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Updated: 2019-03-18 14:12:18

Policy Bank of Lao PDR visits Vietnam Bank for Social Policies

(VBSP News) On March 13th, 2019, in Hanoi, the delegation of the State Bank  and the Policy Bank (NBB) of Lao PDR led by NBB General Director Vutthi LUEANVILAYVONG  were greeted by VBSP’s General Director Duong Quyet Thang and VBSP's senior leaders. The visit is organized within activities of Cooperation program between VBSP and NBB in the stage of 2016 -2020.

Tổng Giám đốc VBSP Dương Quyết Thắng phát biểu tại buổi làm việc

VBSP’s General Director Duong Quyet Thang at the meeting

Delivering a speech at the meeting, VBSP’s General Director Duong Quyet Thang appreciated the cooperation between VBSP and NBB for the past nine years (2010-2019) and hope that through this visit, NBB can get experiences from VBSP to apply in NBB, helping NBB to improve operation quality in the coming time.

Tổng Giám đốc NBB Vutthi LUEANVILAYVONG phát biểu tại buổi làm việc

General Director of NBB - Vutthi LUEANVILAYVONG speaks at the meeting

On behalf of the NBB delegation, General Director Vutthi LUEANVILAYVONG thanked for enthusiastic reception of VBSP. General Director of NBB stressed that between 2016 and 2018, implementing the signed cooperation program, the two banks have actively exchanged knowledge and experiences in administration and operation; human resources development; organizing comprehensive implementation of professional activities, especially the implementation of preferential credit programs of the Government in the two countries in order to achieve the goal of poverty reduction, contributing to socio-economic development. With lessons learned from the VBSP through visits and trainings, NBB has piloted a lending model through village loan and savings group which lend to members of the group, the group’s Board member is responsible for managing debt and urging debt repayment for NBB etc.

General Director of NBB - Vutthi LUEANVILAYVONG asks VBSP to continue strengthening cooperation between the two banks by organizing exposure visits and training courses.

 Quang cảnh buổi làm việc

The meeting

 Within the framework of the program, VBSP and NBB have signed a cooperation agreement for the period 2019-2020. Cooperation activities are to find out

credit operations and information technology; mobilizing capital; services of VBSP, conduct information exchange and answer business questions within the fields of cooperation; Organizing events to learn experiences and exchange information between branches in accordance with the laws and customs of the two countries.

VBSP và NBB đã ký kết Thỏa thuận hợp tác giai đoạn 2019 - 2020

VBSP and NBB sign Memorandum of Understanding for cooperation in 2019 - 2020

The delegation of NBB then visited and worked in Quang Ninh VBSP branch for further research on policy credit activities  in the commune, meeting with VBSP Savings and Credit group leaders and customers.






Poor Households

Lending to poor households 6,6%/year
Lending to poor households in 64 poor districts as stipulated by the Government Resolution No.30a in 2008 3,3%/year

Near Poor Households

Lending to near poor households 7,92%/year


Lending to disadvantaged students 6,6%/year

People in need of loans for job creation

Lending to business establishments owned by war invalids and handicapped persons 3,3%/year


Term Deposit Rate
Overnight 3,04%/year
1 week 3,23%/year
2 week 3,5%/year