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Laos, UNDP tackle removing UXO obstacle to development

Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare in cooperation with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is continuing to strengthen national capacities to achieve Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 18 – Lives Safe from Unexploded Ordnance (UXO).Representatives of the government’s concerned authorities and development partners on Tuesday discussed ...

Ounkham Pimmata

Japan Provides UXO Clearance Machine For Cluster Munitions Removal in Xieng Khuang

(KPL) The Government of Japan has provided grant assistance worth USD 746,128 to support the removal of unexploded ordnance – UXO – utilizing cluster munitions machine in Xieng Khuang Province on Dec 11, 2019.A contract on the grant project was signed at the Embassy of ...

KPL News Desk

Laos, Asean Plus countries discussing cooperation in clearing mines

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – UXO experts from Laos and other Asean Plus countries and their dialogue partners are meeting in Vientiane from December 3-6 to discuss plans on clearing mines in the region over the next three years.The meeting heard on Tuesday that unexploded ordnance ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth

Lao National Assembly endorses report on land concessions

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The National Assembly on Tuesday approved the results of a report on inspections into land rental and concessions granted to developers.After hearing the report, Assembly members exchanged views on the subject with some saying there must be clearly-defined measures to penalise ...

News Desk

Mines Advisory Group celebrates 25 years in Laos

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The Mines Advisory Group (MAG) has been applauded by the government for its work in Laos over the past 25 years, which has destroyed more than 257,000 bombs and made safe 73 square kilometres of land, helping over one million Lao ...

Somxay Sengdara

Boten SEZ eyeing investment of over US$11 billion

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Boten Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in Luang Namtha province is anticipating investment of at least US$10 billion to fully develop the site, according to a zone representative.The zone borders on Bohan in Yunnan province, China, and is part of the rapidly-growing ...

Souksamai Boulom

Luang Namtha SEZ eyeing more investors

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The Boten Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in Luang Namtha province hopes to attract more investors, especially in the fields of education and medicine.The education and medical industry zone opening ceremony was held on Friday. It was attended by representatives of the ...

Souksamai Boulom

Deputy PM praises Savan-Seno Special Economic Zone

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The Savan-Seno Special Economic Zone is performing well, has built a good reputation for itself and the country and is drawing immense interest from foreign investors, Deputy Prime Minister Dr Sonexay Siphandone said recently.Dr Sonexay made these remarks during his visit ...

News Desk
http://annx.asianews.network/content/deputy-pm-praises-savan-seno-special-economic-zone-105756

Provincial Official in Laos Wants to Cancel Concession for Chinese Coal Company

Officials for the local government in Laos’ Houaphanh province say they want to cancel the survey contract of a Chinese coal company after learning that its operations in the province have caused hardship for villagers who have yet to see any compensation.The company reportedly damaged ...

RFA’s Lao Service
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/laos/laos-chinese-coal-survey-10022019170509.html

Villagers in Laos Resist 50-year Land Concession to Thai Developer

Residents of seven villages in Laos’ Luang Namtha province are resisting a 7,000-hectare land concession granted to a Thai company that would force them to relocate.The villagers are also concerned that the proposed industrial zones that would be developed on the site by Thailand’s Amata ...

RFA’s Lao Service
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/laos/laos-thailand-concession-10012019165645.html

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