IFC, Canada Promote Public-Private Partnerships To Drive Investments In Laos
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and the Government of Canada, in partnership with the Ministry of Planning and Investment held a workshop on public-private partnerships in Vientiane on Feb 22.
Japan grant aid making a splash with Tha Ngon crop irrigation
The Japanese government is providing further grant aid to the Lao government for improvement of the Irrigation Agriculture Project at Tha Ngon farmland in Xaythany district, Vientiane, to ensure food security and commercial farm production.
— Vientiane Times
Inactive Investors To Lose Land Concession Licences
The government has given the green light for state agencies to revoke land concession licences held by investors who fail to develop state land in accordance with agreements.
Cambodia and Laos seek to speed up Terms of Reference on border
Cambodia ad Laos have urged their respective working groups to finalise a Terms of Reference document concerning the border that divides the two countries noting that France has been asked to assist in helping end border disputes.
— Khmer Times
Risk reviews over Laos Pak Lay hydropower project
As the proposed Pak Lay hydropwer project gathers steam, officials deliberated in Vientiane on Friday to discuss risk management measures.
— Expat Media
ChildFund extends support for scaling-up access to basic education
The Ministry of Education and Sports, ChildFund Korea and ChildFund Laos are extending their support to scale up access to basic education in 62 schools in Huameuang district, Huaphan province.
— Vientiane Times
Vietnam’s president visits Laos
Vietnamese President Nguyen Phu Trong arrived in Lao capital Vientiane on Sunday for a two-day visit at the invitation of his Lao counterpart Bounnhang Vorachith.
Can Laos afford to be the ‘Battery of Asia’?
THE DEBATE over Laos’ strategy to become the “Battery of Asia” continues months after the deadly disaster at the Xe Pian-Xe Namnoy hydropower dam, even as the Lao government keeps building more dams.
— The Nation (very annoying pop-ups)
Lao ministry outlines public finance reform agenda
The Ministry of Finance will focus on six development frameworks following significant progress in financial development and management in the past year.
Laos, Vietnam Extend Cooperation in Information Sector
Laos’ Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism and the Ministry of Information and Communications of Vietnam have signed agreements in relation to cooperation in the development of the information sector from 2016-2020.
— The Laotian Times
Incessantly strengthening Vietnam-Laos special solidarity relationship
At the invitation of Lao General Secretary and President Bounnhang Vorachith, Vietnamese General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong arrives in Vientiane today to begin his official friendship visit to Laos.
— Nhan Dan Online
Laos, Cambodia Further Enhance Cooperation
The 13th Meeting of the Joint Commission for Bilateral Cooperation between Laos and Cambodia (JC) was held in Vientiane on Feb 22 to evaluate the implementation of the minutes of the 12th JC meeting in Siem Reap, Cambodia in December 2014 and exchange points of view on bilateral cooperation in various areas namely public security and national defense, economic and technical cooperation, trade, education, and health.
Lao Airlines Maintains International Safety Standards
A signing ceremony was held yesterday at the Lao Airlines headquarters in Wattay between Mr Bounma Chanthavongsa, President of Lao Airlines, and Captain Ritzerwan Rashid, Executive Director of Avia Nautics.
— The Laotian Times
New Intellectual Property Web Portal Launched
On Feb 20, an intellectual property web portal was launched at the Ministry of Science and Technology in Vientiane.
Visiting Vietnamese President Meets With Lao Leaders
Following his bilateral meeting with his host counterpart Bounnhang Vorachit in the morning of Feb 24, the General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam and the President of Vietnam Nguyen Phu Trong met with Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith and President of the National Assembly Pany Yathortou, respectively.
Laos-Việt Nam special ties to continue developing: Lao party official
The great friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive co-operation between Laos and Việt Nam have grown unceasingly in both scale and depth despite complicated developments in the region and around the world, said a senior official of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party (LPRP).
— Viet Nam News
Down the lazy river in Laos, a dreamy diversion from the modern world
As most of Southeast Asia rushes into the future — new development is seemingly everywhere —Laos continues to feel quiet, dreamy, old-fashioned.
— Los Angeles Times
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