HÀ NỘI National Assembly (NA) deputies on Tuesday
agreed the Law on Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Investment must create
conditions to ensure quality of public services and take advantage of
investment from the private sector.
NA Standing Committee's meeting on Tuesday. VNA/VNS
While discussing the draft law at a meeting of the
NA Standing Committee, lawmakers asked for clarification over auditing
regulations applied on PPP projects.
Some agreed that auditing should only be conducted
on public properties, not private ones while others debated that all parts
of the projects including those owned by the State and private sector must
NA Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân asked the
legislators to review the number of auditing procedures applied on PPP
projects, saying that too many will not be practical.
The draft law also defines the role of independent
auditors in PPP projects and regulations on specialised inspection by State
management agencies, Fatherland Front and community supervision. These are
State-owned tools to control and ensure the effectiveness of PPP projects.
In the afternoon, the Committee debated amendments
and supplements of the Law on Natural Disaster Prevention and Control and
the Law on Dykes.
According to chairman of the NA’s Committee for
Science, Technology and Environment Phan Xuân Dũng, most of the deputies
agreed with the need to set up the National Anti-Natural Disaster Fund and
asked for clear definitions over its financial source.
In practice, the fund in localities where natural
disasters frequently occur is small while other provinces have big funds, he
said, proposing it is necessary to balance the money available.
NA deputy chairman Phùng Quốc Hiển said the
establishment of the fund is necessary at both central and local levels.
However, the fund’s management, revenue and expenditure must be clearly
specified in the law. VNS