Laos works to develop tourism World

Laos works to develop tourism

The Lao government has devised a policy to promote tourism, considering the industry a priority in the country’s national economic development plan, said Lao Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism Bosengkham Vongdala.
Lao exports via GSP, FTAs near 1.31 bln USD in 2018 World

Lao exports via GSP, FTAs near 1.31 bln USD in 2018

Laos’ exports via the Generalised System of Preferences (GSP) and free trade agreements (FTAs) neared 1.31 billion USD last year, accounting for 24.3 percent of the total exports, according to the Lao News Agency KPL on May 6.
OANA members value meeting’s theme, VNA’s hosting role Society

OANA members value meeting’s theme, VNA’s hosting role

Representatives from members of the Organisation of Asia-Pacific News Agencies (OANA) and guest agencies have highly valued the theme of the 44th OANA Executive Board Meeting (OANA 44), along with the efforts of the Vietnam News Agency (VNA) as host.
NA Vice Chairwoman receives Lao news agency delegation Politics

NA Vice Chairwoman receives Lao news agency delegation

National Assembly Permanent Vice Chairwoman Tong Thi Phong hosted a reception for a visiting delegation from the Laos news agency Khaosan Pathet Lao (KPL) led by its General Director Sounthone Khanthavong in Hanoi on January 15.
Lao Defence Minister promoted to General rank World

Lao Defence Minister promoted to General rank

Lao President Bounnhang Vorachit on December 10 issued a decree on promoting the military rank of Defence Minister Chansamone Chanyalath from Senior Lieutenant General to General.
Laos suspends hydroelectricity projects under MoU, PDA World

Laos suspends hydroelectricity projects under MoU, PDA

The Lao Government has decided to halt the implementation of all hydropower projects on which Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) and Project Development Assistance (PDA) contracts were already signed for further assessment and revision.
ASEAN Secretary General visits victims of Lao dam collapse World

ASEAN Secretary General visits victims of Lao dam collapse

A delegation led by Lim Jock Hoi, Secretary General of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), on July 29 visited people who were affected by the collapse of the Sepien-Senamnoi hydropower dam in Sanamxay district of Laos’ Attapeu province.
Laos, Cambodia discuss security matters World

Laos, Cambodia discuss security matters

An annual bilateral meeting between the Ministry of Public Security of Laos and the Ministry of Interior of Cambodia was held on January 17 in the Lao capital of Vientiane, aiming to discuss security issues between the two countries.