The National Assembly Standing Committee yesterday agreed to introduce a draft law on amending 13 planning-related laws to the agenda of next week’s National Assembly plenary meeting. — VNA/VNS Photo Trọng Đức
HÀ NỘI — The National Assembly Standing Committee yesterday agreed to introduce a draft law on amending 13 planning-related laws to the agenda of next week’s National Assembly plenary meeting.
The amendments are expected to make the laws match with the Law on Planning that the National Assembly approved last November, and will take effect next year.
The 13 laws that are being suggested for amendments include the Law on Chemicals, the Law on Electricity, the Law on Food Safety, and others.
According to Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyễn Chí Dũng, the proposed draft consists of 14 Articles, of which, 13 contain suggestions for amendments, while the other regulates law enforcement.
If approved, the law would remove the need for development and investment planning on particular goods and services, removing limitations on the quality, which are said to hinder business.
The National Assembly’s Economic Committee chairman Vũ Hồng Thanh said that the committee agreed with Government over the proposed draft.
However, he asked the Government for further reviewing of relevant laws to bring them in line with the Planning Law.
After the Planning Law was approved in the National Assembly plenary meeting late last year, it was expected that 27 relevant laws would be reviewed and amended.
The National Assembly Standing Committee decided that two new laws would deal with the amendments instead of correcting all 27 laws.
Later that day, deputies discussed the draft revision of the Law on People’s Public Security.
They proposed the compiling board to study and review the draft law carefully to ensure its feasibility and the comprehensiveness of the legal system.
The 24th session of the NA Standing Committee wrapped up later the same day after three working days.
NA Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân said the NA Standing Committee approved four resolutions on important issues under the jurisdiction of the committee during the meeting.
She proposed the Government and other relevant ministries and agencies complete draft laws based on opinions at the meeting. — VNS