National Assembly Set to Address Critical Issues in Upcoming Session

Constituents Raise Pressing Issues in Laos at National Assembly Session
The Fifth Ordinary of the Ninth National Assembly Legislature. (Photo: Phouthen Pasaxon News)

Lawmakers are gearing up for the 6th Ordinary Session of the 9th National Assembly, where they will tackle pressing issues and explore solutions for promoting development in the country. The session is scheduled to run from 31 October to 22 November and will be a critical platform for discussing the nation’s most pressing challenges.

According to Pinkham Lasasimma, Secretary General of the national legislative body, this session is expected to be a game-changer as lawmakers come together to brainstorm innovative solutions for economic growth and social welfare. As the nation continues to grapple with a range of issues, this upcoming session is poised to be a key turning point as lawmakers work to chart a path toward a brighter future.

Pingkham announced that Prime Minister Sonexay Siphandone will report on the progress of the National Socio-economic Development Plan for 2021–2025 by summarizing this year’s work and briefing members on the plan for the next two years.

At the meeting, the state budget implementation for 2023 and budget plan for future years will be presented, as well as a report on the country’s financial difficulties for 2021–23 and the national agenda to address them.

The meeting will also hear a report on drug-related issues in the country as well as progress made on the matter, Pasaxon reported.

Additionally, the National Assembly, State Audit Organization, State Inspection Authority, Supreme People’s Court, and Supreme People’s Prosecutor’s Office will present reports on their 2021–2025 plans, 2023 achievements, and 2024 plans.

Pingkham added that members will debate eight laws, including two new draft laws and six amended draft laws. The new laws will cover special economic zones and public health, while the amended laws will address healthcare, intellectual property, debt repayment, the judicial process, and the monitoring of the national legislative body and Provincial People’s Councils.

Members of the public can call the hotline number 156 to express concerns to National Assembly members during the debate session.