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Meet our Board of Directors, learn more about our strategy plans and more about Lao PDR.

MEMBERS

Austcham Lao Members span a diverse range of industries and are invested in building ongoing business opportunities within the Lao PDR.

EVENTS

Austcham Lao organizes and hosts a number of events through the year, including business breakfasts, seminars, briefings and a monthly ‘Sundowners’ networking event.

WELCOME TO AUSTCHAM LAO PDR

The Australia Chamber of Commerce was established in September 2005, as the first foreign chamber of commerce in the Lao PDR. Austcham Lao was set up to represent Australian and New Zealand business interests to government and non-government agencies in Laos whilst delivering a range of services to its members. But over the years we have become more than that. We have grown to be one of the largest and most active foreign chambers of commerce in Lao PDR. And we work across the business community to help to support and grow the Lao PDR economy and uplift the operating environment. Our membership is now from many different countries and spans companies in a diverse range of industries including mining, agriculture, banking, tourism, UXO clearance, consumer goods distribution, hospitality and hydropower and we continue to see more interest in membership with Austcham from other sectors.

Our role has evolved to bring the business community of Lao PDR together, whether that be individuals doing business, government officials wanting to know more about the industries we represent, existing businesses wanting to grow their interests in the market or new business wanting to enter for the first time. And as to being from Australia or New Zealand – we like to welcome everyone to what we see as a growing and exciting business community here in the Lao PDR.

OUR PATRON
AustCham Lao - Jean-Bernard Carrasco
Australian Ambassador to Lao PDR
H. E. Mr. Jean-Bernard Carrasco

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Austcham Lao PDR

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The current announcement builds on Australia’s AUD80 million commitment to the COVAX Facility Advance Market Commitment, which is designed to help developing countries access Covid-19 vaccines doses to meet the needs of their highest risk populations.

Australia will support equitable access to safe and infective Covid-19 vaccines in Laos through multilateral and regional initiatives to finance, assess, deliver and monitor these vaccines. It will include procurement and delivery of vaccine doses, assessment of vaccine and efficacy, and technical support.

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Austcham Lao PDR

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The construction of the fifth Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge Construction is estimated to cost 1.26 billion baht (about US$40.88 million) to be funded by Laos and Thailand. When completed in 2023, it will become another vital regional trade hub and transit route for Laos, Thailand and Vietnam over a distance of just 150km. Thailand has agreed to pay 787 million baht (about US$25.47 million) and Laos will contribute 476 million baht (about US$15.41 million).

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