Vientiane Times/ANN

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

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

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 ...

News Desk

Laos, China join forces to improve Lao tourism

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Lao and Chinese representatives gathered in Beijing on Monday to share ideas and exchange skills to develop and promote tourism in Laos.The seminar to promote investment in the tourism sector in Laos was held at Beijing Union University, China, at the ...

News Desk

Laos, Vietnam trade growing contributor to domestic economy

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The combined trade value of imports and exports between Laos and Vietnam in eleven months of this year achieved US$1,038 million, a rise of 12.28 per cent compared to the same period last year.The bilateral trade figure is expected to reach ...

News Desk

Authorities hail success of Visit Laos-China Year

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Visit Laos-China Year 2019 officially concluded on Monday with authorities from both countries attending a ceremony as the campaign not only boosted tourism exchanges but also significantly improved the relationship between the two neighbours.The Visit Laos-China Year 2019 closing ceremony took place ...

Times Reporters

Luang Prabang house fire claims three lives

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Three people were killed when a house in Meuangnga village, Luang Prabang city was engulfed in flames on Sunday.An official from the Fire Prevention and Control Police Department of Luang Prabang, Major Phet Phengnanuan told Vientiane Times on Monday that the ...

Phomphong Laoin

Laos finance ministry sets revenue collection target of US$2 billion

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Revenue collection in the first 11 months of 2019 reached 77.89 per cent of the annual plan, while domestic revenues touched 82.76 per cent or a 3 per cent increase compared to the same period last year.These figures were part of ...

News Desk

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