20 May 2019

KOICA President’s visit aims to enhance Laos-Korea cooperation


- Minister stresses importance of culture at Chinese conference on Asian civilisations
Culture plays an important role in the process of socio-economic development and is fundamental to establishing and maintaining lasting friendly relationships, a Lao minister told a conference in Beijing last week.. ... More >>>

- Extension to Wattay International Airport planned
The government is planning to expand Vientiane’s Wattay International Airport to meet the growing need for passenger air transport, a senior government official has said. .. . .. More >>>

- KOICA President’s visit aims to enhance Laos-Korea cooperation
The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) is preparing an integrated recovery programme for Attapeu province and will continue to support Laos in many other areas...More >>>

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