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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

Nam Theun 2, IRD sign scientific and technical cooperation agreement

(KPL) The Nam Theun 2 Power Company and the French Research Institute for Development (IRD) have signed an agreement for scientific and technical cooperation to promote scientific monitoring of aquatic ecosystems within the Nam Theun 2 basin.The signing ceremony of the agreement was held on ...

KPL News Desk

Laos: Govt committee formed to study medicinal marijuana

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The government has announced the formation of a task force committee to carry out a comprehensive study of marijuana for medical uses.The Prime Minister’s Office recently issued an announcement appointing the Minister of Health, Associate Professor Dr Bounkong Syhavong to chair ...

Souksakhone Vaenkeo

Laos to Develop Localized Office Software with Korean Support

South Korean software developer Hancom has announced that it will support Laos to develop localized office software.Currently, Microsoft’s MS Word and MS Office, as well as Google’s Google Docs suite of office software are widely used in Laos.With a memorandum of understanding signed between Hancom and Laos’s ...

The Laotian Times

WhatsApp the Most Popular Mobile App in Laos

WhatsApp is the most popular mobile application in Laos, according to a report by the Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (Kotra).“WhatsApp is the most popular mobile messengers for people across Laos, with features that allow them to communicate with each other easily when their phone numbers ...

The Laotian Times

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 ...

News Desk

Deputy PM advises on ICT development in Laos

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) — Deputy Prime Minister Somdy Duangdy yesterday advised the post and telecommunications sector to continue developing and expanding the nation’s information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure.He especially recommended the use of new technology to forge closer links with the region and countries ...

Phomphong Laoin

Lao Govt awards medal to outstanding UK researcher

The Lao government has awarded the Cross of Labour medal to a researcher from the United Kingdom in recognition of the outstanding contribution he has made to the quality of lab and data management systems at Mahosot Hospital Microbiology Laboratory in Vientiane.The medal was awarded ...

Times Reporters

Lao Finance ministry to spend US$20 million on ICT upgrades

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The Ministry of Finance is expected to move on major reform at the financial management body, focusing on the use of modern systems through the enhancement of information and communications technology (ICT) and skills training projects.One of the most important cooperation ...

News Desk

University students take to online entrance exam registration 

More than 12,000 students have now registered via an online system for the National University of Laos (NUOL) entrance exams for the coming academic year.More ...

Times Reporters

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