The National Assembly (NA) on October 20 opened its eighth session at the newly-built NA House in Hanoi.
The NA is expected to spend two-thirds of the session’s time on lawmaking work and the remaining time assessing the socio-economic situation in 2014 and a plan for 2015, and reviewing economic restructuring, among others.
The newly-built National Assembly House in Hanoi_ Photo: VNA
The report on implementation of the socio-economic development plan in 2014, presented by Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, said that the economy had seen positive changes with inflation controlled, interest rates falling, foreign exchange market and exchange rates stabilized, and state budget revenues higher than estimated.
Improvements were also seen in the settlement of complaints and denunciations, prevention and combat of corruption, thrift practice and waste combat, according to the report.
Regarding the overall objectives for 2015, the report affirmed the Government’s efforts to continue macroeconomic stability and economic restructuring and raise the national competitiveness.
In the session’s agenda, the NA is scheduled to pass 18 laws concerning organization of the NA; social insurance; housing; real estate business; investment; civil status; and excise tax. It would also adopt three resolutions and discuss 12 other draft laws.
In addition, the NA would discuss the NA Standing Committee’s report on supervisory results of economic restructuring during 2011-15, the Resolution on reform of textbooks and curricula for general education, the policy on construction of Long Thanh international airport.
Lawmakers would also spend 3 days on question-and-answer sessions, and take votes of confidence for 50 holders of positions elected or approved by the NA or People’s Councils.
The session is scheduled to last until November 28.-