NA Secretary General and Chairman of the NA Office Bui Van Cuong (standing) speaks at the press conference on January 11 (Photo: VNA)
– The 15th National Assembly (NA) fulfilled the entire agenda of its first extraordinary
session, lasting for four and a half days, and came to success.
Vice Chairman of the NA Office
Vu Minh Tuan made the remark at a press conference held on January 11 afternoon to announce
the session’s outcomes.
He noted that with high consensus, the
parliament adopted the law amending and supplementing some articles of the Law
on Public Investment, the Law on Public - Private Partnership Investment, the
Law on Investment, the Law on Housing, the Law on Bidding, the Law on
Electricity, the Law on Enterprises, the Law on Special Consumption Tax, and the
Law on Enforcement of Civil Judgments.
It also ratified four resolutions,
namely the resolution on fiscal and monetary policies supporting the
socio-economic recovery and development programme, the one on investment in the
eastern North - South expressway project for 2021 - 2025, another on piloting
some special mechanisms and policies for Can Tho city’s development, and the
resolution of the first extraordinary session.
At the conference, NA Secretary
General and Chairman of the NA Office Bui Van Cuong, along with representatives
of parliamentary agencies fielded questions raised by the press.
Regarding the case of COVID-19 test
kit overcharging at the Viet A Technologies JSC, Cuong said the resolution of
the extraordinary session and remarks by NA Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue affirmed
the parliament’s viewpoint on assigning the Government, all-level authorities,
and sectors to perform anti-pandemic tasks.
Those duties include improving the management
capacity by State agencies, especially the health sector, over medicine and
medical supplies; enhancing control over public procurement as well as the
inspection and assessment of the quality of medicine and medical supplies; and early
detecting any wrongdoing that takes advantage of the pandemic to seek illegal
The session’s resolution also
requested prompt and drastic actions to investigate the irregularities related
to the Viet A company and strictly deal with violating organisations and
individuals without exceptions, according to Cuong./.