14th NA to open eighth session on October 21

Saturday, 2019-10-19 12:49:56
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NA Secretary General Nguyen Hanh Phuc speaks at the press conference (Photo: VNA)
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NDO - The eighth session of the 14th National Assembly (NA) will open on October 21 and close on November 27, as heard at a press conference chaired by member of the Party Central Committee, General Secretary and Chairman of the NA Office Nguyen Hanh Phuc in Hanoi on October 18.

During the 28 working days, legislators are due to adopt the revised Labour Code; the amended Securities Law; the Library Law; the Law on Military Reserve Force; the amended Law on Self-Defence Forces; the Law on Immigration of Vietnamese citizens; the law on amendments and supplements to several articles of the Law on Organisation of the Government and the Law on Local Administration Organisation; and the law on amendments and supplements to several articles of the Law on Cadres and Civil Servants and the Law on Public Employees.

Opinions will be given on the law regarding amendments and supplements to several articles of the Law on Promulgation of Legal Documents, the revised Youth Law, the Law on Public-Private Partnerships, the Law on Dialogue and Reconciliation, the Law on amendments and supplements to several articles of the Law on Judicial Expertise, the amended Investment Law, and the revised Enterprise Law. They will also adopt a resolution on dealing with tax debts by insolvent taxpayers, and other resolutions.

Lawmakers are scheduled to consider reports on socio-economic performance and the State budget for 2019; plan for socio-economic development; estimate and allocate State budget for 2020 for the provinces of Ha Tinh, Quang Binh and Tra Vinh; the Irish government’s non-refundable aid for especially poor provinces under the Programme 135; a feasibility report for the first stage of Long Thanh international airport; and a comprehensive plan on socio-economic development for ethnic minority and mountainous regions; among others.

They will also mull over working reports by the Chief Justice of the Supreme People’s Court and the Prosecutor General of the Supreme People’s Procuracy, and those by the Government on the fight against crime and legal violations, execution of sentences, and corruption during 2019. The NA will listen to the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee’s report on public feedback collection. The NA Standing Committee will report on the supervision over dealing with voters’ suggestions sent to the seventh session while the Government will report on external activities of the State in 2019.