7th legislature begins

Published on July 8, 2014

The 7th Ordinary Session of the National Assembly (7th legislature) begins

The 7th Ordinary Session of the National Assembly (7th legislature) starts on Monday the 7th of July to the 25th of July aiming to review the government implementation of the 2013-14 socio-economic development plan, consider for approval state budget and next fiscal year plan.

President Choummaly Sayasone, Prime Minister Thongsing Thammavong, NA members, senior Party and government officials and invited guests attended the opening ceremony.

In her opening remarks, NA President Pany Yathortou gave an overview of the situation of socio-economic development in the country over the past year. She said despite the challenges faced, the economy has enjoyed continued growth while private commercial production has expanded and poverty has reduced.

It is said that, two new laws including law on money laundering and money supply for terrorism, and law on independent inspection are expected to be proposed for consideration of approval along with amended draft laws on valued added tax, tandardisations, and complaint resolution.

On the same day of the session, Minister of Planning and Investment Somdy Duangdy representing the government to report on the forecast economic growth in the ongoing fiscal year. The session is also expected to be reported the allocation of three kinds of forests -protected forest, conservation forest and production forest, along with the performance of the state audit organisation, the People’s Supreme Prosecutors Office, and People’s Supreme Court, and the currency management by the Bank of the Lao PDR.

The 7th Ordinary Session of the National Assembly (7th legislature) starts on Monday the 7th of July to the 25th of July session will also review the activities the National Assembly has implemented over the last 12 months and approve its plan for next year.

As its preceding sessions, meeting is opened hotline 156 where interested individuals or organisations can have their voice heard. Fax 021 452627, PO box 662, and email: na_session@na.gov.la can be also used to convey their voice to people’s representatives.

Source: Lao National Television News in English
Broadcast on July 7, 2014