The National Assembly’s Standing Committee met for its seventh session in Hanoi on April 10 under the chair of National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung.

On addressing the opening session, Chairman Hung noted that apart from its initial achievements, the country is facing major difficulties that hamper economic development and social welfare-related work.

He pointed out social issues that needed to be dealt with such as traffic accidents and congestion, domestic violence, food safety, diseases, education and health care.

The Chairman asked the participants to refer those issues to the National Assembly for discussion.

During the 10 days, the delegates will discuss 13 draft laws, including the Law on Administrative Sanctions; the Law on Vietnam’s Seas; the Law on National Reserves; the Law on Pricing; the revised Law on Water Resources; the revised Law on Publishing; the Law on amendments and supplements to articles of the Law on Lawyers; the Law on Electricity; the Law on Legal Education and Dissemination; the Law on Judicial Assessments; the Law on Libraries and the Law on Advertising.

They will then work out a legislative programme for the Nation Assembly in 2013. They will also review the progress of the 2011 plan for socio-economic development and put forward proposals for the country’s economic restructuring.-VNA