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Laos Utilises Cooperatives and Confederations to Support Agricultural Growth

Lao researchers and academics are expected to benefit significantly from the Research 4 Life project, which aims to increase understanding among Lao researchers about how to access academic papers and other research free of charge.

A workshop to announce the project was launched recently, attended by Representative of Food and …

Environmental and Social Monitoring Receives World Bank Support

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment and its development partners organised a review of the Second Lao Environment and Social Project in 2016 and planning meeting for next year’s works.

The concerned departments at the ministry highlighted the key achievements of 13 sub-projects under the Second Lao Environment and …

Lao Freight Forwarders Suffering from Competition

Transport service providers and freight forwarders in Laos are suffering from increased competition with the number of companies operating in the sector having increased.

Despite the transport service sector expanding and better facilities being provided other issues still need to be resolved or improved by the government and relevant sector, …

ADB to Provide More Support for Development in Laos

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will provide US$32 million for the Climate-Friendly Agribusiness Value Chains Sector Project in Laos next year.

This information was confirmed on Monday by Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment, Dr Khamlian Pholsena after returning from the 21st GMS Ministerial Conference, held in Thailand from November …

Economic Issues Top Cabinet, Provincial Governors Meeting Agenda

A meeting between the government cabinet, Vientiane Mayor and provincial governors kicked off yesterday in Vientiane to debate measures to realise the 2017 socio-economic development plan.

The two-day meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith, also reviewed achievements made in implementing the socio-economic development plan, budget plan and currency plan …

Vientiane to Increase Water Charges by Four Percent

Vientiane Water Supply Enterprise (Nampapa Nakhon Luang) has announced it will increase water supply charges by four percent across all categories coming into effect this January.

The enterprise issued an announcement recently that requires households to pay in line with four rates – the more water is consumed the higher …

UN Agencies Continue to Boost Development in Laos

All three respective United Nations agencies are starting their new cycle of five-year programming next year in an effort to boost the development of Laos after reaching an agreement on the path forward.

Together, the UNICEF, UNDP and UNFPA estimate they shall deliver close to US$200 million over the five-year …

Construction Material Quality Control Centre Slated

Laos and China have agreed to cooperate in the construction sector, aiming to guarantee and improve of quality of construction materials in Laos.

An agreement to build the new laboratory and quality control centre for construction materials was signed recently in Vientiane between acting Director General of the Department of …