Public consultation meeting on draft decree on electronic commerce of the Lao PDR on 6th December 2019, at Landmark Hotel, Vientiane.
Public consultation meeting on draft decree on electronic commerce of the Lao PDR took place on 6th December 2019, at Landmark Hotel, Vientiane. The event was chaired by H.E. Bounmy Manivong, Deputy Minister of Industry and Commerce with more than 60 invited guests from public and private sectors. The primary purpose of this meeting was to publicly discuss the draft, in order to make its content more comprehensive. The draft is expected to be introduced at a government meeting in early 2020 after the draft finalized.
The opportunity and Challenge of Digital System Toward the Socio-Economic Development in Lao PDR
Ministry of Planning and Investment, Ministry of Post and Telecommunications and World Bank co-organized a workshop on “The Digital Opportunities to Increase Competitiveness in the Future” on 28 November 2019 at the Don Chan Palace, Vientiane. The workshop was co-chaired by Ph.D. Mr. Kikeo Chanhthabouri, Vice Minister of Ministry of Planning, Mr. Thongxay Sanxayya, Vice Minister of Ministry of Post and Telecommunications and Mrs. Viengsamay Srithirath, Acting Country Director, the World Bank of Lao PDR, with the participants of relevant sectors from government sector, private sectors, and international experts over 100 people actively attended to the said workshop.
Laos Receives World Heritage Certificate for Plain of Jars
The World Heritage Committee of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) presented Laos with a certificate confirming the inscription of the Plain of Jars on the World Heritage List officially. The certificate was presented to Prof. Dr Bosengkham Vongdara, a special envoy of the Lao government, at the Forum of Ministers of Culture in the framework of the 40th session of the UNESCO General Conference held at UNESCO headquarters in Paris, France, on 18 November 2019.