|National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân (standing) spoke at the conclusion of 49th meeting of the National Assembly Standing Committee in Hà Nội on Thursday. — VNA/VNS Photo Trọng Đức
HÀ NỘI — The 49th meeting of the National Assembly Standing Committee wrapped up in Hà Nội on Thursday.
Speaking at the event, NA Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân asked agencies to promptly complete draft laws and resolutions to submit to the legislature at its 10th session.
The meeting took place amid flooding causing severe loss of life and property in the central region, with many officials, soldiers and citizens unaccounted for.
As downpours are forecast to continue, the top legislator suggested the Government, authorities at all levels, and people continue to keep a close watch on weather forecasts and offer support where possible.
Prior to the closing ceremony, the NA Standing Committee offered opinions on preparations for the 14th NA’s 10th session.
NA General Secretary and Chairman of the NA Office Nguyễn Hạnh Phúc said the 10th session will approve the appointments of the Minister of Science and Technology and the Minister of Health and replace the Governor of the State Bank of Việt Nam.
Lawmakers will consider and decide upon policies on changing forestry use purposes for the building of Than River and Bản Mồng reservoirs in south-central Ninh Thuận and north-central Nghệ An provinces, adopt two NA resolutions on the organisation of urban administrations in HCM City, and the settlement of issues relating to land for defence and security.
The outcomes of State policies on supporting residents and businesses hit by COVID-19 will also be discussed.
The legislature’s 10th session will last 19 days, with the first stage from October 20-27 and the second from November 2-17.
NA Chairwoman Ngân proposed incorporating socio-economic issues and national target programmes into three-day discussions that will be broadcast live.
The NA Standing Committee agreed to postpone the submission of a draft law on amendments and supplements to several articles of the Law on Trade Unions for further adjustment and to approve the law on amendments and supplements to several articles of the Law on HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control. — VNS