An overview of the press conference (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The 14th-tenure National Assembly’s fifth session will open in Hanoi on May 21, with eight draft laws and one draft resolution expected to be passed during the event which will last for 20 working days.

Speaking at a press conference on May 19, NA General Secretary and head of the NA Office Nguyen Hanh Phuc said that lawmakers will spend 12 days to  debate and adopt the draft Law on Denunciation (revised), Law on Special Administrative and Economic Units, Law on Measurement and Maps, Law on Competition (revised), Law on Cyber Security, Law on National Defence (revised), Law on amendments and supplements to several articles of the Law on Physical Activity and Sports, and Law on amendments and supplements to several articles of the Law on Planning, together with the resolution on the NA’s supervision programme and the establishment of a specialised supervision group in 2019.

Eight other bills will be tabled for discussion, which are the Law on Corruption Prevention (revised), Law on the People’s Public Security Force, Law on Husbandry, Law on Cultivation, Law on amendments and supplements to several articles of the Law on Amnesty, Law on Marine Police, Law on amendments and supplements to several articles of the Law on Education, and Law on amendments and supplements to several articles of the Law on Higher Education.

In addition, the NA will conduct supreme supervision of the implementation of policies and laws on the use and management of State capital and assets in enterprises and the equitisation of State-owned enterprise during 2011-2016.

The NA will consider and make decisions on several important issues, including a report assessing the implementation of socio-economic development and State budget plans in 2017 and the first months of 2018, the ratification of 2016 State budget balance, and personnel work.

Phuc said that the fifth session takes place in the middle of 2018 – an important year of the 2016-2021 tenure.

Therefore, the session’s working agenda is of significance, contributing to continued successful implementation of the Party, National Assembly and Government’s resolutions, as well as rapid and sustainable socio-economic development.
According to the NA General Secretary, the legislative body will continue to reform the question-&-answer activity at the upcoming session in the direction of increasing dialogue and face-to-face debate.

A new feature of the upcoming session is that the NA will issue a general resolution covering all issues discussed and decided at the session, he added.-VNA