The National Assembly passed the Law on Vietnam Civil Aviation (revised) on November 21.

The new law stipulates that the State management agency for civil aviation under the Ministry of Transport is the aviation authority.

Under the 1944 Chicago Convention on International Civil Aviation and the guidance of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the aviation authority is responsible for implementing regulations of the global convention in the country and for promptly handling administrative procedures and inspecting and monitoring all aviation activities.

The law also adds a number of aviation and essential non-aviation services subject to price control by the State, aiming to ensure the interests of both consumers and enterprises.

The same day, the draft revised law on military service was tabled for discussion at the NA, with a majority of deputies agreeing to the need to amend the law to better ensure that citizens fully perform the rights and duties of safeguarding the country in line with the Constitution.

They held that the military service policy should be designed to build up a regular modern army, encourage young people to join the army while ensuring social equality.

However, opinions still differed about the duration of military service – which is stipulated as 24 months in the draft revised law compared to the current 18 months.

In the afternoon session, the NA debated the revised draft Law on the Government’s Organisation.-VNA