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Govt urged to regulate use of pesticides, herbicides

The National Assembly has called on the government to take steps to control the chemicals used on farms and suppress the illegal import of herbicides and pesticides.More ...

Somsack Pongkhao

State-funded projects overvalued by one trillion kip

Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith told the National Assembly (NA) on Friday that state investment projects carried out in recent years had been overvalued by as much as a trillion kip. The finding was the result of a government inspection,More ...

Souksakhone Vaenkeo

Laos unable to rise above LDC status by 2020: PM

Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith told the National Assembly on Friday that Laos is unable to graduate from the United Nations’ Least Developed Country (LDC) list by 2020 as targeted. The premier was responding to questions raised by members of parliament at the ongoing 5th ordinary ...

Vientiane Times

Teacher shortage continues as govt quota declines

Schools throughout the country have put in requests for an additional 2,979 teachers, while the government has provided a quota of just 1,850 civil servant teachers to the Ministry of Education and Sports this year. Minister of Education and Sports Ms Sengdeuane Lachanthaboun reported the ...

Vientiane Times

Drug trade widespread despite crackdown, minister says 

The trade in illegal drugs and the abuse of drugs is widespread and is poised to increase, despite efforts to suppress the scourge, a minister told the National Assembly (NA) yesterday.More ...

Vientiane Times

Ministry vows to remove tourism barriers 

With various barriers hindering the development of the tourism industry, authorities in charge will work closely with the relevant sectors to remove these obstacles, a minister told parliament yesterday.More ...

Souksakhone Vaenkeo

Govt takes steps to repay debts to local firms 

Despite budgetary tensions, the government is working to pay a total of 3.25 trillion kip owed to private companies under the triangle-debt-diversion disbursement initiative. Addressing the National Assembly yesterday, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Mr Somdy Duangdy, clarified the government’s position regarding the ...

Somsack Pongkhao

Corruption, revenue leaks, poverty top parliamentarians’ concerns 

National Assembly members yesterday cited corruption, revenue leaks, poverty and unprofitable state-owned enterprises a their main concerns during debates on the second day of the Assembly’s fifth ordinary session.The issues were raised for debate after Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith presented a report on the implementation ...

Souksakhone Vaenkeo

Parliament session opens, hails robust economic growth

The National Assembly (NA)’s fifth ordinary session kicked off yesterday, welcoming robust economic growth and highlighting the need to overcome challenges. Delivering the government’s report, Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith told the biannual session of the NA’s 8th Legislature that it was estimated economic growth in the ...

Souksakhone Vaenkeo

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