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Govt collects unpaid land lease and concession fees

Vientiane Times, 21 August 2014

Authorities will take strong action to secure US$15 million in land lease and concession fees, which have not been paid to State since last year. The move is one of the measures the Ministry of Finance is undertaking to boost revenue collection in order to pursue the target set for collecting domestic revenue at a total of 19,229 billion kip this fiscal year. As of August 12, some 16,705 billion kip or 69 percent of the annual revenue plan has been collected. The measures were presented at a Ministry of Finance meeting held last Friday in Vientiane to discuss ways to accelerate achievement of the revenue target.

Economic zone management to be efficient, transparent

Vientiane Times, 5 Nov 2013

The National Committee for Special Economic Zones (NCSEZ) and the Ministry of Finance will work together to make a draft agreement on management policy and how to collect income from the Special and Specific Economic Zones in Laos.

Ms Bounpheng Mounphosay addresses the meeting.

This was revealed at a meeting on related topics held yesterday in Vientiane, chaired by the Minister to the Government Office and Vice President of the NCSEZ, Ms Bounpheng Mounphosay.

NA calls for govt to explain, address revenue loss

Vientiane Times, 19 July, 2013

National Assembly members have asked the government to explain irregularities in revenue collection and the reasons behind them when reporting on the state’s annual financial status. NA members made the suggestion when debating the government’s national socio-economic development plan at the ongoing ordinary NA session.

Investors call for clearer ruling on land change fee

Vientiane Time, January 24, 2012

Agroup of Japanese investors has urged the government to make clearer its ruling on the change of land classification fee to ensure it is effective and just.The investors want the government to amend Presidential Decree No. 03 on state service fees, particularly regarding the fee for changing land classification from agricultural land to industrial land.

Land tax collection transferred to the Ministry of Finance

Vientiane Times, January 9, 2011

The collection of land taxes and other fees will now be the responsibility of the Ministry of Finance, government officials said on Friday. Land taxes were previously collected by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment. Finance Minister Phouphet Khamphounvong told Vientiane Times that the move was in line with the ministry’s policy to collect taxes from different sources. “The payment of land taxes to our ministry aims to centralise national revenue to facilitate national development,” he said, saying the ministry would still follow the system set up by the National Land Management Authority (NLMA). This agency has now been merged with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment. “We will follow their system and then review it. If some aspect of it is found to be inappropriate, we will invalidate it and introduce a new system to replace it.”

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