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PM, ministers to take part in three-day Q&A session

Update: October, 29/2019 - 15:55


The National Assembly will focus on four groups of issues during the question-and-answer sessions as part of its ongoing eighth session. — VNA/VNS Photo Doãn Tấn

HÀ NỘI — Secretary General and Chairman of the National Assembly Office Nguyễn Hạnh Phúc has announced a list of ministers who will be taking part in a highly anticipated Q&A session next month.

Following a vote, the four topics up for discussion are home affairs, agriculture and rural development, industry and trade, and information and communications.

Minister of Home Affairs Lê Vĩnh Tân will face questions over the Government’s efforts to streamline its workforce, and the recruitment and training of civil servants. Deputy Prime Minister Trương Hoà Bình, Education Minister Phùng Xuân Nhạ and Justice Minister Lê Thành Long will also join in.

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyễn Xuân Cường – accompanied by Deputy Prime Minister Trịnh Đình Dũng and the health and labour ministers – is to answer queries over the effectiveness of the national programme to build new-style rural areas; the application of science and technology in agriculture; prevention and control of diseases in livestock and support policies for affected households; and measures to address ongoing issues plaguing the country’s fisheries sector.

Problems concerning the implementation of renewable energy planning, trade promotion, e-commerce and digital economy, and measures to combat trade fraud and ensure healthy competition will be directed at Minister of Industry and Trade Trần Tuấn Anh and Deputy Prime Minister Trịnh Đình Dũng.

Minister of Information and Communications Nguyễn Mạnh Hùng, together with Deputy Prime Minister Vũ Đức Đam and the culture, science and technology and public security ministers, will field questions over the management of press agencies and press cards, the management of online information websites and social media, online advertising activities, and e-Government efforts.

The topic of corruption received only 70 per cent of the votes from NA deputies, lower than the four above- mentioned topics, so it will not be on the table.

If it had been picked, it would have marked the first time the Government Chief Inspector Lê Minh Khái would have been grilled by parliament.

The Q&A sessions, taking place from November 6-8, will be broadcast live.

After the Q&A sessions, Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc is expected to make an appearance and field questions on all topics from NA deputies. — VNS

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