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Laos Government Approves Minimum Wage Increase

Laos Minimum Wage Increase Approved

The government of Laos has officially approved an increase to the nation’s minimum wage, from 900,000 kip to 1.1 million kip per month, according to a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office.

The increase will take effect from 1 May to coincide with International Labor Day.

According to Director General …

Laos Simply Beautiful Music Video Released

The official promotional music video for the Visit Laos Year 2018 campaign song entitled “Laos Simply Beautiful” has just been released and it’s wonderful!…

29 People Killed In Road Accidents During Pi Mai Lao

Pi Mai Lao has come to be a top favorite holiday among Lao residents and tourists. Every mid-April for about 3-4 days, most of the country willingly shuts down (government staff are off and most private businesses close operations) as people prepare to perform their religious obligations and for a massive nationwide water festival.

But as the merry making atmosphere permeates …

ADB: GDP Growth to Reach 6.8% in 2018 and Increase to 7.0% in 2019

Laos’ economic growth is likely to be sustained this year and accelerate in 2019, while inflation will edge up, says a new Asian Development Bank (ADB) report dated Apr 11th, 2018.

In ADB’s flagship annual economic publication, Asian Development Outlook (AOD) 2018, the bank forecasts GDP growth for Laos to reach …

PTT to Expand Further in Laos Market

PTT petrol station Laos

PTT Public Company Limited, one of Thailand’s largest fuel distributors, says it has plans for further expansion in Laos. After entering the Lao market six years ago, the company has had good success, and plans to expand the number of its petrol stations in Laos from 45 to 100 by …

Public Hotline to Report Abuses at the Market: 1625

Officials from the Vientiane Department of Industry and Commerce performed a random inspection at multiple markets such as Kuadin Market, Aussie Market, Phonthong Market and others to ensure that vendors were obeying the ministerial order to not hike up prices during the Pi Mai holiday.…

Laos Celebrates Khaen Music as UNESCO World Intangible Cultural Heritage

A celebratory procession along the major avenues of the capital city of Laos was organized to celebrate the recognition of Lao khaen music as UNESCO World Intangible Cultural Heritage.

Taking part in the celebration were Deputy Prime Minister Sonexay Siphandone, Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism Bosengkham Vongdara, representatives of relevant state bodies and residents of the capital.

The official khaen …

MRC Member Prime Ministers to Push Cooperation in the Mekong

At the 3rd MRC Summit held in Siem Reap, Cambodia on the 4th of April, prime ministers of the four member countries Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam affirmed their resolve to push Mekong cooperation in order to utilise development opportunities and overcome challenges.

With the theme “’Enhancing Joint Efforts and Partnerships …