14th National Assembly: First hearing begins on November 15

Monday, 2016-11-14 22:06:14
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The 14th NA will begin a Q&A session on November 15. (Credit: NDO)
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NDO/VNA – The 14th National Assembly is slated to begin a Q&A session on November 15, which will be broadcast live on national television and radio.

During the hearing sessions, which are scheduled to take place over two and a half days, the Ministers of Industry and Trade, Natural Resources and Environment, Education and Training, and Home Affairs will respond to questions on issues of public concern.

Other ministers and officials, as well as Deputy Prime Ministers in charge of discussed fields, will be called upon to give further explanation.

Finally, the Prime Minister will deal with lawmakers’ questions about his handling of issues under discussion.

Before the Q&A session, the NA will hear a report on the parliament’s monitoring of the handling of petitions that voters sent to the 11th session of the 13th NA.

The Minister of Industry and Trade will answer questions in regards to the causes of failed or delayed projects, the responsibility of people in charge of the implementation of those projects as well as measures needed to deal with them.

The minister is also expected to respond to questions about multi-level marketing, the retail network in the context of integration, and the fight against fake, smuggled and low-quality products.

Other issues to be raised will include policies to develop the automobile industry and plans for assessing the overall quality and planning of hydropower and irrigation projects over the time ahead.

The Minister of Natural Resources and Environment is expected to brief on the implementation of policies and laws regarding waste treatment in industrial and service facilities, craft villages and residential areas.

He is due 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 exams 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.

This is the first time the 14th NA will conduct a Q&A session. The 14th NA was elected in the May 22, 2016 general election and held the first session from July 20-29, 2016.