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Laos, Vietnam strengthen digital cooperation

Laos and Vietnam have agreed to cooperate in the field of digital information technology after reaching an agreement in Vientiane on Tuesday at the Lao Blockchain Forum. The two parties also agreed to work together on the Open Source Software Research and Development Project on the development of a Lao language system by utilising open […]

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Laos to host CLMV Summit in 2020

The next Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam (CLMV) Summit will be held in Vientiane in 2020 when Laos will chair the summit, while Cambodia will chair the 9th Ayeyawady-Chao Phraya-Mekong Economic Cooperation Strategy (ACMECS) Summit. The host countries for the next summits were announced after the close of the 8th ACMECS and 9th CLMV summits held […]

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Laos ‘not concerned’ about debt from China’s Belt and Road

TOKYO — Laos is unconcerned about the potential debt burden from a Chinese-led high-speed rail project, its prime minister said on Tuesday, describing the terms of the construction agreement as “favorable” to one of Southeast Asia’s poorest countries. The high-speed rail link, begun in 2016 as part of China’s Belt and Road initiative, will connect Kunming in southern China […]

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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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