The first extraordinary session of the National Assembly’s ninth legislature was opened on the morning of August 5th, 2021 under the chairmanship of President of the National Assembly Xaysomphone Phomvihane. He said, “This Extraordinary Meeting of the National Assembly’s 9th legislature will consider and approve fundamental issues of the nation including the government’s report on national agenda on addressing economic and financial difficulties, the government’s report on national agenda on addressing drug issues ad consider and approve amendments to laws related to the national agendas including Law on Tax Management, Law on Value Added Tax, Law on Income Tax, Law on Excise Tax, and Law on Narcotic Drugs,”.
Prime Minister Phankham Viphavanh said the government had set a target to implement the national agendas within two and a half years or by the end of 2023. He explains that the government would be decisive, transparent, and professional in implementing the agendas and addressing the said issues, the decision-making bodies and law enforcement agencies must be decisive when addressing the issues and strictly enforce the relevant measures.
“People can be involved in the implementation process, follow up and monitor the progress made,” PM Phankham said. “Transparency reflects the loyalty and sincerity of the government and the relevant sectors.”
source: Lao Economic News Channel