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Deputies discuss 2015 supervisory programme

Update: June, 10/2014 - 08:51

HA NOI (VNS) — Within the agenda of the National Assembly (NA)'s 7th session, the NA deputies yesterday commented on a report about the National Assembly supervisory programme for 2015.

Most agreed with its contents related to monitoring wrongful convictions and compensating victims of criminal activities in line with the Law on Compensation Liability of the State.

They also agreed with the implementation of State policies and laws on the land management and utilisation on State-run farms from 2004-14.

On the process of international economic integration since Viet Nam became a member of World Trade Organisation, many deputies said the NA should supervise the issue closely.

Agreeing with the implementation of the State policies and laws on the management and use of land in State-run farms, deputy Bui Thi An of Ha Noi said the Government needed to offer favourable conditions to those seeking forest, rice growing and aquaculture land.

She proposed that the NA supervision programme help organise and control the nation's trade network, including domestic and import and export markets.

She added over the years, product distribution had created problems for consumers, especially relating to fake and poor-quality goods. In addition, she said, many farmers were forced to sell their goods at prices so low that they were forced to look for other work to survive.

Deputy Bui Manh Hung of Binh Phuoc Province said the management and land use on State-run farms was a big problem for land-resource management in recent years.

He said this caused many lawsuits and complaints and that the NA should work out solutions.

Meanwhile, deputies Le Thi Nga and Nguyen Van Tien said that the policies and laws on the use of Overseas Development Aid capital should also be examined.

Deputies call for ID card reforms

Earlier yesterday, NA deputies discussed reducing the paperwork to obtain Household Registration and Citizens' Identity Cards, both of which are governed by their own law.

They also asked the Government to check the two laws to ensure that they complied with current legal requirements.

Discussing the issuing of birth certificates and ID cards, Dinh Xuan Thao from Ha Noi said that the two documents overlapped.

"According to the Law on Household Registration, a birth certificate is issued to a baby immediately after birth," Thao said.

"Yet, according to the Law on Citizens ID Cards (available when people turn 15), ID cards are issued to individuals when they get a birth certificate," he said.

He called for more synchronisation of the two laws to avoid troublesome paperwork.

Nguyen Duc Chung from Ha Noi said that the Law on Citizens' ID Cards failed to cover all the matters involved in issuing and managing them.

He called for a national database of citizens' ID cards for better management.

"The Criminal Code states that people under 15 must take responsibility for serious crimes intentionally caused. However, the Law on Citizens' ID Cards states that only people aged 15 and above can have their photos, fingerprints and identities recorded, which makes the investigation on under-15 criminals difficult," he said.

Chung suggested adjusting the age to make the photo, fingerprint and identities used on ID cards to match reality.

Agreed with Chung, Bui Thi An and Nguyen Kim Tuyen from Ha Noi said that besides notations on skin colour, face shape and moles, ID cards should carry information on blood type.

They said other identifying criteria could be changed by technology, but not blood type.

Than Duc Nam from Da Nang said that the ID law should explain the connection between the database, managed by the Ministry of Public Security, with the database on household registration, managed by the Ministry of Justice, to avoid problems.

He also asked for close management on citizen's basic information synchronously from birth to death, which he said had not been regulated clearly in the law. — VNS

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