Minister of Public Security To Lam reads a report on the draft amended Law on Amnesty on May 21 (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – The 14th National Assembly opened its fifth session in Hanoi on May 21, which was televised nationwide.

At the preparatory session, head of the NA Standing Committee’s Deputy Work Board Tran Van Tuy presented a report on the deputy work.

NA General Secretary and Chairman of the NA Office Nguyen Hanh Phuc delivered a report on acquiring feedback on the session’s agenda.

After NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan gave an opening speech, permanent Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh presented a report on reviewing and supplementing the outcomes of socio-economic development 2017, performance in the first months of 2018 and key tasks in the near future.

President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee Tran Thanh Man presented a report on voters and people’s opinions and suggestions.

Head of the NA’s Economic Committee Vu Hong Thanh presented a report reviewing the government’s report on supplementing the outcomes of socio-economic development and State budget 2017, the socio-economic performance and State budget during early 2018.

Under the direction of NA Vice Chairman Phung Quoc Hien in the afternoon, Finance Minister Dinh Tien Dung delivered a report on State budget balance in 2016.

State Auditor General Ho Duc Phoc presented a report on State budget balance audit in 2016.

Head of the NA’s Finance-Budget Committee Nguyen Duc Hai reported the review of State budget balance in 2016.

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Xuan Cuong presented the draft Law on Cultivation.

Head of the NA’s Committee on Science, Technology and Environment Phan Xuan Dung presented a report reviewing the draft Law on Cultivation.

Minister of Public Security To Lam read a report on the draft amended Law on Amnesty.

Head of the NA’s Justice Committee Le Thi Nga delivered a report reviewing the draft amended Law on Amnesty.

As scheduled on May 22, the legislature will discuss in groups the socio-economic performance and State budget 2017 and 2018, as well as the State budget balance in 2016.

In the afternoon, lawmakers will hear a report reviewing the draft Law on Vietnam Coast Guards and discuss the draft revised Law on National Defence.-VNA