The fourth session of the 13 th National Assembly opened in the capital city of Hanoi on October 22, with its agenda taking on decisions on the national socio-economic development plan and State budget for 2013.

The deputies will also examine the Government’s report on the performance of socio-economic development plan as well as the accomplishment of State budget this year, NA Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung said in his opening speech.

At the opening session, the deputies will hear a Government report on the implementation of socio-economic development plan in 2012 and a plan designed for 2013, presented by Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung.

They will be briefed on the gathering of voters’ opinions and proposals by President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee Huynh Dam.

Nguyen Van Giau, head of the NA’s Economic Committee will present a report on the verification of the implementation of 2012 socio-economic development plan and the 2013 plan.

Government Chief Inspector Huynh Phong Tranh will launch a report on anti-corruption in 2012, which will have its verification read by Head of the NA’s Judiciary Committee Nguyen Van Hien later.

During the month-long sitting, t he deputies will give comments on the draft revisions to the 1992 Constitution before deciding on the collecting of public feedback on the issue.

They are scheduled to adopt a resolution on procedures for the gathering of votes of confidence for positions elected and approved by the National Assembly and local People’s Councils.

The deputies will look at the implementation of policies and laws on handling complaints and petitions concerning administrative decisions on land and examine reports submitted by the NA’s Ethnic Council and its committees.

They will hear a report summing up voters’ opinions and proposals and the results of addressing voters’ petitions since the third NA session and ratify a resolution on the NA’s supervision activities in 2013.

Q&A sessions will take place as a regular part of the sitting.

Besides, the Standing Committee, the Ethnic Council and other committees of the law-making body, the Chief Judge of the Supreme People’s Court and the Head of the Supreme People’s Procuracy will deliver their working reports.

The Government will report on anti-corruption, thrift practice, waste prevention, fight against law-breakers and crimes and execution of courts’ verdicts.

At this session, nine revised laws on lawyers, electricity, tax management, personal income tax, national reserves, cooperatives, publication, the capital city, and anti-corruption, are expected to be debated and ratified.

Six other bills, including the amended laws on land, science and technology, and prevention and mitigation of natural disasters, the anti-terrorism, security-defence education and grassroots mediation laws will be tabled for garnering comments.-VNA