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National Assembly passes 16 laws during 10th session

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The 10th session of the XIIIth National Assembly has been completed with many important decisions made, said National Assembly (NA) Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung on November 27 in Hanoi.

In his closing speech, Hung said the NA had approved 16 codes and laws, adopted 15 resolutions and discussed 10 other draft laws.

National Assembly closes 10th session on November 27 in Hanoi__Photo: Phuong Hoa/VNA

The passed codes and laws include those having significant impacts on people's lives, such as the revisions of the Civil Code, Penal Code, Civil Procedure Code, Criminal Procedure Code and Maritime Code of Vietnam, the revised Law on Administrative Procedures.

"These codes and laws contribute greatly to the improvement of the legal system in protecting justice, human rights and citizen’s rights, and to the socialist-oriented market economy, while helping consolidate national defense and security," the NA leader said.

He went on to say that the meeting had continued renewal when conducting the question-and-answer session with all members of the Government.

"The question-and-answer session was conducted in a frank, honest, responsible and constructive manner and received great attention from the public," Hung added.

During this 10th session, the NA conducted the supreme oversight of the implementation of policies and laws on land management and use in state-run agricultural and forestry farms during 2004-14, and directly questioned heads of agencies in the state apparatus about specialized oversight activities.

The NA adopted the Resolutions on furthering specialized oversight and question-and-answer activities; establishment of the National Election Council; state budget estimates of 2015; judicial work; and prevention and control of law violations and crimes.
The NA also elected the Chairman of the National Election Council and the Secretary General of the XIIIth National Assembly, approved the list of Vice Chairpersons and members of the National Election Council, and decided to take May 22, 2016, as the election day.

The NA spent time discussing draft documents to be submitted to the XIIth National Party Congress with major orientations on the country’s socio-economic development plan for the 2016-20 period. 

It also approved the investment policy for national target programs during 2016-20, and ratified the Protocol Amending the Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization.

Hung called on the National Election Council and related bodies to make necessary preparations for the next year’s election of deputies to the XIVth National Assembly and deputies to the People’s Councils at all levels of the 2016-21 tenure, and asked them to take synchronous measures to ensure the enforcement of the Constitution as well as codes, laws and resolutions passed during this session.- (VNS/VLLF)

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