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Gov’t Monthly meeting discusses key issues

The monthly meeting of the government for October was held on Oct 29 at the National Convention Centre in Vientiane under the presidency of Prime Minister Phankham Viphavanh.

The meeting approved in principle the report on the performance of the government over the past month and priorities for November along with a report on the implementation of Covid-19 prevention and control measures, Prime Minister’s report on the implementation of the National Socio-economic Development Plan, State Budget Plan and Monetary Plan for 2021 and targets set for 2022.

Government’s reports on Electricity Development Plan 2021-2030, Electricity and Mines Development Plan 2021-2025 as well as Vision 2021-2040, Strategy 2021-2030 and National Digital Economic Development Plan 2021-2025 were also approved at the meeting.

Ministers were asked to continue to implement National Agenda on Tackling Economic and Finance Difficulties and further improve investment environment and improve laws and sub-law instruments that are unsuitable and discourage entrepreneurship and investment and ensure timely collection of revenues over the last two months of 2021, according to Deputy Minister and Deputy Head of the Prime Minister’s Office Thipphakone Chanthavongsa.

The meeting urged ministers to make comprehensive preparations for the opening of the Laos-China Railway and speed up translating development strategies and policies under the Laos-China cooperation framework into detailed plans to promote investment along the Laos-China Railway corridor, and tourism.

The cabinet members were urged to promote agricultural and forest production through focusing on preparing production inputs, plant and animal breeds to ensure dry season production along with tapping potentials and advantages brought about by the Laos-China Railway.

They were asked to continue to supervise goods prices and imports and exports according to established regulations, promote production and consumption of domestic products, and continue to implement National Master Plan on Land Allocation, and strengthen land management using cutting edge technology.

Relevant sectors were asked to continue to devise labour allocation plan for the current time and post-Covid-19 recovery and continue to improve distance learning, the production of learning materials, and study legal instruments on the development, assessment and management of electronic and distance learning.

They were urged to prepare basic infrastructure and take into account the possibility of reopening schools, and evaluate the Covid-19 outbreak situation in a comprehensive manner so that a suitable prevention and control plan can be devised.

Source: Lao News Agency