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Govt Officials discuss Law on Settlements and Stable Work

Date: 17 August 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

Officials from the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and Central provinces gathered in Vientiane on Thursday for discussions about the draft of the domicile allocation and stable vocation law of Lao people, and to provide some technical input. The domicile allocation and stable vocational law have 11 parts, which is divided into 79 articles. It aims to determine regulations and measures regarding the management and inspection of housing settlements and finding stable work for Lao people. It also aims to improve the livelihoods of the population, especially those in rural areas.

The issue is being discussed at a meeting on the draft law being held in Vientiane yesterday and today. The event is being attended by Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Dr Lien Thikeo, along with officials from the ministry and the central provinces of Vientiane, Borikhamxay, Xaysomboun and the capital.

The meeting is presenting research and discussing improvements to the draft law and other relevant issues.

During the event, participants are also discussing and sharing comments on the draft law to address the remaining issues of settlement and stable work for people in the central provinces.

Speaking at the opening ceremony on Thursday, Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, Dr Lien Thikeo said "Domicile allocation and stable vocations for people is one of the biggest policies and strategies that is important to the Lao government. Its aims are to increase equality and cohesion of the Lao people,"

"It is also to make conditions better for the Lao people by improving their livelihoods and helping them escape from poverty," he said. According to a report from the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, from 2011-2015, over 1,100 villages around country were still officially regarded as poor.

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