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Tuesday, March 28, 2023

National Assembly Standing Committee’s 18th session opens

Updated: 07:30’ - 14/12/2022
The National Assembly (NA) Standing Committee discussed two groups of issues during its 18th session, which opened on December 13.
In the first group of issues, the NA Standing Committee discussed administrative fines at people's courts, the draft amended Land Law and approved the committee’s working program for next year.

National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue (center) gives a speech at the session__Photo: VNA

The draft amended Land Law was the central content of the legislative work during the 15th NA term. NA Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue asked the deputies to discuss ways and the time to take people’s opinions about this important draft law.
The committee also reviewed results of the NA Standing Committee’s foreign affairs program and international cooperation this year, considered and approved foreign affairs program for next year.
In the session, the committee approved regulations on fostering knowledge and skills for NA deputies.
Emphasizing that the NA deputies were the center of the NA's activities, Chairman Hue said that since the beginning of the 15th term, training for NA deputies had been promoted and carried out by many methods.
The committee decided additional funding for national reserve rice purchase from the reserve budget.
Prime Minister’s proposal on the appointment and dismissal of Vietnamese ambassadors was also discussed and approved at the session.
As for the second group of issues, the NA Standing Committee discussed several contents, in order to prepare for the second extraordinary meeting of the NA.
They discussed the Law on Planning, the draft amended Law on Medical Examination and Treatment, proposed policies on healthcare, gave opinions on solutions to handle problems at some tollbooths and traffic infrastructure investment projects in the form of build-operate-transfer (BOT).
Chairman Hue said that the national master plan for 2021-30 period with a vision to 2050 was a task under the Law on Planning 2017.
This is the first time Vietnam develops such plan, so this would be a new and difficult work which needs careful preparation.
Orientation for this planning was considered and approved by the sixth conference of the central executive committee. On that basis, the Government concretized it into a plan, and the NA Standing Committee is responsible for preparing this content to submit to the NA for approval.
According to the Law on Planning, this is the highest-level planning, which governs other national plans such as national land use planning, national marine spatial planning, national sectoral planning and regional planning, thus Chairman Hue affirmed that this would be the most important content of the extraordinary meeting early next year.- (VNS/VLLF)

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