NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan speaks at the meeting (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – Opening the 10th session of the National
Assembly in Hanoi on October 20, Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan asked lawmakers
to devise effective measures and orientations to bolster sustainable socio-economic
Addressing the event, Chairwoman Ngan said the session will comprise
online and plenary meetings, during which the legislature will review
socio-economic performance and the State budget in 2020, decide on a socio-economic
development plan and State budget estimates, and allocate the State budget for
Legislators are also due to look into the implementation of NA
resolutions on socio-economic development plans, economic restructuring,
national finance, and 2016-2020 public investment.
Several socio-economic targets were not met this year due to the impact
of COVID-19, global economic crises, and flooding. The NA was therefore required
to forecast the global socio-economic-political situation to improve people’s
lives, maintain socio-political stability, firmly safeguard independence and
territorial integrity, and enhance friendship with countries and international
The NA is also scheduled to adopt seven bills and three draft
resolutions and provide opinions on three draft laws to better ensure human and
citizen rights, meeting requirements for socio-economic development and global
integration in the new era.
According to Ngan, the adoption of the revised Law on Residency and Law
on Environmental Protection will guarantee the exercising of constitutional
rights to freedom of residency.
The legislature will also approve a resolution on participating in UN peacekeeping
missions, reflecting the Party and State’s long-term political determination in
Lawmakers will also convene Q&A sessions on the implementation of NA
resolutions on thematic supervision, and consider reports on public feedback
sent to the 10th session and the outcomes of the settlement of
voters’ suggestions sent to the 9th session.
They will also offer opinions on draft documents for submission to the
13th National Party Congress, decide on the timing of elections of
deputies to the 15th NA and People’s Councils for the 2021-2026
tenure, and discuss personnel tasks and other important issues.
According to the top legislator, Vietnam’s economic growth is estimated
at more than 2 percent this year thanks to the Party’s sound leadership,
drastic and flexible directions from the Government, and the efforts of the
entire political system.
She also lauded the Government, ministries, agencies, local authorities,
and the armed forces for recent and ongoing search and rescue efforts in the
Later, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc presented a report on the
implementation of socio-economic development plans for 2020 and for 2016-2020, and
major tasks and goals for 2021-2025 socio-economic development.
President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee Tran Thanh
Man delivered a report collecting public opinions sent to the 10th session.
Head of the National Assembly Standing Committee’s Ombudsman Committee
Duong Thanh Binh presented a report on the outcomes of overseeing the
settlement of voters’ complaints sent to the ninth session./.