Vientiane Times (Laos)

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Representatives of the Laos-China Economic and Trade Promotion Association (LCETPA) and Lao officials have benefited from a training course on the policy and establishment of Free Trade Pilot Zone held in Chongqing, China, last month.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The government is planning to encourage farmers to produce at least 1 million tonnes of paddy rice for sale in the domestic market and export next year.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The Lao banking sector is taking additional measures to implement the Basel II principles and to make officials aware of the International Financial Reporting Standard (IFRS 9).

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The Miss Universe Laos 2019, Vichitta Phonevilay, has revealed the national costume she will showcase when she takes the stage with other contestants at the Miss Universe contest.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Lao Statistics Bureau in cooperation with Statistics Korea yesterday officially launched the LAOSIS website ( to provide a convenient one-stop service for a full range of major Lao statistics. 

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Lao enterprises will find it easier to use the securities market as a platform to mobilise investment after the National Assembly approves the amended Law on Securities, according to the top official of the Bank of the Lao PDR.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors have approved additional funding of US$22.5 million for Laos’ Poverty Reduction Fund-one of the government’s main vehicles to address and redress rural poverty.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Along with development comes the need for money in daily life. Of course, if you have enough money to pay for everything you need life is easier, but one village in Luang Namtha province manages to do without money on certain occasions.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Laos will continue to enhance its one-stop service scheme to improve the business climate and to increase domestic and foreign investments in the country.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - A Lao-Chinese joint venture company is planning to establish a pharmaceutical industrial park in Vientiane.