NA Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân delivers a speech at the meeting. — VNA/VNS Photo Trọng Đức
HÀ NỘI — The National Assembly (NA) Standing Committee opened its 40th session, the last of the year, in Hà Nội yesterday.
In her opening speech, NA Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân said at this sitting, the NA Standing Committee would review the outcomes of the recent eighth session of parliament, give opinions on preparations for the ninth session next year, and discuss a development strategy for the State Audit.
The meeting will also look at diplomatic and international co-operation programmes in 2019, and consider external activities of the NA Standing Committee, the NA’s Ethnic Affairs Council and committees, friendship parliamentary groups, agencies of the NA Standing Committee, the State Audit Office, and the NA Office.
Besides, the NA Standing Committee is scheduled to decide the organisation of district and commune level administrative units in 11 provinces, along with the establishment of Quảng Thành Ward in Gia Nghĩa Township and the establishment of Gia Nghĩa City in the Central Highlands province of Đắk Nông.
The committee will adjust the foreign capital-funded investment plan in 2019 among ministries, sectors and localities while assigning a medium-term investment plan using the central budget for 2016-20 to the Vietnam Development Bank.
The NA Standing Committee’s agenda for 2020 would also be discussed during this session, which is set to last for one and a half days, according to the chairwoman.
Following the opening, participants scrutinised the organisation of district- and communal-level administrative units in 11 provinces and the foundation of Quảng Thành Ward in Gia Nghĩa Township and Gia Nghĩa City in Đắk Nông Province.
NA Standing Committee’s members voted on the organisation unanimously.
In the afternoon, the NA deputies gave feedback on a development strategy for the State Audit of Viet Nam for 2020-30 with a vision to 2035. — VNS