Provincial and local governments

NA Ethnic Affairs Committee opens plenary meeting

On Oct 20, the Ethnic Affairs Committee of the National Assembly’s 9th legislature held its plenary meeting under the presidency of the Chairman of the Committee. She noted that over the past one year, the Ethnic Affairs Committee in cooperation with relevant authorites has met eligible ...


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

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 ...


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 ...


Laos' second solidarity district announced in Borikhamxay

Thaphabath district has been declared as a new solidarity district, the first of its kind for Borikhamxay province and the second solidarity district in the country.The new solidarity district was officially approved by the organising committee, the Lao Front for National Development in Thaphabath district, ...

Times Reporters

Oudomxay raises the bar for economic development

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Oudomxay province will try to achieve an annual economic growth rate of 7.7 per cent, building on the growth rate of 6.8 per cent over the first six months of this year, which is higher than the national average.The target was ...

Somxay Sengdara

Lao Provincial councils address contentious local issues

People’s councils in several provinces met this week to debate hot local topics following the recent conclusion of the National Assembly’s seventh ordinary session.The People’s Council in Savannakhet province began its ordinary mid-year session on Monday and continued yesterday.During the four-day session, council members debated ...

Times Reporters

Xieng Khuang cracks down on illegal logging and corrupt officials

Authorities in Xieng Khuang province are investigating more officials allegedly involved in taking bribes in connection with the illegal timber trade which has caused great damage to the nation.The provincial Governor, Mr Bounton Chanthaphone, told a news conference, which was held as part of a ...

Somsack Pongkhao

Meeting reviews progress towards good governance 

Line ministries and development partners yesterday highlighted work plan progress and challenges in governance at the annual review meeting of the Governance Sector Working Group.More ...

Times Reporters

Party chief reshuffles announced for Bokeo, Oudomxay

Reshuffles of provincial Party chiefs and governors will take place soon in northern Oudomxay and Bokeo provinces after the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party (LPRP) approved the changes recently.More ...

Souksakhone Vaenkeo

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