Category Archives: Politics


Pakxong to Become Champassak’s Second Largest Town


The district of Pakxong will be developed into the second largest urban centre in Champassak province after Pakxe, according to a provincial official.

Champassak province has been undertaking groundwork to develop the town with Ho Chi Minh City of Vietnam creating a new urban plan for Pakxong to deal with …

PM Urges Agriculture Officials to Realise Country’s Potential


Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has called on the agriculture and forestry sector to act in the interests of the country by providing green and clean food to the nation and the global market.

The prime minister made the call yesterday when addressing the sector’s annual meeting.

The sizeable rice harvest …

Fewer Businesses Opening in Laos

fewer businesses opening in laos

The number of entrepreneurs opening businesses in Laos declined by 13 percent over the past 10 months of this fiscal year compared to the same period last year.

According to a recent government report, the number of registered businesses reached 1,666 units from October 2016 to May 2016 with registered …

Commission Determines to Produce a Competent Workforce


The National Human Resource Development Commission is planning to build human resources in the fields of natural science and technology to advance socio-economic development and match regional and international standards.

With the ever quickening pace of development in science and technology, the commission and its development partners are jointly supporting …

Ministry, Room to Read Laos Extend Support for Rural Education


The Ministry of Education and Sports and Room to Read Laos are teaming up for the fourth phase of the Enhancing the Education of Lao Children project in six provinces.

The project is funded by the Room to Read Global Office at a cost of US$9 million, or over 72 …

Front President Meets with Russian Guest


President of the Lao Front for National Construction Xaysomphone Phomvihane received on Dec 22 a courtesy visit from Andrey Klichkov, Vice President of the Commission on Religions and Mass Organisations of Duma of Moscow on the occasion of his working visit to Laos on Dec 20-26.

At the amicable talks, …

Vientiane Authorities Promote Road Safety


The Traffic Police Department of the Ministry of Public Security, in partnership with Lao Brewery Co., Ltd, is continuing its road safety awareness project to reduce the rising number of accidents and traffic congestion.

Director General of the Traffic Police Department, Colonel Khamthavai Phetouthai noted at the road safety awareness …

Residents Await Laos-China Railway Compensation Payments


Preliminary counts have been completed in the provinces through which the Laos-China railway will pass, to pave the way for compensation to be paid to the affected villagers and residents who will be relocated.

However affected residents in the provinces through which the railway will pass, and particularly the owners …

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