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April 5, 2019

Signing of Record of Discussions on Technical Cooperation Project with Laos: Strengthening Tax Administration

photosigning ceremony

On April 4, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signed a Record of Discussions with the government of the Lao People's Democratic Republic in Vientiane for the Project for Capacity Development of Tax Administration in LaoPDR, a technical cooperation project.

This project aims to enhance the capacity of Laotian tax officers by introducing appropriate methods for managing taxpayers and taxpayer services.

In Laos, debt sustainability has deteriorated due to rising public debt and growth of expenditures, creating a problem with public finances. To help remedy this situation, JICA has been cooperating with the country since 2017 to improve its tax administration.

This project is expected to increase future tax revenue and contribute to development of the country’s taxation system by improving the Tax Department’s capacity for administering taxes.

JICA provides support to the Lao People's Democratic Republic for sustainable economic development through cooperation on public finance and governance.

[Basic project information]
Country Lao People's Democratic Republic
Project title Project for Capacity Development of Tax Administration
Planned implementation period 3 years (July 2019 – June 2022)
Executing agency Tax Department, Ministry of Finance
Target region Vientiane
Specific project details (provisional) To enhance administrative capacity of the Laotian Tax Department, JICA will provide necessary support for appropriate methods of managing taxpayers, improving taxpayers service and strengthening the training framework for tax officials.


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