Lao assembly approves Cabinet reshuffle, three ministers replaced

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/Asia News Network): Three ministers have been replaced in a cabinet reshuffle approved by the National Assembly (NA)’s Standing Committee.

Former Minister of Finance Bounchom Oubonpaseuth (pic) has been replaced by the former governor of Savannakhet province, Santiphab Phomvihane. Bounchom will take up a new post in Savannakhet province.

Former Minister of Energy and Mines Dr Daovong Phonekeo is replaced by the former governor of Saravan province, Phoxay Sayasone. Dr Daovong will take up a new post in the province.

Former Minister of Public Works and Transport Dr Viengsavath Siphandone was replaced by Ngampasong Meuangmany. Dr Viengsavath will take up a new post in Luang Namtha province.

Addressing a news conference on Monday, Vice President of the NA, Ms Sounthone Xayachak, said the Standing Committee of the NA’s 9th legislature approved the cabinet reshuffle at its monthly meeting taking place on January 30-31.

The approval was made following a proposal by the Prime Minister.

The reshuffle comes less than a month after the NA’s 4th Ordinary Session elected Dr Sonexay Siphandone as Prime Minister to replace former PM Phankham Viphavanh.

Article type: free
User access status:
Subscribe now to our Premium Plan for an ad-free and unlimited reading experience!

Laos , reshuffle , cabinet


Next In Aseanplus News

Three-month electronic visas approved
Ma: We are all Chinese
Jostling for space at Maya Bay
Asean news headlines as at 9pm on Tuesday (March 28)
Indonesia's Anak Krakatoa volcano erupts, belches huge ash tower
New fabric by Japanese sports goods maker could end camera voyeurism targeting athletes
MACC free to investigate any govt agency, says Home Minister
Cambodia Airways launches Phnom Penh-Beijing direct flight
Group threatens ‘strike’, mass resignations of contract doctors if demands not met by Health Ministry
Laos-China Railway to start cross-border passenger service on April 13

Others Also Read