Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — The fifth session of the 14th National Assembly will open in Hà Nội next Monday, with eight draft laws and one draft resolution expected to be passed during the event which will last for 20 working days.
Speaking at a press conference on Saturday, NA General Secretary and head of the NA Office Nguyễn Hạnh Phúc said that lawmakers would take 12 days to debate and adopt the draft Law on Denunciation (revised), Law on Special Administrative and Economic Units, Law on Measurement and Maps, Law on Competition (revised), Law on Cyber Security, Law on National Defence (revised), amendments and supplements to several articles of the Law on Physical Activity and Sports, and Law on amendments and supplements to several articles of the Law on Planning. They will also discuss the resolution on the NA’s supervision programme and the establishment of a specialised supervision group in 2019.
Eight other bills will be tabled for discussion. These are the Law on Corruption Prevention (revised), Law on the People’s Public Security Force, Law on Husbandry, Law on Cultivation, amendments and supplements to several articles of the Law on Amnesty, Law on Marine Police, amendments and supplements to several articles of the Law on Education and amendments and supplements to several articles of the Law on Higher Education.
In addition, the NA will conduct supreme supervision of the implementation of policies and laws on the use and management of State capital and assets in enterprises and the equitisation of State-owned enterprises during the 2011-16 period.
The NA will make decisions on several important issues, including a report assessing the implementation of socio-economic development and State budget plans in 2017 and the first months of 2018, the ratification of 2016 State budget balance and personnel work.
Phúc noted that the fifth session takes place in the middle of 2018 – an important year in the 2016-2021 tenure. Therefore, the session’s working agenda is of significance, contributing to continued successful implementation of the Party, National Assembly and Government’s resolutions, as well as rapid and sustainable socio-economic development.
According to the NA General Secretary, the legislative body will continue to reform the question-&-answer activity at the upcoming session to increase dialogue and face-to-face debate.
A new feature of the upcoming session is that the NA will issue a general resolution covering all issues discussed and decided at the session, he added.
Much needed Laws on Special Economic Zones (Vân Đồn, Bắc Vân Phong and Phú Quốc), Laws on Cybersecurity and Laws on Competition are to be voted on during this meeting.
Fifteen sessons (around 40 per cent of the total number of sessons) are to be air live including those on regulations and management of the State’s share in economic enterprises, the privitisation of State-own-enterprises during 2011-16 and anti-corruption measures.
Regarding the case of the former head of Đồng Nai Province’s NA delegation Phan Thi Mỹ Thanh whose resignation was accepted by the NA after her numerous violations at her post as the provincial People’s Committee vice chairwoman, Secretary General Nguyễn Hạnh Phúc said Thanh’ case is a lesson for the NA to learn from to tighten its deputy selection process in the future. – VNS