Lawmakers continue discussions on socio-economic issues hinh anh 1Socio-economic issues high on agenda at the ongoing 10th sitting (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Legislators will continue discussing the country’s socio-economic situation, State budget and economic restructuring on the second plenary session of the 14th National Assembly’s 10th sitting on November 4.

The lawmakers will also debate issues regarding public investment, national finance, national target programmes, forest use conversion for the implementation of the Than River reservoir project in Ninh Thuan and Ban Mong reservoir in Nghe An.

On the first day, most of the NA deputies agreed with reports delivered by the government and the NA’s Committees for Economic Affairs, and Finance-Budget which outline last year’s achievements and challenges as well as propose solutions and policies for economic recovery.

Many legislators held that 2020 is a challenging year with the outbreak of COVID-19 and devastating impacts caused by drought and saltwater intrusion in the Mekong Delta and storms and floods in central Vietnam. Despite such difficulties, Vietnam is among few countries around the world registering postive economic growth this year.

The legislators spoke highly of the government’s efforts to fulfill the dual goals of fighting the COVID-19 pandemic and boosting socio-economic development, resulting in the stable macroeconomic situation, low-level inflation, and improved growth quality.

They asked the government to produce a full assessment of agricultural and infrastructure damage caused by storms and flooding for the accurate evaluation of this year’s economic indicators.

The deputies later commented on issueas relating to economic structure; State budget revenue and expenditure; disbursement of public investment; transportation, capital construction and land clearance projects; delay in the urban railway project; the development of transport networks in the Mekong Delta; agricultural production; forest protection and development policies; State management to FDI firms; restructuring of State-owned enterprises; and revision of textbooks.

They also discussed preventive health and online health services; “black credit”; water security and safety of reservoirs, dams, irrigation works and small- and medium-sized hydropower projects; inspection of operation of hydropower plants and irrigation works; natural disaster response and energy security-intergrated water security./.