Fifth session of 14th National Assembly opens in Hanoi

15:49 | 05/21/2018

( - The fifth session of the National Assembly (NA) (14th tenure) opened in Hanoi at 9 am on May 21.

An overview of the 4th session of the 14th Natinal Assembly. (photo:

The opening is being broadcast live by the Vietnam Television and Radio The Voice of Vietnam.

Prior to the opening ceremony, Party, State and NA leaders and deputies laid wreaths and paid respect to President Ho Chi Minh at his mausoleum.

The NA will spend 60 percent of the session’s time to law making work. The legislature plans to consider and approve eight draft laws and one resolution.

Besides law making, the NA will also devote time to supreme supervision of the implementation of policies and laws on management and use of State capital and asset at enterprises and equitisation of State-owned enterprises during 2011-2016. The NA will consider and make decisions on several important issues, including a report assessing the implementation of socio-economic development and State budget plans in 2017 and the first months of 2018, the ratification of 2016 State budget balance, and personnel work.

During the fifth session, the legislative body will for the first time introduce a new regulation for question-&-answer activity. Accordingly, each NA deputy can have one minute to put question, and after three questions, the Cabinet member has three minutes to make the answer. The change is designed to increase dialogue and face-to-face debate.

The fifth NA session is slated to conclude on June 15.



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