Vietnam, Laos discuss decentralisation

Vietnamese and Lao legislators shared experience in management decentralisation from central to grassroots levels during a workshop held in Hanoi on Tuesday. Lao National Assembly President Pany Yathoutou and Vietnam National Assembly Vice Chairwoman Tòng Thi Phóng co-chaired the event, which demonstrated the role and duties of the two countries’ legislatures in State management. Phóng said Vietnam promulgated the Law on Local Government Organisation in 2015 to address shortcomings in the 2003 Law on Organisation of the People’s Councils and People’s Committees, and the government has reformed local authorities to promote their autonomy, self-responsibility, and management efficiency.

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