Vientiane Times (Laos)

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Laos and Vietnam are hoping to increase bilateral trade by 10 to 15 percent during 2019, with total trade last year valued at US$1.03 billion. 

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Humanitarian groups from the government, the United Nations and international civil society organisations met last week to discuss gaps in national crisis response and ways to overcome them. 

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Asean nations, including Laos, have the potential to attract foreign direct investment (FDI) into the region despite global uncertainty surrounding the prolonged US-China trade tensions. 

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The Lao and Thai governments are planning to build another “friendship” bridge to link their countries across the Mekong, bringing Vientiane province closer to the neighbouring Thai province of Loei, according to the new governor of Vientiane province. 

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry is continuing to train frontline officials so they can pass on their technical skills and improve local farmers’ yields.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Some 125 families in three villages of Baeng district, Oudomxay province have been affected by floods after days of heavy rain, with property damage estimated at over 1 billion kip.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Laos has preserved its strong culture and traditions for hundreds of years, with successive generations keeping the country’s history alive. 

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The Ministry of Industry and Commerce will continue efforts to improve or remove unnecessary measures and regulations relating to exports and imports to bolster cross-border trade.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Budding Lao entrepreneurs have invited their counterparts from Cambodia to make more investment and to do business in Laos in order to boost cooperation in trade and entrepreneurial undertakings between the two sides. 

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith and government officials last week visited the Savannakhet Dry Port and Savan Park to learn about their business operations and promote investment in these facilities.