National Assembly’s fourth session wraps up

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NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan speaks at the closing session of the 14th NA’s fourth meeting in Hanoi on November 24. (Credit: NDO)
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NDO/VNA – The 14th National Assembly wrapped up its fourth session in Hanoi on November 24.

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During the one-month sitting, deputies adopted six laws, debated nine draft laws and approved solutions on socio-economic development plan of 2018 and State budget estimate and central budget allocation for next year.

Addressing the closing ceremony, NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan noted that during the year-end session, deputies commented on many important reports on the implementations of national targets on gender equality, the settlement of citizens’ complaints and denunciations, the prevention of crimes and anti-corruption.

They conducted the supreme supervision over the implementation of policies and laws on the reform of the State administrative system in the 2011-2016 period.

Deputies questioned cabinet members on issues related to finance, banking, information-communications, court’s judgment activities, and raised queries to the Prime Minister on matters relating to the Government’s management.

Lawmakers discussed and approved a resolution on investment policy of a project to construct certain Eastern sections of the North-South Expressway in the 2017-2020 period, a report on the feasibility of the project on land reclaiming, compensation and resettlement support for the construction of Long Thanh International Airport. Alongside, they also commented on a pilot project to give special policies and mechanisms for the development of Ho Chi Minh City, and the adjustment of a roadmap of applying reformed curriculum and textbook for general education.

NA Chairman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan spoke highly of the success of the 25th APEC Economic Leaders’ Week, saying that the event helped raise Vietnam’s position in the world arena and opened up many new opportunities for the country’s future development.

She also lauded the active participations of deputies, and the careful preparation of organisation units during the session.

The top legislator asked NA committees, the Government and localities as well as other relevant agencies to focus on the implementation of the new-adopted laws and resolutions, while continuing to withdraw lessons during the work.

Earlier, at the closing session, with 464 ‘yes’ votes, or 94.50%, the NA passed a resolution on the continued reform of the State administrative system towards simplification and effectiveness. They also passed a resolution on question-and-answer sessions at the NA fourth session.

After the closing ceremony, Secretary General of the National Assembly Nguyen Hanh Phuc chaired a press conference, informing reporters of the results of the NA’s forth session.