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​Vietnam’s lawmaking National Assembly convenes fifth meeting in Hanoi

Monday, May 21, 2018, 13:02 GMT+7
​Vietnam’s lawmaking National Assembly convenes fifth meeting in Hanoi
National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan addresses the opening of the fifth session in Hanoi on May 21, 2018. Photo: Vietnam News Agency

Vietnam’s National Assembly (NA) commenced its fifth session in Hanoi on Monday morning, with lawmakers expected to review and approve a total of eight draft laws.

The legislative body will spend 60 percent of the sitting, scheduled to run from May 21 to June 15, on law making work, involving considering and approving eight draft laws and one resolution. 

The draft laws to be passed are the 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 Defense (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. 

They are also expected to adopt the resolution on the NA’s supervision program and the establishment of a specialized supervision group in 2019.

Some other bills in such fields as corruption prevention, public security, education, and agriculture will also be tabled for discussion.

The NA is anticipated to devote a day to assessing the implementation of policies and laws on management and use of state capital and asset at enterprises, and equalization of state-owned enterprises during the 2011-16 period. 

About three days will be reserved for question and answer activity, with a focus on face-to-face debate. 

Each NA deputy is given one minute to put question, and after three questions, the Cabinet member has three minutes to make the answer.

Held twice a year, the National Assembly sessions play a significant role in legislators’ decision making with regard to issues crucial to the country.

The previous meeting of the legislative body was convened in the capital from October 23 to November 25.

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Duy Khang / Tuoi Tre News

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