9 November, 2023

- Laos’ economic growth hit by depreciation of kip, says minister
The Lao economy continued to grow at an average of 4 percent annually over the past few years, though the quality of growth was not high due to the depreciation of the kip. ...More>>>

- NA member voices concern over school dropout rate
National Assembly members have expressed concern over increasing school dropout rates and the shortage of teachers both in Vientiane and rural areas. Representing the Vientiane constituency, Mrs Kethmany Yandasack called on the government to urgently solve the problem when the matter came up for debate this week. ..More>>>

- State Inspection Authority cancels checks on 1,796 development projects
The State Inspection Authority has suggested solutions for 1,796 development projects that it said did not require further inspection. Addressing the National Assembly this week, the President of the State Inspection Authority (SAI), Dr Khamphanh Phommathat, said 1,796 development projects did not require further inspection because the main goal of checks by the State Inspection Authority is to advance negotiations to reduce project costs...More>>>

- Govt aims to issue 220,000 land titles by end of 2023
In the remaining two months of this year, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment plans to register and issue 220,000 land titles, amounting to 55 percent of the number stated in the plan for the whole of 2023. ...More>>>

- China to have more engagement with Lao media
Chinese media personnel look set to have more engagement with their Lao counterparts in the coming years under the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)....More>>>

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- Govt warns inactive cryptocurrency businesses will face fines, licence revocation
The government will suspend the business operations, impose fines and even revoke the licences of companies that fail to make progress or fulfill agreements made in relation to cryptocurrencies mining and trade, the government has told the National Assembly (NA). ..More>>>

- South Korea to employ Lao workers in agriculture, fisheries
South Korea has requested the Lao government to increase the number of Lao nationals available for employment in the agriculture and fisheries sectors, in addition to work in industry. ..More>>>

- Deforestation monitoring system expands
The national forest monitoring system roadmap implemented under the ‘F-REDD 2 project’ is expanding the provincial deforestation monitoring system to 15 out of 18 provinces, to enhance sustainable forest management. ..More>>>

- Labour ministry calls for more accurate employment figures
More effective monitoring of employment and unemployment is necessary to ensure that an adequate workforce is available to meet the needs of employers. ...More>>>

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Energy ministry admits to challenges in regulation of mining operations
Development of administrative mechanisms, management, monitoring and law enforcement with regard to mining operations are experiencing challenges....More>>>

Japan Foundation to set up booth at youth fest
The popular UYD/Lao Youth Festival will be thrown open on November 10 in a cultural hall of Vientiane.The three-day Lao Youth Festival is better known as UYD. This festival is a hit with teenagers. ... 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 >>>

One month into conflict, Israeli troops reach “heart of Gaza City
JERUSALEM (Xinhua) -- Israeli troops were fighting on Tuesday “in the heart of Gaza City,” a senior Israeli commander said, on the 32nd day of the Israel-Hamas conflict that has ..More >>>

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Lao company, Borussia Dortmund to partner in football development
TPLUS Digital Sole Co., Ltd. and Borussia Dortmund (BVB) from Germany ...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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