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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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Laos, Myanmar move forward in energy cooperation

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Laos and Myanmar have taken another step towards implementing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on power cooperation that was signed in January this year. Senior officials from the two nations met at the 1st Joint Working Committee Meeting (JWC) held in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, recently to discuss the agreement […]

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Tourism creating wealth of job opportunities for Lao people

The Lao tourism industry is not only playing a significant role in boosting economic growth, but is also creating a huge number of job opportunities for local people, experts have noted. The United Nations’ World Travel and Tourism Council unveiled its latest report recently, which indicated that tourism has directly resulted in 114,000 jobs being […]

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Investment in Lao stock market surges

The value of stocks traded on the Lao Securities Exchange saw rapid growth last year, according to a report from the Bank of the Lao PDR. The central bank released its annual report recently, providing an overview of the economic development of Laos last year including trading on the Lao Securities Exchange, one of the […]

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