Category Archives: Politics


Economic Issues Top Cabinet, Provincial Governors Meeting Agenda


A meeting between the government cabinet, Vientiane Mayor and provincial governors kicked off yesterday in Vientiane to debate measures to realise the 2017 socio-economic development plan.

The two-day meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith, also reviewed achievements made in implementing the socio-economic development plan, budget plan and currency plan …

ASEAN Health Experts Discuss Opthalmology


Health experts from Laos and ASEAN member countries met in Vientiane on Sunday for the 9th Annual Lao Ophthalmologist Conference to discuss the latest developments in ophthalmology in the efforttoraiseLaos’treatment standards to international levels.

The participants discussed advanced techniques and modern treatment methods in order to bring better vision to …

UN Agencies Continue to Boost Development in Laos


All three respective United Nations agencies are starting their new cycle of five-year programming next year in an effort to boost the development of Laos after reaching an agreement on the path forward.

Together, the UNICEF, UNDP and UNFPA estimate they shall deliver close to US$200 million over the five-year …

Laos, China Cooperate in Agricultural Science


Laos and China have agreed to cooperate in the areas of crop science, plant protection and animal science after reaching an agreement.

The two parties also agreed to work together in the fields of food quality and safety, and agricultural machinery.

The agreement was signed on Friday by Deputy Minister …

Authorities Mark International Anti-Corruption Day


The State Inspection and Anti-Corruption Authority in cooperation with National University of Laos and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime marked the13th Anniversary of International Anti-Corruption Day last Friday.

The ceremony took place at the National University of Laos and was attended by Vice President of the Government …

Ministry Reviews UNFPA Country Programme


The Ministry of Planning and Investment and the United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA) organised the final review of the 5th Country Programme and the first planning meeting for the 6th Country Programme for Laos.

The meeting highlighted key achievements in the areas of sexual and reproductive health, including …

Boten Border Officials Prepare for Traffic Issues


Luang Namtha province: — Officials at Boten international checkpoint in Luang Namtha province are working hard to introduce measures to minimise traffic chaos at the crossing between the two countries as the Laos-China railway project commences.

Head of the management committee for the Boten international checkpoint, Mr Phonsay Chanthasone, told …

EU Impressed with Govt Progress on Human Rights


The European Union (EU) has been impressed with the progress made by the Lao government on human rights, while wanting it to have a concrete plan to implement the commitments to the international community.

This message was offered by diplomatic representatives from the EU at a press conference held in …