Category Archives: Politics


Government Plans to Settle Debts by Second Quarter


Government officials are planning to settle over 400 billion kip on balances owed to companies, for completing State investment projects by the end of the second quarter.

Officials are planning to clear their debt for development projects that were pre-approved by the National Assembly (NA), to enable private companies to

State Departments Ordered to Regulate Civil Servant Numbers


In an effort to cut unnecessary expenditures and lower the country’s growing debt, officials have shifted their attention to state departments and the excessive number of civil servants on the government’s payroll.  

A senior government official has stated that to ensure that civil servant numbers,  salaries and supporting allowances are

The Paris Climate Agreement and How it Affects Laos

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Before June 1st, the average citizen in any given country was probably unaware of the Climate Change Conference that took place in Paris in 2015 (hence, the Paris Climate agreement), and that their country had, more than likely, ratified to take part in it.

However, all that changed when President

Government Issues Order to Cut Superfluous Spending


In an effort to decrease frivolous spending, government officials have announced that new vehicle purchases for State administrative affairs will be restricted for 2018, advising State agencies to accordingly utilize existing vehicles already at their disposal.

A five-page Prime Ministerial Order No.09 signed by Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith on May

Laos and France Bolsters Ties

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In an effort to propel Laos from Least Developed Country status by 2020, the French government is continuing to support and assist many sectors within the country.

Since 1994, the French Development Agency (AFD) has supplied EUR 80 million in loans and has dispensed EUR 150 million into grants, pledging …

2017 Road Tax Delayed Until August


With the Ministry of Finance issuing 2017 road tax stickers in August, vehicle owners should be prepared to pay a higher road tax this year.

Though an increase has been confirmed, the percentage it will be increased by is still undetermined. The Tax Department is currently in discussion with National …

National Assembly Opposes Sole Judge Court Proceedings


The National Assembly has voiced their opinion, opposing just one solitary judge presiding over court cases, big or small.

During the ongoing NA session on Wednesday, National Assembly members declared their stance at the debate on the amendment, emphasizing that having a solitary judge overseeing a case is an easy …

Ministry of Finance Opens Hotline for Public

The Prime Minister’s Office has established a hotline for the general public to utilize, if and when members of the community  wish to be heard about concerns they may have on financial matters.

Thanks to Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith, the Ministry of Finance has opened a hotline ‘1519’ so that