Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc delivers report on the number of cabinet members (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – As many as 96.96 percent of deputies at the first session of the 14th National Assembly on July 27 approved a resolution determining there will be 27 members of the Government in the 2016-2021 tenure, the same number as the previous tenure.

Under the resolution, the Government comprises one Prime Minister (PM), five Deputy Prime Ministers, including one Deputy PM cum Foreign Minister, and 21 ministers and heads of ministerial-level agencies.

The five Deputy PMs are Truong Hoa Binh, Pham Binh Minh, who is also Foreign Minister, Vuong Dinh Hue, Vu Duc Dam and Trinh Dinh Dung.

The deputies also proposed that the Government should assign a Deputy PM to control agriculture, climate change and environmental protection affairs and a Deputy PM to manage matters related to seas and islands.

Earlier, 95.75 deputies also approved a resolution on the NA’s supervision programme in 2017.

According to the resolution, in its third plenum, the NA will discuss an additional Government report on the results of the socio-economic plan and State budget in 2016, and draw up a plan for early 2017, together with a report on the State budget balance for 2015 as well as reports from relevant agencies.

The deputies are scheduled to conduct question and answer sessions, and touch upon law enforcement in food safety in the 2011-2016 period.

In the fourth plenum, they will give comments on the Government’s report on the planned implementation of the socio-economic plan and State budget in 2017, as well as reports on the performance of ministries and agencies in various fields. During the meeting, the deputies will also discuss the execution of laws in State administrative reform in the 2011-2016 period.

On July 28, the legislators are scheduled to approve the PM’s proposal to appoint Deputy PMs, ministers and other Cabinet members through secret voting.-VNA