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Sixth session of 14th NA scheduled to open next week

Update: October, 19/2018 - 09:00
The sixth session of the 14th National Assembly (NA) is scheduled to open in Hà Nội on Monday, announced NA General Secretary and Chairman of the NA Office Nguyễn Hạnh Phúc at a press briefing yesterday.– VNA/VNS Photo Trọng Đức

HÀ NỘI – The sixth session of the 14th National Assembly (NA) is scheduled to open in Hà Nội on Monday, announced NA General Secretary and Chairman of the NA Office Nguyễn Hạnh Phúc at a press briefing yesterday.

The session will see the appointment of a new President to replace the late Trần Đại Quang.

Over 24 working days, the NA is expected to adopt nine draft bills, including the Anti-corruption Law (amendment), the Law on People’s Public Security Force (amendment), the Law on Amnesty (amendment), the Law on Higher Education, the Law on Animal Husbandry, the Law on Cultivation, the Law on Vietnamese Coast Guard, the Law on Protection of State Secrets and the Law to amend laws relevant to planning tasks.

A draft resolution to ratify the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) is also expected to be adopted, he said.

NA deputies will review six draft bills, including the Law on Education (amendment), the Law on Architecture, the Law on Tax Management (amendment), the Law on Public Investment (amendment), the Law on Enforcement of Criminal Judgements (amendment) and the Law against Alcohol Harms.

A vote of confidence for high-ranking positions elected or approved by the National Assembly (NA) will be held during the sitting.

Regarding personnel issues, the NA will consider approving the dismissal of Minister of Information and Communications of Trương Minh Tuấn and approving the appointment of a new Minister of Information and Communications, according to Phúc.

During the sitting, NA deputies will also review socio-economic reports, including the results of the implementation of NA resolutions from 2015 to 2020 on socio-economic development, economic restructuring, national finance and mid-term investment; and the 2019 socio-economic development plan, national budget estimates and national budget allocation.

The NA will also examine the mid-term public investment plan from 2016 to 2020; the five-year national financial plan from 2016 to 2020; the implementation of the NA Resolution on approval of investment for national target programmes from 2016 to 2020; and review policies to support the socio-economic development of ethnic minority and mountainous regions.

NA deputies are also scheduled to review reports on prevention and combating of crimes and law violations, enforcement of judgements and corruption prevention and combating in 2018; and reports on the petitions and comments of people and voters in 2018 and on the supervision of the handling of voters’ comments sent to the fifth sitting of the 14th NA.

The sitting is slated to end on November 21. — VNS 

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