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Vietnam’s National Assembly convenes seventh session in Hanoi

Monday, May 20, 2019, 11:18 GMT+7
Vietnam’s National Assembly convenes seventh session in Hanoi
Vietnamese National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan speaks at the seventh session in Hanoi on May 20, 2019. Photo:

Vietnam’s lawmaking National Assembly began its seventh session in Hanoi on Monday morning, during which multiple draft laws and resolutions are expected to be passed.

The sitting commenced at the National Assembly Hall at 9:00 am and is scheduled to last until June 14.

Prior to the opening ceremony, leaders of the Party, state, and the legislature had laid wreaths and paid tribute to late President Ho Chi Minh at his mausoleum in the capital.

A preparatory meeting was previously organized to discuss and pass the working agenda for this session. 

The seventh session will spend 60 percent of the total meeting time on law making work.

Deputies are expected to adopt seven laws and two resolutions, while giving opinions on nine other bills. 

The legislative body will review reports on the implementation of policies and laws on land management and use in urban areas, and on the implementation of the socio-economic development plans and state budget in 2018 and the first months of 2019. 

Discussions on the use of loans and the management of public debt will also be carried out.

Lawmakers will examine and approve the state budget balance of 2017, and make decisions on the addition of new investment projects during the 2016-20 period.

About two and a half working days will be spent on question-and-answer sessions. 

In her opening speech, National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan stressed that 2019 plays a significant role in the completion of the 2016-20 socio-economic development plan.

Efforts and committees from the political system and the people are fundamental to the effective implementation of the plan, Ngan added.

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