the economic base and secure sustainable...

Tariff cuts have no significant impact on revenue collection

The government is still expecting the customs sector to play a key role in generating income even though Laos has eliminated import tariffs on...