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GoL and " the 3 Opens" Policy

(Vientiane Times)- The government has pledged to remove barriers and further improve the business climate in a bid to attract more investment from Laos and foreign countries.Addressing the National Assembly on Monday, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Planning and Investment, Dr Sonexay Siphandone said ...

Somsack Pongkhao

NA closes with support for domestic development agenda

The National Assembly (NA) conference has concluded with the adoption of several legal documents aimed to create favourable conditions for the government to implement the national socio-economic development plan.The 8th session of the 8th legislature’s closing ceremony took place on Friday at the NA grand ...

Ekaphone Phouthonesy

Lawmakers assess performance of NA appointed officials

The National Assembly (NA) on Wednesday held a formal review to assess the performance of state officials they have appointed as the government looks to speed up implementation of the 8th five-year national development plan.At the event, which took place during the 8th session of ...

Ekaphone Phouthonesy

Central bank expects more investment in securities market

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Lao enterprises will find it easier to use the securities market as a platform to mobilise investment after the National Assembly approves the amended Law on Securities, according to the top official of the Bank of the Lao PDR.The central bank ...

Ekaphone Phouthonesy

Laos tackle mounting number of social issues

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Most of the social problems occurring in Laos involve theft, drug abuse, loans and divorce, the President of the People’s Supreme Court, Mr Khampha Sengdara, told the National Assembly on Wednesday.These issues were highlighted in Mr Khampha’s report on the work ...

Times Reporters

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

Laos registers trade surplus in Q3

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Laos has registered a trade surplus of US$178 million in the first nine months (as of the end of the third quarter) of the year, although money transfers are below target.The value of Laos’ combined exports and imports in the third ...

News Desk

NA session kicks off with govt post approvals, socio-economic report

The eighth ordinary session of the National Assembly (NA) got underway on Thursday and will debate important issues including the approval of draft and amended laws, with the sitting scheduled to run until December 6.The opening day of the session was attended by President Bounnhang ...

Times Reporters

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