Vientiane Times/ANN

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

Northern rice farming improvements sow seeds of kao kainoi success in Laos

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Farmers in Laos’ two northern provinces of Xieng Khuang and Huaphan have witnessed increased yields and quality from seven seed varieties of local khao kainoi rice.The Agro-Biodiversity Initiative (TABI) is continuing its programme to assist farmers in the provinces of Xieng ...

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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 ...

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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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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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Government bonds to be traded on Lao Securities Exchange in December

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The government has announced a new bond offering worth more than 1,287 billion kip ($142 million) for the Lao Securities Exchange (LSX) this month.Following the previous bond offering worth 1,700 billion kip in September, bonds worth 412.57 billion kip were sold ...

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Project to boost Lao textile exports to Europe

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Laos needs to promote and build the capacity of the home textile sector to create greater opportunities for local producers so they can boost exports to the European market, according to a sector official.That was the message from Director General of ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth

UNDP launches inequalities analysis in Laos

Vientiane (Vientiane Times/ANN) – United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Laos has launched an inequalities analysis in three steps of ‘beyond income, beyond averages, and beyond today,’ proposing a battery of policy options to tackle it.The 2019 edition of UNDP’s Human Development Report (HDR) on ...

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