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

South Korea fund to provide nearly US$44 million for water supply projects in Laos

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – South Korea’s Economic Development Cooperation Fund (EDCF) has agreed to provide low interest loans worth almost US$44 million to support water supply development projects in Champassak and Saravan provinces in southern Laos.This was decided at a meeting between representatives of EDCF ...

News Desk

S. Korea to support 'logistical hub' campaign of Laos

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Tuesday his country will help Laos achieve its goal of becoming a “transportation and logistical hub” in the region.He made the commitment in bilateral talks with Laotian Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith in Busan, some 450 kilometers southeast of Seoul. ...


Course organisers assess scheme to provide Lao rural women with job skills

The Lao Women’s Union and the Republic of Korea’s Ministry of Gender Equality and Family have joined forces to provide vocational training for Lao women, to improve their job prospects.A meeting to discuss the management of the project took place on Friday at the Lao ...

Viengdavanh Banphahaksa

South Korea pledges US$500 million for Lao development

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The government of South Korea (ROK) has offered US$500 million for Laos to finance development projects in the country in the coming years, a South Korean news agency reported last week.The Yonhap News Agency reported on September 5 that Laos and ...

Ekaphone Phouthonesy

Laos, Korea join forces to build village community centre 

Rural residents of Vientiane have a new Saemaul Community Centre following the handover of a building in Makhiew village, Pakngum district on Monday.The centre was built through cooperation between the Vientiane Agriculture and Forestry Department and the Saemaul Globalisation Foundation of South Korea.More ...

Keoviengkhone Bounviseth

South Korea backs efforts to improve newborn and child health in Laos

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) of South Korea will provide about US$7.5 million to Laos from 2019 to 2023 to improve maternal, newborn and child health in three provinces.A funding agreement was signed in Vientiane on Tuesday by the Director ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth

South Korea grants 10 billion kip for Attapeu flood recovery

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times) – The government of the Republic of Korea has provided grant aid of over 10 billion kip (US$1.2 million) to implement a flood recovery programme in Attapeu province.The “Integrated Recovery Programme in Attapeu province” is in the form of grant aid through ...

Phomphong Laoin

Laos to Develop Localized Office Software with Korean Support

South Korean software developer Hancom has announced that it will support Laos to develop localized office software.Currently, Microsoft’s MS Word and MS Office, as well as Google’s Google Docs suite of office software are widely used in Laos.With a memorandum of understanding signed between Hancom and Laos’s ...

The Laotian Times

Korean association provides 10 billion kip for rural students

The Sharing Culture Arts Association of Korea has provided assistance including clothing, shoes, desks and chairs worth over 10 billion kip (US$1.3 million) to benefit disadvantaged students.The donation aims to help students in rural areas who have suffered as a result of natural disasters and ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth

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