Dams, water security on agenda as parliament session begins

By Hoang Thuy   October 19, 2020 | 07:58 pm PT
Dams, water security on agenda as parliament session begins
Deputies attend the opening day of the tenth session of Vietnam's 14th National Assembly in Hanoi, October 20, 2020. Photo courtesy of Vietnam Government Portal.
Seven bills are likely to be passed at the National Assembly session that opened on Tuesday.

The 19-day session will convene from October 20 to 27 and November 2 to 17, discussing to pass the new Law on Vietnam Border Guard and the Law on International Agreement and amendments to five others - the Law on Vietnamese Guest Workers, the Law on Handling of Administrative Violations, the Law on Prevention and Control of Human Immunodeficiency Virus, the Law on Environment Protection and the Law on Immigration.

Lawmakers will also discuss three resolutions on joining the U.N. peacekeeping force, organizing urban administration in Ho Chi Minh City and use of land for national defense and safety in production, labor and economic construction activities.

They will give opinions on amendments to the Law on Road Traffic and the Law on Drug Prevention and combat, the Law on Road Traffic Safety and Order and the Law on Grassroots-level Security Protection Force

Discussion topics will also include water security, safety management of reservoirs and dams, the electricity supply situation, change in designation of forest to build two dams in the south-central province of Ninh Thuan and north-central province of Nghe An.

There will be a review of the government’s reports on fighting corruption in 2020 and implementation of the resolution on handling bad debts over the last three years.

The tenth session of the 14th National Assembly will also review and vote on the appointments of new science and technology and health ministers, State Bank of Vietnam governor and chief justice of the Supreme People's Court and the dismissal of an NA delegate from Ho Chi Minh City, Pham Phu Quoc, after he was found to have obtained Cypriot nationality.

The Q&A session will last for two and a half days on November 6, 9 and 10.

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