15 June 2022

British ambassador highlights importance of Laos-UK relations  ##Ministry speeds up passport application process
- Govt asks NA to approve key economic figures
The government has asked the National Assembly to consider and approve some of the key macro-economic targets that were revised for 2022 amid fears of an economic shock.
The Governor of the Bank of the Lao PDR, Mr Sonexay Sitphaxay, presented a report at the ongoing National Assembly session, detailing the revised targets to be accomplished by the government by the end of this year.   ..More >>>

Police process almost 4,000 drug-related cases in six months
Police handled 3,848 drug-related cases in the first six months of this year, arresting more than 5,000 suspects and confiscating almost 20,000 kilograms of narcotics and other drugs.
The figures were reported by Prime Minister Phankham Viphavanh at the National Assembly’s 3rd Ordinary Session, which kicked off on Monday...More >>>

- Laos, Thai step up partnership in border security 
The Lao and Thai governments have agreed to enhance cooperation to strengthen border security.
A cooperation document on the issue was signed at the 27th meeting of the Lao-Thai Joint Border Security Cooperation Committee held in Bangkok, Thailand, when the Lao delegation attended in response to an invitation from Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha......More >>>

- Daegu region’s Korean producers eye business expansion in Laos
Entrepreneurs from Laos and the Daegu Metropolitan City of the Republic of Korea hope to expand their business cooperation in the Lao market through the “Daegu K-Product Access Programme”.....More >>>

Shipment of Thai goods to China to be expedited, dry port developer tells Thai authorities
The shipment of Thai farm products to China by rail through Laos will be faster in the near future because procedures are being streamlined, the developer of the Thanaleng Dry Port (TDP) told Thai authorities on Monday.
The Lao developer is cooperating with the Chinese side to clear sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) and China Certification and Inspection Group (CCIC) related processes, to speed up authorisation for the transport of farm products. ....More >>>
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- British ambassador highlights importance of Laos-UK relations
The British Ambassador to Laos has underscored the significance of Laos-UK cooperation in a range of important areas. The Ambassador, John Pearson, outlined the two countries’ growing ties in a speech delivered at the first UK National Day celebration since 2019 in Vientiane on Wednesday to mark Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s 96th birthday and the Platinum Jubilee...More >>>

Ministry speeds up passport application process
The large number of people queuing for passport applications should reduce soon as the Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has increased the number of applications that can be submitted from 300 to 500 a day.....More >>>

Ministry appeals to media to promote Covid vaccination
Health officials need to improve the delivery of vaccine to local communities to help achieve national targets, and the media can play a role in this by publicising the vaccination rollout and motivating members of the public to participate. ...More >>>

- 757 bags of blood collected on World Blood Donor Day
A blood donation drive at the ITECC Mall in Vientiane has resulted in 757 bags of blood being collected, with the event taking place to mark World Blood Donor Day. ..More >>>

- Govt targets 2.9 percent growth in agriculture sector
The government is beefing up agricultural production for domestic consumption and export, with the aim of achieving 2.9 percent growth in the sector, which would account for 15.9 percent of GDP...More >>>

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Govt sets GDP 4.5 percent growth target 
The government has set the target for GDP growth at a minimum of 4.5 percent over the last six months of this year...More >>>

Japanese animation film to be screened in Vientiane
The Embassy of Japan has called on the public to watch the animated movie “Jujutsu Kaisen 0”,. ....More >>>

Xieng Khuang farmers hope coffee crop will change their lives
For decades, the people of Phouxeo village in Xieng Khuang province’s Phoukoud district relied..More >>>

Checkpoints warned for excessive measures that impede logistics
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What issues would you like the National Assembly to address?
The National Assembly opened its four-week 3rd ordinary session on Monday with a focus...More >>>

Athletics federation selects top runners for University Games
The Lao Athletics Federation is preparing talented young athletes to represent Laos at the 20th.. ..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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