The second session of the 15th National Assembly opens in Hanoi on October 20 morning. (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) –
The second session of the
15th National Assembly opens in Hanoi on October 20 morning.
The meeting is broadcast live by Radio the Voice of
Vietnam (VOV1), Vietnam Television (VTV1) and National Assembly Television.
Prior to the opening ceremony, a delegation of leaders
of the Party, State and Vietnam Fatherland Front and NA deputies paid tribute
to late President Ho Chi Minh at his mausoleum.
They then held a preparatory meeting to discuss and
vote on the working programme of the second session.
Amid the complex developments of COVID-19, the
meeting is held both in-person and online. Legislators will meet virtually from
October 20 to 30, and then join in-person discussions from November 8 to 13.
Deputies at the meeting (Photo: VNA)
The deputies are expected to consider and adopt two
bills and five draft resolutions, including the law amending and supplementing
some articles of the Statistics Law, the law amending and supplementing some
articles of the Criminal Procedure Code, resolutions on a number of specific mechanisms
and policies for Hai Phong city, and Nghe An , Thanh Hoa and Thua Thien-Hue provinces,
and another resolution on the organisation of online trials.
Five other bills, comprising the Law on Mobile
Police, the Law on Cinematography (amended), the Law on Insurance Business, the
Law on Emulation and Commendation (amended), and the law amending and
supplementing some articles of the Intellectual Property Law, will also be
tabled for discussions.
Apart from legislative matters, the deputies will
scrutinise reports on the implementation of the socio-economic development plan
and state budget estimate in 2021, and COVID-19 prevention and control, along
with decisions on socio-economic development plan, state budget estimate and central
budget allocation plan for 2022, among others.
The NA Office has also drawn up plans for a scenario
where the pandemic continues to develop complicatedly nationwide. Under the
scenario, the meeting will be held in the form of teleconference entirely and without
the gap between the two phases, so that the session will conclude earlier, giving
time for the Government and localities to focus on the pandemic fight. /.