Deputy Prime Minister Mr Sonexay Siphandone has called on the Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST) to create applications for Lao people like other current overseas apps.
Most Lao people still use foreign electronic media, such as Facebook, WhatsApp, WeChat and Line which are communication tools for business, trade, investment, tourism and others, according to Mr Sonexay.
Mr Sonexay made the request during a visit to the Data Centre in Danxang village, Xaythany district, Vientiane Capital on January 27.
The Data Centre will become a collective of data information on science, information and technology for the government.
The Ministry of Science and Technology must develop electronic equipment to provide information and communication to consumers, Mr Sonexay said.
Mr Sonexay was received by Minister of Science and Technology Boviengkham Vongdara and relevant officials.
Source: Lao News Agency