Laos: six development goals for 2021-2025 outlined at party congress World

Laos: six development goals for 2021-2025 outlined at party congress

Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith outlined six targets under the country’s Ninth Socio-economic Development Plan for 2021-2025 when addressing the ongoing 11th National Congress of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party (LPRP) in Vientiane on January 13, according to the Vientiane Times.
Laos faces serious budget deficit  World

Laos faces serious budget deficit

An elevated fiscal deficit will result in growing public debt, which will ramp up pressure on Laos' debt servicing capacity amid the COVID-19 crisis, the Vientiane Times reported on August 21.
Vietnam supports Laos in education Society

Vietnam supports Laos in education

A new secondary school has been recently inaugurated in Bounneua district in Laos’ Phongsaly province as a gift from the Vietnamese Government, the Vientiane Times reported on its July 3 issue.
Laos, Vietnam join hands to promote tourism Travel

Laos, Vietnam join hands to promote tourism

Officials from four southern provinces of Laos, central and southern provinces of Vietnam, and tourism-related businesses have gathered in Champassak province to discuss measures to draw more visitors to the two countries.
Laos to host Mekong mayors’ tourism summit World

Laos to host Mekong mayors’ tourism summit

Laos will host the Lower Mekong Tourism Cities’ Mayors Summit in Vientiane from October 12 to 15 to promote cooperation between cities in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam.
Lao press highlights PM Thongloun Sisoulith’s visit to Vietnam World

Lao press highlights PM Thongloun Sisoulith’s visit to Vietnam

Many Lao newspapers carried stories and photos on their front pages describing the official visit to Vietnam by Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith from October 1-3 as a significant contribution to the sound friendship and special solidarity between the two nations.
ASEAN dialogue promotes regional cloud computing ASEAN

ASEAN dialogue promotes regional cloud computing

Laos and other ASEAN countries convened a dialogue in Vientiane on June 20-21 to push forward the alignment of public policy and a regulatory framework to promote a regional cloud computing environment.
Laos’ economic growth outlook stable for 2019, 2020 World

Laos’ economic growth outlook stable for 2019, 2020

Economic growth in Laos is expected to remain stable in 2019 and 2020 – backed by the expansion of the agriculture, energy, industry, and service sectors – according to the Vientiane Times’ quoting of the latest report of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) on April 4.
Laos, China boost tourism cooperation World

Laos, China boost tourism cooperation

Laos and China have launched their Visit Laos-China Year 2019 – a major campaign to boost tourism cooperation between the two countries throughout the year.
Laos, Cuba agree to promote bilateral ties World

Laos, Cuba agree to promote bilateral ties

Lao President Bounnhang Vorachit and Cuban President of the Council of State and Council of Ministers Miguel Mario Diaz-Canel Bermudez have agreed to promote the two countries’ traditional friendship.