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MOIC and USAID Launch the Lao Business Ecosystem Partnership Fund to Support SMEs
November 8, 2021

On November 5, 2021, the Department of Small and Medium Enterprise Promotion (DOSMEP) of the Ministry of Industry and Commerce (MOIC) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through the Laos Business Environment Project launched the Laos Business Ecosystem Partnership Fund (LBEPF) supported by the United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). 

USAID and FAO Provide 12,000 COVID-19 Rapid Tests to Lao PDR
November 8, 2021

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) handed over vital Panbio COVID-19 rapid test kits and AgPath-ID™ One-Step RT-PCR Reagents to the Lao Ministry of Health (MOH) on November 04, 2021. 

Second Annual Laos-focused “Indo-Pacific Business Forum” Co-Hosted by United States Government and the Lao National Chamber of Commerce and Industry
October 29, 2021

For the second consecutive year, the United States, in partnership with the Lao National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LNCCI) and Ministry of Industry and Commerce, convened a Lao-specific forum in parallel with the Indo-Pacific Business Forum taking place in India.  The half-day virtual event was co-chaired by U.S. Ambassador to the Lao PDR Dr. Peter M. Haymond and President of LNCCI Mr. Oudet Souvannavong.  Participants included government officials, industry executives, businesses, and firms, as well as representatives from the U.S. Embassy and development partners. 

United States Supports the Lao Bar Association to Increase Free Legal Access for Vulnerable Populations
October 29, 2021

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) provided a grant LAK 525,164,000 (or equivalent to $54,768.98 USD) to the Lao Bar Association (LBA) at the Vientiane Capital Court on October 28.  USAID Country Representative to Laos Mr. Michael Ronning and officials from the Ministry of Justice witnessed the signing of the grant between Vice President of the Lao Bar Association Mr. Volatsamy Soulipaphanh and The Asia Foundation Country Representative Mr. Todd Wassel. 

United States Ambassador to Lao PDR Dr. Peter M. Haymond (eight left) and Vice Minister of Education and Sports Dr. Sourioudong Sundara witnessed the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) marking the start of the program.
October 24, 2021

Continuing the United States’ support to the Lao PDR in strengthening academic institutions, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ministry of Education and Sport (MOES) launched the new “Study and Modeling of Management Capacity and System Strengthening Project” at a ceremony in Vientiane on October 21, 2021.

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Last updated: November 08, 2021

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