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Lao PDR: Economy Recovers then Falters Again under COVID-19

The Lao economy is on course for moderately improved growth in 2021, despite the second wave of COVID-19 denting the promising economic recovery made early in the year. The World Bank’s latest Economic Monitor for Lao PDR — A Path to Recovery —predicts that GDP ...

KPL

Laos Hopes to Pay Off USD 14 Billion Debt by 2025

Minister of Finance, Bounchom Ubonpaseuth spoke at the National Assembly’s ninth legislature recently, saying that the country plans to pay debts (foreign debt to the tune of USD 13 billion and domestic debt of USD 900 million) over the next five years, from 2021-2025, and ...

Latsamy Phonevilay

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

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

Laos, Korea crunch the numbers to launch statistics website

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Lao Statistics Bureau in cooperation with Statistics Korea yesterday officially launched the LAOSIS website (https://laosis.lsb.gov.la) to provide a convenient one-stop service for a full range of major Lao statistics.The site features easy and convenient search functions, a broad range of easy-to-comprehend ...

News Desk

Lao govt needs stronger mechanisms to minimise financial misconduct: NA

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times) – National Assembly (NA) members on Thursday urged the government to impose proper measures to address violations involving state finances after learning that this kind of crime is common.During the debate session, which enabled Assembly members to comment on a report by the ...

Ekaphone Phouthonesy

Govt to improve working methods towards greater efficiency in Laos

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The government will improve its working methods nationwide, in the belief that this will speed up the implementation of Party and government policies, according to Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith. Speaking at the National Assembly last week, Mr Thongloun said improvement of the ...

Ekaphone Phouthonesy

Laos: Assembly demands effective policy enforcement and coordination

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – National Assembly (NA) members yesterday continued their debate on the performance of the government, stressing that although the government has had several successes, it needs to ensure effective policy enforcement and coordination.In the grand meeting hall of the National Assembly, members ...

Ekaphone Phouthonesy

New chief appointed at Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The Secretary General of the Party Central Committee of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party, Mr Bounnhang Vorachit, and Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith on Wednesday appointed the Head of the Party Central Committee’s Propaganda Training Board, Prof. Dr Kikeo Khaykhamphithoune, as Acting Minister ...

Sangkhomsay Bubphanouvong

Public service improvement high on Lao gov’t agenda

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The government has vowed to continue its efforts to improve public services, with many citizens calling for government officials to be more conscientious with regard to service delivery.According to a media release from the government’s Public Relations Department issued at the ...

Ekaphone Phouthonesy
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