Start of rail passenger, freight services scheduled for December 3

The inauguration of the Laos-China railway on December 3 will see the start of both passenger and freight transport. All tests of the railway have now been completed and trains are ready to be put into service on Friday. Keep reading  ...

Korean Investment Sought in That Luang Lake Special Economic Zone

Korean real estate investment firm D&C Mineun held a week-long promotional seminar in Vientiane from 13 to 16 November where investors could discuss business opportunities within the That Luang Lake Special Economic Zone. Tax breaks and other incentives have been promised by the government of ...

Laos to See Mineral Earnings of USD 463 Million in Fourth Quarter

There are 124 mining companies operating 209 projects including exploration and processing of minerals, with 14 companies now constructing new facilities. From 2021 to 2025, Laos is expected to produce mineral products valued at USD 7.832 billion, increasing by four percent from the previous five ...

Mapping present, future of Lao agriculture, land use insights LRIMS with FAO, GEF

Lao Agriculture looks to future as Land Resources Information Management System (LRIMS) currently permits public access to detailed future scenarios amid climate change for free with help from Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Global Environment Facility (GEF).Access to climate ...

Farmers Encouraged to Replace Tobacco Crops in Laos

Deputy Minister of Health, Dr. Sanong Thongsana, has provided answers to questions by National Assembly members on Friday regarding the amendment of the draft law on tobacco control. The country’s tobacco control policy, which is outlined in Article 4, encourages farmers to grow other crops ...

[Call for your participation] to complete the WWF survey to strengthen environmental data ecosystems in the Mekong Region

As part of the WWF Mekong for the Future project, the Open Development Initiative (us!) is conducting a survey to learn how you want to strengthen environmental data ecosystems in the Mekong Region. The survey is available here.The survey should take a maximum of 30 ...

[Webinar] “Improving customary land tenure for smallholder farmers in Laos”

Village Focus International (VFI) with the support from GLTN/UN-Habitat is organizing a webinar session, topic: “Improving customary land tenure for smallholder farmers in Laos”  to present the experiences and outcomes from the BMZ funded project – Secure Access to Land and Resources (SALaR) project in ...

Contract farming in Laos: Responding to a rising agricultural trend

MRLG and IPD published Discussion Note on “Contract farming in Laos: Responding to a rising agricultural trend”. This discussion note presents common practices of contract farming (CF) in Laos, analyze the benefits and challenges of CF from the perspectives of farmers, investors and government agencies, to ...

UNESCO: One Opportunity, One Teacher, Limitless Dreams in Lao PDR

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