Vientiane Times (Laos)

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times) - The Champassak provincial Small and Medium Enterprises Service Centre (SSC) aims to strengthen the capacity of SMEs in the southern provinces towards business expansion and enhanced competition in the region.  

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times) - Laos’ current account deficit is expected to widen to 12 per cent in 2019 as imports are projected to grow faster than exports, according to a recent report from the World Bank.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times) - The Asian Development Bank is providing US$47 million for infrastructure development in Vangvieng district and around the Nam Ngum reservoir to accommodate the growth of tourism in Vientiane province. 

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times) - The government plans to ensure that the Bolaven Plateau in the southern province of Champassak remains a clean agricultural area and maintains its green culture and tourist attractions in the face of development threats.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Laos expects to import electric vehicles next year to support the government’s move to minimise the use of fossil fuels.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Laos is targeting an increase in trade in electricity with Vietnam on a year-on-year basis after the two sides reached agreements on developing energy and mining projects and electricity trading contracts earlier this year.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The Ministry of Industry and Commerce will no longer issue operating licences to manufacturing plants that use plastic waste as a raw material, as part of efforts to improve standards in the processing industry.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) of South Korea will provide about US$7.5 million to Laos from 2019 to 2023 to improve maternal, newborn and child health in three provinces. 

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, along with deputy ministers and ministry officials, yesterday visited and encouraged Chinese tourists who were hospitalised after being injured in a bus accident on Monday.

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.