Hanoi (VNA) – The National Assembly (NA)’s Standing Committee convened the 52nd session on November 11 under the chair of NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan.

In her opening remarks, Ngan said that the first sitting of 2021 will focus discussions on preparations for the elections of deputies to the 15th National Assembly and all-level People’s Councils for the 2021-2026 tenure.

Several draft reports on the work of the State President, the Supreme People’s Court, the Supreme People’s Procuracy, and the State Audit of Vietnam during their term of office in 2016-2021 will also be tabled for consideration.

The NA Standing Committee is expected to debate a number of proposals, including the change of investment form for several components in the Eastern North-South Expressway project from 2017-2020, the financial settlement solution for the Vietnam Oil and Gas Group when paying for the price subsidy in the product consumption of the Nghi Son Refinery and Petrochemical LLC as committed by the Government.

NA Standing Committee opens 52nd sitting hinh anh 1An overview of the sitting (Photo: VNA)

It will also hear Government reports on the enforcement of Item 22, Article 4 of the Law on Public Investment, and make a decision on the administrative boundary adjustment of several commune-level administrative units in Dak Nong, Binh Dinh, Bac Ninh and Hoa Binh provinces.

After the opening ceremony, under the chair of NA Vice Chairman Uong Chu Luu, the NA Standing Committee discussed and approved a resolution on detailed regulations and guidance the organisation of voter meetings, the process to nominate candidates for all-level People’s Councils and the NA, and another guiding the expected structure and quantity of nominated candidates for People's Council at all levels./.