NA Standing Committee opens 25th session
Updated : Thursday, July 12, 2018 9:35 AM (GMT+0700)

TheNational Assembly Standing Committee began its 25th session on July11 with discussions on contentious points in the draft law on the Vietnam CoastGuard. 

National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan speaks at the session - Source: VNA

The version tabled fordiscussion this time has been revised after debates at the fifth session of the14th National Assembly. 

Concluding the discussions,NA Vice Chairman Do Ba Ty said most opinions of the NA Standing Committeeagreed to classify the coast guard as part of the armed forces. 

The Standing Committeerequired further clarification about the tasks and power of the force toprevent overlapping. The relations between the coast guard and other forcessuch as the navy and the border guard also need to be clarified.

Also in the morning of July11, the Standing Committee gave opinions on debatable matters in the draft lawon protecting state secrets. 

The 25th sessionof the NA Standing Committee will last three days, during which three bills –the draft law on the Vietnam Coast Guard, the draft law on prevention and fightcorruption (revised) and the draft law on protecting state secrets - will betabled for discussion. 

The committee will look intothe plans on allocating and using the unused medium-term investment capitalfrom the State budget in 2016-2020, and on allocating medium-term publicinvestment capital to the national target programme on the East Sea andislands. 

Other items on the workingagenda include a draft resolution of the NA Standing Committee on theenvironmental tax list, and a draft decree stipulating some specific mechanismson investment, finance, budget and decentralized administration for the MekongDelta city of Can Tho. 

At this session, the NAStanding Committee is also scheduled to consider the implementation of a numberof stipulations in the Investment Law, the Public Investment Law and the Law onEnvironmental Protection related to environment impact assessment of investmentprojects. 

The committee will considerand decide on the organisation and apparatus of a number of administrativeunits in Binh Duong, Ha Tinh and Ba Ria-Vung Tau provinces; and the appointmentof ambassadors for the 2018-2021 tenure.


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