Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — The majority of deputies at the 14th National Assembly have shown strong confidence in newly-elected NA Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân, who won the July 22 election with nearly 98 per cent of the vote.
Many deputies expressed their belief that with her practical experience gained through many work positions, the new Chairwoman, together with other NA leaders, will make positive changes to the NA’s legislation and supervision activities, as well as in deciding important matters of the country.
Chairwoman of the 13th National Assembly Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân was re-elected as the head of the 14th legislature during the body’s first session.
In a secret ballot held on Thursday, 483 out of 494 deputies, or 97.77 per cent, voted for Ngân. The result was announced yesterday.
Speaking on the sidelines of the ongoing first NA session, Ho Chi Minh City representative Trần Hoàng Ngân said the election result showed the high regard held for the top legislator.
He highlighted that voters had high hope that the NA would solve urgent problems in environmental management, food safety and traffic safety. "Voters nationwide expect sustainable economic growth, which goes along with a sustainable legal system," he said, underscoring that the law should be built to suit the reality of the country with long-term effectiveness.
Sustainable economic development should go along with ensuring people’s living standards and environmental protection, he stressed, noting that the massive environmental incident in four central coastal provinces caused by Taiwanese-funded Formosa Ha Tinh had drawn the attention of many voters.
He suggested that the NA Committee for Science, Technology and the Environment, as well as the NA Economic Committee, work harder to monitor environmental protection during the implementation of industrial projects, including that of Formosa.
Meanwhile, Mai Khanh, representative of the northern province of Ninh Bình, noted that the 14th NA was facing many challenges, including environmental pollution, which would require great efforts of both the NA’s leaders and deputies to make sure economic growth is closely followed by strict supervision of environmental issues.
At the same time, Nguyễn Đắc Vinh, a deputy from the central province of Nghệ An, said he hoped the 14th NA would continue focusing on the legal system, while putting in place policies to support business and production, thus boosting the country’s development.
Nguyễn Thị Quyên Thanh, a representative from the Mekong Delta province of Vĩnh Long, voiced her wish that the NA would pay more consideration to agricultural provinces as well as other matters such as the response to climate change, drought and salinity intrusion.
Deputies also elected four NA Vice Chairs - Phùng Quốc Hiển, Uông Chu Lưu, Tòng Thị Phóng and Đỗ Bá Tỵ - as well as members of the Standing Committee of the 14th NA yesterday.
Hà Ngọc Chiến, member of the Party Central Committee and member of the Standing Committee of the 14th NA, was introduced as a candidate for Chair of the 14th NA Nationalities Council.
Nguyễn Hạnh Phúc, Secretary General of the 13th NA, was nominated for the 14th NA General Secretary post.
Hồ Đức Phớc, who is State Auditor General, was introduced to continue holding the position for 2016-2021.
Biography of NA Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân
+ Date of birth: April 12, 1954
+ From: Châu Hòa commune, Giồng Trôm District, Bến Tre Province
+ Date of Party admission: December 9, 1981
+Date of official Party membership: December 9, 1982
+General education: High School Diploma
+ Academic degree: PhD in Economics
+ Political theory training: BA in Political Science
+ Foreign language: English (C level)
+ Commendations: Labour Medals - first class, second class, third class
+ Member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam (9th , 10th , 11th and 12th tenures)
+Secretary of the Party Central Committee (11th tenure)
+ Politburo member (11th and 12th tenures)
+ Member of the National Assembly (12th and 13th tenures)
+ Member of the Bến Tre provincial People’s Council in the 1991-1995 tenure
+ August 1975 - February 1976: Worked in the Economic and Financial Department of Region No. 8
+ March 1976 - July 1978: Worked in the Financial Department of Ben Tre province
+ August 1978 - June 1983: Worked in the Financial State Revenue Office; deputy head of this Office since June 1983
+ July 1983 - April 1987: Deputy head of the Administrative Organisation Office
+ May 1987 - September 1990: Deputy Director of the provincial Department of Finance and Prices; Vice Secretary of the Party Committee of the Department
+ October 1990 - September 1991: Acting Director of the provincial Department of Finance and Prices; Secretary of the Party Committee of the Department; Member of the Central Committee of interdisciplinary Party Organisation; Member of the Executive Committee of Bến Tre Province’s Federation of Labour
+ October 1991 - March 1995: member of the provincial Party Committee; Director of the provincial Department of Finance and Prices; Secretary of the Party Committee of the Department; Member of the Central Committee of Interdisciplinary Party Organisation; Member of the Executive Committee of Bến Tre Province’s Federation of Labour
+ April 1995 - March 2001: Deputy Minister of Finance; Member of the Party Delegation to the Ministry of Finance; Secretary of the Ministry’s Party Committee (1996-2002); member of the Standing Committee of the Party Organisation of the Central Economic Agencies Bloc (1996-2002)
+ April 2001-August 2002: Member of the ninth Party Central Committee; Deputy Minister of Finance; Member of the Party Delegation to the Ministry of Finance; Secretary of the Ministry’s Party Committee; Member of the Standing Committee of the Party Organisation of the Central Economic Agencies Bloc
+ September 2002 - February 2006: Member of the ninth Party Central Committee; Secretary of the Hải Dương provincial Party Committee
+ March 2006 - April 2006: Member of the 10th Party Central Committee; Deputy Finance Minister
+ May 2006 - July 2007: Member of the 10th Party Central Committee; Secretary of the Party Delegation to the Ministry of Trade; Deputy Minister of Trade
+ August 2007 - January 2011: Member of the 10th Party Central Committee; Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs; Secretary of the Party Delegation to the Ministry
+ January 2011 - July 2011: Secretary of the 11th Party Central Committee; Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs; Secretary of the Party Delegation to the Ministry
+ July 2011- May 2013: Secretary of the 11th Party Central Committee; Vice Chairperson of the National Assembly
+ May 2013 - January 2016: Politburo member (11th tenure); Vice Chairperson of the National Assembly
+ January 2016 - March 31, 2016: Politburo member (12th tenure); Vice Chairperson of the National Assembly
+ March 31, 2016 to present: Politburo member (12th tenure); Chairwoman of the National Assembly
+ 2007 - 2016: Deputy of the 12th , 13th , and 14th National Assemblies
+ July 22, 2016 to present: Chairwoman of the 14th National Assembly. — VNS