Lawmakers discuss draft documents submitted to Party Congress hinh anh 1Hanoi's NA deputy delegation discuss in group (Source: VNA)
National Assembly deputies exchanged opinions on several draft documents to be submitted to the upcoming 12th National Party Congress during their group discussions on October 23 at the legislature’s 10th session.

The documents included the 11th Party Central Committee’s draft political report, a draft report on the 2011-2015 socio-economic performance and outlined tasks for the next five years.

Most of the deputies agreed that the documents were thorough and covered all aspects of the nation. They also clarified reasons for as well as lessons learned from shortcomings in order to set forth solutions moving forward.

Dinh Xuan Thao from Hanoi stressed the importance of uncovering the reasons for why Vietnam continues lags behind other regional countries like Singapore and Thailand, especially as that the ASEAN Community is set to be formed by the end of this year and negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement just completed.

Mentioning markets for agricultural products, Deputy Luu Thanh Cong from Vinh Long province suggested considering coordination between the State, enterprises, scientists and farmers in the documents.

According to Hanoi capital’s Deputy Nguyen Quoc Binh, together with hi-tech agriculture, organic agriculture should also be a key part of agricultural development to help protect the environment.

He also emphasised the need to highlight the role of processing and manufacturing in industrialisation and modernisation.

During their sitting, lawmakers contributed their ideas to the development of the socialist market economy.

Party building was also raised up for discussion.-VNA