The NA's second session opened on Wednesday morning. — VNA/VNS Photo
HÀ NỘI — The second session of the 15th National Assembly (NA) opened in Hà Nội on Wednesday. The meeting was broadcast live by the Voice of Vietnam Radio (VOV1), Vietnam Television (VTV1) and National Assembly Television.
Before the opening ceremony, a delegation of leaders from the Party, State, Vietnam Fatherland Front and NA deputies paid tribute to late President Hồ Chí Minh at his mausoleum.
They then held a preparatory meeting to discuss and vote on the working programme of the second session.
Following the opening remarks by NA Chairman Vương Đình Huệ, Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chính delivered a report on the progress of the socio-economic development plan for 2021 and a draft plan for 2022. A verification report on the plans will be delivered by the Chairman of the NA Economic Committee Vũ Hồng Thanh.
Chairman of the NA Committee for Social Affairs, Nguyễn Thụy Anh, is to present a report on the results of COVID-19 prevention and control measures, and the implementation of Resolution No. 30/2021/QH15 on the outcomes of the first session of the 15th National Assembly.
In the morning, President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee, Đỗ Văn Chiến, delivered a report summarising ideas and requests from voters. This was followed by a report by Dương Thanh Bình, Head of the NA Standing Committee’s Ombudsman Committee, on the supervision results of the settlement of requests that voters sent to the 11th session of the 14th NA.
In the afternoon, NA Deputies will listen to Minister of Finance Hồ Đức Phỡc’s report on the State budget disbursement situation in 2021 and the estimate and allocation plan for 2022, as well as the State finance-budget plan for the 2022-2024 period. A verification report on the work will also be presented.
In the afternoon, Inspector General of the Supreme People’s Procuracy, Lê Minh Trí, will present a draft law on amendments and supplements to several articles of the Law on Execution of Criminal Judgments.
Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyễn Chí Dũng will also deliver a proposal on a bill on amendments and supplements to several articles of the Statistics Law.
Amid the complex developments of COVID-19, the meeting will be held both in-person and online. Legislators will meet virtually from October 20 to 30, and then join in-person discussions from November 8 to 13.
The deputies are expected to consider and adopt two bills and five draft resolutions, including; the law amending and supplementing some articles of the Statistics Law, the law amending and supplementing some articles of the Criminal Procedure Code, resolutions on several specific mechanisms and policies for Hải Phòng City, and central Nghệ An, Thanh Hóa and Thừa Thiên-Huế provinces, and another resolution on the organisation of online trials.
Five other bills on the Law on Mobile Police, the Law on Cinematography (amended), the Law on Insurance Business, the Law on Emulation and Commendation (amended), and the law amending and supplementing some articles of the Intellectual Property Law, will also be tabled for discussions.
Apart from legislative matters, the deputies will scrutinise reports on the implementation of the socio-economic development plan and state budget estimate in 2021, and COVID-19 prevention and control, along with decisions on socio-economic development plans, state budget estimates and central budget allocation plan for 2022.
The NA Office has also drawn up plans for a scenario where the pandemic continues to develop nationwide. Under the scenario, the meeting will be held in the form of teleconference entirely, and without the gap between the two phases, so that the session will conclude earlier, giving time for the Government and localities to focus on the pandemic fight. — VNS