National Assembly’s 5th session strengthens law building

(VOVWORLD) - The 5th session of the 14th National Assembly came to a close on Friday after 21 days of sitting. The meeting continued to promote renovation, creativity, and action for the interests of the people and nation. 

2018 is the 3rd year of the current National Assembly tenure. 7 draft laws and resolutions were approved and 8 other bills were deliberated upon at the just-concluded session, institutionalizing the Party’s guidelines and the 2013 Constitution. 

Legal system fine-tuned, economic growth accelerated

The National Assembly is tasked with maintaining the macro-economy, boosting production and business, and preparing scenarios to minimize the global adverse impacts, develop a sustainable economy, and ensure social welfare. Vietnam’s economic growth rate in the first quarter of the year reached a 10-year high and will create the momentum to achieve tasks for this year and until 2020.

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Vu Tien Loc, a deputy of Thai Binh province, said: “At this session, the National Assembly made major decisions on socio-economic development, including further reforms at state-owned enterprises, the Law on Competitiveness, and the Anti-Corruption Law. This move will create a more level playing field and a foundation for the development of businesses.”

The National Assembly delayed the adoption of the controversial draft law on special administrative-economic units of Van Don, Bac Van Phong, and Phu Quoc to the next session. This shows the deputies’ pursuance of democracy and objectiveness to live up to the aspirations of the people.

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Deputy Thai Truong Giang of Ca Mau province said: “National Assembly deputies and the government have listened closely to people’s feedback. The government candidly proposed the National Assembly Standing Committee to delay the adoption of the draft law on special administrative-economic units. The Assembly should be open to mixed opinions and collect voters’ comments on important issues before a decision is made.”

Q&A session reformed

The Q&A session is a fundamental and popular form of oversight. During the 3 days of hearing, the questions and answers were all straight to the point. Each deputy had 1 minute to question and each government member had 3 minutes to answer.

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Phung Van Hung, a deputy from Cao Bang province, said:  “The National Assembly’s Q&A session left great impressions on the people for its short, effective, and straightforward manner. By doing so, voters can monitor the performance of deputies and the responsibilities of government members and leaders. Questions were short, straight, and cohesive. Answers were open. This is a very effective reform.”