At the fifth session of 14th National Assembly (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA)
– Legislators passed the law amending and supplementing a number of articles of laws relating to the Planning Law on June 15, also the last working day of the fifth meeting of the 14th National Assembly.

Most of the delegates agreed on the need to issue the law in order to ensure that regulations of relevant laws are consistent with the Planning Law.

The 11 related laws are the Law on Food Safety, the Law on Notary, the Pharmacy Law, the Law on Investment, the Law on Public Investment, the Law on Electricity, the Law on Chemicals, the Law on Science-Technology, the Law on Tobacco Harm Prevention, the Law on Economical and Efficient Use of Energy and the Child Law.

The law amending and supplementing a number of articles of laws relating to the Planning Law will help avoid legal loopholes and bottlenecks in building, assessing, ratifying and implementing planning schemes, they said.

Adopted with 96.7 percent of votes, the document is scheduled to take effect on January 1, 2019.

The same day, the deputies approved the resolution on continuing to perfect and accelerate the implementation of policies and laws on managing and using State capital and assets at businesses, and equitising State-owned enterprises. Up to 97.33 percent of the legislators showed their support for the resolution.

According to the resolution, State enterprises have focused more on key economic fields or those not included in business strategies of businesses in other economic sectors. They continue to play an important role in national economic development, contributing to ensuring socialist orientations.

State enterprises have shown stable growth trends. Meanwhile, income, rights and interests of labourers have been basically ensured, it says.

The equitisation process has taken place as scheduled, reaping positive outcomes. After equitisation, the businesses have operated more transparently, with suitable scale and capital structure, effective production and business activities and higher State budget contributions. As a result, labourers’ income has also been improved. 

However, there remain shortcomings and violations of laws on business administration and financial management.

To deal with such limitations, the resolution assigns the Government to promptly perfect policies and laws on managing and using State capital and assets at businesses, and equitising State enterprises.

The Government has also been asked to soon submit supplements to contentious contents of the law on managing and using State investments in production and business at businesses, the Law on Enterprises, the Bidding Law, the Construction Law, the Investment Law, the Land Law and other related documents.

The Government needs to issue documents on criteria assessing production and business of State enterprises in different sectors and regions no later than May 2019.

Under the resolution, the Government will closely monitor the mobilisation and use of capital of State businesses, especially foreign debts, domestic and foreign investments, merger and acquisition capital, while limiting the Government’s guarantee to State enterprises.

The Government will revamp mechanisms to enable businesses to take the initiative in paying wages and bonuses based on productivity, and attract highly-skilled labourers.

The same day, the lawmakers passed the resolution on establishing the thematic inspection delegation of the legislature in 2019 and the resolution on establishing the thematic inspection delegation on the implementation of policies and laws on firefighting during 2014-2018./.