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

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

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

Japanese trade group promotes investment in Lao SEZs

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO) Vientiane will work with the developers of four special economic zones (SEZs) to encourage more investment by Japanese companies, to boost trade and economic ties between Laos and Japan.A Memorandum of Cooperation was signed in ...

News Desk

Lao PM visits Savannakhet province and Special Economic Zone to promote investment

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith and government officials last week visited the Savannakhet Dry Port and Savan Park to learn about their business operations and promote investment in these facilities.Mr Thongloun first viewed the operations of the Savannakhet Dry Port and also ...

News Desk

Lao Capital Villagers Balk at Below-Market Payment For Land Lost to Expressway

Residents of 18 villages in two districts of Laos’ capital Vientiane have refused to accept state compensation for loss of land to a local toll expressway project, saying that the amount offered is much lower than market value.Officials are offering the nearly 160 families from ...

RFA’s Lao Service

UXO, mine clearance personnel complete training programme

The Lao National Unexploded Ordnance Programme (UXO Lao) and Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) have completed their first exchange training programme.The four-week programme under South-South Cooperation with support from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) came to an end last week.The programme began this year ...

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