8 November, 2023

- Inflation, exchange rates, M2 targets ‘a great challenge’, PM says
Dragging inflation down to the targeted 9 percent by next year from the current rate of almost 30 percent will be a huge challenge, Prime Minister Sonexay Siphandone told the National Assembly (NA) on Monday. In the drafts of the 2024 socio-economic development, monetary and fiscal plans presented to the NA’s ongoing 6th ordinary session, the government states an inflation rate target of 9 percent. ...More>>>

- USAID supports for disaster risk reduction in Laos
More than 16,000 people are set to benefit from a project that aims to improve food security and resilience in communities that are prone to flooding and other weather extremes. Through the scheme, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) will scale up disaster risk reduction efforts to create climate-resilient communities in northern Laos. ..More>>>

- That Luang festival to showcase ancient Lao traditions
The annual That Luang festival, featuring a colourful display of rituals and ancient customs, will take place in Vientiane from November 23-27. The festival dates were announced at a meeting led by the Mayor of Vientiane, Mr Atsaphangthong Siphandone. Committees and sub-committees are preparing for the festival to ensure public security and the orderly progression of the event, ..More>>>

- Visiting the Thanaleng Dry Port: Mongolian business executives seek opportunities 
Mongolian business executives are seeking business opportunities through logistics links via Laos as the Southeast Asian country is becoming a logistics connector for the region. The Laos-China railway, and the Thanaleng Dry Port and its associated Vientiane Logistics Park that became operational in December 2021, have linked Southeast Asia all the way to China, Mongolia and Europe. ...More>>>

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- Labour ministry claims success in building a skilled workforce
The Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare has been largely successful in safeguarding the benefits and rights of Lao workers by improving their skills and providing them with more training and job opportunities. ..More>>>

- Laos, Thailand stage roadshow to promote tourism
More than​ 100 tourism operators and company and hotel managers from provinces in Laos and Thailand met in Udonthani province, Thailand, on Monday to ..More>>>

- Lao Handicraft Festival showcases best of local craftsmanship
The Lao Handicraft Festival taking place in Vientiane from November 4-12 has added significance this year as handicraft producers are eyeing the extra income to ..More>>>

- Reporters beef up skills ahead of Asean Summit in 2024
Reporters, camera operators and television presenters are upgrading their skills for producing news about the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) as ...More>>>

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Commerce ministry informs NA of new measures governing importers, exporters
The government is working with well-established, privately-owned companies to develop a modern system of registration and an import-export database ...More>>>

Lao’s first accessories label launched
The Lao fashion industry recently welcomed its first Lao fashion accessories label “Infinity” , a sister brand of the well known Ministry of Silk ... More >>>

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Laos ends Buddhist Lent with traditional boat races
With the large majority of people in Laos being Buddhists, the festival to mark the end of Buddhist Lent at the end of October is ...More >>>

China, Australia embark on right path of improving ties: Xi
BEIJING (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping met with ..More >>>

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Lao, Thai cyclists use pedal power to promote tourism
Almost 500 Lao and Thai cyclists gathered for an event in Savannakhet last weekend to ..More >>>

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Lakeside Great Wall of China: stunning views, pleasant weather and abundant greenery Beijing, China:  Walking up the steps of China’s most iconic sight, ....More>>>

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