Agricultural Sector Vital For Employment Growth

December 2008
Asia Monitor: South East Asia Monitor Volume 1;Dec2008, Vol. 19 Issue 12, p7
Country Report
The article presents the economic outlook in Laos for 2009. It is believed that the demand for energy and natural resources from the country will be sufficiently strong to maintain growth at around 7.5% over the medium-to-long term. It adds that the expansion of the agricultural sector will be important for employment growth as few job opportunities for locals are to be found in the expanding hydropower and mining sectors.


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