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Advertising signs need Permits: Vientiane Authorities

Vientiane’s Department of Public Works and Transport is calling on the owners of advertising signs, ATM booths and telephone lines in the capital to ask for permission before their erection.

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Government announces List of Controlled Businesses

Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has approved a list of businesses that are subject to government control, while also stating that types of business not on the list would find it easier to operate.
Date: 14 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

Government approves Special Budget for Flood Recovery

The government has approved a special budget of 500 billion kip (US$58 million) to repair public infrastructure that was damaged in last year’s floods, indicating that the remaining recovery work could soon begin.
Date: 09 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

Authorities urged to expedite Registration of Foreign Workers

Labour officials across the country must expedite the process of registering illegal foreign workers, Deputy Prime Minister Sonexay Siphandone has said.
Date: 08 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

Labour Officials mull Foreign Worker Regulations

The Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare and other government bodies yesterday held a brainstorming session on the draft of a labour regulation that addresses the issue of foreign workers in Laos who don’t have legal documentation.
Date: 07 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

Comply with Environmental Regulations or have Licence revoked, Chinese Farming Firm warned

The Vientiane People’s Council has adopted measures demanding that a Chinese farming firm comply with environmental regulations or face the prospect of its investment licence being revoked.
Date: 07 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

NA defers approval of amended Land Law

The National Assembly (NA) has yet to approve a draft amendment to the Land Law, pointing out the need for further refinement to address all its deficiencies.
Date: 18 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

Electronic Signature Law will boost E-Commerce, Government tells NA

The government has told the National Assembly (NA) that Laos needs to have an electronic signature law in place to boost E-commerce and facilitate E-governance.
Date: 12 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

New Law to better serve Lao Diplomatic Mission Overseas

Members of the National Assembly (NA) yesterday passed a newly drafted law to better facilitate Laos’ diplomatic mission in foreign countries and to protect the interests of the nation and Lao expats overseas.
Date: 11 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

Everyone must be Equal under the Law: Civil Code Drafters propose

Law drafters have proposed that all Lao people, in all regions of the country must be equal under the law, with gender equality included in this regard.
Date: 06 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

NA approves Government reshuffle

The National Assembly (NA) yesterday approved a reshuffle and appointments in public security, national defence and the banking sectors following the proposals of Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith.
Date: 05 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

Laos Government to pay Compensation to Families displaced by Railway

VIENTIANE, Nov 26 (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Arbitration solution committees in Vientiane and the provinces together with the project developer have agreed on settlements with local people and 94 per cent of the land required for the railway has now been acquired, Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith told the National Assembly last Monday.
Date: 26 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

Parliament to debate Economic Plan Next Week

The National Assembly will kick off its sixth ordinary session next Tuesday to review the implementation of the 2018 socio-economic development plan and budget plan.
Date: 14 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

Laos reaffirms continued Support for Children’s Rights

Laos will continue to work with Unicef and other development partners to promote and protect the rights of children.
Date: 05 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

New Law spells out Duties of Billboard Makers

Businesses that make signs and billboards will have their operations suspended if they continue to break the regulations regarding content and language.
Date: 30 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

Government approves Special Budget for Flood Recovery

The government has approved a special budget of 500 billion kip (US$58 million) to repair public infrastructure that was damaged in last year’s floods, indicating that the remaining recovery work could soon begin.

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Finance Officials under Scrutiny as 35 face Disciplinary Measures

At least 35 finance officials have been disciplined for abuses of power, according to an official report. The report was presented at a three-day 6th Plenary Meeting of the Ministry of Finance’s Party Committe ...

12 Firms’ Executives sentenced for embezzling State Money Commission readies Report for Convention on the Rights of the Child Xaysana to face Thai Court, No Extradition sought: Govt Spokesman more

Authorities urged to expedite Registration of Foreign Workers

Labour officials across the country must expedite the process of registering illegal foreign workers, Deputy Prime Minister Sonexay Siphandone has said.

Labour Officials mull Foreign Worker Regulations Businesses urged to comply with May 1 Minimum Wage Increase Government approves Minimum Wage Increase more

Ministry to bolster Trademark Protection

All commodities produced in Laos will have a trademark under the Madrid Protocol, to create econom mic opportunities and help raise the standard of trade in the country. The Madrid system (officially the Madrid system fo ...

Seek Permission before flying your Drone, Ministry warns NA Members press Government to review Intellectual Property Policy New Law to promote, control Technology Transfer more

NA defers approval of amended Land Law

The National Assembly (NA) has yet to approve a draft amendment to the Land Law, pointing out the need for further refinement to address all its deficiencies.

Land Use Master plan gets NA Approval Govt mulls Fairer Compensation Policy for People affected by Development Projects Govt Officials discuss Law on Settlements and Stable Work more

New Decree offers Tax Breaks for Investors in Lao SEZs

Domestic and foreign investors will be granted a number of tax breaks under a new amended decree related to specific and special economic zones (SEZs) issued recently by the government.

Amended Law offers No Exception to VAT Charge Pay Taxes or face Closure, Thousands of Businesses warned Issue of Illegally Imported Cars remains unresolved more

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Chief Justice calls for Government Audit on Rights of Indigenous People

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Foreign Ministry continues Ban on UN Special Rapporteur Lee

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DLT introducing Electronic Licenses

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DOLE vows Aid for Workers displaced by Hanjin Bankruptcy

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Tax Academy eyeing Campuses in Tagaytay, New Clark City

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Courts urged to speed up Judicial Reform

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Complaint Boxes for Iskandar Puteri Schools to tackle Crimes

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