Vientiane Times (Laos)

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Political relations between Laos and Vietnam have soared to new heights, while the two parties and governments have persistently encouraged bilateral and economic cooperation.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has urged Asean leaders to push for the translation of the Asean priorities into practice so regional community building can be realised.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) -  United Kingdom government will provide grant aid worth 36 billion kip (US$4,274,709) for clearing Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) and developing capacity in the UXO sector of Laos. 

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The Lao National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LNCCI), in collaboration with the International Labour Organisation (ILO), organised the MSME investment fair 2019 to provide opportunities to micro, small and medium enterprise operators to access sources of finance.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Laos will continue to promote environmentally friendly and sustainable hydropower projects with renewable wind and solar considered as additional alternatives for electricity production. 

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Ten Lao businesswomen received the Outstanding Asean Women Entrepreneurs Award 2019 from the Asean Women Entrepreneurs Network (AWEN) during a ceremony at JW Marriott Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand, last week.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The collection of road fees to generate revenues for the government continues to be a problem for authorities.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The Bank of the Lao PDR requires closer cooperation with relevant sectors to create a national QR code standard for banks and financial institutions to further enable the convenient payment service. 

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Vientiane’s first-ever Water Treatment Project for wastewater treatment will be implemented next year.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - National Assembly members supported the amendment of the land law but expressed concerns about the continuing loss of state lands and conversion of agricultural land into other classifications.