Lao govt decides on measures to address flood impact
Measures to address this year’s flood disaster were approved by the government at its meeting on Monday, with Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith presiding over discussions.
— ANN/Vientiane Times
Vietnam, Laos central banks foster collaboration
The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) and the Bank of the Lao PRD (BOL) held a conference on September 17 to share experience in macro-economy management, particularly in the finance-banking area.
— Vietnam Plus
Laos to Establish Fund to Subsidize SMEs
The Prime Minister of Laos has issued a decree to set up a fund to subsidize small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the country.
— The Laotian Times
Climate change adds a new dimension to Laos’ UXO challenges
Deminer Mr. Dasone Sitthipone FSD demining staff working with a detector at a UXO clearance area, he is carefully excavating soil from a location where a metal object has been located, at Taoun Village, Laman District, near Sekong, Lao PDR, 2009. Photo: Jim Holmes
Southern Laos speeds up school damage appraisal after flooding
An official in charge at the Ministry of Education and Sports yesterday told Vientiane Times they have called on local officials of flooded schools to speed up their assessment of total losses and to report the final figures to the ministry.
— ANN/Vientiane Times
Government, UNFPA Launch Lao PDR 2030 Study
With strong support from the government of the Lao PDR, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), together with the Ministry of Planning and Investment, formally launched in Vientiane on Sep 18 the Lao PDR 2030 study, an important study focusing on population dynamics and its linkages to development priorities.
IUCN Officials Visit Laos To Update On Hin Nam No Transboundary UNESCO Nomination
An IUCN team led by Mr. Peter Shadie, the new Director of the World Heritage Programme of the International Union for Conservation and Nature (IUCN), is on a working visit to Laos to join a local technical taskforce to review recent progress made on the Nomination of Hin Nam No as a World Heritage site.
70 Malaysian Students Participate In Volunteer Mission In Laos
Seventy Malaysian Student Volunteers from various higher learning institutions in Malaysia together with 50 Lao student volunteers from Ban Keun Teachers Training College will be serving the community in the Lao PDR for two weeks in the 7th Joint Students Volunteer Mission by Student Volunteers Foundation (YSS), Ministry of Education of Malaysia, and the Ministry of Education and Sports of the Lao PDR.
Lao PM signs SME fund decree
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith on September 4 signed the SME Promotion Fund decree giving a strong legal backing to its establishment and operation as it seeks to inject capital into small and medium-sized businesses.
— ANN/Vientiane Times
VietinBank inaugurates headquarters in Laos
The inauguration ceremony was attended by Lao Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Somdy Duangdy, Lao Minister of Industry and Trade Khemmani Pholsena, Governor of the Lao central bank Sonexay Sithphasay, Governor of the State Bank of Vietnam Le Minh Hung, and many officials of the two countries.
— Nhan Dan
JICA supports Luang Prabang water upgrade construction
Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is supporting the construction of Luang Prabang city’s expanded water supply from 2019-2022 through a grant agreement of US$18.4 million.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)
Authority confirms Tanmixay-Sikeuth road completion by year’s end
Vientiane Authority has confirmed the upgrade of the 9.4-km road running from Tanmixay crossroads in Xaythany district to Sikeuth junction in Naxaithong district of Vientiane will be completed by the end of this year.
— Vientiane Times (paywall
Govt directs public to find flood facts from official media
The government has directed the public to get their information on authorities’ flood disaster response from state media, and to educate them on political ideology and maintain national solidarity.
— Vianetiane Times (paywall)
British Minister Visits Laos
The British Minister for Asia and the Pacific, Mrs Healther Wheeler, visited Laos this week as part of a four-day trip to Southeast Asia.
VN, Laos enhance cooperation in banking, finance
Governor of the SBV Le Minh Hung and BOL Governor Sonexay Sithphaxay co-chaired the meeting.
— Chinh Phu
Malaysian biker’s 7,336km Merdeka ride from KL to Thailand, Laos and Cambodia in 14 days (VIDEO)
Celebrating the Merdeka month was special for avid biker Harprit Singh, also known as Rider Chris, who took to the road to celebrate his interpretation of freedom.
— Malay Mail
Lao Development Bank Announces Collaboration with Blockchain Payment Platform, Everex
EVX Holdings, the Singapore-based blockchain services provider, operating as Everex, has recently inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Lao Development Bank (LDB) aiming to establish a robust blockchain platform for seamless cross-border payments and trade finance.
— Crypto NewsZ
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