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Govt to address business barriers to promote foreign investment

The government is hopeful of taking urgent action to enable the rollout of more investment projects, to help the country’s financial and economic difficulties in the years ahead. The comment was made by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Planning and Investment,...

Opening ceremony for Responsible Agriculture Investment Project “RAI”

In the morning of August 11, 2020 Crowne Plaza Vientiane has launched the Responsible Agriculture Investment: (RAI) by Co-chair between Mr. Outakeo KEODUANGSINH, Director General of Investment Promotion Department, Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) and Mr....

Ministry charts path for Investment Reform Map

The Investment Reform Map (IRM) is an important mechanism for the development of investment policies to attract foreign direct investment (FDI) and can assist countries that want to develop and attract investment. Speaking last week at the opening ceremony of a...

PM issues order No.03/PM to address investment

Prime Minister of Lao PDR issues order No.,03/PM, dated 21/01/2020 on the Improvement of Services Related to the Issuance of Investment and Business Licenses to Ministers, head of ministry-equivalent authorities, Vientiane Capital governor and provincial governors. PM...

Japanese trade group promotes investment in Lao SEZs

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Vientiane will work with the developers of four special economic zones (SEZs) to encourage more investment by Japanese companies, to boost trade and economic ties between Laos and Japan. A...

Lao Economic and Investment Forum Promotion

Lao Economic and Investment Forum Promotion of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises in Manufacturing Sector and Investment in Special Economic Zones (November 6th and 8th, 2018 in Osaka and Yamaguchi, Japan.) (108 people attending the forum in Osaka, 6th November 2018)...

Laos Economy and Investment Dialogues 2017 in Japan

On 14th and 17th November 2017, Laos Economy and Investment Dialogues 2017 were organized in Osaka and Nagoya City, Japan by Ministry of Planning and Investment of Lao PDR and ASEAN Japan Centre under the theme of “Regional Supply Chains and Logistics: Expanding...

U.S Investors sign LOIs with Partners for Development

U.S Investors sign LOIs with Partners for Development of First Large Scale Solar Power Project in Lao PDR According to the immediate press release of Convalt Engery on September 29, 2017 in Vientiane Capital, Convalt Energy (“Convalt”), an independent renewable power...

Laos – China Investment Forum 2017 at the 14th

Laos - China Investment Forum 2017 at the 14th China-ASEAN EXPO, 13th September 2017, Nanning, China. During the 14th China-ASEAN Expo 2017, Ministry of Planning and Investment, Ministry of Industry and Commerce, China-ASEAN Expo Secretariat and Department of Commerce...

INVEST IN LAOS

WHY INVEST IN LAOS

The Lao PDR Economy Continues To Be Experience Dynamic Growth And Resilience To Withstand Global Pressures, Largely Due To The Following Factors:

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Strong governance and transparency framework with enhanced sectorial cooperation

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Business-friendly policies and thriving ecosystems that have opened up opportunities for foreign and local investors

03

Large infrastructure investments

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Efficient management of natural resources

PROMOTED SECTORS

Investment services in concession activities by planning and investment sector

High and modern technology Business

Using high and modern technology, scientific research, R&D, innovation…

Clean Agriculture

Clean agriculture, toxic-free agriculture, seed production, animal breeding…

Agro and Forestry Processing industry

Environmentally friendly agro-processing industry, handicraft industry…

Tourism development industry

Development of environmentally friendly and sustainable eco-tourism.

Education

Education, physical sports , human resource development and skills labor development…

Healthcare

Development of modern hospitals, pharmaceutical, medical equipment factory

Infrastructure

Service provision for development of public infrastructure.

Banking, Micro-Finance

Policy banks and micro-finance institutions focusing on poverty reduction…

Modern commercial, Trading centers

Modern commercial centers, exhibition centers and fairs for domestic industrial..

DOING BUSINESS

Ease of Doing Business

Doing Business has shown the business climate through gathering and analyzing comprehensive quantitative data

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CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY (CSR)

Lao PDR is striving to graduate from the status of Least Development Country by 2024 and meeting the global 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This requires commitment from all sectors, especially the private sector. For this, the role of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is gaining more critical attention to promote sustainable and responsible private investment in the country.

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY (CSR)

Lao PDR is striving to graduate from the status of Least Development Country by 2024 and meeting the global 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This requires commitment from all sectors, especially the private sector. For this, the role of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is gaining more critical attention to promote sustainable and responsible private investment in the country.

NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

Govt to address business barriers to promote foreign investment

The government is hopeful of taking urgent action to enable the rollout of more investment projects, to help the country’s financial and economic difficulties in the years ahead. The comment was made by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Planning and Investment,...

Opening ceremony for Responsible Agriculture Investment Project “RAI”

In the morning of August 11, 2020 Crowne Plaza Vientiane has launched the Responsible Agriculture Investment: (RAI) by Co-chair between Mr. Outakeo KEODUANGSINH, Director General of Investment Promotion Department, Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) and Mr....

Ministry charts path for Investment Reform Map

The Investment Reform Map (IRM) is an important mechanism for the development of investment policies to attract foreign direct investment (FDI) and can assist countries that want to develop and attract investment. Speaking last week at the opening ceremony of a...

PM issues order No.03/PM to address investment

Prime Minister of Lao PDR issues order No.,03/PM, dated 21/01/2020 on the Improvement of Services Related to the Issuance of Investment and Business Licenses to Ministers, head of ministry-equivalent authorities, Vientiane Capital governor and provincial governors. PM...

Japanese trade group promotes investment in Lao SEZs

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Vientiane will work with the developers of four special economic zones (SEZs) to encourage more investment by Japanese companies, to boost trade and economic ties between Laos and Japan. A...

Lao Economic and Investment Forum Promotion

Lao Economic and Investment Forum Promotion of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises in Manufacturing Sector and Investment in Special Economic Zones (November 6th and 8th, 2018 in Osaka and Yamaguchi, Japan.) (108 people attending the forum in Osaka, 6th November 2018)...

Laos Economy and Investment Dialogues 2017 in Japan

On 14th and 17th November 2017, Laos Economy and Investment Dialogues 2017 were organized in Osaka and Nagoya City, Japan by Ministry of Planning and Investment of Lao PDR and ASEAN Japan Centre under the theme of “Regional Supply Chains and Logistics: Expanding...

U.S Investors sign LOIs with Partners for Development

U.S Investors sign LOIs with Partners for Development of First Large Scale Solar Power Project in Lao PDR According to the immediate press release of Convalt Engery on September 29, 2017 in Vientiane Capital, Convalt Energy (“Convalt”), an independent renewable power...

Laos – China Investment Forum 2017 at the 14th

Laos - China Investment Forum 2017 at the 14th China-ASEAN EXPO, 13th September 2017, Nanning, China. During the 14th China-ASEAN Expo 2017, Ministry of Planning and Investment, Ministry of Industry and Commerce, China-ASEAN Expo Secretariat and Department of Commerce...
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