Vientiane Times

General election scheduled for February

(Vientiane Times)- The election of members of the National Assembly’s 9th legislature and the 2nd Provincial/Capital People’s Councils (PC) will take place on February 21, 2021, according to the National Election Committee (NEC).Speaking at a press conference on Friday, Spokesperson for the NEC Dr Somphou ...

Somsack Pongkhao

Lao farmers need more markets for sell crops

(Vientiane Times)-Farmers have urged the government to assist them in finding new markets – both local and overseas – to sell their produce.The requests were raised during the Lao Farmers Networking Knowledge Fair and General Assembly-2020 which was held over two days in Vientiane.Keep reading  ...

Times reporter

GoL and " the 3 Opens" Policy

(Vientiane Times)- The government has pledged to remove barriers and further improve the business climate in a bid to attract more investment from Laos and foreign countries.Addressing the National Assembly on Monday, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Planning and Investment, Dr Sonexay Siphandone said ...

Somsack Pongkhao

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

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

Tech equipment handover adds flavour to school meals programme

World Food Programme (WFP) has provided information and communications technology (ICT) equipment to support the School Meals Programme to ensure its sustainability and strengthen local ownership in target schools.An equipment handover ceremony was held in Vientiane on Monday to assist Education and Sports bureaus in ...

Times Reporters

Nation reaffirms commitment to good governance, rule of law

Laos will continue to work with its development partners to enhance the capacity building of central and local law-making bodies to promote good governance, human rights, and the rule of law.Minister of Justice, Mr Xaysi Santivong made the remarks yesterday in his speech to open ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth

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

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