return icon

NA Standing Committee mulls two draft reports

The National Assembly Standing Committee gave opinions on a draft report on the supervision outcomes of the settlement of voters’ suggestions sent to the 14th NA’s eighth session during its 45th session, which opened in Hanoi on May 8.

NA Standing Committee mulls two draft reports hinh anh 1

At the meeting 



Head of the NA’s Ombudsman Committee Nguyen Thanh Hai said that over 2,100 suggestions were collected at more than 1,300 meetings with voters and were sent to relevant authorities. Over 2,000, or 95.33 percent, have now been dealt with.

Among 59 suggestions relating to the legislature, 23 involve law-building while the remainder are about supervision activities. A number of voters proposed that the NA continue enhancing supervision over land and public asset management and the progress and quality of major works using State budget funds, especially transport and expressway projects.

They also suggested increasing fines imposed on violations in food hygiene and safety and gave feedback on several bills, Hai said.

A majority of lawmakers at the meeting spoke highly of the report, saying that voters’ suggestions have been dealt with fully and responsibly, particularly amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

On the morning of the same day, deputies also looked into a draft report on public feedback and suggestions sent to the 14th NA’s ninth session.

Delivering the report, Vice President and Secretary General of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee Hau A Lenh said voters nationwide highly appreciate Party and State leadership, directions from the Government, the Prime Minister, and the National Steering Committee on COVID-19 Prevention and Control, and the active involvement of the entire political system, sectors, agencies, and localities in the fight against the pandemic, to achieve the twin goals of fighting the pandemic and maintaining production and trade.

Vietnam has largely controlled COVID-19, ensuring the lives and health of the people as well as social welfare, which have been acknowledged by the international community, he said.

Voters also expressed concern over illegal sand and gravel exploitation, deforestation, dyke collapses, drought and saltwater intrusion in the Mekong Delta, hailstorms in northern mountainous provinces, and crime and drug trafficking in several localities.

The NA Standing Committee basically agreed with proposals from the Presidium of the VFF Central Committee, saying it should offer more specific suggestions based on public feedback./.VNA


Vietnam contributes to International Law Commission

Vietnamese Ambassador Nguyen Hong Thao has pledged to make more contributions to the progress and development of international law, for peace, friendship, cooperation and sustainable development worldwide.

Pencak silat fighter enjoys golden year

Pencak silat fighter Quang Thi Thu Nghia has had amazing year of competition when she has won titles from all competitions that she took part in.

Pop singer to compete at MTV Europe Music Awards

Pop singer Pham Dinh Thai Ngan from HCM City will represent Vietnam at the MTV Europe Music Awards (MTV EMA) 2022.

PM hosts national committee on digital transformation’s third session

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh chaired the third meeting of the National Committee on Digital Transformation on August 8 to assess digital transformation pace during the first half of 2022 and devise tasks for the time ahead.

Liem to face off against chess king Carlsen at FTX Crypto Cup

Vietnam’s leading chess player Le Quang Liem has revealed that he will take on Norwegian chess king Magnus Carlsen at the FTX Crypto Cup which is scheduled to take place in Miami, USA, from August 15 to August 21.

Vietnam ranks third overall at ASEAN Para Games 2022

Vietnamese athletes bagged seven more gold medals on August 5, the last competition day of the ASEAN Para Games 2022, retaining their third place in the medal tally.

Corporate bond market struggling with challenges

The size of the corporate bond market is estimated at some VND1,374 trillion, equivalent to 15% of GDP. The Government aims to raise this figure to 20% by 2025.

President requires greater efforts to promote value of Ngoc Linh ginseng

Ngoc Linh ginseng deserves the "National treasure" title, and it is necessary to strongly promote the role of this treasure in improving people's livelihoods, President Nguyen Xuan Phuc said .

EVFTA outpaces CPTPP in preference utilisation rate

The utilisation rate of tax incentives set out in the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) during Q1 soared by over 32%, representing a four-fold rise compared to the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).

Refusal to issue visas to new VN passport causes problems for travel firms

The rejection of Vietnam’s new passport by some EU member countries is affecting HCM City tourism companies since their customers are unable to travel to those countries.

Vietnam set to scrap COVID quarantine for imported processed seafood

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has removed COVID-related quarantine requirements for frozen processed seafood products imported for the purpose of reprocessing for export.

HCM City seeks to boost technology transfer from universities

Huynh Kim Tuoc, managing director of Sai Gon Innovation Hub's (SiHub) Start-up Support Centre under the HCM City Department of Science and Technology, affirmed Vietnam holds tremendous potential for technology development

Vigilance urged against COVID-19 amid emergence of new epidemics

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh asked ministries, agencies and localities to maintain vigilance against COVID-19 while addressing a meeting in Hanoi on Saturday.

Vietnamese, British agencies coordinate in identifying fire victims

The Consular Department under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Vietnamese Embassy in the UK will continue to coordinate with Vietnamese and British agencies to identify victims in a blaze in Greater Manchester on May 7.

Photo contest highlighting beauty of Vietnamese islands kicks off

Professional and amateur photographers across Vietnam are encouraged to compete in a photo contest highlighting the beauty of Vietnamese Hoang Sa and Truong Sa islands.