Reforms at the 13th National Assembly’s 10th session

(VOVworld) – The 10th session of the 13th National Assembly fulfilled its agenda and closed on November 27 after a month of work. VOV reviews the session.

Reforms at the 13th National Assembly’s 10th session  - ảnh 1

The 10th session of the 13th National Assembly adopted some important new bills and revised laws, which will have a great impact on socio-economic development and people’s lives.

National Assembly adopts changes

The format of the Q&A session was modified and the National Assembly assessed the execution of cabinet members’ commitments since the previous session. All cabinet members participated in the Q&A session. Tran Ngoc Vinh, Deputy Head of Hai Phong’s legislative delegation, says: “The deputies posed questions on all issues to the cabinet members. The questions were pointed and reflected the interests of the voters.”

By reforming the format, the NA has enhanced its oversight function and made the Q&A session more effective.  Deputy Bui Thi An represents Hanoi: “The Q&A session make a good impression on the deputies and voters nationwide. The Chairman of the National Assembly also answered questions. It was an illustration of democracy.”

The deputies elected Chairman of the National Electoral Council and the National Assembly Secretary General.

Continuing to improve the legal system and specify the 2013 Constitution

At the 10th and last session of the 13th National Assembly, deputies adopted 18 laws and 14 resolutions, and debated 8 bills. Duong Trung Quoc, a deputy for Dong Nai province, said: “The session focused on fine tuning the legal system and bringing the 2013 Constitution to life. The session ratified important laws relating to human rights including the Law on referendum, the Criminal Code, and the Civil Code.”

Focusing on socio-economic development measures

The National Assembly spent 12 days reviewing last year’s socio-economic performance and discussing a plan for the next 5 years. Tran Hoang Ngan, a deputy for Ho Chi Minh city, said: “We’re optimistic that economic growth will exceed the target.  For the first time in 5 years, this year’s GDP will be around 6.5 %, instead of the 6.2% targeted. Economic reform has obtained good results and laws relating to the economy have proved effective.”

The National Assembly deputies said Vietnam’s short-term tasks are stabilizing the macro-economy and maintaining the pace of economic growth. They suggested coordinated measures to push ahead with economic and growth model reform, and targeted GDP growth of 6.5 to 7% from 2016 to 2020 and a CPI increase of 5%.