Hanoi (VNA) – The 11th session of the Standing Committee of the National Assembly (AN) ended on May 13 after three days of sitting, scrutiny socio-economic reports, allocation of State budget in 2021 – 2025, and investment plans for highway construction projects.
Speaking at the closing ceremony, NA President Vuong Dinh Hue called on relevant agencies to urgently seek advice from the NA Standing Committee to finalize the reports and submit them to the 15th AN at its upcoming third meeting.
He noted that the draft laws which were to be submitted to the NA for approval at the 3rd meeting have been practically completed.
The drafts submitted to the NA for comments for the first time have also been carefully prepared, therefore the NA agencies and related units should focus on careful preparation for the 3rd meeting.
During the 11th session, the NA Standing Committee approved a resolution on the establishment of Phuong Son township in Luc Nam district and Bac Ly township in Hiep Hoa district in the northern province of Bac Giang.
NA President Hue urged relevant agencies to urgently finalize the draft resolution for early signing and publication.
Regarding the central budget allocation plan for the period 2021-2025 and 2022 for ministries, central and local agencies to implement three national target programs, the NA Chairman said that the Standing Committee of the NA had reached a high consensus of principle.
He asked the Ministry of Planning and Investment and the Ministry of Transport to make new reports to the government and the Prime Minister to continue reviewing project proposals and submit them to the NA Standing Committee soon.
The top legislator suggested the government and relevant agencies to seriously implement the findings of the NA Standing Committee in order to better prepare for the 3rd meeting, which will begin on May 23.
Earlier in the afternoon of the same day, the NA deputies gave their opinion on the review and decision of the NA on the investment policy for the Chau highway construction projects. Doc – Can Tho – Soc Trang (first phase); Khanh Hoa – Buon Ma Thuot highway (first phase); and the Bien Hoa – Vung Tau expressway (first phase).
Some suggest that it is necessary to carefully assess the urgency, the ability to allocate resources, the impact of using public investment capital to deploy many transport infrastructure projects at the same time on inflation, disbursement capacity, balance and efficiency in resource allocation, management capacity, human resources, among others./.