Laos to Develop Solar Power for Export in Champasack Province

The LaotianTimes-  The Government of Laos has signed an agreement with Muang Khong Clean Energy to build a solar power plant at Khong District, Champasack Province. The project has now completed a feasibility study, and will become the first installation in Laos to export solar ...

Phayboune Thanabouasy

Lao exports to Vietnam increase despite COVID-19 pandemic

Xinhua- In 2019, the export value from Laos to Vietnam in the first nine months was 757.4 million U.S. dollars, which increased to almost 758 million U.S. dollars, according to the Lao Ministry of Industry and Commerce. Vietnam remained Laos’ third-largest trading partner and third-largest foreign ...


Laos limits rice exports due to short supply

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Many agricultural promotion companies in Laos have limited their rice exports because of the supply shortage in the domestic market despite high demand from overseas.High rice prices and the impact of flooding within the country this season are the main reasons ...

News Desk

EU Provides EUR 5 Million For Export Competitiveness, Job Creation In Laos

(KPL) The European Union (EU) has supported  EUR 5 million for export competitiveness and job creation in the Lao PDR by launching the ASEAN Regional Integration Support-Lao PDR  Trade-Related Assistance(ARISE Plus-Lao PDR) in Vientiane on Sept 9.This four-year action will be implemented in partnership with the Ministry ...

KPL News Desk

Laos takes active steps to penetrate Chinese market

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The government has given the green light for Chinese companies to develop trade-facilitation related infrastructure and invest in agriculture with a view to bolstering exports to China.The move is part of the government’s preparations to capitalise on the US$5.9-billion Laos-China railway, ...

Somsack Pongkhao

Laos exports first shipment of rice quota to China

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Laos recently began shipping the first 1,100 tonnes of polished rice to China as part of a 50,000-tonne export quota agreement between the Lao government and China National Cereals, Oils and Foodstuffs Corporation (COFCO).This first shipment is being transported in July ...

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New project promoting export competitiveness in northern Laos

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – A new Promotion of Export Competitiveness in Northern Laos (ECL) project aims to increase investment in exports of targeted sectors to sustainably improvement incomes of poor households, particularly women.The target is to be achieved by improving the export competitiveness of the ...

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Lao Govt to facilitate export businesses

The government has removed some export businesses from its list of controlled businesses as part of efforts to boost the export of Lao goods to foreign markets, according to the Ministry of Industry and Commerce.The ministry announced recently that the government no longer regarded the ...

Times Reporters

Laos lowers target for earnings from sugar exports

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Laos has reduced its target for earnings from sugar exports compared to the figure for last year after a drop in annual revenues from exports of the commodity.Last year, the target for sugar exports was US$92.4 million, but total earnings amounted ...

Khamphone Syvongxay

Laos' rice exports expected to fall following 2018 floods

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Laos is anticipating reduced income from rice exports in 2019 in the wake of widespread flooding across the country last year.The country set a target of US$45.6 million for rice exports last year but could only achieve US$31.4 million, according to ...

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