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National Assembly convenes for fall session

Update: October, 23/2017 - 10:22
The National Assembly (NA) is set to hear reports on implementation of the socio-economic development plan and State spending on the first day of its 4th plenary session that starts today. — VNA/VNS  Photo Nguyễn Dân

HÀ NỘI — The National Assembly (NA) is set to hear reports on implementation of the socio-economic development plan and State spending on the first day of its 4th plenary session that starts today.

The Government will also report to the NA deputies on development plans and the use of the State budget next year.

Out of 26 working days, 11 will be broadcast live on VTV, including the debate on the State budget, the handling of citizens’ complaints and the national report on gender equality.

The NA is scheduled to vote on six laws, one of which is the controversial draft Law on Planning. The law was brought to the NA for discussion three times previously and sparked heated debates among ministries as it would trigger amendments of 45 other laws if approved.

Other legislation on the NA’s agenda includes the draft law on cyber security and amendments to  the laws on anti-corruption and competition.

Plans on land clearance for Long Thành Airport and details on the administrations of three special economic zones of Vân Đồn, Vân Phong and Phú Quốc will also be brought up for discussion.  

Officials’ departure

During this session, the NA deputies are expected to vote on the departure of two high-level Government officials.

The first is Transport Minister Trương Quang Nghĩa who was just assigned by the Politburo as the new Party Secretary of Đà Nẵng City, replacing Nguyễn Xuân Anh who was dismissed over corruption-related offenses.

The NA will also vote on Government Chief Inspector Phan Văn Sáu who submitted his resignation due to concerns over his health and family-related reasons. — VNS  

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