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.
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.
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, China ink deal on Mekong-Lancang cooperation fund World

Laos, China ink deal on Mekong-Lancang cooperation fund

Lao Deputy Foreign Minister Khamphau Onthavan and Chinese Ambassador to Laos Wang Wentian on January 2 signed an agreement on Mekong-Lancang cooperation funding for Lao projects, according to the Lao News Agency (KPL).
Laos: One killed in grenade explosion World

Laos: One killed in grenade explosion

A military trainer was killed and 30 students were injured when a hand grenade accidentally exploded during a training at a secondary school in Laos’ s northern Oudomxay province, reported the Lao news agency KPL.
Lao Elephant Festival to take place in Xayaboury ASEAN

Lao Elephant Festival to take place in Xayaboury

Laos’ Elephant Festival 2017 will run from February 13 to 19 in the northwestern province of Xayaboury with an official ceremony held on February 17, according to the Lao News Agency (KPL).
 Lao population reaches over 6.4 million ASEAN

Lao population reaches over 6.4 million

The total population of Laos was 6,492,228 in 2015, an increase from 5,621,982 million in 2005, of which 3,237,458 were females, according to a latest report.