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Officials discuss mapping of climate risks for southern farmers

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Government officials from the southern provinces came together in Pakxe this week to discuss the mapping of the risks and impacts related to climate change, aiming to give farmers more accurate information.The two-day meeting on participatory mapping of agricultural livelihoods and ...

Phomphong Laoin

New equipment to ease business registration in Laos

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – It will now be easier for business operators in Laos, especially in seven provinces, to register their firms following the installation of modern equipment at business registration points.The equipment, worth more than 680 million kip, was handed over to the Enterprise ...

Souksamai Boulom

Laos NA secures funding for human resource development

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The National Assembly (NA) has issued a resolution that endorses a government plan to secure a large amount of funding for the education and health sectors, aimed at improving the quality of human resources.According to the Assembly’s resolution on the state ...

Ekaphone Phouthonesy

EU reaffirms support for govt’s education, nutrition initiatives

The Delegation of the European Union to Laos (EU) has reiterated its support for the government’s ongoing efforts to develop and improve the education system and nutrition in all areas of the country.This includes financial and technical assistance for initiatives such as the Basic Education ...

Sangkhomsay Bubphanouvong

Govt pushes 2020 development plan

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The government is holding a special meeting to establish common ground among state agencies about ways to ensure effective implementation of the national development plan for 2020.Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith presided over the opening of the two-day open government meeting at ...

Times Reporters

Japan grants support for school, water supply projects in Laos’ poor communities

(KPL) The government of Japan is providing grant assistance worth over US$159,000 for two education related projects in Bokeo and Xekong Provinces and one water supply system project in Xayabouly Province through its Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP).Grant contracts were signed at ...

KPL News Desk

Laos, UNDP tackle removing UXO obstacle to development

Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare in cooperation with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is continuing to strengthen national capacities to achieve Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 18 – Lives Safe from Unexploded Ordnance (UXO).Representatives of the government’s concerned authorities and development partners on Tuesday discussed ...

Ounkham Pimmata

Champassak eyes Pakxe’s transformation into smart city, logistics hub

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Champassak province and Tai Hoe Holdings will cooperate in conducting a development feasibility study to set up a smart and eco-city in Pakxe in the nation’s south, after reaching an agreement this week.Director of the Champassak Department of Planning and Investment, Dr ...

Times Reporters

Trip.com Group CEO and Lao Tourism Minister Open Collaboration Talks

BEIJING, Dec. 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Trip.com Group CEO Jane Sun met with Lao Minister of Information, Culture, and Tourism Kikeo Khaykhamphithoune last Friday, to discuss possibilities for cooperation in the tourism industry, including the streamlining of visa applications as well as various cultural exchange projects.World heritage sites in Laos such ...

PR Newswire

Vietnamese investment eyes hopeful Lao future despite recent setbacks

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Laos and Vietnam are continuing to cooperate on future investment projects in Laos in spite of a recent slowdown compared to previous years.One of the major projects is the construction of the Nongkhang airport in Xamneua district, Huaphan province; the Laos-Vietnam ...

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