Friday, February 22, 2019

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...

New JICA Volunteers Visit Japan Embassy

(KPL) Eleven new Japanese volunteers dispatched to Laos on Feb 4 paid a courtesy call to Mr Kuno Kazuhiro, Minister of Japan to the...

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...

Private education institutes to resume bachelor degree courses

Education authorities have given approval for some private colleges to raise their status to private education institutes so they can recommence bachelor and higher...

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...

Lao PDR’s Macroeconomic Stability Amidst Uncertainty

  (KPL) Economic growth in the Lao PDR is estimated at 6.5 per cent in 2018 down from 6 9 per cent in 2017, in...

Authorities announce bush fire prevention strategies

The government is on bush fire alert as temperatures rise and the country’s forests become drier. The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, which is...

Austria’s Tyrol awards PM for SOS Children’s Villages contribution

Austria’s Tyrol state – the birthplace of SOS Children’s Villages - has presented the Grand Non Tyrolian Eagle Award to Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith...

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...

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...