Fuel shortage causing hardship for Lao people

Fuel businesses and importers are struggling to supply enough fuel to meet public demand due to fluctuating currency exchange rates and the volatile global oil market.Fuel shortages forced petrol stations in Vientiane and some provinces to close on Monday, with many of desperate motorists going ...

Nam Ngum 4 Hydropower Project 90% Complete

KPL reports that Xieng Khouang, Vice Governor, Mr. Bouangneun Houmayaphom, made an inspection visit of the hydropower installation in early May.During his trip, Governor Bouanguen visited two affected districts to ensure local people have a sound understanding of political theory, government policy and law.On this ...

Lao Officials Promote Environmental Protection at Mining Projects

During a recent cabinet meeting, the government said it encouraged mining exploration by licensed mining companies to promote excavation and revenue derived from mineral exports. From 2021 to 2025, Laos is expected to produce mineral products valued at USD 7.832 billion, increasing by four percent from ...

Inflation rate closes in on two digits

The year-on-year inflation rate in Laos surged to 9.9 percent in April, the highest figure recorded since January 2016, according to the latest report from the Lao Statistics Bureau. The consumer price index jumped at its fastest pace in recent months, further putting the squeeze ...

Govt announces full reopening of Laos starting May 9

The government has announced that all international border crossings will reopen, so that Lao and foreign nationals, well as stateless people, can enter and exit Laos freely.The Prime Minister’s Office on Saturday (May 7) issued a notice declaring that borders would reopen.The reopening of Laos ...

[Webinar Registration]: Building open & transparent land information systems through a global alliance

Topic: Building open & transparent land information systems through a global alliance. Description:  The Land Portal, Global Data Barometer, and Open Data Charter are working together at the nexus of open data and land governance.Over the last three years the Land Portal Foundation has collaborated with Global ...

Panel discussion: Women in civil society

Come join us as we hear from 5 inspiring women who are working in the Civil Society and Development space in Lao PDR. They will talk about why chose this path, the obstacles they encountered and, most importantly, #HowToFail, “because learning how to fail means ...

[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 ...

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

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