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October 10th, 2013
Vientiane Times, 10 Oct 2013
The government has decided to take measures to penalise companies and government officials involved in the illegal export of logs to Vietnam through a checkpoint in Saravan province.
The Government Office recently issued an announcement suggesting the Ministry of Finance impose the measures they had drafted and presented to the government.
Prime Minister Thongsing Thammavong agreed and approved the measures following a report by the Finance Ministry that detailed the issue and suggested that an export company and several officials were involved in an illegal process, according to the announcement.
October 2nd, 2012
Plantation area in Sekong Province.
AFP, Oct 2, 2012.
The Lao government has set up a task force to investigate a long-running dispute with villagers affected by the development of a rubber plantation by a Vietnamese company in southern Laos’s remote Sekong province, according to an official. An unknown number of villagers in Sekong’s Thateng district have been seeking financial compensation and alternative land from the government after they were asked to vacate their farmland for the rubber plantation project by Vietnamese company Cong Ty Cao Su Nghi Lao-Viet (LVF) company.
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.
May 28th, 2012
ຫວຽດນາມ, 25 ພຶດສະພາ 2012
Dien Bien Rubber JSC, ໄດ້ເຊັນບົດບັນທຶກຄວາມເຂົ້າໃຈກັບລັດຖະບານລາວເພື່ອສຶກສາຄວາມເປັນໄປໄດ້ໃນການໂຄງການເຮັດສວນຢາງພາລາໃນເມືອງຮຸນ ແລະ ເມືອງແບ່ງ, ແຂວງອຸດົມໄຊ ພາກເໜືອ ຂອງລາວ. ບົດບັນທຶກຄວາມເຂົ້າໃຈຖືກຕົກລົງກັນທີ່ ນະຄອນຫຼວງວຽງຈັນ ທີ 25 ເດືອນພຶດສະພາ ໂດຍ ຜູ້ອຳນວຍການບລິສັດ ທ່ານ Nguyen Hong Thang ແລະ ຝ່າຍລາວຮອງນາຍຍົກລັດຖະມົນຕີກະຊວງ ແຜນການ ແລະ ການລົງທຶນ ບຸນທະວີ ສີສຸພັນທອງ. ເຊິ່ງຈະກວມເອົາເນື້ອທີ່ 1000 ເຮັກຕາ, ເປັນການເຮັດສວນຢາງ ທຳອິດຂອງຫວຽດນາມຢູ່ເຂດພາກເໜືອຂອງລາວ, ທ່ານ Thang ກ່າວ. ໂຄງການນີ້ ຄາດວ່າ ຈະມີສ່ວນໃນການປ່ຽນ ແປງວິຖີການເຮັດກະສິກຳ, ສ້າງວຽກເຮັດງານທຳທີ່ໝັ້ນຄົງໃຫ້ກັບຄົນລາວທ້ອງຖິ່ນ ແລະ ເປັນການສົ່ງເສີມການຮ່ວມມືລະຫວ່າງລາວ ແລະ ຫວຽດນາມ ກໍຄື ດຽນບຽນຟູ ແລະ ສະເພາະ ແມ່ນແຂວງອຸດົມໄຊ, ທ່ານກ່າວ. ໃນນາມລັດຖະບານລາວ, ທ່ານບຸນທະວີ ສີສຸພັນທອງກ່າວຊົມເຊີຍ ບໍລິສັດຫວຽດນາມ ເຊິ່ງເປັນທຸລະກິດຫວຽດນາມທຳອິດທີ່ປູກຢາງພາລາໃນພາກເໜືອຂອງລາວ, ເຖິງແມ່ນ ວ່າມັນມີຄວາມຫຍຸ້ງຍາກ, ໂດຍສະ ເພາະເລື່ອງໂຄງຮ່າງພື້ນຖານ. ທ່ານກ່າວວ່າ ລັດຖະບານລາວ ຈະເພີ່ມເງື່ອນໄຂ ສະດວກສຳລັບບໍລິສັດເພື່ອຮັບປະກັນຄວາມຄືບໜ້າຂອງໂຄງການ, ເພີ່ມທະວີສາຍສຳພັນອັນຮັດ ແໜ້ນ ແລະ ຄວາມສຳພັນພິເສດລະສອງປະເທດອ້າຍນ້ອງ.
May 28th, 2012
VNS, May 25, 2012
Dien Bien Rubber JSC has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Lao government to study the feasibility of a rubber plantation project in Muong Hun and Muong Beng districts of the northern Laos province of Udomsay. The MoU was agreed to by the company’s General Director Nguyen Hong Thang and Lao Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment Bounthavy Sisouphanthong, in Vientiane on May 25. Covering an area of 1,000 hectares, this is Vietnam ’s first rubber planting project in Northern Laos , Thang said.
The project is expected to contribute to changing farming methods, creating stable jobs for local people and promoting cooperation between Vietnam and Laos and Dien Bien Phu and Udomsay in particular, he said.
On behalf of the Lao Government, Bounthavy Sisouphanthong praised the company as the first Vietnamese business to grow rubber trees in Northern Laos , despite a range of difficulties, especially in infrastructure. He pledged that the Lao Government will create favorable conditions for the company to ensure the project’s progress, contributing to consolidating the friendship and special solidarity between the two countries.-VNA
April 11th, 2012
Vientiane Times, April 10, 2012
A contract-farming pact was signed recently between five countries, with China set to purchase large quantities of rubber from Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand. Harvesting is underway on some rubber plantations in Laos, with more expected in the years to come. The agreement will provide greater certainty in the rubber market with China set to buy 500,000 tonnes of smoked rubber and rubber sheets from the four countries, worth more than 14,000 billion kip (about 56.8 billion baht), Thailand’s The Nation newspaper reported.
March 15th, 2012
Viet Nam News, March 15, 2012
Viet Nam and Laos signed a gold exploration contract in Vientiane yesterday, Viet Nam News Agency’s correspondent in Laos has reported. The contract was signed by Lao Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment Bounthavi Sisouphanthong and representative of Global South Joint Stock company Cu Thanh Tien. The gold exploration will be carried out in an area of 24 square kilometres in Xangthong district, Vientiane city.
March 1st, 2012
KPL News, March 1, 2012
The Lao People’s Democratic Republic is one of 55 countries of the world which is interested in for investment of the Vietnamese investors. By December, 2011, the investment project of Vietnam has reached 207 projects with the registered investment fund of US$3.4 billion or US$ 16.5 million for each project in 16 provinces of Laos. The most investment project from Vietnam has focused on hydropower, real estate, services, amusement, agriculture-forestry, mining and industry.
February 14th, 2012
Vientiane Times, February 14, 2012
A government report disclosed last week that 93 percent of the total value of Vietnamese investment in Laos lies in eight provinces in central and southern Laos.In total, Vietnam has investments in 16 of the 17 provinces in Laos, including the capital. The report stated that as of December 2011, the Lao government had approved 207 investment projects with total registered capital of US $3.4 billion.
February 13th, 2012
Vientiane Times, February 13, 2012
The Lao government has given permission for the Vietnam Chemical Group (Vinachem) to excavate and process potassium in Khammuan province. Dr Bounthavy Sisouphanthong signs the agreement with Mr Nguyen Dinh Khang, witnessed by Lao President Choummaly Sayasone and Vietnam President Truong Tan Sang and other high-ranking officials from Laos and Vietnam.
According to a Vietnam News report, the Vinachem group will invest US $450 million in the project in Nongbong village, Thakhek district, to extract and process potassium, which is also known as kali salt. The Vietnamese company plans to excavate potassium in a 10 square kilometre area, with a concession period of 20 years which can be extended for another five years.