NA deputies debate draft Law on State secret protection hinh anh 1Binh Dinh province's representative Nguyen Van Canh speaks at the session (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Deputies of the 14th National Assembly debated the draft Law on the Protection of State Secrets during their November 22 sitting.

Most of the ideas focused on explaining the concept of State secrets, classify State secrets and principles to protect State secrets.

They discussed the list of State secrets and responsibility for making the list, time-limit for State secret protection as well as authority to copy confidential documents.

In the morning, they also adopted a resolution on the plan to invest in constructing some eastern sections of the North-South Expressway in the 2017-2020 period.

The same day, the legislators also gave comments on the draft Law on Special Administrative-Economic Units.

They concentrated on the necessity of issuing the law, and criteria to form a special administrative-economic unit, as well as the plan to choose Van Don, Bac Van Phong and Phu Quoc as the first of its kind.

The organisation of local administration in the units, policies for their outstanding socio-economic development and competitiveness, and special support to the three first special administrative-economic units were also debated.

The deputies also discussed many relevant issues, including the authority of courts and other judicial agencies of the units, and the operation of their political systems.

Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyen Chi Dung gave detail information on the bill and answered questions raised by deputies.

As scheduled, on November 23, the lawmakers will have a plenary session to adopt the revised Law on Public Debt Management and discuss the draft Law on Cyber Security. They are also to give ideas on the revised Law on Denunciation.-VNA