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Laos to Disconnect Unregistered SIM Cards this Month

(The Laotian Times) Laos is to begin disconnecting all unregistered sim cards this month in line with an announcement made in July this year.According to a notice issued by the Lao Ministry of Post and Telecommunications, all phone numbers across the country must now be properly ...

Phayboune Thanabouasy

Lao Govt to shed stake in loss making state enterprises

The government will sell its stake in state enterprises and turn them into joint ventures or sell the whole company if necessary, a Deputy Prime Minister has said.The move is part of the government’s ongoing reform of state enterprises after most have been making a ...

Souksakhone Vaenkeo

Laos urges taxpayers to limit cash payments

Taxpayers are being encouraged to pay their dues electronically via commercial banks as part of its efforts to plug financial loopholes, the Ministry of Finance has announced.Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Somdy Duangdy, told Lao media recently that the government has introduced several ...

Somsack Pongkhao

Govt gears up for reorganisation of state departments

Central and local state departments are preparing to streamline the organisation of their various divisions, following a government order.Earlier this year, Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith issued Executive Order No.03 requiring all state departments to merge their subordinate offices or divisions whose scope of work overlapped.More ...

Souksakhone Vaenkeo

Measures imposed to control public debt

President Bounnhang Vorachit has signed a Presidential Ordinance to promulgate a law to manage and control public debt while maximising state investment.The Law on State Debt Management, which will come into effect on October 29, prohibits state departments and any party from carrying out unapproved ...

Souksakhone Vaenkeo

State firms must tackle inefficiencies or restructure

The government is set to kick-start a drive to reform a suite of state-owned enterprises after significant inefficiencies were revealed. The cabinet agreed in its monthly meeting at the end of last week that one of the priorities it wants to carry out over the next ...

Ekaphone Phouthonesy

Efficient administration needs see government support reforms 

The government is keen to implement further structural reforms to ensure the efficiency of the administration while hiring fewer new State employees. Under the scheme, government departments and divisions will be reviewed, and those found with insufficient work and staff could be merged with others.More ...

Somsack Pongkhao

Statistics need upgrade to regional standards nationwide 

Laos must develop its official system for collecting and analysing statistics to ensure quality and technical unity and to bring it in line with regional and international standards.More ...

Vientiane Times

New decree to streamline govt administration

The government has issued a new decree to strengthen collaboration between the Prime Minister’s Office and ministries, provinces, the capital and ministry-equivalent organisations. The decree aims to boost teamwork and streamline operations while avoiding duplication within government and encouraging each sector to take full responsibility for ...

Vientiane Times

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