NA Standing Committee opens 34th session

Wednesday, 2019-05-08 17:52:05
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NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan speaks at the meeting. (Photo: quochoi.vn)
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NDO/VNA – The 14th National Assembly Standing Committee opened its 34th session on May 8 under the chair of NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan.

Addressing the session, the last before the NA’s 7th session, Chairwoman Ngan said the workload is heavy as the Standing Committee must review the remaining items on the planned agenda of the NA’s 7th session and examine the preparations for the session.

The NA Standing Committee is scheduled to continue discussing the draft law on amendments and supplements to some articles of the Law on Public Investment, and start debating the draft Labour Code (revised), and Vietnam’s joining the International Labour Organisation’s Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining Convention No.98.

Members of the committee are expected to review a report on the settlement of voters’ opinions sent to the legislature’s sixth session, and another on voters’ opinions sent to the seventh session.

They will also exchange opinions on the Government’s report on adding assessments on the implementation of the 2018 socio-economic development and state budget plan, and assessing the implementation of the socio-economic development and state budget plan in the first months of 2019.

Participants will consider the allocation of funds from the state budget to local budgets for road management and maintenance, and the foreign capital supplement of 2019 state budget estimates for the central province of Ha Tinh.

The NA Standing Committee is scheduled to approve a list of projects using the reserve middle-term public investment for 2016-2020 from the state budget, as well as the addition of a new list to the middle-term public investment for 2016-2020; while also discussing the use of VND10 trillion (US$431.7 million) saved from decreases in investments for the nation’s important projects under the legislature’s Resolution No.71/2018/QH14.

In addition, the committee will also consider the establishment of several administrative units in the southern province of Dong Nai, including Dau Giay township in Thong Nhat district, Nhon Trach township in Nhon Trach district, and six wards in Bien Hoa city

Following the opening formalities, Vice Chairman of the NA Phung Quoc Hien chaired the discussion on the Government’s reports supplementing the assessment of the implementation of the 2018 socio-economic development plans and State budget, along with evaluation of socio-economic performance in the first months of 2019.