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Lao leaders say Lao mass media needs to improve their
quality in both substances
and human resources, while firmly adhering to the Party’s
Presiding over a recent ceremony marking the 59th
Lao National Mass Media Day in Vientiane, Vice President Boungnang
Vorachit stressed that with 8 press agencies, 35 radio stations and 32
television stations across the country, Lao media has developed and grown in
every aspects, playing a vital role in disseminating information to the public
and promoting the country’s socio-economic development.
However, in the current borderless era of
information technology, Lao people are able to enjoy broader access to
up-to-date information from abroad, and that inevitably affects their political ideas.
Therefore, Lao media needs to address its weaknesses and limitations in all
aspects in order to meet the challenges.
In response to the expanding demand for media
service in the country, Laos has set a goal in its 2009-10 socio-economic development plan, which will be implemented beginning
this coming October until next September, to expand its radio signals to cover
up to 90% of the country’s land areas, and increase the areas covered by Lao national
television signals up to 70% .
the government has announced plans to develop an optic fiber cable system
across the country, at an estimated cost of US$ 100 million, to enable media transmissions
via Internet and allow public and private communication services across the
country to link to each other and to the rest of the world by 2012 at the
Listen to Songrit's report in Lao
for more details.