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Laos

"You know, you teach. You do not know, you learn." - Lao proverb

Country Background

Laos is a small, landlocked country, known for its richness in cultural heritage, wildlife, and natural resources. Laos has been politically stable since 1975, when it became a socialist republic. In 1986, the Lao government began to decentralize control of the market and encourage private enterprise. In the years that followed economic restrictions were loosened and the domestic market opened up to the outside world. Laos gained normal trade relations status with the US in 2004.

The Lao economy is in the midst of dramatic growth. While more than two-thirds of the population relies on sustenance farming, the tourism, mining and hydropower industries are fast advancing. This development is accelerating with the increase in demand for the country's metals, most notably copper and gold. Laos is also gaining power in the regional market, as it supplies hydroelectric power to neighboring countries such as China, Vietnam and Thailand. This growth is accompanied by improvements to communications infrastructure, allowing DDD to develop a custom-configured internet solution that enables high speed and reliability.

Laos is a member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), East Asia Summit and La Francophonie. In 2011, the Lao Securities Exchange began trading. The Lao population tops 6 million people.

DDD in Laos

DDD opened its office in the capital city of Vientiane in 2003. This office now employs 270 staff.

DDD hires from the untapped pool of highly motivated talent present in the province of Vientiane. The management staff are graduates of the best colleges in the country, including the National University of Laos and the Lao-American College. Key management staff has also been trained abroad, including in Australia and the US. As the data-entry operators employed graduate from college, top performers are promoted to join the management team.

News and musings from our Laos office
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  • Digital Divide Data Laos
  • Unit 56, Tanmixay Village, Xaythany District
  • PO Box 315
  • Vientiane Capital, Laos PDR
  • Tel: +856-21.720474
  • Fax: +856-21.720406
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"Although he who walks behind an elephant may feel very secure,
he is likely to get splattered with elephant dung."
- Laotian Proverb
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