An overview of the NA's 11th session (Photo: VNA)
- Deputies of the 14th National Assembly (NA) discussed the Government’s report on its performance in
the 2016-2021 tenure on March 29 as part of their ongoing 11th session.
Legislators held that digital transformation in the
State apparatus will pave the way for the transition from a managing Government
to a serving Government, thus creating a breakthrough in management.
Hoang Van Cuong, a deputy from Hanoi, said the
2016-2021 tenure was successful for Vietnam in all regards, with good GDP
growth, a stable macro-economy, improved living conditions, and rising national
economic scale, becoming one of the 40 largest economies in the world.
The national credit
rating stands at “BB” with
a stable outlook, and the value of the national brand rose 29 percent, among
the highest increases in the world, he noted, adding that Vietnam is also considered
a safe and attractive destination by international investors.
Hoang Van Cuong, a deputy from Hanoi, speaks at the session (Photo: VNA)
The success of the Government in controlling bad debts
during the tenure provided favourable conditions for the Government in the next
tenure to increase investment resources. He underlined that the trade balance is
now in surplus to the tune of nearly 20 billion USD, while foreign currency
reserves have risen to 100 billion USD, demonstrating the country’s success in
international economic integration.
Deputy Luu Binh Nhuong from the Mekong Delta province
of Ben Tre, meanwhile, pointed to shortcomings in the tenure, including a
number of poor-quality bills submitted to the National Assembly.
In the next tenure, Nhuong suggested that the
Government focus more on popularising laws and ensuring discipline in law
building and enforcement, while strengthening inspections over the implementation
The Government should also continue speeding up
administrative reforms and cut procedures that cause confusion among businesses
and people or contain loopholes that can be abused for corruption.
He also said it should strengthen environmental
protection, quickly implement a project on planting 1 billion trees, and exercise
care about building sustainable urban areas along the banks of the Red River
and the construction of flood drainage areas.
It is necessary to pay greater attention to the
development of the agricultural sector to make the country a world power in the
field, he said.
The deputy also proposed that the Government and the
Prime Minister further foster the relationship with the NA in launching,
reviewing, adjusting, and deciding on policies and controlling the enforcement