Eighth session of 14th NA wraps up

November 28, 2019 - 07:34
NA deputies also looked into draft laws on public-private-partnership investment and the amended Law on Investment and Law on Enterprises, among others.


The eighth session of 14th NA has been concluded successfully on Wednesday in Hà Nội. — VNA/VNS Photo 

HÀ NỘI — Eleven laws and 17 resolutions were adopted at the eighth session of 14th National Assembly (NA), said NA Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân yesterday in a speech to wrap up the 28-day sitting.

The approved laws include the revised Labour Code with many breakthrough contents including allowing for independent representative workers' groups; the amended Law on Securities; amended Law on Immigration of Vietnamese Citizens; and Law to amend a number of articles of the Law on Entry, Exit, Transit and Residence of Foreigners in Việt Nam.

Deputies also voted on a resolution ratifying the Supplementary Treaty to the 1985 on the Delimitation of National Boundaries and 2005 Supplementary Treaty between Việt Nam and Cambodia and protocol on land border demarcation between the two countries.

Approving the two documents contributed to building a peaceful, stable border and strengthening friendship between the two countries. They also serve as legal and political foundations to address other border demarcation issues, Ngân said.

NA deputies also looked into draft laws on public-private-partnership investment and the amended Law on Investment and Law on Enterprises, among others.

They reviewed and adopted the resolution on socio-economic development plan in 2020 and a resolution on the feasibility study report of Long Thành International Airport Phase 1 project.

For the first time, the NA issued a resolution on the overall scheme of socio-economic development and investment in ethnic minority and mountainous areas in 2021-30.

In the Q&A session, Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc and other Cabinet members showed their responsibility in fielding questions on tough issues and that they are committed to address existing shortcomings, the NA Chairwoman said.

“The NA has requested Cabinet members, ministers, leaders of sectors to have action plans to deliver their promises,” she said.

She urged the Governments, ministries, sectors to implement newly-adopted laws and resolutions, focus on dissemination work and listen to feedback from deputies and constituents to “have more practical solutions and make positive changes in the governance”.

Speaking with Vietnam News Agency on Wednesday, NA deputies spoke highly of open debates at the eighth session.

NA deputy Nguyễn Ngọc Phương, from central Quảng Bình Province, said one of the most remarkable points was the approval of amended Labour Code, which attracted attention nationwide.

After the laws take effect, local authorities must step up communication work so lawbreakers and people living in disadvantaged areas get access to the laws and the laws are implemented effectively, he said.

NA deputies also spoke highly of IT application at the 14th NA’s session which helps cut expenses and creates conditions for the deputies to interact with the meetings. — VNS

Party General Secretary and President Nguyễn Phú Trọng (left) met and talked to the National Assembly deputies attending the closing ceremony of the eighth session of 14th-tenure parliament in Hà Nội on Wednesday. — VNA/VNS Photo