Vientiane Times, 12 November 2018
Vientiane Times, 31st October 2018
The government has ordered action to further improve the business environment and offer additional incentives aimed at boosting investment in special and specific economic zones (SEZs) amid growing competition in neighbouring countries.
A recent survey suggests that Cambodia, Myanmar and Thailand have also established SEZs and are offering greater incentives.
Thailand, for instance, is creating 10 special economic zones, many of which are located along its border with Laos, according to the survey, which was carried out by the National Economic Research Institute (NERI).
Vientiane Times, 26th October 2018
By LIWG Secretariat, 14th May, 2018
“Information is essential to make well informed decisions about use of land, management of land, land allocation, land tenure and the implementation of government policies and laws related to land,” Ms. Celestine Kroesschell, Chair of Land Information Working Group (LIWG) said during her speech.
On 4th May 2018, the Land Information Learning Center (LILC) is official launched and opened to the public.
By RFA: May 8th, 2018
More than 20 Lao families from Hoi Khoom village in northwestern Laos’ displaced by construction of a high-speed railway linking the country with China are the first to receive compensation for the loss of their farmland to the megaproject, a local government official said.
Those receiving payments can no longer plant rice because railway construction has encroached upon their land and left them without money to buy rice to eat, said the official from the province’s Xay district, who declined to be named.
Vientiane Times, May 4th 2018
http://www.vientianetimes.org.la/sub-new/Current/Curr_Govt_101.php (Referred to LaoFab)