17 January 2023

- 1,209 companies registered for operation in SEZs
A total of 1,209 companies employing 63,000 people are currently in operation in Special Economic Zones (SEZs) across the country. Head of the SEZ Promotion and Management Office, Ministry of Planning and Investment, Mr Sonepaseuth Dalavong, reported that there are currently a number of special economic zones in eight provinces. . ...More>>>

- Govt modernises tax collection in bid to boost revenue
More than 119,000 businesses are now using the newly-introduced tax management system known as TaxRIS, accounting for 87.7 percent of the 135,789 business units in Laos, according to the Ministry of Finance....More>>>

- Civil servant reduction efforts unlikely to meet target: minister
The government’s goal to reduce the number of civil servants from 2.3 percent of the population at present to just 1.8 percent by the end of this year is unlikely to be met, a minister has said. The government has set the target in its national agendas, which were formulated to address financial and economic difficulties as well as the issue of narcotic drugs. Set to be concluded this year, the agendas were allocated to all state departments for incorporation into their work plans.....More>>>

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- Lao, Thai provinces partner in Champassak tourism promotion
Authorities from Champassak province teamed up with their counterparts from Ubon Ratchathany province in Thailand on Sunday for games and sports in the area of the Vat Phou temple world heritage site in Champassak.
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- Lao, Vietnamese leaders monitor progress of Lao police political academy
Lao and Vietnamese authorities are overseeing the construction in Vientiane of an academy for the political study of the police force. The construction site was recently visited by Vietnam’s Deputy Minister of Public Security, Major General Nguyen Duy Ngoc, and Laos’ Deputy Minister of Public Security, Major General Khamking Phouilamanivong. ...More>>>

- Solar dryer project launched to improve quality of farm produce
The Institute of Energy and Mines Research recently launched a project that will introduce solar dryers to enable the preservation of agricultural produce and food items made under the One District, One Product scheme. ...More>>>

- Mekong leaders to seek solutions to challenges at upcoming MRC Summit 
The 4th MRC Summit and International Conference will take place in Vientiane from April 2 to 5.
This is the Mekong River Commission’s highest level political ...More>>>

- 125th joint patrol on Mekong River begins
KUNMING, January 15 (Xinhua) -- Law enforcement authorities from China, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand joined forces on Sunday for the start of the 125th Mekong River joint patrol....More>>>

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Surge in goods transiting Laos between Thailand and China
The volume of goods imported and exported between Thailand and China through Laos ..More>>>

Miss Universe Laos-2022 among top 16 finalists
Miss Universe Laos-2022 Payengxa Lor was among the top 16 finalists in the final round of the 71st Miss Universe contest held in New Orleans....More >>>

Intricate naga designs woven into tapestry of Lao life
Naga patterns in Laos have been around for thousands of years among the ....More >>>

Black box of crashed Yeti Airlines aircraft recovered
(The Kathmandu post/ANN) -- The search and rescue teams have found the black box of an ATR 72 aircraft of Yeti Airlines that crashed...More >>>

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Lao athletes prepare for SEA Games in Cambodia
Lao athletes plan to compete in 31 sports at the 32nd South East Asian (SEA) ...More >>>

Hoi An – a tourist hotspot and a jewel in Vietnam’s crown
If you’re thinking about a visit to somewhere special, Hoi An is a great ....More>>>



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