NA to Hold First Ordinary Session Next Week


The national socio-economic development plan (NSEDP), state budget, monetary policy, audit results, the work of prosecutors and judges and legislation approval will all be on the agenda of the upcoming first ordinary session of the National Assembly’s (NA)’s Eighth Legislature.

Head of the NA Secretariat Ms Suansavanh Vignaket gave a press conference yesterday to brief the media on the agenda for the session, which will start on Monday and run until November 18. The session will begin with a government report on the implementation of the NSEDP, the state budget and monetary policy for the 2015-16 fiscal year, which will be considered for approval.

Plans and policy for next year will also be reported on.

The session will also hear a report on the amended state budget for the next four years from 2017-2020, and consider the Government Inspection Authority’s report on the results of the audits of financial activities in fiscal year 2013-14.

The Assembly will review its work over the past six months and plan for next year, and approve the result of the by-election of the NA member for Savannakhet province. Consideration of a report on the NA’s oversight of decrees and orders issued by the government, and a report on the results of an inspection into the use of chemicals harmful to crops and human health will be new topics on the agenda.

NA members will consider an audit of the implementation of the state budget for the 2014-15 financial year, a report on the audit plan for the state budget in 2015-16, and the audit plan for next year.

The Office of the Supreme People’s Prosecutor and Public Prosecutors Office will report on their activities over the past five years, their next-five year plans, and plans for 2017.

Sixteen newly drafted laws and draft amendments to promulgated laws will be discussed and possibly approved at the session. Of the 12 draft amendments to promulgated laws, six concern administration and justice, five the economic and financial sectors, one relates to the socio-cultural sector, and one concerns the military.

During the session, which will run for 20 days, excluding Saturdays and Sundays, the NA Secretariat will accept public comments. Interested parties can submit their opinions and complaints using the free hotline number 156 or fax: 021 452627.

Members of the public can also send their comments to P.O. Box 662 or



Source: Vientiane Times