Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc speaks at the government meeting on legislation on March 8 (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on March 8 chaired a government meeting which focused on building laws.

Cabinet members gave opinions to reports on the revised draft law on public investment; the draft law on entry and exit of Vietnamese citizens; and the draft law on the amendment and supplement of the law on the organisation of the Government and the law on the organisation of local administration. The draft law on revising and supplementing the Law on Cadres and Civil Servants and the Law on Public Employees was also discussed.

Speaking at the session, PM Phuc said the government has prioritized institutional building, but the work still sees shortcomings that require more attention from ministers and better human resources.

He highlighted the Ministry of Justice’s responsibility in verifying draft laws and legal documents, noting that it must point out shortcomings and irrationalities in these documents before they are submitted.

Concerning compensation for land clearance, PM Phuc requested taking into consideration the National Assembly (NA) Standing Committee’s conclusion that suggested not separating the compensation and resettlement support into independent projects.

Agreeing with the NA Standing Committee’s recommendations on capital criteria to classify national projects, the Government leader noted that projects worth from 20 trillion VND (860 million USD) and above will be submitted to the NA for approval, while those under the amount can be decided by the government itself.

He tasked the Ministry of Planning and Investment to work with the NA Committee for Finance-Budget to complete this regulation.

Concurring with Cabinet members, PM Phuc said the draft law on public investment should regulate the decentralization to permanent members of the People’s Councils in deciding upon a number of projects and investment portfolios during the period when no session of the councils takes place. This will speed up the progress of these projects, he elaborated.

The implementation of the resolution on the enforcement of the planning law was also tabled at the meeting.-VNA