Category Archives: Politics


Chinese People’s Liberation Army Day Marked in Vientiane


Col. Chen Yongjing, Chinese Defense Attaché of the Chinese Embassy in Vientiane, hosted in Vientiane on July 29, 2016 a reception to mark the 89th anniversary of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army.…

PM Thongloun Assures Furniture Makers They Will Have Plenty of Wood


Lao wood processing businesses making furniture and other wood products for domestic supply and export will have sufficient raw materials, Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has confirmed.…

Government to Accept Only 5,000 New Employees In 2017


The government has announced that it will recruit only 5,000 new employees in 2017 in line with the country’s development needs.…

Lao Business Leaders Call For Revision of Policies and Regulations


Business operators have called on the government to revise certain policies and regulations to better facilitate business operations and boost productivity.

VP Phankham Warns That Both Givers and Takers Will Be Punished For Corruption


Vice President Phankham Viphavanh has warned businesses not to conspire with corrupt officials, saying that both the beneficiaries (officials) and providers (businesses) would be subject to punishment if exposed.

Govt Completes Administrative Restructure

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All state bodies that were formerly under the Prime Minister’s Office have now been transferred to merge with existing ministries as part of the government’s efforts to streamline administration.

The National Commission for the Advancement of Women and the National Commission for Mothers and Children, previously under the Prime Minister’s …

Govt Mulls to Solve Business Issues for Development

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Business operations in Laos remain challenging because of widespread failure to understand and comply with complex laws as well as lax oversight on the part of the authorities.

Follow Party Policy, VP Advises Business Operators

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Business operators should understand Party policies and direction in depth and conduct their operations honestly to enable strong growth