Scene at the meeting (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) –
The 14th National Assembly convened its second meeting in Hanoi on October 20 and dedicated the first day to the country’s economic affairs presented by Government members.

In the morning session, deputies listened to a report on the outcomes of the implementation of the socio-economic development plan in 2016 and the plan on the same issues for 2017 delivered by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, and a report examining these issues presented by Chairman of the NA’s Economic Committee Vu Hong Nam.

President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan presented a summary of opinions and proposals made by voters and people nationwide.

In the afternoon session, deputies heard a report on restructuring the national economy in 2016-2020 presented by Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyen Chi Dung and a report scrutinising the report by Chairman of the NA’s Economic Committee Vu Hong Nam.

Minister of Finance Dinh Tien Dung presented a five-year finance plan and a report on the outcomes of the implementation of the State budget in 2016 and State budget estimates and allocations in 2017; while Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyen Chi Dung presented a report on mid-term public investment plan for 2016-2020.

The reports were examined by Chairman of the NA’s Committee for Finance and Budget Affairs Nguyen Duc Hai.

On October 21, the deputies will have a plenary working session in the morning, focusing on examining the Law on supplements and amendments to some articles of the Penal Code No. 100/2015/QH13; the draft resolution on revising and supplementing some articles of Resolution No. 55/2010/QH12 on exempting and reducing agricultural land rent. These issues will be discussed in depth in groups in the afternoon session.-VNA