Hanoi (VNA) – The 43rd session of the National Assembly Standing Committee
wrapped up in Hanoi on March 25 after three days of working.
In her closing remarks, NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan emphasised the
need to step up application of information
technology in management and online public services, and limit meetings
of big crowds in the face of the COVID-19 outbreak.
In that spirit, the committee is scheduled to hold a teleconference of NA
full-time deputies from April 6-8, she said, urging relevant agencies to
send documents of the five draft laws, to be discussed during the
teleconference, to the legislators for study.
Regarding the 44th session of the committee, Ngan said the committee will
decide the concrete date for the meeting based on the developments of the
epidemic in early April.
The session is projected to look into various issues, the top legislator
said, asking NA agencies to closely coordinate with their government
counterparts in the preparation capacity, making it easier for the committee
to decide the agenda.
Given the complex developments of the pandemic, with 134 cases recorded in
Vietnam as of March 25morning, Ngan said it is a must to observe legal
regulations and instructions of the National Steering Committee for COVID-19
Prevention and Control, the Government and the Prime Minister, as well as
recommendations of the health sector.
Apart from the disease combat, suitable solutions to stabilise the
socio-economic situation are needed, especially to boost production and
business, accelerate public investment disbursement and tackle such issues
as saltwater intrusion and water shortages in the Mekong Delta, she added.
In the present circumstance, the consensus and solidarity of people and the
involvement of the entire political system are significant to ensuring
stability, Ngan stressed.
Earlier the same day, the legislators gave opinions on the Vietnam Border
Guard Law that comprises seven chapters and 34 articles./.