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The most successful and provide the most comfortable services such as SWIFT code, VISA, Union pay, JCB, as well as internet and Mobile Banking.

For an opening the Bank account, it’s necessary to have a work permit and business visa included the passport. For some case some company can issue a contract of work and guaranty paper for a cosign in order to issue the bank account.


For facility, the clients can also download an application form though the link below:



With BCEL Cards it provided automatically the Union Pay system instate of VISA card it need to provided separately.
With one single card we can withdraw money in 160 countries.


Vientiane, Laos and Tokyo, Japan, May 26, 2015 – (JCN Newswire) – Banque Pour Le Commerce Exterieur Lao Public (BCEL) and JCB International Co., Ltd. (JCBI), the international operations subsidiary of JCB Co., Ltd., have announced to launch BCEL-JCB Credit Card in Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Laos).


BCEL i-Bank is the Internet Banking Service to allow customers to access their bank accounts and manage their money online from different locations 24/7.


With a new application provided though BCEL One the clients can pay directly from their mobile phone by login to BCEL One, then

  1. Select One Pay icon
  2. Scan the QR Code
  3. Put the amount of payment.

It work only with where showing One Pay card only.


BCEL One is one of the most using application among BCEL clients as it’s made for facilitate the online payment, money transferring as well as balance check. The clients can easily download for both Android and iSO system, when having install and application to the mobile phone, it’s necessary to contact with the Bank Head office in order to have a connection to the bank account, username registration and passwords.





For yearly road tax, BCEL is included the online payment system though BCEL One. When the payment has done it should be printed the mobile screen for showing to the police before getting an original paper at the head counter.




BCEL HEAD OFFICE 01 Pangkham Street vientiane POBOX 2925 Tel:(856-21) 213200-1, 213203, 217899, 222495, 223190, 223243-4, Fax: (856-21) 218977, 223012, 214944 SWIFT CODE: COEBLALA, Reuters: BCEL , Website: http://www.bcel.com.la, Email: bcelhovt@bcel.com.la, bcelhqv@bcel.com.la






Laos, Japan forge new economic partnership


(Vientiane Times) Laos and Japan are pushing towards greater economic development cooperation as the relationship between both governments reached a new height on Wednesday.

Japan currently ranks as the top donor for infrastructure and social development project in Laos. Last March, the government of Japan approved grant of US$32 million to Laos for development initiatives in electricity, health and transportation.


In Vientiane on Wednesday, a memorandum of understanding to build business and investment relationships was signed between the Acting Director of the investment Promotion Department of the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI), Mr Achong Laomao, and the Head of Asia and Oceania Unit of Mizuho Bank, Mr Hiroshi Suehiro. The signing ceremony was attended by the Minister of Planning and Investment Mr Somdy Douangdy, Japanese Ambassador to Laos, Mrs Junko Yokota, and senior officials from the two countries.

It marked the first MOU which the MPI has ever signed with foreign institution. It will be one of the most effective means to promote investment and develop trust between both parties in a project which will see Japanese investors expand their business interests to Laos.

Last December, an agreement was reached between Banque pour le Commerce Exterieur du Lao public and Mizuho Bank which enhances collaborations.

Mr Achong believes that Wednesday’s MOU agreement will facilitate Mizuho Bank in expanding is financial services into the greater Mekong sub-region. Turning the Bank’s investment direction towards this regions in line with Japanese foreign policy.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has outlined a firm policy which considers Asean as a significant target for socio-economic cooperation. Therefore, Laos has taken this opportunity to promote Japanese investment through various means. To attract more Japanese investment the future, the Lao government will continue to market the manufacturing, garment and textile, modern wood processing and service industries. Other areas earmarked to attract foreign direct investment are organic farming, transportation, education, and health.

At present, Laos has created 10 special economic zones with two more on the way in the near future. the country also has numerous specific economic regions as well.

He said he is confident that the MOU will open the door to more investment and convince high quality businesses from Japan about the sustainable economic development plans in Laos.

Mr Hiroshi said Mizuho’s primary target region Is Asia. “We have been making efforts to enhance our service in this area, especially within the Mekong sub-region,” he said.

“The memorandum we signed today aims to develop the MPIs and Mizuho’s ability, to provide information to Japanese corporations which are considering expanding their businesses or investment into Laos, and also to drive our support structure for market entry and investment procedures.”

Specific initiatives will include Mizuho and the MPI holding investment seminars and providing support to Mizuho’s customers though the MPI in relation to business expansion and investment in Laos.

Mizuho Bank is a one of the major component of Mizuho Financial Group. Mizuho Financial Group is one of the world’s largest full-service financial conglomerates with offices in over 30 countries and has over 56,000 staffs worldwide. It has served customers over 140 years and it has reliable credit ratings at A+ and A- given by S&P and Fitch, respectively.

Edited by: Mr. Phouvong Phaophongsavath, IPD’s officer, Email: ipd55892212@hotmail.com Tel/Fax: (+856) 21 219568