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Lao National Assembly defers approval of amended Land Law

ANN, 19th December 2018

Source: http://annx.asianews.network/content/lao-national-assembly-defers-approval-amended-land-law-88245

The National Assembly (NA) has yet to approve a draft amendment to the Land Law, pointing out the need for further refinement to address all its deficiencies.

Assembly Vice President Mr Somphanh Phengkhammy, who presided over yesterday’s debate on the amendment, reminded those present about the objectives of the NA Standing Committee.

 

 

He noted the important guidelines stressed in the Party Central Committee resolution No. 26 on how to regulate the use of land to maximise the benefits to the country and people.

No more unnecessary state investment projects, PM says

Vientiane Times, 14th December 2018

Source: http://www.vientianetimes.org.la/freeContent/FreeConten_No_292.php

Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith told the National Assembly (NA) that the government will thoroughly scrutinise state investment projects to prevent money from being spent on highly unnecessary projects as was the case in past years.

Economic Census III to operate in Laos

Vientiane Times, December 7, 2018

Source: http://www.vientianetimes.org.la/sub-new/Business/Business_Economic_286.php

Laos’ economy will be surveyed by collecting data and registering all business units operating in the country to contribute to its socio-economic development.
The 1st National Steering Committee Meeting on Economic Census III in 2018 was held in Vientiane yesterday, which was chaired by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Mr Somdy Duangdy.

Energy, mining projects flouting rules

Vientiane Times, 1st December 2018

Source: http://www.vientianetimes.org.la/freeContent/FreeConten_Energy_282.php

6 highlight topics on land discussion at 6th NA Debate Session

Summarized by LIWG, 29/11/2018

Read detail: http://www.laolandinfo.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/6-Highlight-topics-at-NA-session-2018.pdf

Land NA Eng 2018

NA member asks for clearer development objectives

Vientiane Times, 23rd November 2018

Source: http://www.vientianetimes.org.la/freeContent/FreeConten_NA_275.php

‘Review compensation policy’, research institute suggests

Vientiane Times, 12 November 2018

Source: http://www.vientianetimes.org.la/freeContent/FreeConten_Review_265.php

Incentives needed to attract investment in special economic zones

Vientiane Times, 31st October 2018

Source: https://bit.ly/2DnAReP

The government has ordered action to further improve the business environment and offer additional incentives aimed at boosting investment in special and specific economic zones (SEZs) amid growing competition in neighbouring countries.
A recent survey suggests that Cambodia, Myanmar and Thailand have also established SEZs and are offering greater incentives.
Thailand, for instance, is creating 10 special economic zones, many of which are located along its border with Laos, according to the survey, which was carried out by the National Economic Research Institute (NERI).

New law requires displaced villagers to be compensated within two years

Vientiane Times, 26th October 2018

Source: http://www.vientianetimes.org.la/freeContent/FreeConten_New_law_251.php

Land Information Learning Center “A learning and sharing information on land platform”

By LIWG Secretariat, 14th May,  2018 

“Information is essential to make well informed decisions about use of land, management of land, land allocation, land tenure and the implementation of government policies and laws related to land,” Ms. Celestine Kroesschell, Chair of Land Information Working Group (LIWG) said during her speech.

Ms. Ms. Celestine, the chair of LIWG gives speech at on LILC launching's day

Ms. Ms. Celestine, the chair of LIWG gives speech at the LILC launching’s day

On 4th May 2018, the Land Information Learning Center (LILC) is official launched  and opened to the public.

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