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Laos: Parliament debates draft master plan on land use

Members of the National Assembly (NA) yesterday called for the government to better manage and properly allocate land for use for various purposes, as law makers debate the draft National Master Plan on Land Allocation. Representing NA members in commenting on the draft, Chairman of the Assembly’s Economic, Technology and Environment Committee, Mr Bounpone Sisoulath, […]

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Laos: Ministry vows to remove tourism barriers

With various barriers hindering the development of the tourism industry, authorities in charge will work closely with the relevant sectors to remove these obstacles, a minister told parliament yesterday. Responding to questions raised by National Assembly (NA) members at the ongoing 5th ordinary session of parliament, Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism Prof. Dr Bosengkham […]

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Laos: Govt takes steps to repay debts to local firms

Despite budgetary tensions, the government is working to pay a total of 3.25 trillion kip owed to private companies under the triangle-debt-diversion disbursement initiative. Addressing the National Assembly yesterday, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Mr Somdy Duangdy, clarified the government’s position regarding the implementation of this initiative. Mr Somdy said several companies had […]

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GMS countries discuss food safety

High-ranking officials from the Greater Mekong Subregion convened last week to discuss regional cooperation in food safety, agricultural trade and the implementation of the GMS Strategy and the Siem Reap Action Plan. The 15th Annual Meeting of GMS’s Working Group on Agriculture took place on May 29-30 in the Chinese city of Pu’er, in Yunnan […]

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Human resources the key for Asean economic integration: PM

Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has highlighted the significance of human resource development to boost economic growth and enable Laos to better integrate with the rest of the region and the world. The prime minister delivered the message when addressing over 500 students and academics at Champassak University on Friday. He called on lecturers and scholars […]

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