Vientiane Times (Laos)

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The Lao Bankers’ Association (LBA) is working to upgrade the skills of employees of banks that are members of the association by equipping them with broader understanding of risk management and prevention of money laundering and terrorism financing.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) -South Korea’s Ministry of Gender Equality and Family has been providing support to the Lao Women’s Training Centre, run by the Lao Women’s Union, for the provision of vocational courses for marginalised women.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Laos has done much in the past year to reduce the negative impacts of natural disasters but faces a number of challenges including budget constraints.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has projected that Laos’ economic growth will remain strong this year, with the under-construction Laos-China railway seen as one of the main driving forces of growth. 

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The government cabinet has pledged to continue efforts to streamline procedures to better facilitate business operations.

KHAMMUAN, Laos (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Adventure activities for tourists are planned for Phou Phamarn hill in Khounkham district, Khammuan province, with the project to be undertaken by Green Discovery Laos.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) -  To attain the 18 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which aim to “leave no one behind” with 11 years to go, above all, acceleration is needed for countries to meet the ambitious targets. 

XANAKHAM, Laos (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Xanakham district in Xayaboury province has been famous for its rich and fertile soil and its premium quality bananas, tamarind, pineapples and coconuts for many years.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Laos’ banks are hopeful that the introduction of quick and quality services will also come with added security in the cross-border payment process, to better serve and protect clients.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The Lao government has set a target of reducing the trade deficit with Vietnam to about US$227 million this year, with the country producing more products for export.