National Assembly deputies looked into the implementation of the 2013 State budget estimates, the State budget estimates and allocation for the next year at their sitting in Hanoi on November 2.

They agreed to prioritise capital to projects on National Highway 1A expansion and National Highway 14 construction.

Some suggested reviewing total investment in a number of projects and adjusting their design so as to cut wasteful expenditures that, according to them, should be instead channelled into hospital and irrigation projects slated to be concluded by 2014-2015.

Mulling over the three-year implementation of the 2011-2013 national target programmes, lawmakers shared the view that the mobilisation and allocation of funding remain slow, resulting in their low quality and sluggish implementation.

A majority of them proposed allocating capital to the National Target Programmes on sustainable poverty reduction, employment and vocational training, construction of new rural areas, clean water supply and rural environmental hygiene, and climate change response.-VNA