Laos speeds up digital transformation for sustainable development

Laos speeds up digital transformation for sustainable development

NDO/VNA – Lao Minister of Technology and Communications Boviengkham Vongdara has highlighted the need for Laos to accelerate digital transformation in association with sustainable development. (Oct 14, 2021 10:05:40)


Laos, Cambodia still see complicated developments of COVID-19

  Oct 13, 2021 22:36:16
NDO/VNA – The number of COVID-19 infections detected in the community in Laos remains high, while Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh has tightened pandemic prevention measures.  

France says EU visit to Iran critical to future of nuclear talks

  Oct 13, 2021 20:50:54
A pending visit to Tehran by the European Union's coordinator for talks to revive the Iran nuclear deal is vital to its future, France said on Wednesday, questioning the new hardline Iranian administration's commitment to salvaging the pact. 

World News in Brief: October 13

  Oct 13, 2021 18:06:30
Asia-Pacific airlines are ramping up flights and ticket offers as some of the world's strictest pandemic-related travel rules begin to ease. 

Indonesia has 2,100 start-ups

  Oct 13, 2021 16:07:35
NDO/VNA – There are 2,100 start-ups in Indonesia, including seven unicorns and two decacorns, according to Chairman of the Financial Services Authority (OJK) Wimboh Santoso. 

Singapore: Undersea cable to facilitate power import from Indonesia

  Oct 13, 2021 16:02:34
NDO/VNA - Singapore’s energy provider SP Group and EDF Group of France said on October 12 that an undersea cable will be developed to import renewable electricity from Indonesia to Singapore. 

EU to propose easing checks on British trade to N. Ireland

  Oct 13, 2021 15:44:12
The European Commission will put to Britain on Wednesday a package of measures to ease the transit of goods to Northern Ireland, while stopping short of the overhaul London is demanding of post-Brexit trading rules for the province. 

World power market heats up

  Oct 13, 2021 12:16:35
NDO – Global oil prices have hit a new record high, making the world face a serious energy crisis due to supply shortages. 

Malaysia enjoys 107 percent increase in durian export value in five years

  Oct 13, 2021 10:59:36
NDO/VNA - In the five years since 2016, the value of durian export of Malaysia has grown by 107 percent, equivalent to RM74.8 million (nearly US$18 million). 

Brunei ratifies economic partnership agreement

  Oct 13, 2021 10:57:13
NDO/VNA - Brunei Darussalam ratified the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement on October 12, becoming the sixth signatory country to ratify the deal, after Thailand, Singapore, China, Japan and Cambodia. 

Indonesia highlights COVID-19 vaccine inequity at NAM's 60th anniversary

  Oct 13, 2021 09:49:19
NDO/VNA - Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi pointed out COVID-19 vaccine inequity during the commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) held in Beograd, Serbia, on October 11-12, 2021. 

Webinar discusses ASEAN’s braving storm in COVID-19 crisis

  Oct 12, 2021 22:00:38
NDO/VNA – The ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute of Singapore held the annual 36th round-table webinar themed “Braving the Storms: ASEAN in Crisis Mode”, with the support of the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Foundation of Germany on October 12.  

Lao Ambassador takes office as ASEAN Deputy Secretary-General

  Oct 12, 2021 21:47:02
NDO/VNA – Ambassador Ekkaphab Phanthavong, former Permanent Representative of Laos to ASEAN, on October 12 assumed the position of Deputy Secretary General for the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (ASCC).  

Southeast Asian countries to open up tourism

  Oct 12, 2021 21:26:32
NDO/VNA - Indonesia will begin to receive travellers from 18 countries on October 14, 2021, according to Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan. 

World News in Brief:October 12

  Oct 12, 2021 20:16:59
Persistent supply chain disruptions and pricing pressures are constraining the global economy's recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, the International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday as it cut growth outlooks for the United States and other major industrial powers.