Government

More than 84,000 people driven into poverty due to pandemic

Statistics indicate that 84,418 people are unemployed and suffering severe financial hardship across the country as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, including many who have been laid off from jobs in other countries.The figures were obtained by village authorities after they surveyed poor and ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth

More than 40 villages in Champhone district achieve Open Defecation Free status

The ceremony to declare 41 villages Open Defecation Free marks a milestone in the collaboration between the Government and SNV to implement the Sustainable Sanitation and Hygiene for All (SSH4A) – Beyond the Finish Line project. The project is funded by the Australian Government with ...

Times Reporters

New Prime Minister To Address Seven Urgent Issues in Laos

Newly-elected Prime Minister Phankham Viphavanh has raised seven urgent issues that his government will address over the next five years. When submitting a draft of the 9th five-year National Socio-Economic Development Plan for 2021-25 and State Budget Plan for 2021-25 to the National Assembly on ...

Latsamy Phonevilay

Government of Laos Dissolves Ministry of Science and Technology

The government of Laos has dissolved the Ministry of Science and Technology, transferring its departments to various different ministries.According to a notice issued by the Politburo of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party, the Ministry of Science and Technology has been dissolved, leaving Laos with just ...

Phayboune Thanabouasy

Laos eyes graduation from Least Developed Country status in 2026

The government will step up human resource development and cooperation with development partners to ensure Laos is able to graduate from the Least Developed Country Category.There will be an extended preparatory period towards Laos’ assumed graduation from this category in 2026. Keep reading   ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth

Vangtao border checkpoint construction to resume soon

Champassak governor Vilayvong Boutdakham on Feb 24 agreed on proposed resumption of the construction of the Vangtao international border checkpoint after being delayed since 2018 due to budget constraints.Keep reading ...

KPL

Laos elects members for 9th National Assembly

The nationwide elections for the ninth National Assembly (NA) of Laos were held on Sunday. Some 4.28 million Lao people are eligible to vote to elect 164 NA members out of 224 candidates, and also to elect Provincial People’s Councils, the provincial parliaments. From 7:00 a.m. ...

huaxia

Polling stations set up for Lao citizens to vote overseas

Polling stations will be arranged to allow Lao nationals living in foreign countries to cast their vote for new members of the National Assembly, with the election taking place on February 21.Lao citizens can vote at Lao embassies and consulates in foreign countries where polling ...

Somsack Pongkhao

Laos to hold general elections on Feb. 21

The general election of members of the National Assembly’s ninth legislature and the provincial people’s councils’ second legislature has been scheduled for Feb. 21, the state-run Lao News Agency (KPL) reported Monday.Altogether 224 candidates, including 49 women, have been listed for the general election of ...

huaxia

MAF and WWF-Laos Commit to Long-Term Collaboration on Counter Wildlife Trafficking

The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF), represented by the Department of Forest Inspection (DoFI) signed a five-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the World Wide Fund for Nature Laos Office (WWF-Laos) today at an event at the Vientiane Plaza Hotel.The MoU was signed by ...

Latsamy Phonevilay

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