(KPL) The third Ordinary Session of the National Assembly’s (NA) Eighth Legislature will be opened on April 25 with economic, financial, legislative, and judiciary issues dominating its debate agenda.
Head of the Secretariat of the NA, Ms Suansavanh Vignaket said at a press conference in Vientiane on April 20 that the session will run until May 18.
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith is expected to give a briefing on the first day of the session about key achievements the government has made over the past six months and introduce its focal plan designed for the last six months of fiscal year 2017.
At the meeting, the Minister of Planning and Investment will report the implementation of the National Socio-economic Development Plan in 2016 and introduce a new plan for 2017, and the Minister of Finance will report the implementation of the State Budget Plan in the last three months of 2016 — October, November and December, the implementation of the Budget Plan in the first quarter of the current year, and a plan for the first six months of the current year.
In addition, the Minister of Industry and Commerce will report the management of goods prices, inflation and exchange rate and their impacts on production and living conditions, and actions and measures designed to address the issues.
People’s representatives will use the session to consider and approve a report on the performance of the State Audit Organisation over the past five years (2012-2016) and its plan for 2017-2021 as well as the election of the President of the organisation.
The 3rd Ordinary Session will also witness the appointment of vice chairpersons of various committees under the National Assembly.
Five newly drafted laws in the economic-financial, administrative and justice, and socio-cultural sectors, and amendments to 8 laws in administrative and justice, and economic-financial sectors will be introduced for debate.
During the running of the ordinary session, members of the general public can make their voices heard via the hotline of the National Assembly: 156, or via fax: 021 45 2627.