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Govt outlines forestry protection moves to lawmakers

Preserving forests and promoting tree planting across the country are the main aims for amendment of the forestry law, a senior government official has said. Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, Dr Lien Thikeo presented a draft amended forestry law for debate at the ongoing National Assembly session in Vientiane yesterday. .. More >>>

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Lao, Swedish agreement boosts diplomatic cooperation

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Laos and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Sweden last week signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that aimed to enhance cooperation between the two ministries and countries. .. More >>>

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Stop employing additional people, PM tells government departments

The government has prohibited state departments from employing contracted and volunteer staff because the public services is viewed as being already overloaded with employees and officials. … More >>>

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NA needs to strengthen its supervising role of Govt

The National Assembly needs to enhance its role in enacting the country’s laws and overseeing the performance of the government to push for greater national development. NA members on … More >>>

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Laos, China sign pact to develop human resources in tourism

The Lao Mass Media Institute of Culture and Tourism signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Yunnan College of Tourism in China to further develop its tourism human resources. … More >>>

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BRI to boost prospects for global growth

CHINA (China Daily/ANN) — The Belt and Road Initiative could play a key role in shoring up the precarious global economic recovery clouded by trade tensions, as it could not only bolster … More >>>

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Govt to reduce economic overreliance on natural resources

The government has announced it will reduce the nation’s overreliance on natural resources as it seeks to grow the economy despite the recent slowdown. Speaking at the National Assembly session recently, … More >>>

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Justice ministry to upgrade sentencing enforcement officials

The Ministry of Justice plans to train and supply more legal specialists to assist local authorities in the enforcement of court sentences, according to a senior ministry official. Speaking at the Lao National Conference … More >>>

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Authorities review results, progress toward SDGs implementation

More than 70 government officials gathered in Vientiane yesterday to review results, progress and challenges in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for the 2018-2019 fiscal … More >>>

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Dramatic upturn in business environment expected: PM

The business environment is expected to improve dramatically in the coming years as the government intensifies action to better facilitate business, Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has told the National Assembly.

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