Aid and development

Development policy and administration

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

Govt pushes 2020 development plan

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The government is holding a special meeting to establish common ground among state agencies about ways to ensure effective implementation of the national development plan for 2020.Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith presided over the opening of the two-day open government meeting at ...

Times Reporters

Laos planning ministry tackles socio-economic development programme

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The Ministry of Planning and Investment has summarised efforts to implement the socio-economic development agenda for this year and turned its focus to the execution of plans for 2020.A planning and investment briefing meeting was held yesterday in Vientiane and chaired by ...

Viengdavanh Banphahaksa

Mekong countries gather in Vientiane to drive community development agenda

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Representatives of Mekong countries promoted mutual understanding and shared experiences and best practices at the Lancang-Mekong Seminar on Community-Driven Development held in Vientiane on Friday.The best practices are aimed at strengthening cooperation in the area of community-driven development as an effective ...

News Desk

Planning officials debate content of Vientiane Declaration

The Ministry of Planning and Investment and involved government bodies last week held a brainstorming session on pre-consultation to discuss the implementation of the Vientiane Declaration on Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation.The session was organised to encourage all the authorities involved to share their ideas ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth

PM centralises administration of Official Development Assistance in Laos

Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has endorsed a new decree which aims to centralise the administration of Official Development Assistance (ODA).Mr Thongloun signed the Prime Ministerial Decree on the Administration of Official Development Assistance on October 9. The Lao Official Gazette, a website administered by the ...

Ekaphone Phouthonesy

Planning ministry confers on development strategy, challenges

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The Ministry of Planning and Investment is continuing efforts to enhance cooperation in response to challenges in implementing the government’s socio-economic development plan up to 2020.Representatives of the ministry and other authorities met in Vientiane on Thursday and reviewed the implementation ...

News Desk

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

Vientiane province warns it will rescind licences for inactive projects

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Vientiane provincial authorities have warned they will revoke the licences of investors who have not made progress in the development of their concession projects.Speaking on the occasion of his recent appointment to the post, provincial Governor Mr Khamphanh Sitthidampha told the ...

News Desk

Lao growth remains reliant on infrastructure development

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Laos’ economic growth will continue to be driven by the construction of large infrastructure projects and the operation of power plants in the short- to medium-term.The World Bank recently projected that growth in the construction and service sectors would remain robust ...

Somsack Pongkhao

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