Vientiane Times (Laos)

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The government of Switzerland has provided a budget of US$8.6 million to assist vocational training and employment support for disadvantaged people in Laos. 

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is willing to cooperate with other economic ministries to support ways to boost annual economic growth as part of the government’s efforts to bolster the nation’s overall financial system.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The Lao agriculture, SMEs, hotels, international investment process has been improved through assistance from the RELATED-COMPLETE project supported by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Laos and Vietnam have discussed plans on tourism cooperation, aiming to attract more visitors and strengthen ties between the two countries.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The National Assembly (NA) conference has concluded with the adoption of several legal documents aimed to create favourable conditions for the government to implement the national socio-economic development plan.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Apart from Thong Hai Hin or the Plain of Jars located near Phonsavanh city centre and recently listed as a UNESCO world heritage site - there are at least 90 more megalithic sites hidden in the jungle waiting to be discovered.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - South Korea’s Economic Development Cooperation Fund (EDCF) has agreed to provide low interest loans worth almost US$44 million to support water supply development projects in Champassak and Saravan provinces in southern Laos.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) -  Laos will conduct the Census of Agriculture III (LCA III) and Economic Census III (EC III) for 2019-2020 to use the findings as a reference for the next national socio-economic development plan for 2021-25.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The Vientiane Expressway No 1 Project yesterday paid more thanUS$ 4 million as the second installment of compensation to property owners affected by the venture.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - UXO experts from Laos and other Asean Plus countries and their dialogue partners are meeting in Vientiane from December 3-6 to discuss plans on clearing mines in the region over the next three years.