National Assembly concludes second session

The 15th National Assembly wrapped up its second session on November 13 morning after adopting a resolution on Q&A activities during the second session, and a resolution of the second session.

Party and State leaders attend the closing session. (Photo: NDO)
Party and State leaders attend the closing session. (Photo: NDO)

In his closing remarks, NA Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue said the legislature has completed all the working programme with success after 16 working days.

He noted that although the duration of the session has been shortened compared to year-end sessions of previous legislatures, the quality of work has been ensured, thanks to the adoption of new working methods such as holding debates virtually and in groups and piloting e-voting.

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NA Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue speaking at the closing session. (Photo: NDO)

The success of this session continues to prove important steps forward in the building of a legislature of proactivity, intelligence, unity, renewal and responsibility, which is growing increasingly democratic, open, transparent and with close bonds with voters and the people, thus symbolising the national unity bloc, Chairman Hue said.

During the session, the NA passed two laws, gave opinions on five bills and issued 12 resolutions, comprising 11 thematic resolutions and one of the session.

The NA has approved resolutions on the socio-economic development plan for 2022, the economic restructuring plan for 2021-2025, the State budget estimate for 2022, the central budget allocation plan for 2022 and a resolution of the second session.

In particular, the NA adopted the national land use master plan for 2021-2030 with a vision to 2050 and a five-year land use plan for 2021-2025.

The legislative body also exercised its right to supervision through listening to a report summing up opinions and petitions submitted by voters and the people to the second session, and another on the supervision of the settlement of voters’ petitions submitted to the 14th legislature’s 11th session.

Law makers examined many important reports by the Government, the Supreme People’s Court and the Supreme People’s Procuracy on judicial work, corruption prevention and control, the fight against crime and law violations, and enforcement of sentences in 2021.

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At the closing session (Photo: NDO)

The NA spent two and a half days on question-and-answer activities, focusing on four groups of issues, namely public health; labour, invalids and social affairs; education and training; and planning and investment. Besides the four ministers in charge of those groups of issues, the Deputy Prime Ministers and senior officials in charge of relevant fields also took the floor to field questions.

On behalf of the Government, the Prime Minister appeared before the NA to give further explanations on issues under the Government’s overall management and directly answer questions posed by NA deputies.

NA Chairman Hue emphasised that immediately after the legislature’s session, the Government, the Prime Minister, the NA Standing Committee and other committees of the NA, along with the entire State apparatus from central to local levels, NA delegations in localities and all NA deputies must quickly implement newly-adopted laws and resolutions.

He asked NA deputies to report the session’s outcomes to voters and actively monitor the settlement of citizens’ petitions, complaints and denunciations, while keeping close contact with voters and the people in order to timely and accurately report their opinions to the NA.