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NA session ends, calling for govt to pursue targets

The National Assembly’s Eighth Legislature ended its third ordinary session on May 18, calling for the government to work harder in the pursuit of development targets. In her closing remarks, NA President Ms Pany Yathotou said the 17-day session agreed on multiple points that the ...

One more year may be needed to complete civil code

One more year may be needed for the further development of Laos’ civil code while the drafting sub-committee must make a concerted effort to reach their target. National Assembly President Ms Pany Yathotou on May 16 summarised the Assembly’s debate on the draft of the civil ...

NA debates amendments to law on electricity

Despite the draft amendment to the Law on Electricity being approved, numerous issues have been relayed to the drafting sub-committee for improvement following comments and recommendations from National Assembly members. Electricity project authorisation, impact compensation or resettlement, and project concessions were some of the topics ...

NA ordinary session opens to debate socio-economic performance, law making

The third ordinary session of the National Assembly kicked off on April 25 in Vientiane to review the government’s performance over the past six months, future work plans, socio-economic development plan implementation for 2016 and 2017 and law making. President of the NA, Ms Pany Yathotou ...

Russia rewards National Assembly President

The government of the Russian Federation has awarded the President of the Lao National Assembly Ms Pany Yathotou with an Order of Friendship for her great contribution to the development of cooperation between Laos and Russia. The award ceremony took place yesterday at the Russian Embassy ...

Dam blamed as dolphins vanish

The last remaining Irrawaddy dolphins have stopped coming to a stretch of the Mekong river in Preah Rumkel commune due to the Don Sahong hydropower dam in nearby Laos, locals have warned. The activists from Stung Treng province say the dam, which is less than ...

Laos, Vietnam NA agree to deepen cooperation

Lao and Vietnamese top legislators have agreed to deepen cooperation between the two countries’ National Assemblies as Lao NA president, Ms Pany Yathotou made an official goodwill visit to Vietnam. The six-day visit by Ms Pany was made at the invitation from her Vietnamese counterpart, ...

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