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Ministry Focused on Wiping Out Malaria

Malaria Laos

With the theme being ‘End Malaria for Good,’ for World Malaria Day 2017, the Ministry of Public Health has set forth an ambitious goal to reduce the number of malaria infections and deaths in the upcoming years.

At the 60th session of the World Health Assembly in 2017, a

Cash Will No Longer Be Accepted for Tax Payments in Laos

Cash Tax

According to the Minister of Finance, Mr Somdy Douangdy, several new systems have been installed to ensure tax payments can be processed through banking systems and digital technologies, allowing government tax officers to relinquish receiving tax payments in cash directly from taxpayers.

Addressing questions raised by people’s representatives, Mr Somdy

Officials Require Progress on Land Concessions

Land Concessions

The government will begin to firmly regulate concession projects by withdrawing land if no advancement is made on the proposed project, urging authorities to participate in the process.

Speaking on behalf of the government, Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith, set forth the new regulation in response to the National Assembly’s (NA)

Ministry Emphasizes Importance on Copyright Protection


The issue of copyright protection, or lack thereof, has persisted throughout Laos for a number of years. Director General of the Department of Intellectual Property, Dr Khanlasy Keobounphanh, explained that most people in the country do not have an adequate understanding of the concept of a copyright.  

The director

Put on Your Stretchy Pants; 6th Annual European Food Festival on May 6th


With more than 30 European food vendors and restaurants scheduled to partake at the European Food Festival this year, festival goers in the capital won’t be asking each other ‘what should we eat?’ on Saturday, May 6th.

Celebrating the 67th Anniversary of the European Union Foundation Day, the 6th

Laos to Raise Standards with First National Food Safety Laboratory

Laos Food Safety Lab

As of this week, Laos has launched its first official National Food Safety Laboratory in Vientiane. The much needed two-storey building boasts 25 laboratories equipped with sophisticated testing platforms, and will serve as a  reference centre for the control of food quality across the nation.

The US$1.5 million project began

Laos Gains Access to Seaport in Vietnam

Laos Seaport in Vietnam

A private-state joint company has been given permission by the cabinet to develop the Vung Ang seaport project following Vietnam’s consent for Laos to utilize its’ seaport in Ha Tinh province.

Government spokesman, Prof Dr Chaleun Yiapaoher, confirmed that the agreement was created during the cabinet’s monthly meeting for April

Heritage Conservation Center to Showcase and Preserve Champasack History


With a new Heritage Conservation Centre on the agenda for Champasack, ancient artifacts and cultural legacies in the southern provinces will soon be on display for both locals and visitors to appreciate and admire.

With the help of the Korea Cultural Heritage Foundation, the Heritage Department under the Ministry of