National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân, chair of the 38th session of the 14th National Assembly Standing Committee, delivers a speech. — VNA/VNS Photo
HÀ NỘI — The National Assembly Standing Committee convened its 38th meeting on Monday, with several draft laws and important reports on the agenda.
Opening the meeting, NA Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân said three draft laws – the revised Law on Enterprises, the revised Investment Law, and the law on amendments and supplements to articles of the Law on Management and Use of Weapons, Explosives and Supporting Tools – and a draft resolution on piloting the removal of ward-level people’s councils in Hà Nội’s urban districts and towns will be discussed at this meeting.
The NA Standing Committee will debate reports on socio-economic and State budget performance, the feasibility research report of the Long Thành airport (first phase), a draft resolution approving the Supplementary Treaty to the 1985 Treaty on the Delimitation of the National Boundary and the 2005 Supplementary Treaty between Việt Nam and Cambodia, and the Protocol on the Demarcation and Marker Planting of the Land Boundary between Việt Nam and Cambodia.
Reports on citizens’ petitions and the settlement of complaints and denunciations in 2019, and on preparations for the 8th session of the NA will be considered.
The NA Standing Committee will consider the appointment of ambassadors to other countries, the adjustment of administrative boundaries in Hải Dương, Thanh Hóa and Bắc Ninh provinces, and several other issues at the meeting, which will last until October 17.
Following the opening ceremony, the NA heard and discussed a report of the Presidium of the Việt Nam Fatherland Front’s Central Committee on petitions of voters and the public.
Based on the petitions, the Presidium of the VFF’s Central Committee presented five proposals, asking the NA, the Government and localities to prioritise investment in infrastructure and socio-economic development in remote and isolated areas, ethnic minority areas and areas frequently hit by natural disasters and climate change.
The VFF urged ministers, sector leaders and local administrations to implement the Government’s instructions on disbursing public capital, accelerating the pace of public projects, ensuring their efficiency and preventing waste.
The VFF called on the Government, the Ministry of Public Security, other ministries, sectors and local administrations to pay special attention to ensuring political security and social order and safety, and cracking down on crimes of all kinds. Local administrations should assume greater responsibility in the management of foreigners who illegally enter and reside in the country or trade land and houses in sensitive areas.
The VFF asked the Government to instruct ministries and localities, first of all Hà Nội and HCM City, to take measures to reduce air pollution and protect the environment, design plans to relocate factories with high risks of causing fires, explosions and pollution from inner cities, and create land funds to build public facilities.
The Party and State are asked to continue leading the review of institutions for the management and supervision of officials and Party members, create favourable conditions for the public, the VFF and its member organisations to monitor personnel work, and push drastic efforts in preventing and fighting corruption and waste.
The same day, the NA Standing Committee also listened to a report on the supervision of the settlement of citizens’ petitions, which showed 98.97 per cent of petitions submitted to the NA’s 7th session, or 2,201 petitions, had been handled. — VNS