Public land lease

Special economic zones

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 ...

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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 ...

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Work on Vangtao-Phonthong economic zone on track

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – A senior official in charge of the Vangtao-Phonthong economic zone in Champassak province has said work on the project is on track and expects that both domestic and foreign investors will want to invest in the zone.An official ground-breaking ceremony to ...

Bounfaeng Phaymanivong

Boten economic zone launches Visit Laos-China Year

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The Boten Beautiful Land Specific Economic Zone in Luang Namtha province promoted Visit Laos-China Year 2019 activities and a cross-border cooperation conference at the zone.The Visit Laos-China Year campaign is taking place nationwide and was officially launched by the two countries ...

Souksamai Boulom

RMB cash transfer in China-Laos economic cooperation zone exceeds 100 mln yuan

KUNMING, June 2 (Xinhua) — Cross-border renminbi (RMB) cash transfer has exceed 100 million yuan (14.5 million U.S. dollars) in the Mohan-Boten Economic Cooperation Zone between China and Laos, through a specially built road tunnel.The RMB cash transfer in the region has supported Chinese companies ...


Lao Villagers Refuse to Yield Land for SEZ, Now Contend With Access Road

At least 140 families from eight villages in the Khong district of southwestern Laos’ Champasak province are refusing to sell their land or relocate to make way for a special economic zone planned for their area.Despite this, developers have begun the hasty construction of an ...

RFA’s Lao Service

Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) furthers support for Laos mapping project

SAVANNAKHET, Laos (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The Lao government and the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) have kicked off the Project for the Establishment of Geospatial Data Infrastructure and Capacity Building for Development of Special Economic Zones in Savannakhet province.The over 51 billion kip (US$6 million) mapping project in ...

Times Reporters

Chinese Investors Speed Up SEZ Development in Laos

(KPL) A group of Chinese investors have invested at least 10 billion yuan to speed up developing the infrastructure of the Boten Specific Economic Zone (SEZ) in Luang Namtha Province, northern Laos.“Boten Specific Economic Zone is adjacent to border town of Mohan in China’s Yunnan ...


Chinese Investors Scrambling to Buy Into Laos’ Boten SEZ Ahead of Railway

Laos’ Boten Specific Economic Zone (SEZ) is enjoying strong interest from Chinese investors as the Lao-China railway nears completion, but local villagers are fearful of the rapid change. They say that the development will be good for the Chinese, but not for the Laotians who ...

RFA’s Lao Service

Lao investor backs multi-million dollar project in Thakhaek SEZ

KHAMMUAN, Laos (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Jo Bounmy Group, a leading business conglomerate in Laos, has approved additional capital of US$500 million to build a trade and warehouse complex at the Thakhaek Specific Economic Zone (TSEZ) in Khammuan province.The company plans to build a trading complex ...

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