Lawmakers observe a minute of silence in memory of officers, soldiers, and people who died during the recent floods in the central region (Source: VNA)
- The National Assembly (NA) began the first working
day of the second phase of the 10th session on November 2, focusing
discussions on socio-economic development issues.
Before the session, lawmakers observed a minute
of silence in memory of the officers, soldiers, and people who died during the recent
floods in the central region.
NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan said that
hundreds of people have been killed by floods and landslides or are listed as missing,
with many bodies yet to be found.
It is a terrible loss for the bereaved families
and the country as a whole, she said.
In the second phase of the 10th session, Ngan said, the legislature will approve resolutions on a
socio-economic development plan, State budget estimates, and a central budget
allocation plan for 2021.
The legislative body is also expected to make
several decisions on personnel matters and conduct Q&A sessions on the
implementation of its resolutions on specialised supervision and other sessions
during the 14th working tenure, and several resolutions from the 13th tenure.
Lawmakers will exchange opinions on draft
documents to be submitted to the 13th National Party Congress and decide
on a date for national elections of deputies to the 15th National
Assembly and all-level People’s Councils in the 2021-2026 terms.
On the morning of November 2, groups of deputies
discussed the outcomes of the implementation of socio-economic development and State
budget plans in 2020, socio-economic development plans and budget estimates and
allocations for 2021, and outcomes of the implementation of NA resolutions on
socio-economic development, economic, and financial restructuring and mid-term
Deputy Tran Anh Tuan from HCM City suggested
the Government work out different growth scenarios instead of just one of the 6
percent growth in 2021.
Deputy Tran Hoang Ngan, also from the southern city,
and deputy Nguyen Anh Tri from Hanoi proposed the Government use 2020 reserves
to provide more support for disaster-hit localities in the central region and help
local people stabilise their lives shortly./.