Vientiane Times (Laos)

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Mr Bounying Luanglath is delighted to have a new home and a plot of land measuring 20 square metres after being awarded compensation for the loss of his former home by the developers of the Laos-China railway.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Bokeo province has temporarily barred entry and exit in the Golden Triangle Special Economic Zone in Tonpheung district, in a bid to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Job fairs have been successful in explaining the various positions offered by companies and putting candidates in touch with potential employers. 

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Somdy Duangdy last week advised the post and telecommunications sector to use information and communications technology (ICT) to spur development and to transform online services through digitalisation. 

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Members of the Lao and Singapore Red Cross are working together to upgrade staff’s practical skills so they can design community-based disaster risk reduction interventions while taking the local context into consideration.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The Ministry of Energy and Mines is warning businesses and members of the public that it will be necessary to conserve electricity during times of peak load from March to June.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The northern province of Luang Namtha will soon become a regional transport hub with investment in a dry port, thanks to its strategic location close to China – the world’s second biggest economy.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The nation stands to lose US$250 million to US$300 million in first-quarter revenue from the service sector, including tourism, due to fallout from the coronavirus outbreak, a senior economist has said.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - In preparation for the 13th Lao Business Forum (LBF), the LBF Secretariat recently organised this year’s first Private Sector Working Group meeting to discuss challenges faced by the private sector in business operations.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Improvement of many sectors is required, especially financial management, with a Public Expenditure and Financial Accountability (PEFA) assessment showing that Laos is at the lower end of most governance indicators in Asean.