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Ministry Appoints New Deputy, Senior Officials

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The Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism has a new deputy minister with the Director General of the Department of Tourism Management, Mr. Ounthouang Khaophanh, taking up the post.

Mr. Ounthouang was appointed under Prime Minister’s Decree No. 278 issued in August. The ministry once more has three deputy ministers following the retirement of former Deputy Minister Mr. Chaleun Warinthrasak.

The department’s Deputy Director General Mr. Bounma Phetsavong was appointed Acting Director General.

A change also occurred in the ministry’s Cinema Department, whose Director General Dr Bounchome Vongphet took up a post at the Lao Front for National Construction, appointed under Prime Minister’s Decree No. 33 issued in August.

Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism Prof. Dr Bosengkham Vongdara has appointed the department’s Deputy Director General Mr. Vithoun Soundara to the post of Acting Director General.

The announcement of the appointment and transfers took place yesterday, with the minister, ministry officials and representatives from the Party Central Committee’s Organisational-Personnel Committee in attendance.

 

Source: Vientiane Times