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National Industrial Park Launched in Cooperation With Asia-Potash International

The government and SINO-AGRI International Potash Co., Ltd. (SINO-KCL) signed the MOU in Vientiane, indicating that the government-enterprise cooperation project is about to get off the ground after more than one year’s preparation. The project aims to promote industrialization, urbanization and investment in Laos while modernizing ...

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Laos Marked as “Country of Concern” for Food Security

According to the report, around 71,000 people had severe acute food insecurity, while 1.4 people were estimated to have moderate levels of food insecurity.Laos was marked as a “country of concern” in August last year after being threatened by food insecurity, according to a 2022 ...

Jonathan Meadley

The World Bank Group Board adopts a new Country Partnership Framework to support Laos in efforts to stabilise its economy.

The World Bank Group Board of Executive Directors has discussed a new Country Partnership Framework (CPF) for 2023-2026 to support Laos in efforts to stabilise its economy, share the benefits of economic growth more equitably, and sustain development progress. The CPF, a programme of project finance ...

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South Korean Company Authorized to Build Multi-Billion Dollar Resort

Laos has signed an agreement with a South Korean company giving it a concession for the use of a 1,200-hectare plot of land to build a resort worth USD 2.9 billion.Acting Director General of the General Logistics Department, Police Brigadier General Mr. Thongsouk Yaeulaoly and ...

Phontham Visapra

Lao Govt, CGN to develop a clean energy comprehensive project

A Memorandum of Understanding for a six-month feasibility study for clean energy comprehensive project in three northern provinces of Phongsaly, Luang Namtha and Oudomxay was signed in Vientiane last week between Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment Mrs Phonevanh Outhavong and president of CGN Energy ...

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Building a strong justice system to break the cycle of violence against women

For the first time in the Lao PDR, on May 26-27, key justice agencies came together to explore how they could fulfill their role in responding to and preventing violence against women. This training session follows the recommendations outlined in a detailed capacity needs assessment ...

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Establishing standard procedures to ensure there’s no “wrong door” for violence survivors to seek help

Historically, a fragmented approach has been in place in responding to violence against women, ad hoc measures and limited understanding by officials due to the absence of clear national guidelines. Establishing SOPs is critical to strengthen systems and create a clear framework for sectors to ...

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Plastic Waste Causing Serious Environmental, Health and Economic Impacts in Laos

Almost a quarter of the waste found in Lao cities is plastic. Plastic waste is now found everywhere in the Lao environment, affecting fish catches, blocking drains, causing air pollution, and harming tourism destinations. The plan considers a “circular economy” approach to help achieve the ...

Latsamy Phonevilay

US donates more Covid-19 vaccine to Laos

Adolescents aged 12 to 17, people aged 60 and over, people with underlying health conditions, and pregnant women will be among those benefitting from the latest donation of Pfizer BioNTech vaccine from the United States. To date, the United States has provided over US$13 million ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth

Digitalizing the Fight against Gender-based Violence for Key Justice Agencies

The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on Jan 12 supported key justice sector agencies with new ICT equipment and software to be used in their efforts to prevent and respond to gender-based violence through the Khan Hom Project.The ...

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