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Region getting productive on food safety in Vientiane

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Delegations from the governments and academia of various Asian Productivity Organisation (APO) member countries have gathered in Vientiane to learn and share experiences on food safety regulations and related issues.Director General, Department of Small and Medium Enterprise Promotion, Mr Bountheung Douangsavanh ...

News Desk

NA to consider 23 laws next year

The National Assembly (NA) plans to consider 10 new laws and amend 13 existing laws next year as parliament steps up efforts to ensure Laos is governed by the rule of law.According to the Assembly’s work plan for 2020, which lawmakers approved at the close ...

Ekaphone Phouthonesy

Over 5,600 malaria cases recorded nationwide this year

Vientiane province: There have been over 5,600 of malaria cases so far this year across the country, but fortunately no deaths as the number of infections continue to drop.The update was reported at the meeting to summarise the work of the Ministry of Health over ...

Phomphong Laoin

Laos planning ministry tackles socio-economic development programme

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The Ministry of Planning and Investment has summarised efforts to implement the socio-economic development agenda for this year and turned its focus to the execution of plans for 2020.A planning and investment briefing meeting was held yesterday in Vientiane and chaired by ...

Viengdavanh Banphahaksa

Labour ministry, ILO target improved garment worker safety

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare and International Labour Organisation (ILO) met in Vientiane last week to review occupational health and safety aiming to protect workers’ wellbeing. Technical Adviser, ILO/Vision Zero Fund in Laos, Mrs Kristina Kurths, along with senior officials ...

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Laos, USA cooperate on business environment improvement

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Private sector conditions in Laos are likely to improve following the launch of the New Laos Business Environment Project by the Ministry of Industry and Commerce and United States of America.The project will provide capacity building and advisory services aimed at ...

Souksamai Boulom

Service sector’s contribution to economy still not enough in Laos

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – While there has been steady growth in services, authorities are concerned the sector’s contribution to the economy is insufficient given that most of the supporting inputs are imports.This year the government had expected the service sector to grow at about seven ...

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Conference shines spotlight on nation’s family planning policy

Laos will continue to work with its development partners, including the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) to make policy breakthroughs on the national family planning programme.Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment, Dr Kikeo Chanthaboury, made the remarks in Vientiane on Friday at the convening of ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth

Vietnam to Import More Energy from Laos

Vietnam has decided to import an additional 200 MW of electricity from Laos next year amid possible power shortages.The country’s decision comes amid concerns that it may suffer energy shortages from 2020.Vietnam’s Ministry of Industry and Trade estimated that the country would experience a shortage ...

Taejun Kang

Rice Support for Flooded Farmers

(KPL) Saravan and Sekong farmers whose crops were damaged by floods in September have received rice and rice seeds donated by two power companies.The handover ceremony for the assistance was held on Dec 10 in Saravan and Sekong provinces.The Theun-Hinboun Power Company (THPC) and its ...

KPL News Desk

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