NA Standing Committee convenes 23rd session in Hanoi hinh anh 1At the opening ceremony of the 23rd session of the NA Standing Committee (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA)
– The 23rd session of the National Assembly (NA) Standing Committee commenced in Hanoi on April 10 to mull over important issues in preparation for the upcoming fifth meeting of the legislature in May.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan said the Government proposed adding four bills to the agenda of the 23rd meeting, but it had sent documents for only one bill as of April 9.

Chairwoman Ngan asked the Government’s relevant agencies to seriously learn from this mistake.

In addition, the NA Standing Committee will not consider two other bills at this session, which are the draft Law on Population and the project on establishing three special economic-administrative units of Van Don, Bac Van Phong, and Phu Quoc, Ngan said, explaining that the bill on population needs more adjustment and the project on establishing three special economic-administrative units must wait for the adoption of a law on special economic-administrative units.

She concluded that the NA Standing Committee’s 23rd session will give feedback on 8 draft laws, which are the Law on Coast Guards, the draft revised Law on Prevention and Combat of Corruption, Law on Amnesty, Law on Urban Development and Management, Law on Husbandry, Law on Cultivation, Law on Population, and Law on Special Administrative-Economic Units.

They will also give opinions on the programme building law and ordinances in 2019, preparations for the fifth meeting of the legislature, and reports on the management and use of State capital and property in businesses and the equitisation of State-owned enterprises in 2011-2016, and on the practice of thrift and wastefulness prevention in 2017.

Lawmakers will consider the establishment of administrative units in the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau and the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong.

The session is scheduled to run until April 17.

The same day, the NA Standing Committee gave opinions to the bill on Vietnam Coast Guard, which was an upgrade of the Ordinance on the Vietnam Coast Guard.-VNA