NA Standing Committee’s 49th meeting wraps up hinh anh 1National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan (centre) speaks at the 49th meeting of the NA Standing Committee (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) - The 49th meeting of the National Assembly Standing Committee wrapped up in Hanoi on October 15.

Speaking at the event, NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan asked agencies to promptly complete draft laws and resolutions to submit to the legislature at its 10th session.

The meeting took place at a time when continual flooding has caused severe loss of life and property, with many officials, soldiers and residents remaining unaccounted for.

As downpours are forecast to continue, the top legislator suggested the Government, authorities at all levels, and people continue to keep a close watch on weather forecasts and offer support where possible.

Prior to the closing ceremony, the NA Standing Committee offered opinions on preparations for the 14th NA’s 10th session.

NA General Secretary and Chairman of the NA Office Nguyen Hanh Phuc said the 10th session of the NA will approve the appointments of the Minister of Science and Technology and the Minister of Health and replace the Governor of the State Bank of Vietnam.

Lawmakers will consider and decide upon policies on changing forestry use purposes for the building of Than River and Ban Mong reservoirs in south-central Ninh Thuan and north-central Nghe An provinces, adopt two NA resolutions on the organisation of urban administrations in HCM City, and the settlement of issues relating to land for defence and security.

The outcomes of State policies on supporting residents and businesses hit by COVID-19 will also be tabled for assessment.

The legislature’s 10th session will last 19 days, with the first stage from October 20-27 and the second from November 2-17.

NA Chairwoman Ngan proposed incorporating socio-economic issues and national target programmes into three-day discussions that will be broadcast live.

The NA Standing Committee agreed to postpone the submission of a draft law on amendments and supplements to several articles of the Law on Trade Unions for further adjustment, and to approve the law on amendments and supplements to several articles of the Law on HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control./.