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Govt Officials discuss Land Management and Development

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment is focusing on land management and development around the country with aims to better manage land and prevent spread out land use.
Date: 15 August 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

Commission discusses Child Protection

The National Commission for the Advancement of Women (NCEW) has discussed to prepare the reports about child trafficking, child prostitution and child pornography in Laos to submit to the committee.
Date: 15 August 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

Incentives to promote Commercial Planting of Trees under proposed Decree

A number of incentives, including the cutting of undue fees, to promote commercial tree planting are being considered by policy-makers drawing up a Prime Ministerial Decree to regulate the issue.
Date: 14 August 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

Mother and Child Issues on top of Agenda for National Commission

The National Commission for Advancement of Women and Mother and Child (National CWMC) has taken a range of steps to fulfill the Laos government's international commitments promoting gender equality and protecting children.
Date: 26 July 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

Laos, Australia renew Cooperation on Human Rights

Laos and Australia have agreed to deepen bilateral cooperation on human rights via a new four-year programme.
Date: 24 July 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

Govt scrutinises Revenue Collection, Enforcement of Decrees

The government is pushing for increased revenue collection to cope with budgetary expenditure and minimise the country's budgetary tensions and rising debts.
Date: 20 July 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

Govt steps up Efforts toward Rule of Law

The government is gearing up efforts towards creating a society governed by the rule of law with Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith calling an extraordinary meeting this week to debate drafted laws. Chaired by the prime minister, the one and a half day cabinet meeting closed yesterday after debating seven drafted laws that comprised five newly ...
Date: 15 July 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

Health Regulations to enhance Patients' Care, Value for Money

The Healthcare Department of the Ministry of Health plans to improve regulations to ensure that patients gain maximum benefit and value for money from both government and private sector treatment.
Date: 04 July 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

Illegal Car Imports Hot Issues debated at Cabinet Meeting

Progress made in addressing illegal car imports, improvements to state enterprises and efforts to regulate sawmills were among hot issues being debated as the government cabinet meeting kicked off yesterday.
Date: 22 June 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

Industry, Commerce seeks to end Illegal Pig Imports

The Ministry of Industry and Commerce is adopting stricter measures to intercept the import, movement and distribution of illegally imported pigs, pork (fresh and frozen) and related products.
Date: 18 June 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

Nation determined to end Illegal Logging

Although the area of forest coverage has increased, the amount of reforestation has not proceeded as well as anticipated, officials have said.
Date: 16 June 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

Law on Minerals under Revision

The government is revising the Law on Mining in the hope that its amendment will support sustainable development of valuable natural resources and bring the highest benefits to the nation.
Date: 15 June 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

Order calls Halt to hunting listed Rare Aquatic Birds, Wildlife

Authorities have warned local poachers to stop hunting aquatic animals and wildlife listed as conservation after learning a number of endangered animals are being hunted despite a poaching ban.
Date: 14 June 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

All Children, Pregnant Women must be vaccinated by Law

Parents and legal guardians will face punishment if they don’t present children to participate in vaccination activities to seasonal diseases according to the Law on Vaccination, health officials confirmed.
Date: 13 June 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

Government, Unicef promote Children Rights among Parliamentarians

The government and Unicef have been promoting children’s rights and strengthening parliamentarian’s involvement in the cause to mark International Children’s Day on June 1.
Date: 01 June 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

NA approves Measures on Price Controls

The National Assembly has approved measures proposed by the government on the management of goods prices and service fees while also recommending that the related Prime Ministerial Decree be upgraded to a law.
Date: 18 May 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

One more Year may be needed to complete Civil Code

One more year may be needed for the further development of Laos’ civil code while the drafting sub-committee must make a concerted effort to reach their target. National Assembly (NA) President MsPanyYathotou yesterday summarised the Assembly’s debate on the draft of the civil code, which she noted had lasted one and a half days.&n ...
Date: 16 May 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

NA debates Draft of Civil Code

National Assembly members began debating the latest draft of the Civil Code yesterday, the country’s first legal framework on civil relations. The Ministry of Justice introduced the draft to sound out the general opinions of Assembly members before the draft was further developed by a subcommittee.
Date: 15 May 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

Law Amendment makes Changes to Role of Prosecutors

The proposed amendment to the Law on People’s Prosecutor makes changes to more than half of the law, enlarging the responsibilities of prosecutors.
Date: 14 May 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

PM’s Order to regulate Entertainment Venues

Officials are drawing up a prime ministerial order on the management of alcohol sales outlets, entertainment venues and gambling places that are located near to educational premises and other specified locations.
Date: 11 May 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

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ASEAN, Dialogue Partners hope for End of Marawi Conflict Soon

MANILA - The ASEAN member states and its dialogue partners are hoping that the more than three-month fighting in Marawi be resolved soon.

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ASEAN Public Relations strengthen Regional Structure

Badung, Bali (ANTARA News) - Public relations and communication are keys to obtain public understanding and participation in order to strengthen the regional organization's position at the global level, Director General of Public Information and Communication at the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Rosarita Niken Widiastuti, stated here on Wednesday.

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Malaysia-Thailand to ink MoU on Security Cooperation

BANGKOK, Sept 20 (Bernama) - There will be closer security cooperation between Malaysia and Thailand with the establishment of a Joint Committee on Security Cooperation, according to a cabinet resolution document released by the Thai government.

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ASEAN enhances Coordination to tackle Cyber Threats

SINGAPORE, Sept 18 (Bernama) - ASEAN member states have agreed on the importance of enhancing coordination to ensure that its cybersecurity efforts across various platforms in countering increasingly sophisticated cyber threats are focused, effective and in synergy with one another.

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Govt opens Centres to register Lao Workers in Thailand

Laos and Thailand have agreed to cooperate more closely to assist Lao workers in Thailand who hold a passport but whose temporary work permit has expired.

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Revenue Rise foreshadowed after Survey reveals Tax Dodging

Taxation revenue to the government is set to increase by 10 percent as a result of a na tionwide survey to identify and update such sources, the Deputy Minister of Finance has said.

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ASEAN to promote Trade with Russia and EAEU

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - ASEAN Economic Ministers agreed to expand trade with Russia and those grouped in the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU).

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Conclusion of the ASEAN-Hong Kong, China Free Trade Agreement (AHKFTA) and the ASEAN-Hong Kong, China Investment Agreement (AHKIA)

The Economic Ministers of ASEAN and Hong Kong, China (HKC) announced the conclusion of the ASEAN-HKC Free Trade Agreement (AHKFTA) and the ASEANHKC Investment Agreement (AHKIA) at the Second ASEAN Economic Ministers (AEM)-HKC Consultations held on 9 September 2017 in Pasay City, the Philippines.

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ASEAN Meet explores Issues related to Tariff Commitments, Rules under ATIGA

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 12 (Bernama) - The discussions on Association of South-East Asian Nations' (ASEAN) internal economic-related affairs, which were held in the Philippines at the 31th ASEAN Free Trade Agreement Council, explored issues related to tariff commitments and applicable rules under the ASEAN Trade in Goods Agreement (ATIGA).

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City Authorities register Foreign Workers

Vientiane labour authorities have opened centres to register the foreign workforce in the capital, aiming to issue temporary work permits for those who are currently working illegally.

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ASEAN-Korea Free Trade Area increases Bilateral Trade by 92.3 per cent

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 10 (Bernama) - Bilateral trade between ASEAN and South Korea has increased by 92.3 per cent to US$118.84 billion in 2016 from US$61.81 billion in 2006 since the ASEAN-KOREA Free Trade Area (AKFTA) took effect in 2007.

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ASEAN MSMEs need More Financial, Technical Support: Study

MANILA - While the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has available programs and pushing for policies that will boost micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs), the region needs to introduce more financial and technical support to MSMEs, an ASEAN study said.

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