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Laos expects to assume management of Vung Ang seaport in July

Laos is expected to assume management of the Vung Ang seaport in Vietnam’s central Ha Tinh province in July, a Lao investor involved in the project has said. The news comes after the Vietnamese government agreed to increase Laos’ share in the project from 20 ...

Souksakhone Vaenkeo

Unitel, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry extend cooperation in study on digitalisation of irrigation systems

The MOU is a reference for the cooperation of both parties in a study on the development of water supply services using digital systems and to study and develop technical services in relation to irrigation, agriculture and fishery. These activities will improve water management and ...

Advertorial Desk

Govt launches online visa application portal as Covid curbs eased

The government has authorised the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to issue entry visas for certain groups who have registered through the QR-Code (Vaccine-ID) on the website: ‘laogreenpass.gov.la’ without having to request approval from the Covid-19 taskforce.  The new ruling applies to foreign diplomats, employees of ...

Times Reporters

New road creates fast link to Bokeo international airport

Bokeo provincial authorities are overseeing the construction of an eight-lane road between the Golden Triangle Special Economic Zone and Bokeo International Airport.The road, which has been named Tien Long Road, is now being paved with asphalt, according to a report from the Golden Triangle Special ...

Times Reporters

The government has approved Sepon Mining Limited to mine gold

On 21 February 2022, the Government of Lao PDR and Sepon Mining Company jointly signed an agreement on the mining and processing of gold ore in Sepon District, Savannakhet Province with an area of 206.72 hectares, which the Company has committed to the Government in ...

Laos-China Railway Asks Govt Permission to Use Foreign Currency

The Laos-China Railway Company (LCRC) asked the government to address a number of pressing issues regarding railway operations, including the sale of train tickets and payment of transportation fees and other expenses in local currency. Due to the continued depreciation of the Lao kip, the ...

Phayboune Thanabouasy

Ministry gives green light to gold mining operation

The government has authorised a local company to mine gold ore on a 18.28 square-kilometre site over a period of 20 years. The company will invest about US$46 million in the mining operation and build an international standard factory on the site. The company has ...

Times Reporters

Rail operator asks for government’s help to resolve problems

The Laos-China Railway Co., Ltd. (LCRC) has outlined various problems that the government needs to address in relation to railway operations, with the issues being raised during a visit by Deputy Prime Minister Dr Sonexay Siphandone. The company also asked that the Bank of the ...

Times Reporters

Laos and Thailand to Build New Friendship Bridge for Both Road and Rail

Thailand’s transport minister Saksayam Chidchob says the bridge, estimated to cost around BHT 4 billion (USD 1.2 billion), will most likely be funded by both countries. He added that the design study of the bridge is expected to cost around 140 million baht (USD 4.25 ...

Latsamy Phonevilay

Laos to Vaccinate Young Children Against Covid-19

The National Taskforce for Covid-19 Prevention and Control announced yesterday that it would begin vaccinations of young children in Phongsaly Province. Children aged 6 to 11 years in certain districts of Phongsaly Province are to receive vaccinations against Covid-19 under a trial program.The total vaccination rate has ...

Khonephachanh Syboun

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