Science and technology


Legal Aid Webpage launched

the Legal Aid Webpage will be used by the Ministry of Justice to provide Lao citizens with information about legal aid services. The public can go to the website, ask questions, and request advice and consultation from the MOJ free of charge. MOJ utilizes legal aid, ...


Laos COVID Taskforce Unveils New Contact Tracing QR Code

The Lao National Taskforce for Covid-19 Prevention and Control has announced that people living in Laos will be required to install the LaoKYC app on their smartphone and check in with a QR Code as part of new contact tracing regulations. The use of the QR ...

Latsamy Phonevilay

Star Fintech to make u-money cash transfers under poverty reduction project

The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry signed a contract in February on the use of u-money to make grant payments to the beneficiaries of the Reducing Rural Poverty and Malnutrition Project. This project is one of several projects funded by loans from the World Bank.The ...

Times Reporters

EDL, Sysmatik IT partner in call centre, mobile app upgrade

Electricite du Laos (EDL) and Sysmatik IT Solution Company Limited have upgraded EDL’s call centre with the phone number 1199 and an EDL mobile application, which enable the public to provide emergency notification about electrical faults, EDL service operations, and other issues.Keep reading .  ...

Times Reporters

Star Fintech partners Prudential Laos launching mobile payment services

Star Fintech and Prudential Life Assurance (Lao) (“Prudential Laos”) has agreed to launch payment services via the U-money platform to enhance the service quality and convenience for customers of both companies.Keep reading   ...


Lao, South Korean companies partner in rollout of ICT solutions

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – A professional and experienced supplier of closed circuit TV cameras, parking control systems and parachute training to the South Korean government sector, Gentop Co., Ltd., is joining forces in a specialised project with Asia Investment Development & Construction Sole Co., Ltd. ...

Souksamai Boulom

New Ridesharing Service DriveUp to Challenge LOCA

Cambodia’s Meal Temple Group has launched its new DriveUp ridesharing service in Laos, becoming the second player in the country after locally-grown LOCA.Meal Temple, which was established in 2013, made its first foray into Laos in July by purchasing an existing food delivery service mobile application, MyDelivery, ...

Taejun Kang

Experts underline importance of technological innovation

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Government officials, researchers, students and individuals from the private sector gathered in Vientiane yesterday to discuss research and development in the Industry 4.0 era.A seminar titled “Science, Technology and Innovation in the I.R 4.0” took place at the National Convention Centre ...

Phomphong Laoin

Lao ride hailing service app to feature at Mekong meet

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – A ride hailing service operating in Laos will be represented at the Mekong Innovation Startup in Tourism (MIST) meeting in Thailand next week.LOCA, a Lao startup and a major player in the ride hailing business in Laos, has been selected to ...

Times Reporters

Vientiane tourist sites set to get free WiFi

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The government is launching a free WiFi system at landmarks in the capital under a project supported by the Asia-Pacific Telecommunity.A workshop and launch of the Free Wifi System to Enhance Public and Tourism Services in Laos took place in Vientiane ...

Phomphong Laoin

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