NA to discuss key traffic projects, greater autonomy for province

By Viet Tuan   May 22, 2022 | 07:42 pm PT
NA to discuss key traffic projects, greater autonomy for province
The 15th National Assembly commences its third session in Hanoi, May 23, 2022. Photo by VnExpress/Hoang Phong
Lawmakers will consider approval for the construction of five expressways and greater administrative autonomy for Khanh Hoa Province when the National Assembly convenes on Monday.

The third session of the 15th NA will see members decide on investment policies for Hanoi’s Ring Road No.4, which will connect its outlying districts and the neighboring provinces of Hung Yen and Bac Ninh; Ho Chi Minh City’s Ring Road No.3, which will allow vehicles to travel to and from the city’s neighboring provinces and industrial hubs of Binh Duong, Long An and Dong Nai without having to pass through the inner city.

The other three are the Bien Hoa – Vung Tau Expressway, which will connect Dong Nai’s capital city with Vung Tau Town, a major sea transport hub; the Khanh Hoa – Buon Ma Thuot Expressway, which will boost connectivity between the Central Highlands and south-central region; and the Chau Doc – Can Tho – Soc Trang Expressway in the Mekong Delta.

The agenda also includes discussions on five bills: the proposed Law on Mobile Police and amendments to laws on cinema, insurance, emulation and commendation, and the Law on Intellectual Property.

Members will discuss three draft resolutions.

They include one to pilot special administrative mechanisms for the coastal province of Khanh Hoa, home to Nha Trang and Cam Ranh.

The Ministry of Planning and Investment has proposed allowing foreigners to enter the province's Bac Van Phong economic zone without visas for 60 days.

It is meant to attract strategic investors, the ministry said.

Thus far special mechanisms granting greater administrative autonomy have been created for HCMC and Can Tho, Da Nang, Hai Phong, and Hanoi, and Nghe An, Thanh Hoa and Thua Thien Hue provinces.

The session, scheduled to last until Jun. 16, will see lawmakers seek replies to various queries from ministers.

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