9 June 2022

Laos, S. Korea partner to empower SMEs, startups
- Minister vows to revitalise tourism
Tourism authorities have pledged to remove more barriers and improve the tourism business climate next year in a bid to attract more investment from within Laos and from foreign countries.Laos has huge potential to generate more income from tourism due to the country’s natural beauty and historical and cultural places of interest, officials say.
Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, Mrs Suanesavanh Vignaket, in a report to the National Assembly on Wednesday, highlighted the success of the Lao Green Travel Zone scheme during the Covid outbreak, which was initiated amid severe challenges to the tourism industry. ..More >>>

- May inflation rate hits highest level in 18 years
The inflation rate in Laos climbed to its highest level in 18 years last month, with prices rising by 12.8 percent from a year ago, according to the latest report from the Lao Statistics Bureau. The fuel crisis, with petrol stations across the country running dry, and the continuing depreciation of the kip are among the main factors driving inflation. The surge in the consumer price index survey, which measures the prices of various goods, was the largest after the year-on-year inflation rate hit 12.9 percent in February 2004. Laos currently has one of the highest inflation rates in Southeast Asia and many low-income earners are struggling to ...More >>>

- Laos, S. Korea partner to empower SMEs, startups
Small and medium-sized enterprises and startups in Laos, as well as in the Republic of Korea, will be strengthened following an agreement by Laos’ Ministry of Industry and Commerce and the Ministry of SMEs and Startups of the Republic of Korea to join forces to empower these businesses. Cooperation in this area of development was discussed during an official visit by representatives of the Ministry of Industry and Commerce to Korea to attend Knowledge Sharing Programme (KSP) fellowship sessions. The sessions took place from May 28 to June 3 and shared Korea’s successful cases with top-notch experts in ....More >>>
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- Police arrest gang over kidnap, murder 
Police have arrested 13 people including a woman on charges of killing two men and burying them in waste ground in Mai village, Sikhottabong district, Vientiane, in March....More >>>

Laos, UNFPA make strides on path to gender equality
The National Commission for the Advancement of Women and Mother and Child Affairs will strive to create greater understanding of gender equality among women, ...More >>>

Caution against Covid must continue, health ministry warns
The Hygiene and Health Promotion Department of the Ministry of Health has advised members of the public to continue to comply with Covid prevention measures, ....More >>>

- Vietnam invests US$815 million in energy, mining in Attapeu
Vietnam has invested more than US$815 million in hydropower and mining developments in Laos’ southern province of Attapeu. ..More >>>

- Laos sets electric vehicle target of 1 percent by 2025
The government is aiming for electric vehicles to comprise 1 percent of all vehicles on the country’s roads by 2025 and for the number to be increased to at least 30 percent by 2030. ..More >>>

- Railway operator issues warning over trespassing
The Laos-China Railway Company has warned everyone to refrain from entering restricted railway tracks and surrounding areas after a group of young women posed for pictures on a rail line. ..More >>>

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THPC hands over profit tax, dividend, royalty fees to government  
Theun-Hinboun Power Company Limited (THPC) has paid its 2021 profit ....More >>>

Charity fashion event supports Lao Autism Association
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MOSCOW (TASS) -- Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin signed a ... More >>>

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How can we ensure that the food we eat is clean and safe?
The Ministry of Health has advised members of the public to eat only clean food , ..More >>>

Lao judo fighters muscle up for junior champs in Bangkok
Two male and one female judo practitioners are training in Vientiane for ..More >>>

Tad Fane, a waterfall in paradise
Pakxong district in Champassak province lies on the Bolaven Plateau in southern Laos and is renowned for its coffee plantations. .....More >>>


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