Posts Tagged ‘investment’
April 21st, 2017
Source: Vientiane Times,April 21, 2017
Officials in charge have confirmed that Lao construction companies will benefit from the almost-US$6 billion railway project linking Vientiane to the Chinese border.
Director of the Laos-China Railway construction project and Director of the Lao National Railway Company, Dr Koung Souk-Aloun, told Vientiane Times on Wednesday that a list of 59 companies has been submitted to the Chinese side for selection.
�We have sent them [the Chinese side] 59 companies, not 20 companies. The selection process is underway and hopefully Lao companies will be hired to undertake some of the work on the railroad project,� he said.
April 29th, 2015
Vientiane Times, 29th April 2015
A senior parliamentarian has called for the government to put action in place to ensure transparent concessions over investment projects in order to maximise the benefits obtained and the utilisation of resources. Chairwoman of the Committee for Economics, Planning and Finance of the National Assembly (NA) Dr Souvanpheng Bouphanouvong made the comments in a
press conference last week during her attendance to the three-day government meeting where the cabinet, Vientiane mayor and provincial governors met.
August 1st, 2013
RFA, 01 August, 2013
Authorities in Laos have issued an order informing hold-out residents of an area in the capital slated for a massive urban development project that they are not to sell their land as it now belongs to the site’s developers from China. The order came amid general concerns of government mismanagement and corruption in disputes between residents and investors.
August 28th, 2012
ເສດຖະກິດ-ສັງຄົມ, 27 ສິງຫາ 2012
ແຂວງເຊກອງ ໄດ້ອະນຸຍາດໃຫ້ບໍລິສັດແມ່ຂອງຮ່ວມທຸລະກິດ ຈຳກັດເຂົ້າປູກສາລີ, ພືດລົ້ມລຸກ, ພືດອຸດສາຫະກຳ ພ້ອມສ້າງຕັ້ງໂຮງງານປຸງແຕ່ງສາລີຢູ່ເມືອງລະມາມ ແລະ ທ່າແຕງ ໃນເນື້ອທີ່ 200 ເຮັກຕາໂດຍມີອາຍຸສຳປະທານ 30 ປີ.
ພິທີເຊັນຍາສຳປະທານໄດ້ຈັດຂຶ້ນເມື່ອວັນທີ 23 ສິງຫາຜ່ານມາທີ່ພະແນກແຜນການ ແລະ ການລົງທຶນ ແຂວງເຊກອງ, ຕາງຫນ້າຝ່າຍແຂວງ, ລົງນາມແມ່ນທ່ານ ຫນູພອນ ເຂັມມະໄລ ຫົວຫນ້າພະແນກແຜນການ ແລະ ການລົງທຶນແຂວງເຊກອງ ແລະ ຝ່າຍບໍລິສັດ ແມ່ນທ່ານ ເຈິນທີທິງ ປະທານບໍລິສັດແມ່ຂອງຮ່ວມທຸລະກິດຈຳກັດ ໂດຍມີທ່ານ ລ້ຽງ ຄຳພູນ ຮອງເຈົ້າແຂວງເຊກອງ, ທ່ານ ເຈົ້າເມືອງໆລະມາມ, ທ່ານເຈົ້າເມືອງໆທ່າແຕງພ້ອມດ້ວຍຜູ້ຕາງຫນ້າພະແນກການທີ່ກ່ຽວຂ້ອງອ້ອມຂ້າງແຂວງເຂົ້າຮ່ວມ. ການສຳປະທານທີ່ດິນເທື່ອນີ້ ຂອງບໍລິສັດແມ່ຂອງຮ່ວມທຸລະກິດແມ່ນເພື່ອປູກສາລີ, ພືດລົ້ມລຸກ, ພືດອຸດສາຫະກຳ ແລະ ສ້າງຕັ້ງໂຮງງານປຸງແຕ່ງສາລີ ໂດຍມີກຳນົດຊຳປະທານ 30 ປີ ນັບແຕ່ມື້ທຳການຜະລິດປົກກະຕິເປັນຕົ້ນໄປ ເຊິ່ງແຂວງເຊກອງເຫັນດີໃຫ້ສຳປະທານທີ່ດິນໃນເນື້ອທີ່ທັງຫມົດ 200 ເຮັກຕາ ສຳລັບການສຳລະສະສາງຝ່າຍບໍລິສັດຕ້ອງເສຍພັນທະໃຫ້ແຂວງນັບແຕ່ດຳເນີນການກໍ່ສ້າງເຊັ່ນ: ອາກອນລາຍໄດ້ຈາກເງິນເດືອນພະນັກງານ, ກຳມະກອນທັງຫມົດພ້ອມທັງຄ່າທຳນຽມແລະ ຄ່າບໍລິການອື່ນໆ ຍົກເວັ້ນແຕ່ອາກອນກຳໄລເປັນເວລາ 4 ປີ, ຈາກນັ້ນແມ່ນຈະໄດ້ມອບພັນທະອາກອນກຳໄລໃຫ້ລັດຕາມກົດຫມາຍສ່ວຍສາອາກອນ. ຢ່າງໃດກໍ່ຕາມ ການສຳປະທານທີ່ດິນນອກຈາກຈຸດປະສົງດຳເນີນໂຄງການພັດທະນາ ເພື່ອປູກຫມາກສາລີ, ພືດລົ້ມລຸກ, ພືດອຸດສາຫະກຳ ແລະ ສ້າງຕັ້ງໂຮງງານປຸງແຕ່ງສາລີແລ້ວ, ຍັງມີຈຸດປະສົງເພື່ອເຮັດໃຫ້ທີ່ດິນໄດ້ຮັບການພັດທະນາດ້ວຍການລົງທຶນ, ດ້ວຍແຮງງານ, ວັດຖຸທຶນຮອນ, ການກໍ່ສ້າງພື້ນຖານໂຄງລ່າງເຮັດໃຫ້ທີ່ດິນມີຄຸນນະພາບ ແລະ ເພີ່ມມູນຄ່າຂອງທີ່ດິນ ເພື່ອໃຫ້ເສດຖະກິດ-ສັງຄົມມີການຂະຫຍາຍຕົວ ສາມາດຫລຸດຜ່ອນຄວາມທຸກຍາກຂອງປະຊາຊົນໃນເຂດທ້ອງຖິ່ນເປັນໄປຕາມແນວ ທາງນະໂຍບາຍຂອງພັກ-ລັດນຳອີກ.
July 26th, 2012
Vientiane Times, July 25, 2012
The Hoang Anh Gia Lia Group is planting more than 30,000 hectares of rubber trees in Attapeu province. An official from the group Mr Phan Thanh Thu, told the Vientiane Times on Monday that more than 6,000 Lao and Vietnamese citizens are currently working in its fields. “We will need 15,000 workers when the rubber trees are mature in four or five years,” he said. The company is not only planting rubber trees but also constructing a processing factory in Phouvong district, Attapeu province.
July 18th, 2012
Vientiane Times, July 17, 2012
Land compensation for villagers affected by some development projects in Laos has been found to be inappropriate and contrary to the law, according to the observation of land experts on Monday. A senior land expert Dr Palikone Thalongsengchanh told Vientiane Times yesterday that land disputes have arisen as officials did not follow the process of providing appropriate land compensation for villagers whose land is resumed. “Our law stipulates that land compensation for affected villagers who have to give up their land for development projects needs to be sufficient to improve their livelihoods,” he said. “But we have observed that many villagers get poorer after losing their land for development projects, due to inappropriate land compensation.”
June 26th, 2012
Vientiane Times, June 26, 2012
The government won’t consider any new investment proposals in mining or land concessions for rubber and eucalyptus plantations until December 31, 2015. The slowdown will give the government time to review policies and assess the effectiveness of existing projects. The government will also speed up the survey and allocation of land to identify which areas are suitable for investment, and which areas should be preserved. Minister of Planning and Investment Mr Somdy Duangdy made these observations yesterday when res ponding to concerns raised by National Assembly members after a spate of development projects have encroached on villagers’ land and affected the environment.
June 4th, 2012
Vientiane Times, June 1, 2012
The government plans to suspend land concessions but it will take some time to put this into effect, a senior official from the Ministry of Planning and Investment has said. “We have sent the draft of a prime ministerial decree on suspending land concessions to the cabinet for consideration and approval. We won’t be able to stop granting land concessions until the prime minister signs the decree,” Dr Kikeo Chanthabouly told Vientiane Times on Wednesday.
June 4th, 2012
Vientiane Times, May 28, 2012
The Lao economy will not experience a sharp decline over the next few years, despite the government’s decision not to encourage new mining proposals, a senior World Bank economist has said. Ms Genevieve Boyreau made the comment on Wednesday amid concerns that the Lao economy will see a major downturn over the next few years once the government imposes its new policy. The mining sector has made a major contribution to economic growth over the past five years and the government’s decision to call a halt to new mining investments has caused public concern.
May 30th, 2012
Vientiane Times, May 29, 2012
The Natural Resources and Environment Ministry has awarded a land concession to a Chinese agricultural investor, Henan Tianguan Enterprise Co Ltd, to grow cassava for export to China and Thailand. The cassava will be cultivated on an area of more than 1,000 hectares in Phalanxay district, Savannakhet province. The state land concession agreement was signed in Vientiane on Friday between the ministry and Henan Tianguan Enterprise Co Ltd, in the presence of authorities from the ministries of Planning and Investment and Agriculture and Forestry. A ministry official said the government had agreed to the concession, which would run for 20 years. Company Manager Mr Zeng Xianli said “We are spending about 40 billion kip (US$5 million) on the project. We plan to plant cassava on an area of 1,005 hectares in fiscal year 2013-14.” The company also plans to encourage local people to grow cassava on an area of 550 hectares in fiscal year 2014-15. “We expect to employ over 200 people,” Mr Zeng said.