December 20, 2012
The fourth ordinary session of the National Assembly (seventh legislature) came to an end yesterday with the approval of the five-year strategic plan for public health reform 2011-2015.
National Assembly (NA) President Mrs. Pany Yatortou highly valued at the closing ceremony that NA members have brainstormed and worked hard through 15 days of new and amended draft laws, a five-year strategic plan for public health reform and other development projects.
However, the period of meeting was limited but NA members have paid attention to consider and approve other laws.
The lawmakers have listened to a report on election of NA members for 12th constituency of Khammouane province and approved the ratification of the WTO membership, Sayaboury hydropower construction project on Mekong River, and construction of new Kaleum district in Sekong province.
The deputies have unanimously agreed to approve activities of NA Standing Committee in the third and fourth NA meeting, which will be a legal tool to monitor the socio-economic development plan and fiscal year plan 2012-2013.
The fourth ordinary session of the National Assembly held on 5-19 December, the Assembly approved 10 draft laws, of which four are new draft laws and six are amended draft laws. These four new draft laws are securities market, irrigation, electronic purchase, and multimodal transport.
The amended six draft laws are land transport, land traffic, environmental protection, national defence, anti-corruption and article No 146 of criminal law and article No 75 and 76 of law on drug.
Taking part in the closing ceremony were Mr. Choummaly Sayasone, Secretary General of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party Central Committee (LPRP CC) and other politburo members of the LPRP CC.