Lao authorities admitted that a key objective of a new draft law proposed by the Lao Front for National Construction was to encourage overseas Laotians, who want to return home, to take part in the national development.
Yeuthor, Vice President of the Lao Front for National Construction said the
proposed legislation was necessary in order to galvanize unity and
reconciliation among Lao people from all walks of life, both in and out of the
country, and in particular to mobilize contributions by overseas Laotians to the national building efforts amid the
rapidly-changing global environment.
The legislation, which is being scrutinized by the current meeting of the Sixth Legislature, comprises of 12 sections and 59 articles encompassing organ-izational structures, role and responsibility, rights and duty rules, regulations and measures aimed at promoting genuine efficiency in LFNC's work performances, including the task of encouraging overseas Laotians to come back and take part in the national building and development.
Under the new draft law, the Lao Front for National Construction plans to post LFNC representatiave at Lao embassies all over the world, whose duties will be to facilitate and assist overseas Laotians who want to return home.
Upon approval by the National Assembly and officially taking effect, the new law would authorize the Lao Front for National Construction Front to take a key role in considering granting nationality to overseas Laotians who want to return home permanently.
Vientiane's latest attempt to woo overseas Laotians back home follows a successful model employed by its Vietnamese ally which, over the past ten years or more, has introduced several incentives including passing laws that benefit overseas Vietnameses who wanted to go back and help contribute to the national development.
Listen to Songrit's report for more details in Lao.