laos

With just three deaths reported so far, Laos has received praise from the World Health Organization for prevention measures in tackling the pandemic.  The mountainous terrain, sparse rural population, limited transportation system and dearth of major cities are seen to have aided its response. However,...

The country is blessed with lush and spectacular landscapes as well as rich tradition and culture and is becoming a magnet for tourists from the West over the last few years. Tourists are attracted to flagship destinations such as the Mekong River, the UNESCO World...

The country’s traditional engine of growth has been its vast reserve of natural resources -- electricity, agriculture and forestry, and minerals among others. Laos is, in fact, a major exporter of electricity with about two thirds of electricity generated exported to Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia,...

Laos is a communist country, and the only legal political party is the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party (LPRP). All political activity takes place within the framework of a one-party socialist republic. The de jure head of state is President Bounnhang Vorachith, who also is LPRP general secretary...

The government of Lao PDR is focused on creating a strong foundation for economic growth. Short, medium and long-term planning are key elements of this, with the 9th National Socio-Economic Development Plan (NSEDP) 2021-2025 guiding policy priorities across government in line with the country’s economic...

Located in the heart of ASEAN, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (LPDR) or Laos has strong bilateral trade and investment ties with key economies in the region and beyond, leveraging on the establishment of the ASEAN Economic Committee (AEC), as well as ASEAN’s trade and...

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