Science and technology

Lao E-visas introduced to make life easier for tourists

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Laos is falling in line with other countries by allowing tourists to apply for a visa online, aiming to bolster the number of foreign visitors.Deputy Prime Minister Dr Sonexay Siphandone, Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr Saleumxay Kommasith and representatives of other ...

Ekaphone Phouthonesy

ICT Expo highlighting Laos’ digital expertise

The Ministry of Post and Telecommunications is currently hosting the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Expo in Vientiane from June 26-30 to showcase the latest in tech and digital innovation. Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith and Minister of Post and Telecommunications, Dr Thansamay Kommasith officially opened the ...

Ounkham Pimmata

Asean meeting promotes regional cloud computing

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Laos joined other Asean countries for dialogue on pushing forward the alignment of public policy and a regulatory framework to promote a regional cloud computing environment.More than 60 participants from Asean member states, Japanese experts, government officials from ministries, and representatives ...

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Everex Announces Collaboration With Lao Development Bank

Singapore-based blockchain services provider EVX Holdings, Pte. Ltd., operating as Everex, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Lao Development Bank (LDB) to develop and implement blockchain technology for cross-border payments and trade finance.More ...

Diana Ngo

Laos prepares master plan for geographic information system

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has drawn up a master plan for the establishment and utilisation of National Spatial Information and Infrastructure in Laos.A final dissemination workshop on the project took place in Vientiane last Friday, organised by the ...

Phetsamone Chandala

Laos' Youth Union gets technology boost with new IT centre

A Youth-Child Information Technology Centre, funded by the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) with more than US$3 million, opened in Vientiane this week for use by the Lao People’s Revolutionary Youth Union. The goal of the centre is to improve the IT knowledge and skills of ...

Viengdavang Banphahaksa

Mekong Info System Improvement Receives Australian Support

(KPL) The Australian government has provided funding of AUD 430,000 (approx. USD 300,000) to support the Mekong River Commission to implement its initiative in reinvigorating its data, modeling and information systems to provide enhanced and timely information to the public and MRC member countries.According to ...


Laos needs digital technologies to drive development

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Laos needs to urgently capture the powers of digital technologies to stimulate economic development and to be adequately equipped to rise above challenges as they arise in the future.This was the message from the Deputy Minister of Science and Technology, Mr ...

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Laos urged to address e-commerce constraints 

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The government must address several challenges as part of efforts to effectively develop e-commerce and make trade more efficient, a recent study reveals. The 2018 study, funded by the World Bank, Australia, Germany, the European Union and Ireland names the main challenges ...

Ekaphone Phouthonesy

Laos revs up plans for charging systems for electric vehicles

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Laos has taken a step towards the development of electric vehicle systems with the launch of a pilot project for vehicle battery charging stations.The Ministry of Energy and Mines is set to work with the private sector on the project as ...

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