Science and technology

Science and technology education and promotion

Tourism ministry eyes partnership with online travel services operator

The Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism is considering partnering with Booknea Inc., an online Lao travel agency, to foster the growth of tourism by advertising services through the Booknea app. “Using this app, we will publish, advertise and circulate information about the travel industry ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth

Remote Learning Difficulty Leads to Push for Vaccination of Children

Low internet penetration and other issues, including budget constraints, have made the transition to online education difficult for students and teachers at public schools. Now, authorities hope that after opening vaccinations to children from 12 to 17 years, schools could soon re-open for in-person education. Keep ...

Latsamy Phonevilay

Online learning faces difficulties amid Covid-19

Currently, the Vientiane Education and Sports Office  is collecting the data of schools offering online teaching and learning through communication apps (Zoom) and those providing onsite teaching and learning. “Online teaching cannot deliver as good schooling results as onsite teaching technique and this is partly attributed ...


Digital Opportunities for the Future of Laos

(KPL) The Ministry of Planning and Investment and the Ministry of Post and Telecommunications in collaboration with the World Bank held in Vientiane a workshop on ‘Digital Opportunities for a More Competitive Future’ on Nov 28.The workshop – attended by government officials, private sector representatives ...

KPL News Desk

Singapore furthers IP cooperation with Laos to accelerate ASEAN’s innovation growth

(KPL) Enterprises in ASEAN will soon benefit from a new intellectual property (IP) cooperation signed between Singapore and the Lao PDR. This will allow innovative enterprises swifter access to a combined market of some 12.5 million people across both countries.A Memorandum of Cooperation was signed on ...

KPL News Desk

Indian govt supports training for Lao local techies

The Indian government is supporting a course for technical staff at the Laos-India Centre of Excellence in Software Development and Training (CESDT) of the Institute of Information and Communication Technology as part of a US$1.3 million project.The CESDT project from 2017-2019 is a cooperative effort ...

Sangkhomsay Bubphanouvong

Workshop upgrading study of microprocessors in robot design 

Lecturers and students from the National University of Laos (NUOL) and colleges in Vientiane and Luang Prabang province are attending a workshop on the use of microprocessors in robot design.Lecturers and students will use their newly acquired knowledge and skills to develop and perfect their ...

Sangkhomsay Bubphanouvong

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

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

Digital expertise needed to fuel development: Lao minister

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The nation needs to cultivate digital expertise to underpin a solid technology foundation for applications and services so it can meet the country’s future development needs, according to a leading official.Minister of Science and Technology, Prof. Dr Boviengkham Vongdara, gave the ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth

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