Posts Tagged ‘Ministry of Planning and Investment’
October 24th, 2014
Vientiane Times, 24 Oct 2014
Officials are now considering cancelling contracts on 10 projects due to failure in following national resource and environmental regulations.
The Ministry of National Resources and Environment (MONRE) told the media at a government meeting press conference yesterday that after inspecting various projects relating to their jurisdiction, the department found 10 projects were breaking regulations and the law. As a result, the ministry forwarded this information to the Ministry of Planning and Investment in order to cancel the contracts.
Deputy Minister of the National Resource and Environment Ms Bounkham Vorachit said they cooperated with other involved ministries to investigate various projects in provinces across the country.
October 23rd, 2014
Vientiane Times, 23 Oct 2014
The high sale price of alabaster has brought local people flocking to Phoukanghong Mountain in Attapeu province, where they have been digging up blocks of the mineral to sell, despite a government ban on its removal. Locals told Vientiane Times yesterday that villagers were continuing to remove the rocks illegally and with great enthusiasm, as if celebrating a festival.
October 8th, 2014
Vientiane Times, 8 Oct 2014
Some ten mine projects are likely to have their concessions revoked after investors granted the concessions failed to abide by the agreements they reached with the government, according to an official report. The report was presented at the annual meeting of the government held recently in Vientiane when the cabinet met with the Vientiane Mayor and the provincial governors.
Director General of the Investment Promotion Department under the Ministry of Planning and Investment, Mr Achong Laomao told theVientiane Times the investors failed to take action to implement the projects within an appropriate time after getting approval from the government. Some investors also failed to pay related obligation fees and taxes to the government, he added.
The recent government meeting resolved that those companies which did not meet sufficient conditions or failed to abide by the agreements they made with the government must have their concessions revoked.
December 10th, 2013
Vientiane Times, 10 December 2013
The government will consider revoking concessions for eight mining projects and four industrial tree plantation projects whose concession holders have failed to comply with the relevant laws and the terms of the concession agreements, a minister has told the parliament.
Minister of Planning and Investment Somdy Duangdy told the National Assembly’s sixth ordinary session which opened yesterday, that the ministry will propose to a higher authority to consider the revocations.
September 6th, 2012
Vientiane Times, Sept 6, 2012.
Appropriate land management in Luang Namtha, Xayaboury and Attapeu provinces is crucially important for Laos to move off the UN’s list of least developed countries by 2020. That is the opinion of Ministry of Planning and Investment officials, who are meeting in Vientiane on September 5-6 to set up a 2012-2013 plan for Land Management and Rural Economic Development (LM-RED).
August 28th, 2012
ເສດຖະກິດ-ສັງຄົມ, 27 ສິງຫາ 2012
ແຂວງເຊກອງ ໄດ້ອະນຸຍາດໃຫ້ບໍລິສັດແມ່ຂອງຮ່ວມທຸລະກິດ ຈຳກັດເຂົ້າປູກສາລີ, ພືດລົ້ມລຸກ, ພືດອຸດສາຫະກຳ ພ້ອມສ້າງຕັ້ງໂຮງງານປຸງແຕ່ງສາລີຢູ່ເມືອງລະມາມ ແລະ ທ່າແຕງ ໃນເນື້ອທີ່ 200 ເຮັກຕາໂດຍມີອາຍຸສຳປະທານ 30 ປີ.
ພິທີເຊັນຍາສຳປະທານໄດ້ຈັດຂຶ້ນເມື່ອວັນທີ 23 ສິງຫາຜ່ານມາທີ່ພະແນກແຜນການ ແລະ ການລົງທຶນ ແຂວງເຊກອງ, ຕາງຫນ້າຝ່າຍແຂວງ, ລົງນາມແມ່ນທ່ານ ຫນູພອນ ເຂັມມະໄລ ຫົວຫນ້າພະແນກແຜນການ ແລະ ການລົງທຶນແຂວງເຊກອງ ແລະ ຝ່າຍບໍລິສັດ ແມ່ນທ່ານ ເຈິນທີທິງ ປະທານບໍລິສັດແມ່ຂອງຮ່ວມທຸລະກິດຈຳກັດ ໂດຍມີທ່ານ ລ້ຽງ ຄຳພູນ ຮອງເຈົ້າແຂວງເຊກອງ, ທ່ານ ເຈົ້າເມືອງໆລະມາມ, ທ່ານເຈົ້າເມືອງໆທ່າແຕງພ້ອມດ້ວຍຜູ້ຕາງຫນ້າພະແນກການທີ່ກ່ຽວຂ້ອງອ້ອມຂ້າງແຂວງເຂົ້າຮ່ວມ. ການສຳປະທານທີ່ດິນເທື່ອນີ້ ຂອງບໍລິສັດແມ່ຂອງຮ່ວມທຸລະກິດແມ່ນເພື່ອປູກສາລີ, ພືດລົ້ມລຸກ, ພືດອຸດສາຫະກຳ ແລະ ສ້າງຕັ້ງໂຮງງານປຸງແຕ່ງສາລີ ໂດຍມີກຳນົດຊຳປະທານ 30 ປີ ນັບແຕ່ມື້ທຳການຜະລິດປົກກະຕິເປັນຕົ້ນໄປ ເຊິ່ງແຂວງເຊກອງເຫັນດີໃຫ້ສຳປະທານທີ່ດິນໃນເນື້ອທີ່ທັງຫມົດ 200 ເຮັກຕາ ສຳລັບການສຳລະສະສາງຝ່າຍບໍລິສັດຕ້ອງເສຍພັນທະໃຫ້ແຂວງນັບແຕ່ດຳເນີນການກໍ່ສ້າງເຊັ່ນ: ອາກອນລາຍໄດ້ຈາກເງິນເດືອນພະນັກງານ, ກຳມະກອນທັງຫມົດພ້ອມທັງຄ່າທຳນຽມແລະ ຄ່າບໍລິການອື່ນໆ ຍົກເວັ້ນແຕ່ອາກອນກຳໄລເປັນເວລາ 4 ປີ, ຈາກນັ້ນແມ່ນຈະໄດ້ມອບພັນທະອາກອນກຳໄລໃຫ້ລັດຕາມກົດຫມາຍສ່ວຍສາອາກອນ. ຢ່າງໃດກໍ່ຕາມ ການສຳປະທານທີ່ດິນນອກຈາກຈຸດປະສົງດຳເນີນໂຄງການພັດທະນາ ເພື່ອປູກຫມາກສາລີ, ພືດລົ້ມລຸກ, ພືດອຸດສາຫະກຳ ແລະ ສ້າງຕັ້ງໂຮງງານປຸງແຕ່ງສາລີແລ້ວ, ຍັງມີຈຸດປະສົງເພື່ອເຮັດໃຫ້ທີ່ດິນໄດ້ຮັບການພັດທະນາດ້ວຍການລົງທຶນ, ດ້ວຍແຮງງານ, ວັດຖຸທຶນຮອນ, ການກໍ່ສ້າງພື້ນຖານໂຄງລ່າງເຮັດໃຫ້ທີ່ດິນມີຄຸນນະພາບ ແລະ ເພີ່ມມູນຄ່າຂອງທີ່ດິນ ເພື່ອໃຫ້ເສດຖະກິດ-ສັງຄົມມີການຂະຫຍາຍຕົວ ສາມາດຫລຸດຜ່ອນຄວາມທຸກຍາກຂອງປະຊາຊົນໃນເຂດທ້ອງຖິ່ນເປັນໄປຕາມແນວ ທາງນະໂຍບາຍຂອງພັກ-ລັດນຳອີກ.
July 18th, 2012
Vientiane Times, July 17, 2012
Land compensation for villagers affected by some development projects in Laos has been found to be inappropriate and contrary to the law, according to the observation of land experts on Monday. A senior land expert Dr Palikone Thalongsengchanh told Vientiane Times yesterday that land disputes have arisen as officials did not follow the process of providing appropriate land compensation for villagers whose land is resumed. “Our law stipulates that land compensation for affected villagers who have to give up their land for development projects needs to be sufficient to improve their livelihoods,” he said. “But we have observed that many villagers get poorer after losing their land for development projects, due to inappropriate land compensation.”
July 18th, 2012
Myanmar Times, July 2 – 8, 2012
HANOI – Laos will not allow any new investments in mining or grant further land concessions for rubber plantations until 2015 at the earliest due to concerns about land encroachment, state media said on June 26. The government will examine existing investment policies and assess ongoing projects, the Vientiane Times said, adding that authorities would also review the environmental and social impact of major development projects. “We approved large plots of land without looking into the details, like what land belonged to the state and which belonged to local people,” the paper quoted Minister of Planning and Investment Somdy Duangdy as saying.
June 26th, 2012
Vientiane Times, June 26, 2012
The government won’t consider any new investment proposals in mining or land concessions for rubber and eucalyptus plantations until December 31, 2015. The slowdown will give the government time to review policies and assess the effectiveness of existing projects. The government will also speed up the survey and allocation of land to identify which areas are suitable for investment, and which areas should be preserved. Minister of Planning and Investment Mr Somdy Duangdy made these observations yesterday when res ponding to concerns raised by National Assembly members after a spate of development projects have encroached on villagers’ land and affected the environment.
June 4th, 2012
Vientiane Times, June 1, 2012
The government plans to suspend land concessions but it will take some time to put this into effect, a senior official from the Ministry of Planning and Investment has said. “We have sent the draft of a prime ministerial decree on suspending land concessions to the cabinet for consideration and approval. We won’t be able to stop granting land concessions until the prime minister signs the decree,” Dr Kikeo Chanthabouly told Vientiane Times on Wednesday.