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Prime Minster Sonexay Siphandone speaks at a ceremony last week to mark the 40th anniversary of Xekong province.

PM advises Xekong to improve governance

Prime Minister Sonexay Siphandone has advised Xekong provincial authorities to strengthen governance and upgrade production and the service sector, in order to bolster the province’s development and ensure sustainable growth.
The premier issued the instruction when addressing a ceremony to mark the 40th founding anniversary of the southern province on April 4. The event was attended by provincial officials, representatives of various organisations, and business operators.
The PM said the province should make use of all its capabilities and potential, and ensure sustainable and self-sufficient development.
He also advised the development of business, better budgetary planning, and the use of innovative ways to attract more domestic and foreign investment.
The premier recommended improving infrastructure and public utilities, providing suitable jobs for people in rural areas, and ensuring environmental protection, according to the Pathedlao Daily newspaper.
He underlined the importance of efficient governance, human resources development, cultural preservation, and the need to lower crime rates.
The Prime Minister praised the provincial Party Committee and the people of Xekong province for their unity and determination to work together to succeed, and their perseverance in overcoming difficulties.
These traits have been evident in many spheres, notably last year when the province registered economic growth of 5.5 percent, the economic structure was strengthened, and more people were able to improve their living standards.
Xekong was founded in 1984 by separating a section of Saravan province.
Xekong is the second smallest province in Laos, covering an area of 7,665 square kilometres. It is bordered by Vietnam to the east, Attapeu province to the south, Saravan province to the north, and Champassak province to the west. It is the most diverse province in Laos with 14 ethnic groups.


By Times Reporters
 (Latest Update April 9, 2024)

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