NA Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue delivered his opening remarks at the second session of the 15th legislature on October 20. (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – Lawmakers dealt
with many important issues, including the implementation outcomes of the 2021 development
plan and the draft plan for next year, on the first day of the 15th National Assembly (NA)’s second session, which opened on October 20.
Reporting on the implementation outcomes of the
2021 socio-economic development plan, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh said the
Government has been exerting utmost efforts in the COVID-19 combat with the
consistent goal of protecting people’s health and lives. It has also been
quickly completing a general strategy for the pandemic prevention and control
and a programme on socio-economic recovery and development so as to keep the
macro-economy stable, guarantee major balances, and promote production and business
In the draft socio-economic development plant
for 2022, the Government set up 16 main targets, including gross domestic
product (GDP) growth of about 6 - 6.5 percent, consumer price index (CPI)
expansion of around 4 percent, and the State budget overspending equivalent to
some 4 percent of the nation's GDP.
To realise those targets, the Government specified
several major tasks and solutions, including taking flexible and effective moves
to concurrently prevent and control the COVID-19 pandemic while recovering and
developing the economy and society.
At the opening session, Chairman of the NA’s
Committee for Economic Affairs Vu Hong Thanh delivered a report verifying the
implementation outcomes of this year’s socio-economic development plan and the
draft plan for 2022.
Chairwoman of the NA’s Committee for Social Affairs Nguyen
Thuy Anh gave another report verifying the performance in COVID-19 prevention
and control and the implementation of Resolution No. 30/2021/QH15, issued at
the first session of the 15th parliament in July.
After that, President of the Vietnam Fatherland
Front Central Committee Do Van Chien reported on voters' and people’s opinions
submitted to the second session.
Duong Thanh Binh, member of the NA Standing
Committee and head of the Standing Committee’s Ombudsman Board, reported on the
outcomes of the monitoring of the settlement of voters’ opinions sent to the 11th session of the 14th NA.
In the afternoon, Minister of Finance Ho Duc Phoc reported
on the implementation of the State budget plan this year, the state budget
estimate and the central budget allocation plan in 2022, along with
the finance - state budget plan for 2022 - 2024. This issue was later verified
in a report read by Chairman of the NA’s Committee for Finance and Budget Nguyen Phu Cuong.
Prosecutor General of the Supreme People’s
Procuracy Le Minh Tri presented a proposal on the draft law amending and supplementing some
articles of the Criminal Procedure Code. Chairwoman of the NA’s Committee for
Judicial Affairs Le Thi Nga delivered a verification report on this draft.
After a proposal on the draft law amending and supplementing
some articles of the Statistics Law was presented by Minister of Planning and
Investment Nguyen Chi Dung, a verification report was delivered by Chairman of
the NA’s Committee for Economic Affairs Vu Hong Thanh.
The two draft laws were later debated by
legislators in groups./.