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Vietnam, Laos deepen cooperation

(VOVWORLD) -Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong reiterated Vietnam’s strong support for Laos’ national construction and defense process at a reception for Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith in Hanoi on Tuesday.  He urged both governments to effectively implement agreements reached by leaders of the two countries and increase cooperation in security, defense, diplomacy, trade, and education. Prime Minister Sisoulith said […]

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Laos: More investment in human resources needed: economist

While the Asia-Pacific region is experiencing population ageing at an unprecedented rate, the growing number of young people in Laos can provide a significant momentum in driving economic growth. A senior economist from the Faculty of Economics and Business Management at the National University of Laos, Dr Phouphet Kyophilavong, told Vientiane Times on Wednesday that the country’s […]

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Laos: More investment in human resources needed: economist

While the Asia-Pacific region is experiencing population ageing at an unprecedented rate, the growing number of young people in Laos can provide a significant momentum in driving economic growth. A senior economist from the Faculty of Economics and Business Management at the National University of Laos, Dr Phouphet Kyophilavong, told Vientiane Times on Wednesday that the country’s […]

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Cross-border power deal inked by 3 Asean states

The Association of Southeast Asian Nation’s (Asean) plans to forge closer energy ties have taken a major step forward after Malaysia, Thailand and Laos sealed a cross-border trading arrangement. The Energy Purchase Wheeling Agreement (EWPA), described as the region’s first multilateral power grid deal, allows Malaysia to purchase up to 100 megawatts of electricity from Laos […]

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Lao govt misrepresented legal battle with Thai-Lao Lignite Co

Re: “Laos prevails in Hongsa power plant court case”, Vientiane Times/The Nation, September 18,  The Lao Ministry of Planning and Investments presents a completely false picture of the facts and legal status of the arbitration, according to the claimant, Thai-Lao Lignite Company Limited (TLL), a company of Thailand’s Nganthavee Group. Thai-Lao Lignite discovered the lignite […]

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