Update news Laos

Vietnam affirms commitment to Mekong-Japan cooperation

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh has affirmed Vietnam’s commitment to coordinating with Japan and other Mekong countries in implementing the Tokyo Strategy 2018 for Mekong-Japan Cooperation.

Exchange programme promotes Vietnam-Laos friendship

The Vietnam-Laos friendship exchange programme 2019 took place in Lao Bao town, Huong Hoa district, the central province of Quang Tri on July 30.

Vietnam, Laos review crime fight

The Vietnamese and Lao ministries of public security held the 10th conference in Vientiane on July 9 to review their joint work against crimes.

Laos builds more hydropower dams, sparking concern in Vietnam

The International and Vietnam Mekong Commissions have protested, but Laos is implementing its plan to build more hydropower dams on the Mekong mainstream, reported Saigon Economic Times.

Vietnamese Prime Minister meets with Lao, Cambodian counterparts

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc had a working session with his Lao and Cambodian counterparts Thongloun Sisoulith and Samdech Techo Hun Sen in Bangkok, Thailand, on June 23 on the sidelines of the 34th ASEAN Summit.

Quang Ninh’s leaders honoured with Lao medals

A ceremony was held in Quang Ninh on June 3 to present medals conferred by the Lao President to the province’s individuals and collectives for their contributions to enhancing the friendship between the two countries.


Vietnam’s dairy industry to boost exports

Vietnam’s dairy makers are accessing more opportunities to increase exports, but companies need to enhance their competitiveness in foreign markets and develop a concentrated production scale.

Vietnam to purchase more power from China, Laos

Vietnam plans to purchase more electricity from China and Laos in the coming years as the domestic power supply is running out, an official has said.


Official hosts Buddhism delegations from China, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand

Head of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs Vu Chien Thang on May 12 received delegates from China, Laos, Cambodia and Thailand who are in Vietnam to attend the United Nations Day of Vesak 2019.

Cambodia, Laos, VN work to remove obstacles to cross-border trade

A forum to promote investment, trade and tourism between Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam was held in Kratie province, Cambodia on March 9 as part of the 12th meeting of the Joint Coordination Committee on the CLV Development Triangle Area.

Government News In Brief

Founding anniversary of Vietnam People’s Army marked in Algeria, Supreme courts of Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia bolster cooperation, Vietnam, Cambodia enhance cooperation in border management

Dams on Mekong are damaging environment

Vietnam, located in the lower course of Mekong, is at a disadvantageous position as more and more dams have arisen on the upper course of the river.

Scientist warns of safety risks at reservoirs and dams in Vietnam

VietNamNet Bridge - Two hydropower dam collapse accidents occurred in Laos with the last two years. 

Lao hydropower dam disaster offers great lessons on safety: expert

VietNamNet Bridge - The hydropower dam collapse in Laos should be seen as a valuable lesson about dam safety, according to Dao Trong Tu from the Vietnam River Network.

Collapse of Laos hydropower dam will have minor impact in Vietnam: scientists

Officials and scientists have said that the accident at the Sepien Senamnoi hydropower dam in Attapeu, Laos will not create a “water bomb” attacking the Vietnam’s Mekong Delta.

Laos dam collapse: Race to rescue flooded villagers

 Rescuers are racing to find survivors after a dam in Laos collapsed late on Monday, flooding several villages and killing at least 20 people.

Government News 19/7

 HCM City, JICA to meet quarterly to speed up projects, PM looks to maintain high-level visits between Vietnam, Laos, Second ASEAN-India workshop on blue economy held, Deputy PM Pham Binh Minh welcomes new Mozambican ambassador

Cambodia, Laos, VN vow to further deepen comprehensive cooperation

The Prime Ministers of Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam (CLV) have reaffirmed their commitment to further deepening comprehensive cooperation among the three countries.

Wildlife trafficking: the animal market in Laos

Reporters travelled 2,000 kilometers in Laos recently to discover how wildlife are carried to Vietnam. Departing from Hanoi, they crossed the Long Sap border gate in the northern province of Son La to Laos. 

Vietnamese investors prosper in Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar

VietNamNet Bridge - Vietnam’s outward foreign direct investment (OFDI) is expected to continue to increase rapidly in Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar.