Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Cao Duc Phat answers deputies' questions (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Three Deputy Prime Ministers and 13 ministers were grilled about the issues within their remit during a question-and-answer (Q&A) session of the National Assembly’s ongoing 10th sitting on November 17.

Deputies asked Deputy PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc about Vietnam’s labour productivity, administrative reform, and crime prevention measures.

Deputy PM Hoang Trung Hai was questioned on the country’s integration into the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) and the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement, urban building management, the modernisation of administrative agencies’ offices, and the supervision over the production and use of white asbestos.

Meanwhile, Deputy PM Vu Duc Dam responded to queries about food hygiene and safety.

During the session, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Cao Duc Phat made clear on matters relating to agricultural restructuring, urgent measures coping with climate change, and the State’s responsibility for fertilizer management.

How to settle real estate crises was raised for Minister of Construction Trinh Dinh Dung while the control of public debt, how to safeguard the national financial safety, and tax and customs procedure reforms when Vietnam enters the AEC were among issues delivered to Minster of Finance Dinh Tien Dung.

Lawmakers put queries about the development of tourism into a spearhead economic sector to Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Hoang Tuan Anh. They asked Inspector General Huynh Phong Tranh about the implementation of anticorruption solutions.

The ministers of Industry and Trade, Transport, Home Affairs, Information and Communications, Health, and Education and Training, along with the Chief Justice of the Supreme People’s Court and the Prosecutor General of the Supreme People’s Procuracy also clarified other matters of public concern.

The Q&A session was broadcast live on television and radio and reported by mass media outlets.

A similar activity will be continued on November 18’s morning and broadcast live. Legislators will discuss debatable issues regarding the draft law on the organisation of criminal investigation agencies in the afternoon.-VNA