President of the Lao Front for National Construction Mr Xaysomphone Phomvihane(centre) visits the Lao Cotton State Enterprise on Mar 6
(KPL) President of the Lao Front for National Construction Mr Saysomphone Phomvihane has urged the Lao Cotton State Enterprise to continue to produce its products in various kinds for both local and overseas markets.
Giving a guidance address at a gathering of officials and staff members of the company on Mar 6, the President of the Front said that making sure the company can produce a variety of products would promote income generation as well as employment in the country.
Briefing the President of the Lao Front for National Construction about the history, development and growth of the Lao Cotton State Enterprise, General Director of the company, Ms Chanthone Chanthachith said that the company’s production was focused on producing textile products featuring the unique styles of Lao women and national cultural patterns.
The Lao Cotton State Enterprise was co-established in 1984 by the Lao government and the United Nations Development Programme.
In its very first years, the company served as a training centre for textile handicrafts to promote weaving handicrafts by Lao women.
In 1996, it was renamed the Lao Cotton State Enterprise Company with many improvements made to its production capacity.
Located in Khounta Thong, Sikhottabong district, Vientiane, the Lao Cotton State Enterprise Company produces clothes, silk textiles, cotton textiles, bags and souvenirs.