NA Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue (C) at the session (Photo: VNA)
- The National Assembly (NA) Standing Committee
considered the supplementation of the State budget estimate of foreign
non-refundable aid (under the task of recurrent expenditure) in 2020 as well as
that in 2021 during its ongoing ninth session on March 15 morning.
According to a report delivered at the session, the aid worth
over 1.43 trillion VND (62.4 million USD) was an arising amount in 2020 that was
received by central agencies, but had not been included in assigned estimates yet.
Therefore, the Government asked the NA Standing
Committee to supplement the estimates of the central budget revenue and expenditure
from foreign aid and have detail allocation.
Illustrative image (Photo: VNA)
Regarding the supplementation of the state budget estimate
of foreign non-refundable aid in 2021, the Government proposed the NA Standing
Committee allow the addition of the central budget revenue and expenditure using
foreign aid and the detail allocation of increased revenue last year with an
amount of over 4.21 trillion VND.
At the session, members of the committee
suggested the Government closely manage non-refundable aid in order to prevent
losses and wastefulness, and determine the responsibilities of ministries,
sectors and localities in receiving the grants.
Many noted that the Government should unify the data with those
of the State Audit, including the recently incurred amounts of foreign aid
related to the COVID-19 prevention and control work. They also requested the
Government to continue studying and perfecting legal documents as well as
strengthening inspection and supervision of non-refundable aid to ensure
efficiency, publicity and transparency in accordance with regulations./.