20 January 2023

- PM issues advice on management of state-funded projects
The Prime Minister has instructed planning and investment officials to overhaul planning in the new phase of administration for 2023, saying that development plans must reflect reality. Prime Minister Sonexay Siphandone issued the instruction when chairing the annual meeting of the planning and investment sector on Wednesday.
He advised officials to reform state investment in order to transform the system, ...More>>>

- More money needed for payment of debt, salaries, development schemes
The payment of government officials’ salaries, investment in development projects and repayment of debts constitute the largest portion of government expenditure allocated for 2023, according to the Ministry of Finance. The government will increase its expenditure budget from 34.5 trillion kip in 2022 to 43.49 trillion kip this year. Meanwhile, national revenue is targeted at 38.44 trillion kip, ....More>>>

- PM convenes open govt meeting to resolve ongoing challenges
The government’s second open meeting for 2022, which is taking place on Thursday and Friday this week, saw cabinet members discuss various international and regional events that are unavoidably affecting the economy. These circumstances have resulted in the insufficient supply of foreign currency and unfavourable exchange rates, while the cost of oil and consumer goods has almost doubled over the past year. ...More>>>

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- City authorities to clamp down on entertainment venues
A meeting of the Vientiane People’s Council recently questioned the adequacy of measures being taken to regulate places of entertainment, ...More>>>

- Defence ministry marks Lao Army Day
The Lao People’s Army will continue to build on its founding traditions by strengthening its two strategic duties of national protection and development. ...More>>>

- Savannakhet gears up for visitor influx
Savannakhet province is making improvements to 13 tourist attractions and plans to put its cultural traditions on the map as well, in a bid to attract more Lao and foreign tourists. ....More>>>

- Statistics bureau pledges to provide better quality data
The Lao Statistics Bureau has pledged to ensure more efficient collection, compilation and dissemination of statistics, especially with regard to economic, social and environmental indicators. ..More>>>

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Department to boost use of intellectual property in business sector
The Intellectual Property (IP) Department under the Ministry of ..More>>>

Behind Stage: The Series screened
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Lao People’s Army strengthens defence of the nation
The origins of the Lao army date back to January 20, 1949, ....More >>>

Vo Thị Anh Xuan announced acting State president
Hanoi (Vietnam News) -- Vo Thị Anh Xuan will be acting State president ...More >>>

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What are your thoughts on the importance of the army?
Lao People’s Army Day is celebrated each year on January 20 ....More >>>

Laos aiming for vovinam glory at international meets
Lao male and female vovinam practitioners are eyeing medals at ...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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