Lawmakers continue reviewing the implementation of the socio-economic development and state budget plans for 2017 during the National Assembly’s May 26 plenary sitting. (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Lawmakers continued reviewing the implementation of the socio-economic development and state budget plans for 2017 during the National Assembly’s May 26 plenary sitting, chaired by NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan.

They also discussed the implementation of the socio-economic development and state budget plans in the first few months of 2018 alongside the state budget balance in 2016 during the sitting, broadcast live by Vietnam Television (VTV), the Voice of Vietnam (VOV) and National Assembly Television Channel.

The legislators agreed with the contents and assessments mentioned in the reports by the Government and the NA’s committees. They highly spoke of efforts of the Government, ministries and state agencies, business community and people from all strata in resolving difficulties and fulfilling the socio-economic development and state budget goals last year. They pointed out not only what have been achieved but also the shortcomings, and proposed a number of measures to deal with such weaknesses.

Later, Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Dao Ngoc Dung, Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh, and Minister of Finance Dinh Tien Dung cleared up several issues raised by NA deputies.

In the afternoon, Minister of Finance Dinh Tien Dung delivered a government report on settlement of matters arising in the state budget management last year and state budget estimates between 2018 and 2020 while Chairman of the NA’s Finance and Budget Committee Nguyen Duc Hai presented a report to verify the settlement of such issues.

The National Assembly will continue its sitting on May 28 during which the lawmakers plan to discuss the enforcement of regulations and laws on the management and use of state capital and properties at the state-owned enterprises (SOEs) as well as the equitisation of SOEs from 2011 – 2016.-VNA