Four ministers to go before National Assembly for hearings

Friday, 2016-11-11 17:42:45
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NDO/ VNA – Ministers of Industry and Trade, Natural Resources and Environment, Education and Training, and Home Affairs will appear at the National Assembly (NA)’s question and answer session which is scheduled to last two and a half days from November 15-17.

NA Secretary General and Chairman of the NA Office Nguyen Hanh Phuc told the press on the side-lines of the ongoing second meeting of the 14th legislature in Hanoi on November 11 that one of the new features of the hearing is that legislators will be allowed to debate directly with the ministers during their presentations.

After the presentation of each minister, the Deputy Prime Minister in charge of the field will deliver further explanation on issues under discussion. The Prime Minister will give the last answer to issues of deputies’ concern, according to Phuc.

In regards to the specific matters to be aired during the Q&A session, Vice Chairman of the NA Office Nguyen Manh Hung said the Minister of Industry and Trade will be asked about the causes of failed or delayed projects, the responsibility of people in charge of those projects’ implementation as well as measures to deal with these projects.

The minister is also expected to face questions about multi-level marketing, retail networks in the context of integration, and the fight against counterfeit, smuggled and low-quality products, he added.

The Minister of Natural Resources and Environment will talk about the implementation of policies and laws regarding environmental treatment in industrial and service facilities, craft villages and residential areas.

He is expected to explain the responsibility of ministries, agencies, organisations and individuals for polluting projects, management of the settlement of environmental pollution, climate change response and the exploitation of natural resources and minerals.

In the field of education and training, the deputies will focus on educational reform, the management of tertiary education quality, the reform of examinations, including the high school graduation exam and university entrance exam in 2016-2020.

Meanwhile, the Minister of Home Affairs will be asked about the streamlining of the contingent of State employees, reforms in salary and official promotion policies, and ways to improve public workers’ performance and public satisfaction with public services, among others.