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NASC concludes 20th session

FRIDAY, 12/01/2018 14:15:32

National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan yesterday said that during the 20th session, the National Assembly Standing Committee (NASC) discussed three draft laws, a draft resolution, and other issues.



National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan yesterday said that during the 20th session, the National Assembly Standing Committee (NASC) discussed three draft laws, a draft resolution, and other issues. Photo: VNA/VNS/Phuong Hoa

The session closed the same day after one and a half working days.

Due to different opinions on draft laws on national defence (revised), cyber security, and special economic-administrative units, Ngân asked NA committees to closely work with law-compilation boards and relevant offices to study and collect more opinions on completing the laws for a meeting in April.

During the session, the NASC agreed not to issue a resolution on regulating some items in the Law on State Auditing.

The commitee asked the agency to co-operate with relevant offices to review the law implementation so as to suggest revisions to the law.

In terms of adjusting investment in the Ta Pao Irrigation System in central Binh Thuan Province and the Upper Kroong Pach Reservoir in the Central Highlands Province of Dak Lak, Ngan suggested the Government ask the Ministry of Finance, and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development to review the implementation of the two projects for the NA to consider.

Besides, she said the two ministries had to evaluate implementation of all irrigation projects using Government bond funds and report to the NASC.

The NA chairwoman agreed with contents of preparation works for the 26th annual meeting of the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPF-26) which takes place this month.

The NASC also discussed the Law on Special Economic-Administrative Units.

Together with discussing effective government and land policies in the special economic-administrative units, the deputies raised concerns about controlling heads of the units.

Ha Ngoc Chien, chair of the NA Ethnic Council, suggested that the governing of the units need the involvement of both people’s committees and councils. Chien said it needed a power mechanism to control the units’ heads.

Meanwhile, NA Economic Committee’s chair Vu Hong Thanh suggested that, together with people’s committees and councils, the units needed a consultant council to supervise unit heads.

In conclusion, the NA chairwoman said it was necessary to build a model of special economic-administrative units with orderly organisation and a tightened mechanism of power control.

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