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Laos: Authorities fail to collect sufficient SEZ revenue

Even though Laos’ special and specific economic zones (SEZs) play a significant role in driving economic growth, revenue generated from the sector has failed to meet the set target. Authorities planned to collect US$7.34 million through tax obligations and dividends from government share holdings in the SEZs for 2017, according to the latest report from […]

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Help for Cambodian, Lao local schemes

Thailand is to provide the know-how and expertise to help develop community-based tourism (CBT) in Laos, Cambodia and Bhutan. This will be the first time the three countries are working closely with Thailand specifically on CBT development, after joining forces on cross-border tourism, logistics and connectivity, and environment issues. Chuwit Mitrchob, deputy director-general at the […]

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Lao Government Consults Stakeholders on Draft Mining Law

(KPL) The Prime Minister’s Office, together with the Ministry of Energy and Mines held a consultation meeting with stakeholders to the new mining law. The World Bank’s Hydro-Mining Technical Assistance Programme and Australia together supported the meeting, which heard views from a diverse group of stakeholders, including Lao government ministries, the Lao National Assembly, international donors, […]

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