The 10th Congress of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party – the country's top political congress is expected to convene in January next year to elect a new Party leadership, discuss and adopt national development roadmaps for the next five years.
The Central Committee of the Party's 9th tenure convened its 11th plenary session that ended on Monday in Vientiane and discussed agendas for January's 10th Congress.
Chaired by the Party Secretary General Choummaly Sayasone, the five-and-a-half-day plenary session reviewed the successful outcomes in which most ministries and provinces have successfully completed convening their party congresses.
Those which have completed their party congresses have also elected the Party leaderships of their organisations and elected their representatives to attend the January 10th Congress.
The participants discussed draft documents to be tabled at the 10th Congress. The draft documents included a draft political report, a draft 8th national five-year socio-economic development plan for 2016-2020, a draft 10-year national socio-economic development strategy for 2015-2025 and the development vision until 2020.
A draft Party's statute and personnel to fulfill the Party's 10th tenure were also discussed at the session.
The session heard a report detailing the leadership performance of the Politburo and the Secretariat of the Party Central Committee over the past six months and the work plan until the 10th congress.
The session suggested those organisations that have not yet convened their Party congresses to do so in the coming weeks.
State organisations were told to prepare activities to mark the 40th anniversary of the founding of the Lao People's Democratic Republic, the 95th birthday of president Kaysone Phomvihane as well as the 10th congress.
The plenary session reviewed the implementation of the ‘Three Builds' devolution directive, which has been carried out for almost three years.
In this regard, the session assessed that the implementation of the directive, which is being piloted in 109 target villages, has been on track in line with the defined direction.
The session also provided guidance to further implement the directive in the years to come. The participants also reviewed the progress made in establishing developed villages in line with the directive.
The 10th Congress is also set to review the implementation of the 9th resolution of the Party Congress.