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No more unnecessary state investment projects, PM says

Vientiane Times, 14th December 2018


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


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.

‘Review compensation policy’, research institute suggests

Vientiane Times, 12 November 2018


Inspectors scrutinise unauthorised projects

Vientiane Times, 20th April 2018

NA members push for compliant land allocation

Vientiane Times, 24 April 2018

VT for land management article

Khammuan authorities revoke two firms’ concession licences

Vientiane Times, March 22,2018

Khammuan provincial authorities are monitoring the progress of investment projects in the province in a move to further boost economic growth.
Their investigations revealed that about 20 projects owned by Lao and foreign investors had failed to demonstrate any progress in their operations while others were violating the law in various ways.
Two of the 20 projects had their concessions revoked by the provincial authorities for not complying with agreements.
Provincial Governor Mr Oday Soudaphone took the decision to revoke the concession licences of the two firms, which had invested in limestone excavation and sand and gravel mining.
The first company (whose name translates as Veunxeu-Vongsaphay limestone excavation) was found to have violated the Investment Promotion Law and a concession agreement signed with authorities on June 21, 2016, to excavate and process limestone in Hinboun district.
Authorities were unable to contact the company president but informed other company representatives that the firm would not be allowed to continue with the project.
The second firm (whose name translates as Phonchaleun sand and gravel mining) was found to have contravened a concession agreement signed with authorities on February 21, 2012, to operate a sand and gravel business in Hatnakom village, Hinboun district.
But no progress had been made since the company was granted a concession licence.
Deputy Director of the Khammuan provincial Department of Planning and Investment, Mr Si-nguan Inthalath, told Vientiane Times on Monday these two companies had not shown any willingness to carry out their proposed projects.
“They not only failed to comply with the concession agreements signed with our authorities, but also failed to pay any tax,” he said.
Mr Si-nguan concluded that the companies could have run into funding problems or had been unable to find markets for their products.
Many companies seem not to be genuinely interested in carrying out a project as permitted by authorities while others just want to maintain ownership of a project with the intention of selling it to another investor at a later date.
“We identified about 20 companies that did not demonstrate sufficient progress in their project operations. We will invite them for talks and discuss ways to solve the problem,” Mr Si-nguan said.
“We will warn them that what they are doing is unacceptable and encourage them to comply with our laws. If no progress is made after the warning, we will have to revoke their concession licences.”
Khammuan has abundant mineral resources including potassium, lead and gold, so private investment in mining continues to increase.
Deputy Head of the Khammuan provincial Administrative Office, Mr Vannavong Vongphachanh, said mining commodities were mainly exported through Vung Ang Port to Vietnam and China.
This is Laos’ shortest route to a seaport. Since the opening of the Third Friendship Bridge in 2011, linking Thakhaek district in Khammuan province to Thailand’s Nakhon Phanom province across the Mekong River, more freight has been transported using this route.

One trillion kip in state assets misappropriated in past year

Vientiane Times, March 16, 2018

Budget approval urgently needed for Laos-China railway

Vientiane Times:  March 13, 2018

Lao authorities in charge have called for urgent approval of a budget of 500 billion kip for Laos’ 2018 contribution to the construction of the Laos-China railway.

China-Laos Railway Project by VT

Govt mulls fairer compensation policy for people affected by development projects

Vientiane Times: January 3, 2018

100 ກວ່າຄອບຄົວຖືກໂຄງການ ເຂດເສດຖະກິດພິເສດມະຫານະທີສີພັນດອນ

ຂ່າວໂດຍ: Lao post, ວັນທີ 3 ມັງກອນ 2018

ປະຈຸບັນໂຄງການພັດທະນາເຂດ ເສດຖະກິດພິເສດມະຫານະທີສີພັນດອນ ແມ່ນໄດ້ສຳເລັດການສຳຫຼວດ ແລະຈະລົງມືກໍ່ສ້າງໃນປີນີ້ ໂດຍມີເນື້ອທີ່ທັງໝົດ 9,8 ພັນເຮັກຕາ ມີມູນຄ່າການລົງທຶນຫຼາຍກວ່າ 9 ຕື້ໂດລາ ຊຶ່ງຈະສ້າງໃຫ້ສຳເລັດທຸກຮູບແບບໃນປີ 2050 ຂະນະທີ່ມີຜູ້ໄດ້ຮັບຜົນກະທົບຈາກໂຄງການທັງໝົດ 100 ກວ່າຄອບຄົວ.

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