New Lao Prime Minister

December 22, 2010

(KPL) The 10 th Ordinary Session of the sixth National Assembly closed yesterday with the appointment of the new President of National Assembly to replace Mr Thongsing Thammavong who will be the new Prime Minister, replacing Prime Minister Bouasone Bouphavanh.

The appointment of the Prime Minister of the Lao PDR is aimed at improving the cabinet in implementation of the state’s roles and duties, which are based on the Constitution and laws, and also ensures the political stability and basic social security, said Mr Thongsing, new Prime Minister.

The session has also promoted Mme Pany Yathortou, Vice-President of the National Assembly to become new President of the National Assembly, replacing Mr Thongsing.

New Prime Minister Thongsing Thammavong has pledged to contribute to the materialisation of the seventh five-year plan for socio-economic development.

He also pledged to further pursue the Party’s renovation policy to tap the potentials of different economic sectors and people of all social strata into the materialisation of the five-year socio-economic development plan and the 2010-2011 budget plan. He also vowed to further improve the government’s working method to make it swift, harmonious, and unified, and to strictly tackle negative phenomena among civil servants.

His vow also covered the continued implementation of the constant foreign policy of the Party and state to make the Lao PDR a reliable co-operation partner of friendly countries and international organisations.

The 10th Ordinary Session of the sixth National Assembly approved the report on the implementation of the previous five-year socio-economic development plan, two amended draft laws on National Assembly, the general election to the National Assembly, an amended draft law on addressing economic disputes and a new draft law on metrology.

Noteworthy was the endorsement of a plan for the construction of a high speed railway line from China to Laos.

A draft plan on the seventh five-year socio-economic development plan (2011-2015), a master plan on land administr ation and use and national land policy have also been approved during this session.


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