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Lao workers to get special aid

The Labour Ministry will open a centre to ensure the legal status of Lao workers who can prove their identity, while Lao authorities have promised to help illegal workers wanting to return home to acquire passports so they can be legally re-employed in Thailand.  Thai and Lao authorities discussed ways to solve the undocumented workforce problem […]

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Laos: Govt to pursue 7 percent economic growth in 2018

The government expects to pursue economic growth to at least seven percent in 2018, the same level expected for 2017, according to the Ministry of Finance. The ministry is drafting the budget plan for 2018, which will be submitted to the upcoming ordinary session of the National Assembly (NA), scheduled to take place in October […]

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Laos Expects to Have100 Hydropower Plants by 2020

(KPL) Laos has expected to operate 100 hydropower plants with combined installed generation capacity of 28,000 MW and annual power output of about 77,000 million KWh by 2020. Some85 percent of the power production in the country will be exported. Laos currently has 46 operational hydropower plants with combined generation capacity of 6,444 MW and […]

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Laos: New Thai labor rules send migrant workers packing for home

Fearful that Thailand’s new labor rules will get them into trouble, tens of thousands of migrant workers are returning to neighboring Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos, causing hardship to themselves and their Thai employers. Labor regulations that took effect June 23 could give foreign workers without proper permits up to five years in prison, while their employers could […]

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Laos-Vietnam Trade Reaches US$ 823 Million

(KPL) The annual bilateral trade volume between the Lao PDR and Vietnam was recorded at more than US$820 million in 2016. Laos’ exports to Vietnam were estimated at US$345 million, while Vietnam’s exports to Laos reached US$478 million, according to a report at the Laos-Vietnam Trade Promotion and Business Matching Seminar held in Vientiane on […]

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