Champassak People's Council debates development issues
The socio-economic development plan was an important topic debated at the ongoing second session of the People's Council meeting in Champassak province, after the meeting recorded various public complaints.
A member of Champassak provincial People's Council makes comments during the ongoing session yesterday. --Photo Champamai
Other topics debated at the meeting, which is scheduled to run from January 3 to 7, focused on social problems including the regulation of entertainment venues located close to educational institutions.
The five-day meeting was chaired by Champassak provincial People's Council President, Mr Meksavanh Phomphithak.
The issue of land concessions by private investors impacting on people living in nearby areas was also a hot issue via the telephone hotline (031 156).
People's Council members also discussed issues in the education and health sectors and the poverty reduction project, while authorities were required to give answers on how they were managing the project.
Council members also asked the authorities about the proposed 121 new economic development projects and what effects they would have on local people and the environment.
They also discussed the progress of 128 ongoing projects.
The meeting also debated delays in regard to land title issuance. Officials from the Natural Resources and Environment office have carried out the relevant surveys but many villages in Sanasomboun district have yet to receive land titles.
After the Champassak provincial People's Council meeting ended on Saturday, the People's Council of Vientiane will begin their second session, which is set to run from Monday to Wednesday.
It will discuss topics including the socio-economic development plan as reported by the Vientiane Mayor and examine current and future development projects.
Council members will welcome public comments via telephone numbers 021 260242 and 021 260251.
In Borikhamxay province, the People's Council held their second session from January 3 to 6, aiming to approve the implementation of socio-economic and investment plans for 2015-2016 and plan for 2017.
By Sisay Vilaysack
(Latest Update January 07, 2017)