Lao Front for National Construction (LFNC) has recently approved a policy that plans to encourage and promote Lao overseas to go back to Laos. According to an anonymous Lao high-ranking official of this government agency, LFCN will send its representatives to Lao Consular Sections and Embassies in many countries to provide the correct information on this Lao government’s policy to avoid misunderstandings.
This newly adopted policy will address the wish of Lao people, who live in overseas, to come back to Laos to visit families, conduct merit activities and festivities, invest, operate business and to live permanently in Laos as well as the issues of gaining Lao citizenship under Lao laws. This policy is adopted because Lao government has learned from the experience of Vietnam, which has similar political and government system, and has successfully implemented this kind of policy for over ten years. However, Lao government foresees that it will take a longtime for Laos to successfully implement this policy as Laos still needs to put budget, human resources, laws and regulations in place.
Listen to Songrit's report for more details in Lao.