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Cambodia-Laos air​ links increased

Cambodia and Laos on Monday signed a deal to encourage regional airlines to increase their services between both countries in a bid to encourage tourism. Vann Chanty, director for air transport at Cambodia’s State Secretariat of Civil Aviation, said that the memorandum of understanding (MoU) will push airlines in both countries to operate more flights […]

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Laos-Malaysia Bilateral Trade Increases by 75 %

(KPL) Laos and Malaysia recorded a significant growth in bilateral trade last year as it jumped by 75% to USD 30.9 million from 2015 figures. The investment of Malaysian companies in Laos also increased to US$ 820 million through 104 projects, making Malaysia the fifth largest foreign investor in Laos, following China, Vietnam, Thailand and […]

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Malaysia, Laos keen to expand bilateral cooperation

Malaysia and Laos have expressed the desire to expand cooperation in training, investment, banking, finance, transportation, tourism, education and defence for mutual benefit. This was emphasised at a meeting between Malaysian Foreign Minister Anifah Aman and visiting Laos Foreign Minister Saleumxay Kommasith at Wisma Putra in Putrajaya today. Anifah, in his welcoming remarks, expressed confidence […]

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Laos to pursue trade, business environment improvement

The government of Australia will contribute US$2.5 million in additional funding for the ongoing Second Trade Development Facility Project (TDF II), aiming to improve trade and Laos’ business environment. An official launch ceremony for the additional financing took place yesterday at the Ministry of Industry and Commerce in Vientiane. The grant is funded by additional […]

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CLMV parliaments share public investment experiences

The parliaments of Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam (CLMV) shared experiences in monitoring and managing State budget and public investment during a conference in Phnom Penh on Monday. Addressing delegates at the launch of the conference, Cambodian National Assembly (NA) leader Heng Samrin said the event was an opportunity for the legislative bodies of the […]

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Laos: Govt toughens up on foreign worker registration

The labour and security sectors are gearing up to register and issue temporary work permits to foreign workers as part of government efforts to strictly regulate foreign nationals. According to a report from the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare, some 24,000 foreign workers were registered over the last year, mostly Vietnamese, Chinese and Thai […]

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