Rajah & Tann Regional Round-Up
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Issue 1 - Jan/Feb/Mar 2021

Dissolution of the Ministry of Science and Technology

On 25 February 2021, the Politburo Members of Lao People's Revolutionary Party ("Politburo Members") issued a resolution No. 06/PMLRP on the dissolution of the Ministry of Science and Technology ("Ministry"). The Politburo Members approved the dissolution of the Ministry, leaving Laos with just 16 ministries.

The departments and agencies under the Ministry, along with their public servants, works, equipment, and budget and assets will be transferred to the five departments under existing ministries including the Ministry of Education and Sports, Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications, Ministry of Industry and Commerce, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, and Ministry of Energy and Mines as appropriate.

The dissolution has been implemented for consolidation and to ensure that each ministry can efficiently deal with science and technology matters pertaining to its core purpose.

Please note that whilst the information in this Update is correct to the best of our knowledge and belief at the time of writing, it is only intended to provide a general guide to the subject matter and should not be treated as a substitute for specific professional advice.


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