(KPL) The government will cut the annual quota of new civil servants from 3,000 people this year to 1500 people next year to ease its budgetary burden, PM Thongloun told the 6th Ordinary Session of the National Assembly’s 8th legislature which opened on Tuesday.
The government will focus on capacity building of the civil servants and their creativity so that they can deliver better and more effective professional performances. More central officials will be dispatched to rural areas according to the guidance of the Party, said PM Thongloun.
The government has also decided to suspend planned increase of the civil servant salary index as the country is facing budgetary hindrances.
Economy continues to be stable and grow but at a slower pace, Vice Premier and Minister of Finance Somdy Douangdy told the ordinary session.
He attributed the slower economic growth to rising production costs, financial and monetary hindrances, and significant depreciation of Lao kip against hard currencies, and other domestic and external limiting factors.
Yet, the minister noted that lending by banks now tends to be more regulated.
The government has attached greater attention to directing sectors and local authorities to address obstacles in order to create favourable conditions for all economic establishments to operate regularly by issuing fundamental legal instruments, policies and measures, according to the minister.
Source: Lao News Agency