Economy and commerce

Economic policy and administration

Association: fuel supply will be normalised in the near future

Residents of Vientiane are concerned about another fuel shortage with several petrol stations in the city being closed since Monday.However, the concerned sectors have issued reassurances that fuel will soon be available in sufficient quantities to meet daily demands. The fuel shortage has occurred at ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth

Kip depreciation deals heavy blow to Lao economy

The Lao kip has plunged to a record low in recent days against the US dollar and Thai baht despite the government’s attempts to stabilise currency exchange rates.The value of the national currency has nosedived since the end of March, the Governor of the Bank ...

Somsack Pongkhao

Sound Public Financial Management Key to Economic Recovery in Lao PDR

The economy of the Lao PDR is forecast to grow 3.4% this year and 3.7% next year thanks to the country’s investments to boost exports, according to the Asian Development Outlook (ADO) 2022 released by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Apr 6.Rising oil prices ...

KPL

Govt launches online visa application portal as Covid curbs eased

The government has authorised the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to issue entry visas for certain groups who have registered through the QR-Code (Vaccine-ID) on the website: ‘laogreenpass.gov.la’ without having to request approval from the Covid-19 taskforce.  The new ruling applies to foreign diplomats, employees of ...

Times Reporters

Secretary General Thongloun urges greater attention to guiding the implementation of the resolution

The 3rd Plenary Meeting of the 11th Central Committee of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party was held between Oct 18-22 in Vientiane under the presidency of Secretary General Thongloun Sisoulith. They noted that the most noticeable action taken in the past months was the designation of ...

KPL

World Bank highlights opportunities and challenges for Lao economy

The Lao economy is projected to steadily recover in the medium-term, but growth will remain below pre-pandemic levels at 4.5 percent in 2022. The Lao economy is projected to grow at 3.6 percent, down from the 4 percent growth anticipated in March 2021. The main risks ...

Somsack Pongkhao

NA gives gov’t green light to bolster productivity

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The National Assembly (NA) on Monday endorsed the National Socio-Economic Development Plan for 2020, giving the legal back up for the government to impose measures to strengthen productivity.Out of the 114 Assembly members who attended the 8th session of the 8th ...

Times Reporters

Laos govt ploughs ahead with measures to cut unnecessary spending

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The government is confident its austerity policy will continue to lower budgetary tensions and financial difficulties in the coming year despite slow progress in implementing measures to curb wasteful spending.The Ministry of Finance will take action in coordination with several other ...

News Desk

Laos govt planning to spur economic growth in 2020

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times) – Laos needs about 27 per cent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for development in 2020 to ensure the country’s steady economic growth.Of this amount, 4,750 billion kip, or 10.2 percent of the total, will be taken from the domestic budget, Deputy ...

News Desk

Laos' PM calls for cooperation to address business barriers

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has agreed with the concept of establishing a special taskforce committee, to address unresolved issues relating to the improvement of the business climate.The premier expressed his support for the creation of a special working group at the ...

Bounfaeng Phaymanivong

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