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Laos: New law to promote, control technology transfer

The government has presented a draft Law on Technology Transfer to the National Assembly for approval with the hope that its promulgation will ensure coordinated management and systematic technology transfer throughout the country.  Minister of Science and Technology Prof. Dr Boviengkham Vongdara represented the drafting sub-committee in introducing the draft law to the Assembly at […]

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Heavy debt load in Laos

Twenty years since the 1997 Asian financial crisis, analysts are once again looking skeptically at potentially unsustainable debt piles in the region. Largely untouched by the ’97 collapse, Laos could get pulled into a new era of financial turmoil. An International Monetary Fund (IMF) report released this year said that the risk of “external debt distress” […]

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Laos, Vietnam enhance cooperation in information

Laos and Vietnam have agreed on the agenda of their cooperation programme on information over the five year period from 2016 to 2020. Laos’ Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, Prof. Dr Bosengkham Vongdara, and Vietnam’s Minister of Information and Communication, Truong Minh Tuan, yesterday signed the cooperation action plan in Vientiane. The two ministries […]

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Laos: PM urges cabinet to pursue development targets

Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has called for cabinet members and provincial governors to curb overseas visits so they can maintain closer supervision of state affairs during the remaining two months of the year. This is aimed at boosting attempts to fulfil this year’s development targets, government spokesman Prof. Dr Chaleun Yiapaoher told local media last […]

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